Friday, February 26, 2016

Germans in Greatcoats

Actually finished these a while ago, dismounted motorcycle infantry. Two companies plus HQ & Recon sections. I'd like to finish the battalion at some stage, and now I have the motorcycle kits to do so... another day another project idea :) 

A mixture of mostly HaT and Italeri, mostly in greatcoats. These are the before and after touch-ups pics 

Still chugging away on my para project, update you soon :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New Additions

The postman comes through as always...

My late war collection is quite small, but now improved slightly with these Tigers

Strangely, the normal plastic set I ordered and received came in this box, which is for the multi-part figures

Progress on my early war German para continue, and these two sets will form a late war regiment, covering 1942-45. This will finish the division, except for the ancillary units 

Lastly, these came from my friend Col

We occasionally play D & D on a cardboard dungeon floor plan, using counters to represent the characters. Since these figures arrived plans are afoot to paint them up, and use them instead. Thank you Col.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

German Para, progress

I have another two battalions on the work bench as well. This first regiment will be early war (39-41), almost entirely Airfix figures in composition, and hopefully have about every third or forth figure modified. These are all at the final touch up stage

Won't mark their base numbers until I've finished all three battalions

I tried a new approach with the way I painted these, heavy dry brushing over a black undercoat

As always, some turned out better than others. I'm planning to start using a soldering iron instead of glue on future projects like this

Slings and extra ammo pouches on most

Each company needs mmg figures to be completed and there are not many available in plastic, especially since you only get a couple in a box. Problematic and still working on this one - maybe some drastic conversion on the right donor figure of a similar size to the Airfix ones? 

Monday, February 15, 2016

The joy of receiving

First up, a Nitto 88mm, excellent, and a Hasegawa Kubelwagen and bike combo for my (now) planned motorcycle infantry battalion 

Joy! Boneyard tanks. The S35 is the excellent Heller kit, the M24 is for my Korean War collection, the Sherman is a bonus as I'm trying to eventually build a battalion of these

Couldn't have come at a better time for my stalled Japanese division project, these will help provide command and weapon stands, amongst other things

These are 28mm New Zealanders and will probably be used with our zombie board game as the government forces counter, though we're still using the basic rules for this game

A couple of T34s from the talents of Gerard Davey. I am chuffed to get these because I only have a few of these models, they'll get a repaint to fit with my others

Another of Gerard's work and the only one in my collection, the mighty SU152.

I got a couple of other nice things too but I'll show you those later.

Cheers Paul.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dave's Horses

Some very nice work here from the collection of David Russell

Good variation of kit

All painted to Dave's usual high standards.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Work in progress

Just started sorting through my various projects...

You can never have too many gunners

Out for a tidy up, most manufacturers represented

Tidied up some of my recent alterations 

Might have something else to show you soon.