maandag 30 december 2013

Back to the junkyard.

Finally, another addition to the junkyard. During my last stay in Ireland I got some miscatst from Brian at the Hobbyden, and this is from that lot. If you like the model, it is a 20mm Mercedes, code HD16 and reatails for 6.50 euro. Makes for a great Middle-eastern taxi cab or a bit of scenery for your Cold War games in Germany. Or in my case, as a hunk of junk.

Anyone recognise the stickers on the windshield? :)

zondag 29 december 2013

Machine Gun Pillbox

Finished one of Carlos MG Bunkers, tried bare metal with this one, the other one will be camouflaged I think. The periscopes are my own addition, as is a piece of brass for the barrel. Tufts by Mininatur and Woodland Scenics.

Will do nicely for a Machine Gun Pillbox for Fall of the Reich (even if the real one only has room for 2 men)

German AT Rifle Team

As painted for my Barbarossa till Kursk army for Battlegroup (in which case 2 figs are the team and the third is an extra)

Britannia Miniatures, my favourite no matter what. Colourcoded to match my army.

vrijdag 20 december 2013

Future plans

Right, best laid plans and all that.

I've enjoyed a burst of painting the last few months, got quite a few bits done in a scale I would never have dreamed of using, painted more then I had held possiblewith the twins, and I am generally chuffed with the way things are going.

But the end of the year is coming, so it is time again to clean up my table, box up everything 15mm for now and keep prepping for my next big project.

I have to say, planning a project wasn't what I had planned, but I've been out of a job since June and as such, are left with time to think in between feeds. I've got a decent smallish German army that I want to add a few things to, but not now. I've got mates who actually want to try out 20mm wargaming but don't want to build an army. So, why not paint the opposition? It can't be harder then my German army, less or no camouflage, tanks are a uniform colour, choice of 2 Allies (I'm looking purely at Overlord atm). And with a stunning deadline, namely D-Day 2014.

But what to choose? Yanks or Brits?

Well, I had the choice taken for me mid october when Daryl over at the Guild offered up 90 Britannia ETO Brits for a bargain price. At Crisis I picked up PSC Halftracks, Stuarts and M4A4/Firely's as a payment for services rendered. I've added Churchills from PSC's Black Friday Sale. ANd just the other day I arranged for 70 more cecond hand Brits to wing my way.

I'll be painting 11th Armoured and what goes with that, focussing on the infantry for starters. I want to paint 2 Motorised infantry platoons for Battlegroup, giving me a sizeable force vs my Germans of which I have just 1 platoon but will be doing mostly defensive stuff anyway.

I'm currently busy cleaning the figs, 95% was unpainted, and trimming down the tabs a bit and basing and adding sand to them. Printed off a roster as well so I can just put them on my table and I can see straight away what I need to paint and when.

I will be doing the odd German thing in between, I have 3 steel machine gun bunkers to finish for instance, and some armour for the Ersatz Panzer list.

But untill then it will be Britannia all the way.

Oh, and as a hommage to the troops that liberated my hometown of Deurne, I've been looking at the units that were involved in it. Expect a few of them to pop up, like the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, some of whose troops died there.

And now, lets clean the damned table, put the paints back in line and get the tools ready for yet another chapter of factory line painting.

woensdag 18 december 2013

The Scene HAD001 Heavy Infantry Robots

The first of my combat robots from The Scene, these are 2 packs of  HAD001 Heavy Infantry Bots that I'll be using as bad guys (think Terminators, even though they look like the ABC Warrior from Judge Dredd) untill I get the smaller version that looks more like the endoskeletons, and as good guys for my 15mm Gone with the Blastwave themed army (hence the white and red markings), so this time it is 5 each, Good and Bad  ;) 3.85 Pounds per pack of 5, these arrived here well casted with minimal mould lines. They make a variant with enegry weapons as well. And I'm waiting for the CC versions)

Baddies 16, Goodies 19, Scenery 6

(At a later date I'll propably paint one up as the Dredd version, but I'm waiting for The Scene to release the ones with close combat weapons first)

dinsdag 17 december 2013

Trailer (trash)

Added a trailer to the set. A bit bigger then the ones you see in Fallout but trailer wise it is slim pickings. I picked this up from TMP but can't remember from whom. Missing the chimey and plastic flamingo, one fell off and the other one didn't really fit for what I have planned. 15mm Khurasan Mantis bug for scale, based on a 1 eurocent.

If anyone knows who made/makes these, let me know as I want a few more.

Baddies 11, Goodies 14, Scenery 6

vrijdag 13 december 2013

Orange Hazmat team and friends

First up, a Khurasan Containment Team. I hope to have another team painted up before the deadline.

 Next, 4 characters. FLTR > 2 droids from the GZG Droid pack, a SAS commando with a different paintjob so he's more of a bandit from Stalker, made by MF Figures, and another Alien Scientist with Force Globe converted into a Stalker with a leather coat and a gasmask.

This means I now have: Baddies 11, Goodies 14, Scenery 5 and this fullfills the requirement for the Build. But as there is time I want to paint some more, so I will. Smiley

zondag 8 december 2013

Who's your daddy?

My 2nd entry for the Guild Build themed Green. A 7 day speedbuild, started these guys on monday straight from the bag.

15mm Khurasan Mantoids with a 28mm Reaper ehm...something. I'd noticed the smaller ones looked like they would be a nymph stage for the bigger one so hey presto. Multiscale as usual, 15mm/20mm/28mm they'd do fine, 6mm if I wanted to get really nasty

vrijdag 6 december 2013

Monument 3.0 finished!

Monument to Mother Russia

The tank is stuck on top with 2 magnets and can be swapped for a 20mm version, when I get one and paint one that is. Painted to resemble one of the many monuments that for some reason get the entire running gear done in gloss black and the rest of the tank lightly weathered.

More pics
 Tank is a plastic 15mm from the Plastic Soldier Company

dinsdag 3 december 2013

Busy night

Just finished glueing 90 figures to 1 euro cents and basing 40 of them.

22 15mm Droids
12 20mm Volkssturm
9 15mm Bugs for the Green build over at the Guild (quick build, started today, 6 days to go)
And the rest are British 20mm from Britannia for ETO.

Time to get some sleep now.