Saturday, March 25, 2017

French Naps

Knocked off two more brigades of French 10mm Napoleonic infantry this week. I think these are Magister Militum but might be Pendraken - not sure since they came loose in a job lot.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Soviet BT-5s

Did a small batch of 10mm Minifigs BT-5s for a Battle Group Kursk game I'd like to host at the club next week. I picked these up in a job lot a few years back and finally put paint on them.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Soviet T-72 company

This weekend I did a company of Team Yankee 15mm T-72s - inspired after re-reading Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising and reading First Clash by Kenneth Macksey for the first time during the past two weeks while I was traveling for work. I'm stoked to do the 4th CMBG when it comes out! I am also looking forward to the publication of Battlegroup Northag expected later this year to play out the scenarios from the book.

The Battlefront T-72s are great - easy plastic kits and I like that you can swap out CE or buttoned up versions, and the ability to fit some of them with mine plows (these feature prominently in Macksey's book). 

Secretly - I am also curious about how many hits my blog will get courtesy of the Russian bots with this topic in the title...

I also diddled with my airbrush on some StugIIIs in 1/72. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

More microarmor

I've been out of town for a while for work,but between comings and goings finished off another batch of 1/285 stuff - all GHQ.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Western Desert microarmour

I've had a lot of refurbished microarmour sitting by my bench for months - well I decided to get it done.

Here is a whack of Bishop SP guns, Shermans, Matildas and some Stuarts that I picked up in a big job lot. I stripped them all and repainted them in a very light stone with faded caunter on the Stuarts.

I am also doing some infantry and couldn't decide whether to do classic faded khaki-beige or wool uniform. So there are a couple of test stands in the pictures. What do you think?

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Terminator Genisys and Superbowl

How are these things related you ask? Today I finished off my Terminator Genisys starter box with resistance troopers and endos. I picked the game up for a bargain 20 pounds over the holidays from Warlord using some of my Xmas dosh - its actually a very good ruleset and at that price a total bargain.

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 I think the models are pretty good but these pictures are terribly overexposed

And what does this have to do with the Superbowl? Well, I am a Pats fan and today they just kept coming back - like a Terminator.... unbelievable game!!!!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Austrian infantry

I'm reading a very good book about the battle of Aspern-Essling called "The Battle" by Rambaud

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which has inspired me to dig back into my 10mm Napoleonic collection and work towards an 1809 scenario for Blucher or CCN. So here they are, 3 units of Pendraken and a unit of Old Glory. Not hard to tell which are which - one of the Pendraken units with the white flag are converged grenadiers.