23 September 2011

1/72 scale GMC 'Jimmy' World War II Deuce-and-a-half




Academy 1/72 6×6 Cargo Truck

Very crisp, well-moulded, and finely detailed model.

Compatible with the Airfix kit, and somewhat more robust. And more than twice the price of the Airfix / Heller kit too. Similar to Academy’s WWII Ground Vehicle Set, this kit comes with a number of jerrycans, oildrums and boxes, and also includes some spare 0.50 & 0.30 cal. Brownings.





Hasegawa GMC Cargo & Fuel Truck

Strong robust model, ideal for wargaming






Airfix GMC Truck

Very nice kit, sharp detail and easy to put together. The wheels need to be reinforced or the model needs to be based, if not the wheels will break off the first time you use it in a wargame.

Compared with the Hasegawa GMC, this is quite a fragile model.

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.


09 August 2011

Campaña de Berlin. Lucha por el Reichstag.Escenario nº 10. La estación - Brazo de Nelson Wargames Club

Escenario nº 10. La estación.


29 de Abril de 1.945. Las unidades soviéticas merodean por los alrededores de Postdamerplatz, ya a menos de media milla del Reichstag. En el fragor del combate, unidades de fanáticos combatientes de las SS van en busca de "desertores", obligando a decenas de jóvenes a luchar y colgando a ancianos de las farolas que iluminan las calles. En este momento de la guerra muchos oficiales de la Wehrmacht comienzan a intervenir cuando localizan a alguno de esos "tribunales volantes". El general Mummert, comandante de la Müncheberg ordena disparar a los ejecutores de las SS que se mueven alrededor de Postdamerplatz. Mientras los alemanes luchan entre ellos, el Ejército Rojo se acerca cada vez más a la estación de Postdam...