29 June 2006

Flakpanzer V Coelian by Bram Corts

By Bram Corts (original article formerly on the miniaturezone.co.uk website)

The green Panther-conversion is a so-called flakpanzer V coelian






It's a what-if project because the Germans only made a mock-up of the vehicle. The turret is scratch-build and I used the Hasegawa Panther G with steelwheels as base.

Copyright Bram Corts, Netherla

30 May 2006

SAS / LRDG Night Raiders

Some photos from two successive games comprising of night-attacks on a joint Italian-German airfield and fuel-dump.






yes... the Toyota fuel truck is a long way from home.








Nobody took notes on the turns, it was a very intense game, but to cut it short, the British won !!

LRDG conversions using Hongwell die-cast jeeps.





The Chevrolet was from the remains of a very old Matchbox unfinshed LRDG set that I recovered from the spares' box (painted green by me back in its day lol ).



A few books covered with towels and old sheets, add some scrub, sprinkle on some sand and add a few palm trees and there you have the table.








30 June 2005

Indochine 1946 wargame photos


Pictures from two separate games played within a week of each other. French patrols with a specific mission and with orders to bring back prisoners for interrogation.

The WW2 battle-hardened French Legionnaires had a great deal of success on the first occasion, but the second game was a definite win for the Viet Mihn.

El Brazo de Nelson
Wargames Tenerife
Wargames Tenerife

Players : Alberto, Carlos, John, Melo, Rob
Rules : Hit The Dirt (see www.freewargamesrules.co.uk)
Scale : 1:76, 1:72
Scenery : Alberto, Carlos, Iván, John
Heavily modified Viet Minh figures and French Indochina troops by Alberto.








26 May 2005

Copper Wire Armature Trees

Copper Wire Armature Trees



The technique of using twisted copper wire to make tree armatures is quite well known to railway enthusiasts, diorama builders and wargamers.



The twisted copper wire armatures have been covered with various layers of white glue and black paint and the foliage has been made from steel wool (like Brillo but without the soap) covered by dried herbs and scatter material.



You can also use lichen, as can be seen on one of the trees in the photographs.