Monday, November 28, 2011

Marder 3

Just some very minor finishing work to do

The crew figures probably weren't the best choice but they'll do

Painted in a late war scheme 44-45

In CD3 this counts as a weak AFV because it is open topped.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Progress

Here are a few pictures of a Unimodel Marder III that I've been working on for the last couple of weeks

Nicely engineered parts with a couple of brass bits to go with it

Crew figures donated by Paul

Whoever the marketing genius was that came up with the multi-link track idea should be shafted! I've never had a successful experience with these yet

About 3/4 finished. Well over a hundred parts on this kit so I'm bound to have a few spare bits and pieces left over but we'll see:)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pre Xmas Haul - my half

My half, check Paul's site for the rest http://plasticwarriors.blogspot.com/

Early war Spitfire, been after one of these for ages

Haven't made up my mind on this one yet but it will probably get German markings rather than Italian if included

One each for the French and Germans for my WW1 aircraft collection

Probably the heaviest bomber usable for CD3

Early war Pacific addition

Apparently not too many of these actually made but I'm sure I'll find use for it somewhere.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Just for GReg

As requested a few pictures of some of Dave's buildings


The houses are Italieri


Think the church is by Hornby, a railway model of some description


Fits really well for several theatres.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dave's Rangers

Progress on my friends Ranger project

All will eventually make up his one and only CD3 Ranger battalion 1943-45

All from the Italieri set

Smaller company sizes than most US formations of this era but with a reasonable complement of support weaponry

Yet to have their bases numbered but more or less complete

Weapons platoons.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WW1 German Infantry

Been on these off and on for a while now but finally have them close to the finishing stage. Once complete I will have five battalions of infantry and a small cavalry and artillery element also

The infantry include Airfix, HaT, Emhar and Zevezda in the mix. Here is a HaT/Zevezda combination

Another couple of mixed figure platoons. The HaT figures don't quite show the same amount of detail, due, in part at least, to the softer plastic I think

MMG. Awkward to put together but a nice result

Quite a few gaps to fill and minor details to attend to, though should have them complete in a week or so.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Russian AA

One of Zvezda's latest offerings, still a couple of things to glue on and a little more painting to do

Quite a nice little model, and a reasonable price, not sure if I can say the same for their figure sets, however.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Para Support Platoons

Found a little time during the week to finish the support units for my first re-worked para battalion. Based for CD3, most figures have had at least a head-swap. Over the summer holidays I plan to finish two more battalions plus a few extras to complete the regiment

Recon SMG and battalion HQ stands

Ammo porter platoon

Support company command stand. For some reason the red I used for their berets turned out a bit brighter than the last lot, so I might try and dull them down a bit at a later date

3" mortar platoon, back

And, front.

PIAT platoon

The full support company: HQ, mortar, MMG, Engineer and PIAT stands. The entire battalion includes figures from Esci, Revell, Airfix, HaT and a couple of Hong Kong copies.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rangers

Talking to Dave earlier this evening, reminded me of a couple of pictures I took of his work in progress, last time I visited. These figures will form a US Ranger battalion for CD3, in game terms they have similar abilities to Royal Marines- note I said similar:)

Nicely detailed figures from Italieri

Keep you posted with any progress he makes; that's a hint for you to get busy Dave!