Picking up those brushes again.
I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.
I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Gaming - Trouble in Serenity
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Nam 68 - first test paint
I had some time today to work through the paint recipe for my USMC guys. It’s been a real treat looking at just a small number of detailed castings and deciding how to tackle them. So first up it the Lt.
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Normandy 44 - Fallschirmjager .
I have completed the latest German units for the late war collection . This is kampgruppe based around a company of Fallschirmjager., with additional HMG’s , ATG’s, 80 and 120mm mortars , and a couple of Hetzer TD’s (while these didn’t serve in Normandy they will come in handy for later autumn games).
Of course the camo pattern was fun to do . But it’s come out rather well in the end .
Battiefront plastics ,the infantry were a little underwhelming in casting sharpness. The other items weren’t too bad
Trucks and Hetzers were from Forged in Battie - very nice resin casts.
That’s it for the WW2 for a little while I think - it’s had lots of attention over the autumn and winter. Next up is twirling brushes on on the Vietnam project.
Sunday, 14 February 2021
NAM..- new side project .
On the regular paint and chat over the last week a few of us had been chatting through gaming projects we do as a group . To make a change from the large scale ,large battle stuff we were looking at something a bit more skirmish . This diversion has taken Martin and I down the Vietnam route . After next to no arm twisting at all I have ordered up the first bits . We might use commercial rules or knock something up based on our existing skirmish stuff.
Gringo40s US Marines were ordered (as in all of them , and a few multiples so 50 figures ) on Wednesday night and with a very swift turn around they were delivered on Friday. I have started the prep work on them - which is next to nothing as casting is excellent . The figures are really characterful too . Once these are done there will be NVA and VC to pick up
My eyes are really struggling with 15mm stuff and smaller , so I am looking forward to doing these 28’s
|First lot ready for primers.|
Saturday, 6 February 2021
Sudan - Last of the Beja
I have completed the last of Beja plastic mountain . I made up 4 large Warband bases with 56 figures
Thursday, 4 February 2021
Sudan - Egyptian Gendarmes
Time for something a bit different . I have a last few things in the lead mountain for the Sudan collection so have started work on clearing them out . First up some Egyptian Gendarmes. These are Perry miniatures - they were reasonably well cast , and painted up easily .
More dusty stuff coming up