Friday, June 29, 2018

Last of the Flames of War Afrika Korps lot - and a few Yanks

Here are the remaining Pz III and IVs - plastic models by Battlefront:

 And I also picked up some very cheap PSC Shermans at a FLGS ($11 for 5?!) which I painted as well. The plastic PSC is in front - the one with the cast hull (the others with cast hulls are metals that I got from a mate - not sure of manufacturer, but they are quite crisp). So.... after picking up these guys I guess I will do a US army to fight the Jerries at Kasserine a few times... so maybe will buy some more Yanks to fill out a US army (more to come on this...)

Monday, June 18, 2018

More FOW Germans

First is a batch of 15mm resin vehicles obtained from ebay - these were cheap but on the crude side. The blue I used for windscreen glass makes the Protzes look a bit Pixar!

I also did another AK platoon and a unit of Panzer IVs. These were all done using the Colors of War paints from Battlefront


Monday, June 11, 2018

Flames of War Afrika Korps

My chum Dennis found a local guy who was selling off a big lot of the newer FOW plastics - tanks, Stukas, guns, a company of infantry, all the books and markers, paint - like new mostly in the box - about $300US worth of stuff, for $50. Wow - I couldn't resist - so now starts a new project for late desert war in 15mm. Aieee... the stuff is really nice, but now I guess I need another army to fight them against?

The first stuff to come off the bench is here:

Friday, June 8, 2018

10mm Italians for western desert

Finished off the Western Desert project in 10mm (by Pendraken) with the Italians - two platoons of infantry, AT guns and some clanky tanks.

And a few odds and ends of Brits to round out a Jock column and command.

Monday, May 28, 2018

10mm Afrika Korps

I finished a big batch of 10mm Pendraken Germans for my Western Desert project this week.

Vehicles - white/middlestone/earth wash/dark yellow and buff drybrush
Infantry - white/middlestone/sepia wash/desert yellow or green yellow or russian uniform/sepia wash

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Taurox Prime and some Flames of War

Over the past two weeks I completed this silly looking but very satisfying Taurox Prime model for my Cadian 40k army. I'm seeing this as Eisenhorn's taxi either with Scions or all alone. It is fitted out with anti-squishy personnel weaponry including the gatling cannon, hotshot volley guns and storm bolter - putting out 30 S4 shots at 24" hitting on 3+. Designed for shredding horde units or I like putting that much lead on high value models with invulnerable saves. Lots of chances to fail.

Also completed a battery of Pak 36s and a couple of more infantry guns for my early war 1940 Germans. Pak 36 was fine against light tanks but Dennis has some Matildas in his early war army... so I'm gonna need an 88.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Zvezda Stug battery

I picked up a couple of early war Stugs for my Flames of War German army along with an Sdkfz 222 to act as a spotter. These are the sweet little Zvezda 1:100 kits, I think they are very nice.