Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fleet Transports

If they all look like pirate ships, it's because they arrrrrrrrrrrr...

This one sports an AALMG

Rough enough, and needed for my current map project.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Morane Saulnier

I have had this in the stash for a long time, it is my only French aircraft

A very old kit. Not particularly well engineered

it did, however, come with its own pilot figure - bonus!

The decals disintegrated at the mere sight of water, so I found some Italian ones and painted them as best I could 

Not my best work but it will do.

Friday, August 19, 2016

New figures + progress

Never thought I would ever see New Zealand soldiers made in plastic

Strelets is certainly delivering consistently in unusual subjects, and their products (especially sculpting) are getting better all the time

couple of poses here of the Kiwis in their famous 'Lemon Squeezer' head dress; including a minor alteration I'm looking to make on these

This is my early war Aifix German para project at about the halfway stage

Last couple represent a platoon of the RAF Regiment that I need for my next map scenario.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bone Yard Panthers

They only needed some new road wheels, I think these might be Mathbox?

Still rough but perfectly functional

All five of my Panthers

Just one short of two full companies in CD3 terms.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dismounted et al

Dismounted infantry

HaT figures

one complete troop

recently completed place marker

size comparison 

HaT ANZAC figure on the left looks okay next to the original BEF figure by Airfix

The old Airfix set is still useful but clearly 1/76. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016


I made a few markers to represent stuff on the tabletop

This group will be used to show where a dismounted cavalry unit has left its horses

These represent disorganised  parachute infantry. The figure on the left I can't identify Hugh et al

Esci figures - most manufactures had a drop canister included on the base 

Last one is an anti tank rifle platoon for my WW2 ANZAC collection.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

US 37mm anti-tank guns

Generous Jack sent me these a few weeks back...

I found them extremely fragile and difficult to put together accurately, resulting in a couple of gaps :(

Still, a most welcome addition as they are the only ones I have

By S Models.

Thanks Jack!