Monday, November 30, 2015

Pacific War Australians

Still working on these but more or less finished

A mixture of Airfix and Matchbox

A few had helmets or a backpack added but otherwise standard

The first of three planned battalions.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Been doing some touch-up work on some of my favourite pieces of kit, the 234/2

I only have the two of these - it's not very often you see them in larger formations 

The 50mm gun was eventually replaced with a 75mm version, though these date from late 1943 - early 1944

These two are by Matchbox.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Just One Box

Turns out the town near (sort of) us has a toy shop. Upon this discovery I purchased their entire stock of Airfix products

Never seen them in this dark green before.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Couple of pictures of an AA gun I've repainted

Airfix. Had this for quite a while

Probably see a bit of tabletop service with my minor nations collection.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dave's LVTs

Some of Dave's Pacific War collection...

Airfix kits, nicely made and painted

Seen here with the excellent Waterloo 1815 Marines

Sunday, November 8, 2015

WW2 Dutch

Well, Caesar French with HaT Romanian head-swaps. I've had a go at these before - this unit had a little more thought and effort put into it

I had just enough spare figures and heads to assemble 13 platoons and a command section

Support company, LMG, antitank rifle, MMG, mortar, gun crew


Emhar and SHQ metal

SHQ metals

Emhar crew, metal mortar

I added weapon slings, and Lewis machinegun pouches taken from spare Emhar figures to a few, as these were quite common on Dutch webbing. I've got three or four good accurate scenarios involving the Dutch at home, and two more for the Dutch East Indies, if I ever get around to making a unit to represent them. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chrisrchurch Battlegroup

Some pictures from a group of fellow enthusiasts... 

David Clarkson, his son Simon and friends introduced me to CD. I had recently left service and met them quite by chance. We had a lot of good times and historical discussions, Mr C had the most amazing library :)

This is a WW1 games being played out at the Battlegroup using the trench system that David Russell and me have spent a bit of time on over the years

Using a slightly modified version of CD Over the Top rules

Good times, great company. Thanks for sharing Dave.