Thursday, June 25, 2015

Olde Shippe Yard

Decided to expand the fleet

Scored a couple of different hull varieties with another K-Mart find, this time Pirate Island playset, which also included some other goodies, that I'll show you later 

First attempt

Not be confused with one of these


Also made this vehicle landing barge - multi national, of course

I may have to make small bases for these because they have a very narrow beam (nautical terms for you Col )

In CD terms these will transport x2 infantry stands or x1 light vehicle

All made from bits and pieces.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

WW2 ANZAC Infantry

I did this unit up a long time ago but never got around to finishing it until just the other day. They were painted quite differently from my current style using Tamiya acrylics. Most of the figures are Esci or Revell, though there are also a couple that have been modified

I originally did them up for games we were playing at the time, Greece, Crete, and later Italy. A few years ago me and Dave did an historical Crete game on the largest table I've ever had, something like 20 odd CD3 battalions on the board plus other kit. It took us at least half a dozen sessions to finish, with things working out pretty much as they did historically 

A Company





Eventually I'd like to bring this unit up to Brigade strength, but am also mulling a unit of ANZACs for the Pacific theatre using old Matchbox figures as well. So many projects so little time... :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Airfix Centurions

Here is what they originally looked like, x3 soft plastic models, they have seen several games set between 1946 and 1953 

I added a lower hull section to each of them

This is an actual Airfix kitset, which I did up as a command platoon. It was originally brown

Added fuel cans, mg, crew figure and turret baggage

The fume extractor on the barrel makes these later model Centurions but they will still be used for gaming 1945-70

Repainted and additional decals added to all four vehicles

Quite happy with the revamp results.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jungle Bases

More jungle animal play-set goodness today

Each base represents an area of dense jungle that hampers movement and restricts line of sight

Pictured here with my only two jungle buildings.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sandbags - by Dave

Must have had these for ages...

Artillery and machinegun emplacements 

I think Dave's kids had a hand in these 

Great scenery additions that cover a lot of different eras and conflicts; the humble sandbag hasn't really changed much, still does the job eh? ?Nice work Dave and kids. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Brewster Buffalo

Pictures of the completed aircraft. Operated by several nations throughout The Second World War

I tried to make the paint scheme as multi-national as I could, including nondescript markings

Fortunately this kit came with a pilot figure

I tried to use old fuselage decals but they broke up, so in the end I had to paint some markings ... not an easy task 

The colours, etc are loosely Dutch East Indies but the Finish and Belgians used these too in a similar pattern

The Dutch used this aircraft in a dive bomber role, so I added a couple of small bombs from the spares box

This is an excellent addition to my aircraft collection. I had been after one of these for some time. Thanks Paul for sending it.