Saturday, 25 September 2021

Viaduct

So things have been a bit quiet recently, hobby wise. Work has picked up, and I've also had a big project going on, a Will's viaduct.

This is for the loft layout and it's a bit of a whopper!

Kit went together fairly easily with the exception of the curved plastic underneath the arch sections which was a bit of a pain.




Sunday, 1 August 2021

Jordanian Force

I had a game of Team Yankee - Arab Isreali War today.

I thought I'd take a few shots of the complete force, including 2 new M48 Pattons which are awaiting transfers.








Friday, 23 July 2021

Booty Tanks!

 Beutepanzer, or Booty Tanks, were a fairly common occurance in German service, especially in the early war and at the end of the war when armour was in short supply. They were commonly used for security roles, especially captured French and Italian tanks where the designs were fairly obsolete.

Some of the Soviet tanks, such as the T-34 or KV-1 where of at least comparable, if not superior in aspects to the current German designs and were more commonly seen in front line service. Often adopted 'ad-hoc' straight of the battle field by some units, occasionally these beutepanzers would be seen in greater numbers, such as 2.SS Panzer Division at Kursk who had captured 25 tanks and a repair workshop a month or so earlier and were able to equip an entire company with T-34 tanks in preperation for the battle of Kursk. These tanks had recieved some upgrades, with Panzer III cupolas and side skirts added. In addition to improving the visibility and protection respectively, these also helped change the profile of the tank, which, together with large German Army crosses, helped to reduce friendly fire.

These models are Forged in Battle and are their Kursk T-34 models. Two boxes has allowed me to produce a company of 2 HQ tanks and 2 platoons of 3 T-34.








Sunday, 11 July 2021

Lending a Tow

Today's update is 12 artillery tractors for my Jordanian's. These are PSC Morris Quad Tractors. Nice little kit, which went together well.

These bring me to over 100 models painted this year, about on track to try and paint 200 models this year.









Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Panzerwerfers

So I finished 4 Panzerwerfers this weekend. These were armoured halftracks with Nebelwerfer 15cm rocket launchers mounted on top, used for artillery support. The models below are from Battlefront, and are in resin and metal.





Sunday, 13 June 2021

VIP (Very Infected Persons) 4

 So I finished off the VIP Zombies for Zombicide today, getting the remaining 8 painted.


These probably arn't my best work, but they arn't bad and are at least done. They also complete Zombicide, so I now have it fully painted!

Next up will be a surprise project, then hopefully FOW German Panzerwerfer 42s.

Saturday, 12 June 2021

VIP (Very Infected Persons) 3

Up today, Pimps and Robbers, zombie style!

4 more Zombicide VIP zombies done, both the Cops and the Pimps. I'm try for more speed paint jobs with these, I'm not sure if that's driving the fact I'm not as happy with these as I'd like.