30 December 2009

Caesar 1/72 Scale Partisans / French Resistance

Caesar 20mm WW2 Partisans / Resistance Fighters / Maquis.

Painted by Eli Mayor who games with our wargame group in Tenerife.
He's used a mixture of figures from the two Caesar sets currently on the market.

Caesar 1/72 French Resistance

Caesar 20mm WW2 French Resistance Partisans

1/72 20mm Maquis ww2

Forces of Valor 1/72 Conversions by Doug Iovinelli

More pictures from a friend of mine, Doug Iovinelli, a huge smallscale enthusiast from San Diego in California.

These are The Forces of Valor 1/72 figures,with several conversions, cut up torsos and arm swaps, to make a platoon of D-DAY Rangers.













29 December 2009

Trumpeter Famo Halftrack





And a snap of the vehicle next to an Airfix Luftwaffe mechanic so you get an idea of the size.

20 September 2009

Nebelwerfer Scratch-Build – Juan Reyes

By Juan Reyes - scratch-built Nebelwerfer

Our gaming group had a list of things we needed to build for some of the forthcoming games we had planned in the Disposable Heroes Arnhem campaign, one of those being a Nebelwerfer.

The old Esci kit still hasn't yet been re-released by Italeri and the expensive prices on Ebay for the old Esci kit made it a no-no, and resin or lead alternatives aren't really our thing, but Juan said he'd take care of it.





The rocket-tubes on the Nebelwerfer are made out of sprue, and the split-trail carriage, and wheel assembly are from the HaT Industrie German Pak-36 37mm Anti-Tank Gun.

The Steyr 1500A in the background is also another of Carlos de la Concha's Altaya-Repaints.

07 September 2009

Circus Maximus in 1/72 Scale


Iván Cáceres, another of my regular wargame opponents (he thrashed me in a game on Saturday just gone by the way, damn him), is also an avid 1/72 scale fan.

He's been working on updating the old board-game "Circus Máximus" into a version using miniatures.

The miniatures were painted by Iván and also by Carlos de la Concha.

The new "board" needs a centre-structure and some statues, spectators etc., so more photos to follow sometime in the near future when the table's finished.





28 May 2009

Work in Progress - Matchbox M16 Half-Track

A couple of 1/76 scale M16 Half-tracks (w/50cal quad) under construction. This is the Matchbox-Revell re-release.

The tracks are far too fragile though. I'll have to try and find an alternative as these broke as soon as I tried to get them over the rear roller assembly.

Apart from the problem with the dodgy tracks, the kit looks as sharp in detail and as easy to put together as it ever was.


26 May 2009

Altaya Die-Cast Repaints



Some more of the new Altaya die-cast tanks recently out on the market here in newsagents in Spain.





Ideal for wargamers. Not really worth building models when these are on sale for just 10.95 Euros apiece.

Some photos below of of Altaya die-casts repainted by fellow wargamer Carlos de la Concha. The figures inside that repainted "Rommel Chariot" are two old Matchbox figures.








04 May 2009

Italeri DAK



Some pictures of figures from the new Italeri set, painted by Carlos de la Concha.

Very nice new additions to our club's WWII Afrika Korp wargame forces




03 May 2009

Vikings

Here come the Vikings !

Zvezda figures, (and a viking on horseback conversion), all superbly painted by fellow gamer (and one of my regular wargame "enemies") Juan Reyes for our wargame club's "Medieval Project" .





01 May 2009

1/72 Scale Italeri Coastal Defense Bunker

Italeri 1/72 Scale Coastal Defence Bunkers.

Nice solid models that paint up really well.






These were made and painted by Carlos de Concha from the Tenerife Brazo de Nelson Wargames Club.

06 March 2009

Aifrix Bedford QLD Conversion

Aifrix Bedford QLD Conversion by Doug Iovinelli

Second installment of some more really nice conversions by Doug Iovinell from San Diego. As per the boats in the previous post, I meant to put these on the main website some time back, but they got misplaced on my old computer and I only recently dug them out again (sorry about the long delay Doug).

"I have been slowly converting the Airfix Bedford, two months, into the QLD. The pictures should explain most of it. I used cardboard and a paper napkin for the tarpaulin. The back end is completely scratch built. It was fun painting it too. I have not yet decided what unit markings I shall paint.

Doug Iovinelli"




05 March 2009

Altaya Die-Cast Elephant Tank


Thought I'd post a photo of one of the new Altaya ready-made-n-painted 1/72 German tanks in action on the wargame table.



This model above, the "Elefant" tank, was in newsagents at a special introductory offer of Eur 2.95.

And of course I bought three......... well, for that price who wouldn't ? Then, once the mist had cleared from my brain, I thought what on earth do I want three Elephants for.

Still, I suppose will use the three together in a game one day.

18 February 2009

Sherman ARV - Trumpeter 1/72 Conversion


From Pablo Alvarez in Tenerife, another 1/72 scale conversion, a heavily modified Trumpeter kit built into a Sherman ARV