Monday, August 31, 2015

Flak 88

I made this over the weekend from spare parts. I think it is by Airfix

I didn't have a spare shield so built it in the AA role

The scenario I'm working on has one of these in the OOB, attached to the AA group. Now I need to make a few more gun crew stands. It might be an old model but it is still a good one.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Horch Transports

Some pictures of the Horch transports I got from Gerard

I think these are by Dragon Models

Very highly detailed models and well constructed 

Both have been removed from their bases and had minor paintwork touch-ups but they are otherwise as I got them. Thanks G.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Postie Surprise

I love it when you order something and then forget you've ordered it :)

I got these aircraft a while ago, not sure what I'll do with the Dragonfly; don't really have anything else in this era, I think I might have picked it out for someone else

Our weekly trip to the post office was an unexpected bonus, I'd totally forgotten about these Armourfast additions - excellent!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Reinforcements from Gerard

What a way to end the week! The Post Office in town had a nice package for me. For other recent recipients of Gerard's work see here and here

S-Models, very nice kits

German weak AFVs and transports

CharB1, FT17 and x3 more S35s, joy!

Early Stugs

PSC universal carriers, very nice

Bikes and other spares, and a few metals

Gerard has effectively doubled my French collection and given me some excellent early war additions. I've ripped straight into any fix-ups and will post some better pictures soon. 

Thanks Gerard, massive!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jungle Statue

Picked up this little chap at one of those $2 Shops a while ago


Finally got around to doing something with him

Got some more jungle trees in the post too, show you those later.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Progress on my inaugural-cave-christening game has stalled a bit. Once I started putting the Allied OOB together I quickly realised I was short on a lot more kit than I first thought :( 

Here is the beginning of the Allied forces, short on transport, anti tank guns and gunners, and that's after bath-tubbing!

The beginning of the German line up, still another panzer battalion to add

Bit and pieces I'm working on, M/C side car combo for my BEF, Pak37 (thanks Col!) and some Airfix gunners - there not really being much else available in terms of British gun crew figures :(

Another Matilda II and some repairs I need to make on stuff like bikes.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Dave's Pacific Project

A couple of pictures from Dave's ongoing Pacific war collection

Nicely painted Japanese, figures look to be Waterloo 1815 and Esci

US Marines by Waterloo 1815.

Dave is busy planning his trip to visit us :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Trees from Tracy

Tracy got me a whole swag of new trees

On the tabletop

Here is a map for an historical scenario I've been wanting to do for a long time, just a couple of minor scenic additions to place, then to the OOBs - stay tuned :)