11 February 2010

Work in Progress - Roving Reporters

A set of "Newsteam" figures I have on the workbench at the moment.

The figures are Hasegawa hard plastic US Airforce Ground Crew with some simple modifications and an Esci/Italeri NATO Ground Crew figure.



The war-weary reporter's van in the background is a Made-in-China toy.

Looking at the photo now, I think I went a bit over the top with the weathering, it's filthy dirty - and those toy-like wheels will probably need replacing too..........

07 February 2010

WW2 Japanese and Aussies - Jungle Wargame


Pictures from some WWII Pacific/Jungle games with members of the Brazo de Nelson wargame group.

Airfix Chi-Ha



The 47mm AT gun was made by Alejadro – he used the wheels off a HaT German 37mm gun, and built the gun-shield from scratch. The gun-crew are conversions of HaT German AT figures by Carlos de la Concha.

Airfix 1-76 DUKW



The DUKWs are Airfix classics, cut down to make them warterline models.

Fujimi Bunker 20mm and Matchbox Japanse Infantry




An old Fujimi bunker / blockhouse + Waterloo and Matchbox Japanese infantry by Alejandro, & jungle-plants by Juan Reyes

Revell 1-72 Austrialian Infantry



Revell Australian infantry by Juan Reyes

Italeri 1/72 Watchtower



Italeri Watchtower from Carlos’ collection. On the right you can also just make one of the new Pegasus palm-trees, repainted by Juan Reyes.

Japanese sniper spider hole 20mm



Japanese sniper conversion in a “spider-hole” by Carlos

1:72 Rice Paddies Wargame Scenery



Rice paddies by Juan & more of Alejandro’s Japanese

Close assault


Aussies being close-assaulted by enraged banzai screaming Japanese. The river and bridge belong to Carlos – a product sold by the people who market FOW

Jungle Outpost



Some more of Alejandro’s Japanese figures posing in front of one of his scratch-built jungle-dwellings

Fujimi Ho-Ni Tank Destroyer



A old Fujimi 1-76 scale Ho-Ni by Iván Cáceres, crewed by some more HaT German AT-Gun figures with Japanese head-swaps by Carlos de la Concha

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.