07 October 2011

Airfix Highland Infantry

07th October 2011

Slowly but surely getting on with the Highlanders. Here's the first batch. The figures are just enough to fill about 3 20x20mm stands - so still a way to go before I have enough stands to get a few batallions together.



25 September 2011

Being "Boer"-ing

As I flit from one project to yet another, a picture of some figures I started painting last night, Stelets Boers.



They have chunky and exaggerated poses, but on the plus side every single figure has a different pose.

The picture is a little grainy as I took it with a mobile phone camera.

You can see a full review of the figures on the excellent Plastic Soldier Review website

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/review.aspx?id=951
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=957

23 September 2011

New Nappies - RobH

As a follow on to a skirmish scenario we gamed with some of our regular wargame buddies a couple of weeks ago (http://wargamestenerife.blogspot.com/2011/08/song-of-drums-and-shakos-escaramuzas.html), our mate Rob brought some very nice freshly painted 1/72 Italeri Napoleonic British he's just finished.

Italeri British 95th Regiment


Italeri British Infantry 1815


22 September 2011

Pegasus Germans in Cammo Smocks - by Juan Reyes


These Pegasus figures with Oakleaf cammo smocks were painted by Juan Reyes who just passed them on to me to finish off the bases.


13 July 2011

"Dream House"

I was in the UK a short while ago and happened to go into a "Poundshop"

Sifting through the tack, you can usually always find something useful in those places and I found these brightly coloured 1/72 scale "Dream houses" - well, actually half a house, you have to buy two to make a full-house.




When I get them painted up they should make half-decent scenery items.

More than "amused", I found the description hilarious :-)

10 May 2011

HaT El Cid Almoravid Infantry - by RobH


RobH brought along some of his painted 1/72 scale HaT Moors to our Brazo de Nelson Wargame Club.

He's based them to use with the Impetus ruleset.




09 May 2011

HaT El Cid Almoravid Infantry

Our mate RobH came over on Saturday and he treated us to an excellent game using Impetus ruleset with his collection of Samurai in 15mm.

Apart from putting on a great game, he also brought along some of his painted 1/72 scale HaT Moors that he's based to also use with the same rules, and they are very nice indeed, the pictures of the painted HaT figures speak for themselves.



05 May 2011

1/72 Scale / 20mm Plastic LOTR Figures

This was quite a find, these are are the main characters from the Lord of the Rings trilogy and came in an old out-of-production Spanish boardgame that I found in a clearance offer in a big department store some months back.






The running figure with a club is a 1/72 scale Zvezda guy.

28 February 2011



Dave Hall from Albuquerque New Mexico sent me some nice pictures of some 20mm SCW troops and conversions which can be seen below

I have begun working on converting my World War Two rules over to the Spanish Civil War. The following pictures are from my ‘work bench,’ really a kitchen counter. They are 1/72 scale. The figures include some metal ones from Historical Products Company, BUM, and HaT. I use HaT Austrian WW1 for Republican Spanish Infantry. I used HaT FT-17’s for early war armor, as the Spanish did have a few purchased from Poland. There are very few plastic SCW figures and much has to be retooled into the period. I have used Airfix; WW1 French, Cesar; WW2 French and Partisans and others. BUM tries to have a plastic line, but it is hard to get and not all it is that great. Having said that, there are a few treasures like the artillery and crew are one such example. (See below.) More can be seen at www.commandpostproductions.co

Dave in Albuquerque, New Mexico




















You can see more of Dave's work and his book on miniature wargaming on the following link

http://bloodandguts.authorsxpress.com

24 February 2011

On the workbench - WW2 Russian Infantry Conversions

Last week I got a two new sets of the new "made in UK" Plastic Soldier Russian and German Infantry. The plastic is nice to work with, hard styrene which is glueable, and cuts easily and can easily be trimmed and sanded.

You can see some of the Russian infantry here with new heads, mixed with Esci and Revell figures for some Russian squads I'm putting together. With the smaller heads the poses mix well with the other Esci and Revell figures.


The heads etc., are just dry-tested / stuck on with a bit of blu-tac, I'll get around to pinning them sometime over the weekend.


Some of the brave figures who donated their heads to the Great Patriotic Cause....

21 February 2011

Guest Gallery - Dave Hall

Some photos I was kindly sent for the blog by Dave Hall from the States.


Hi John

Here a few pictures from my game back in October at the Rio Grande Wars convention in the American Southwest. I play tested a simple scenario for my new rules which are set to come out in the Spring. The figures are plastic, mostly ESCI, Italeri and Orion. Please ignore the Panzerfausts. Those units were used as light machine gun teams.

Thanks
Dave Hall
Albuquerque







Here are a few recognizable Hasegawa trucks, a Starter Toyota GB and a Fuel Isuzu TX-40.


There were pretty simple conversions.  I used Evergreen Scale Models, Sheet Styrene with 2.0mm spacing V-Groove for the truck beds.


The Toyota is the smaller of the two vehicles.  Each could be said to hold a squad of infantry.  The Isuzu's canvas cover is a modified one from a Pegasus American 6 Ton.  I just cut the back end off to fit the length of the bed.  Both are pretty easy kits, but I would probably stick with the Isuzu as a primary truck transport.


For any experts on Japanese trucks, the beds are a little rudimentary in design but there are few pictures out on the internet to work off of and I opted for the wargamer's choice!

Keeping it simple



Cheers!

Dave Hall