Sunday, February 26, 2012

More WW2 in 6mm

2 stugs - my total stug force!

Much needed anti tank support

again, painted and photographed by Tanner and sitting in my collection for a few years now...

6mm Russians WW2

And here are some more by Tanner. GHQ figures.

I feel sorry for the Germans that I have - positively outgunned by the Soviets, but then that is the way the late war was, wasn't it?

6mm Germans WW2

And here are some of the Germans painted by Tanner. All 6mm GHQ.

6mm WW2

I have been lucky enough to pick up some beautiful 6mm microarmour over the years. All of it, and some of the buildings, are painted by Tanner. Unfortunately, he hasn't been taking commissions for a while. I was, however, very happy to pick this up...

Absolutely beautiful work. It puts my own efforts to shame! Unbelievable detail. You would thing these were 28mm!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Late Roman Light Infantry

Just two pics this time


Desert Island Gaming - Or what would...

i never get rid of, ever...

Many years ago (and possibly still) there was a UK radio show Desert Island Discs. Basically, guests interviewed were asked to pick records that there would take with them if abandoned on an island. Phil Olley, in Classic Wargamers Journal did something similar recently with gaming guests.

Generic city state hoplites.

Well, my choice would be 15mm strip Minifig Greeks and Persians- made in the 70s. I absolutely love these little fellows (or as an ex once called them little metal dollies)! Many are those I purchased as my first metal figures from the now defunct (and much missed, at least in its original set up) Tin Soldier in Sydney, Australia. Always on the look out for these.

Boo, hiss...the evil Thebans. Medisers to a man!
I converted many, mainly head swaps on hoplites and weapons for peltasts. The peltasts came with Boeotian helmets, so I replaced a number of hoplite  helmets with them.

Hooray for the good guys - taken down by those evil Thebans and Athenians...
I have 100 bases of hoplites painted, as usual, by Pete.Shield designs are freehand.

And, although not the best photo, some peltasts.

More Greeks and Persians soon.


1956 East Germans

A WIP by me. T34/76s. East Germany had 119 of these in 1956 - the most in any formation being 31 in one of the motorised infantry divisions. Sources vary as to whether they were solely B models, or a mix of A & B. I went with 4 B and 2 A models.

The colour is best captured by the above photo, although there is a noticeable change in hue from the actual model. The next photo was exposed incorrectly although does show the open hatch. I need to work on the rust on the exhausts.

I had dullcoted these but there was still a sheen - something I notice dullcote doing more and more. I then used Armypainter Antishine varnish. Although it has dulled it right down, it leaves a gritty feel to the surface...I thought it was the fact I hadn't shaken the can properly, or a reaction with dullcote.

I then  used the Army Painter army green spray on another model and was left with the same gritty feel. I had forgotten that this had occured in my previous experience with Army Painter blue and yellow sprays...

Next are 3 SU 76. Crews to be added.

Late Romans- The Artillery

Foundry ballistas to start

Followed by two Gripping Beast pieces

Painted by PC

The Emperor and Retinue

Again by Pete.

Figures Gripping Beast and Foundry. I will be rebasing these soon, hopefully for the last time!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Late Roman Infantry

Some Late Roman infantry . All are Foundry figures, apparently now withdrawn under their policy of range rotation.

All are painted by PC. Shields are done freehand.

Based for Warmaster Ancients at the moment, but I may rebase for Impetus, or Hail Caesar.

And a taste of more Late Roman Cavalry

Again Foundry - painted by Pete.

Late Roman Morale Markers

Something a bit different from the '56 project. Late Roman casualty/ morale markers.

Mounted figures are Foundry painted by Pete. Shields are done freehand. Great work! Casualties are, if I remember correctly, A&A.

Jeeps for 56

A wip for the US and French.

Crew by Pc.

And there are aslo some M38A1s by Model Miniature that need doing.

These are great models - high quality resin that looks durable enough for gaming! I may replace the machine guns though.