Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Quick update - more desert stuff finished

Just a couple of things that had been in progress for quite a while and got finished now.

Half section of DAK (1 NCO, LMG team of 5) and a converted NCO in Luftwaffe tropical uniform (Perry figure with a Valiant "20mm" head)

British 2pdr (Perry) and 20mm Breda gun (Offensive Miniatures). The sitting crew members are the ones that came with the guns, the other 2 are Company B and part of a 2pdr Morris Portee. The rest of the crew from the 2pdr and the Breda were completed a couple of weeks ago.

On my painting table now:

AB figures (20mm) British Para section. Nearing completion.

Apart from these (and another section of them), I have some "20mm" Valiant Fallschirmjäger and some 20mm Warmodelling Winter war Finnish that I found in a box and that are almost done. Soon on here!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Some finished stuff

Some (bad) pictures of some finished desert stuff... All Perry unless stated otherwise.

PAK36, 5 crew and an NCO. The base needs some boxes and cases, maybe even some sandbags.

MG34 on tripod, 4 crew. Again, the base needs some clutter

Desert rats sniper team and 2" mortar team

German company commander

DAK engineer section. All are converted Perry plastics

British gun crews. 2 on the left are OffensiveMiniatures (for their Breda gun), 2 on the right part of the Perry 2pdr, the rest are Perry plastics.

FJ (Ramcke Brigade). Platoon command, Sani (medic), LMG team

FJ (Ramcke Brigade). Section of 12, 2 LMG teams

A total of 53 figures, 1 PAK36 and the MG34 on tripod

Quick update

Not that much happened since that last update, at least not on the wargames front. I had my birthday last week, and we had a surprise visit from some Dutch friends the weekend. But I managed to complete that entire figure wip, and am now completing the basings for all of them. Pictures to follow ;)

Here's a quick shot from a German AT gun, that is soon to be based.

Togteher with my mate Mischa, I visited the "Arsenalen" museum in Strängnäs last weekend. It's an interesting museum, showing the evolution of tanks, AFVs and APCs in Sweden since 1920, as well as some interesting pieces from other countries (like a nice Hetzer). On the first floor they have a interesting exhibit on the history of the Sörmland Infantry Regiment. I recommend it heartily. Here's a quick pic of the main hall to give you an idea.

Finally... as I'm slowly coming to an end of the stuff I wanted to paint for 28mm North Africa (just some vehicles and a few dozen figures to paint), I'll be starting on 2 new projects. One is our club pet project Dux Gondorum. I managed to pick up loads of 2nd hand stuff that I will pick up in Holland and Belgium when I'm there in November for Crisis (I'll dedicate a post to that soon), and for which I need to start organising what I want. The second is the Arnhem campaign that I want to do. We have lots of Germans in 20mm, but are lacking British paras. So I'll be doing those, using AB figures (from Fighting 15s). I'll start painting on these in the near future (could be as soon as next week!).

I'll be leaving you with a picture of a Warlord PzIV in progress for my DAK