Sunday, 21 December 2014

plastic kits in need of some TLC

Never one to resist a chance to pick up some more kits, I bought a tin of tanks off Dennis at the club on Thursday. I was only really interested in the M12 but there are certainly some other bits I can use and the remainder will go in my sales/charity box for the next show.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Extra US Armour

The rest of my Britannia purchases. A triad of M8 Greyhounds to round out my Reconnaissance Squadron


Then a pair of M3 command half tracks, I had debated converting the PSC models, but I'm glad I didn't as these are so nice. One will be for the Armoured Combat Command and the other for the Armoured Artillery Battalion.

There are still a few bits and pieces to buy/paint sometime, but effectively the army is complete, I just need a good day to be able to have a parade and view it all laid out.

Friday, 19 December 2014

US Artillery

As already indicated the purchase of some extra bits from Britannia meant a slight change of plan. Although I already had a pair each of 105mm howitzers and 3" AT guns I needed an extra 105mm, and then I decided that existing ones needed a repaint job to bring them up to the standard of the rest of the army.

The artillery crews are mostly figures from the Matchbox Priest, but the AT guns have been given new Britannia crews.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Marie Louise's

Marching onto the table are my latest brigade of Napoleonic infantry in greatcoats

I had debated painting them as Young Guard, but decided that French line would be more flexible. Figures are from Strelets, except the officers who are Esci

Forming Ordre Mixte

Very suitable for the conscripts of 1813. Nominally they are two battalion each of the 140th and 141st Line Regiments

Sunday, 7 December 2014

A few pictures from Recon

Not of the best quality showing the Battlegroup Overloard game with XXX Corps trying to advance on Arnhem.

Not much else to photograph, but I managed to picked the remaining bits for my US forces.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

On the workbench - December 2014

Crumbs it's December already so I'd better crack on and try and get as much finished as possible before the festivities. Currently I have the following on the go or about to be started
  • Three Bedford QLTs being converted to 6pdr portees
  • A British motor battalion for the desert
  • A brigade of Napoleonic French in greatcoats
  • Some WW2 US artillery crews
  • A unit of GNW Saxon Cavalry
  • Plus whatever I can finish from the oddments tray to get the year end total up
Hopefully I'll get the "last" bits for my US force from Andy Grubb at Recon this weekend and add them to the list!

Monday, 1 December 2014

A few more British bits for the desert.

The portees are still a way behind, but I did manage to complete the three Airfix Bedford QLDs, these are marked up for the highland division to be consistent with the forces I raised for the Alamein game back in 2012. At the same time, I completed a Britannia M3 Scout car for the motor battalion I'm about to start, plus a 6pdr armed Valentine from 20mmZone.