Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Sicily - walls part 2

Another eight feet of walls completed, this time some shorter and broken sections as well

For Wargame News and Terrain Blog who wanted the colours used:
The walls are white resin and come with a peat coloured wash, I just touched up the cut ends to match. Then they are given a drybrush of Wilco Citreous.
The basing is my standard desert mix, Wilco Coffee for the base colour and then drybrushed Wilco City light

Wilco is a paint brand in the UK, here's a link to their paints

Wednesday, 25 March 2015


A weeks break walking in East Devon, but I got chance to visit the Model Railway exhibition at Pecorama yesterday. Only £2.20 as it was off season and a chance to look for terrain making ideas.

My favourite the Spanish railway "Catalunya"

Friday, 20 March 2015

Starting work on the hills

I was lucky and found an almost complete sheet of "Celotex" foam insulation in a skip just down the road, so I definitely have enough for the seventeen (17!) hills I need for the big game. Here are the first three roughed out and the beginnings of a hilltop town.

The shaping of the two larger hills is almost finished, I just need to fill all the gaps and then add several coats of PVA before adding scatter, etc. The smaller hill is a first attempt at a terraced hillside. The walls have been coated with "hard as nails" and then gravel pressed into the surface. I'll need to do this on the slopes of the hilltop town.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Sicily - walls part 1

Completed my first batch

The basic wall came from ebay (link), but needed cut to size to fit on the large lolly atcks used for bases.

A picture showing progress so far.

Although there is one gateway shown, I've decided not to create more and just use gaps between the walling. I also need some shorter sections and I'll work on them with the next batch

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Winter Panzer IVs

Pressing on with work on the WMMS purchases. The Italeri fast build Panzer IVs were fast to assemble and paint. Given the white decals on the T34s showed through I decided to add decals to these.

Note that normally I would have used the Airfix Panzer IVs from the stash, but everything I've done so far for winter is 1/72 I decided to keep a constant scale.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Winter T34s

The cheap diecast T34s picked up at WMMS have been winterised by dry brushing pale grey and then white

What the drybrushing did highlight is that the hull of these is the uparmoured (ekranami) version, but the turret is not.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

WW2 Winter Italians

From the warmth of Sicily to the freezing cold of Russsian. Like the Hungarians I still don't hane all the bts needed to complete the heavy weapons so I just completed the rifle companies.

Figures are the Strelets Italians at Stalngrad.