Saturday, February 4, 2012

Painted Cromwells

Here are some painted Hät Armourfast Cromwells that will be brilliant to fight with the Revell British Infantry in the Western Front.
Now that they have been painted, all they need is markings and weathering. Then a varnish and they will be ready to the battle in the bocage.

Painted British Infantry

Here are my painted Revell British Infantry. I intend to use them as my main wargaming British force as they better fit the profile of late-war North-West Europe combat that are not fulfilled by the Esci British Infantry.
These include the need of Stens instead of Thompsons to be the sub-machine gun of choice. Also the bizarre Esci PIAT that has a strange design.

Finally, the mortars in this set can fulfill the need for tactical artillery.

Vietcong Painted Figures

This is a painted set of Esci/Italeri Vietcong. I decided to choose the tan colours instead of the green colours as it would much more easier to make a distinction.

Painted American Vietnam Figures

I have painted the Esci/Italeri American Special Forces for Vietnam.
Of course the main attention seekers are the Rambo themed figures. The set seems much more cliche with this set.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Christmas 2011 and New Years

Happy New Year!
For Christmas I got these kitsets for my forces. They are mostly focussing on the desert side of World War 2.
My obsession with these small, light and thin-armoured British tanks has already been evident with the small cardboard tanks found in earlier photos. This small tank will be good for the North African theater of war.
Panzer III's will fill in the gap in my medium German tank arsenal.
The Crusader Mk. III will be the handy part of the British Desert Group In Africa.
Italian tanks are seemingly strange compared to the conventional arsenals thought of when thinking of equipment during the war. They would be great of the battles in the desert. The Axis army of North Africa actually always had more Italians than Germans so these tanks will help fill in the gap left by the grossly insignificant range representation by manufacturers.

I have got some Vietnam infantry in the works so stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Aircraft Stand

One of the most important weapons in the world is the aeroplane. They can destroy armies with impunity from the skies if they are not challenged. That means for my wargames set in World War 2, I needed planes. So I built up for of these bases.
The design is very simple. Just a cardboard base hot glued to a long piece of plastic from kitsets and blu-tack to stick the plane to the plastic. The only problem is balance so certains planes hold up better than others.
This is the near common scene of a British plane strafing a German armoured column.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A YouTube Video: The Duke of Wellington's Army

This is a crazy massive army that is amazing. 25,000 British infantry in the Napoleonic Era. It is amazing and would be impossible to wargame with (of course). Imagine someone doing an entire battle 1:1.