Monday, November 27, 2017

Whither scale?

This week I knocked off a few 10mm models that arrived just in time for hosting a Juno Beach scenario on the weekend:

 And finally I painted a Battlefront 15mm Crusader and a 10mm Matilda - I can't decide which scale to go with for a new Western Desert project. The Flames of War 15mm stuff is lovely - but it's pricey, on the other hand Pendraken 10mm stuff is also great and half the price. Argh.....

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Phoenix Guard, FOW and TYW Swedes

Flipping around between projects over the last couple of weeks - starting with a batch of 2nd hand and refurbished High Elf Phoenix Guard - these are old GW metals that I stripped and repainted.


Then I made a start on a mid-war FOW project - a company of 15mm Battlefront Grenadiers for a mid-war infantry company I am putting together to play 4th edition:

And finally in the last week I took on a job to paint some TYW Swedes and Imperials for a friend - there are very familiar Warlord 28mm models - same plastics as the ECW troops with some different helmets, command and some metal foot figures.

Monday, November 6, 2017

6mm Canadians for Team Yankee and a foray into FOW

This week I finished off some infantry and IFVs (M150, M125, M113 and M114 standing in for Lynx recon vehicles) for a 6mm Canadian 4CMBG force to play Team Yankee:

And I dabbled with some 15mm vehicles for FOW V4 after picking up the starter kit. I painted the Mk III and Mk IV in early panzergrau. I also picked up a couple of Zvezda 1:100 kits (and Mk III flamethrowing tanks and an Mk IVD notable for the lack of bustle). The Zvezda kits go together nicely but are a bit weedy compared to Battlefront and have shallower detail which shows in the pictures. They are also a bit lighter because I didn't undercoat them in black before working through the greys - my bad! That would have helped with depth.

Battlefront in the foreground with air recognition flag, Zvezda in the background

Zvezda in the foreground, Battlefront to the rear