Sunday, August 30, 2015

Angry Scots

Here we have a horde of angry Scottish medieval spearmen. 36 in fact, enough for 3 yeoman spear units for Lion Rampant to face Eddie Longshanks. Figs are mostly Old Glory 25/28s. I like them - lots of character. Even tried my hand at a few bits of tartan.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

1980s Bundeswehr microarmour

Here are a bunch of refurbished job lot Marders, M47s and M109s in early Bundeswehr Gelboliv paint with accompanying infantry. Part of the ongoing Cold War gone hot project - these would represent territorials or reservists.The two-part GHQ decals were a complete PITA to apply.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Seleucid DBA army

I just finished this colorful army for DBA - a late Seleucid army featuring lots of heavy foot, knights and an elephant. Looking forward to playing this one - at the very least it looks cool!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cold War gone hot air support

Some time ago I ordered a bunch of 1980s vintage air support for Cold War Europe wargames - these are 1/600 models by Tumbling Dice ordered from Dom's Decals. They are very nice, and I prefer to look of aircraft that are smaller scale than the ground troops - in this case intended for 1/285 micro armour stuff. These are lovely little planes - very fun to paint for a change. I used rare earth magnets to mount them on removable flight stands.

Nato forces:
 Luftwaffe F4s:
 US AH-64s
 US A-10s
 Soviet Air Force
 Su-17 Fitters
 MiG-21 Fishbeds
 Soviet Helos:
 MiG-8 Hips
 MiG-24 Hinds

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vietnam stuff - Viet Cong, terrain and M113s

I have been away for a bit, but before I left I painted a platoon of Viet Cong and some M113s to do a scenario found in the Arc of Fire rulebook that describes the attempt to rescue a downed helicopter crew in unfriendly territory. I also managed to pick up some of the very nice GF9/Battlefront terrain on sale - rice paddies and huts. I added some water effects to the rice paddies. Nice stuff overall.

Thinking of trying Force on Force for the scenario next week at the local club night.