Thursday, 29 March 2018

Yet more Ottoman infantry

Hopefully this will provide enough infantry to fill out my Ottoman army. In the centre a unit of Eyalet Infantry flanked by more Tufecki.


The Tufecki are mainly the less uniformed figures from the Mars set plus a few extras to make up the numbers. I think they have a nice Balkan irregular appearance

The Eyalets are the musket armed figures from the Redbox set, quite a bit of flash on some of these.

Monday, 26 March 2018

A bunch of Honeys

M3 Stuart light tanks from Plastic Soldier made from the left-over parts from My US versions I've given them Caunter camouflage as it is usually worth the effort involved.


Adding squadron markings turned into a saga. The first set were old and very fragile, once in place The poor alignment meant I had to touch them up and they still didn't look right. So I them bought some new ones from I-94. These turned out to be almost transparent and I'm still waiting to hear their response. So finally I hand painted them.

As a reminder here is the work in progress picture with the green stuff press moulded parts

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Ottoman Arabian Infantry

or Turkish Infantry in tropical dress. very much an impulse buy but just the thing for Palestine in 1918


A lovely set of Strelets figures I kept to a lighter shade of my standard Turkish army colour of greenish khaki (Vallejo middlestone)

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Cromwells

While I was away coping with the Beast from the East during the day I spent the evenings catching up on my kit backlog. So here are some cheap Airfix Cromwells that I picked up in Aldi.

The vehicles are marked up as part of the 2nd Welsh Guards, the armoured reconnaissance regiment of the Guards Armoured Division.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Snow show - WMMS

Yesterday Andy and I travelled down to Aldersley for the WMMS show. There was very little snow on the roads as far as Tong on the A41, then it became more awkward as it was blowing off the fields onto the road. It was a very quiet show as the weather seemed to have deterred a lots of traders, demonsrators and punters. A few pictures of the games that caight my eye.

A nice Napoleonic Peninsula game




I particular liked the hilltop village






Japanese landing in China 1937




Great Northern War with Prinz August figures


Very little shopping done, just some decals and vehicle stowage

Wargame Amateur's pictures (link)

Friday, 16 March 2018

Maybe a bit to blue? - WW1 Poles

Unfortunately I choose a deep sky blue rather than a blue-grey for the base colour so the result is especially bright in the sunlight. Appropriately they are the Polish Blue Army from Strelets

The Blue Army was equipped by the French and fought on the western front in WW1, before being shipped east to join in the conflicts there. I will certainly use them for the Russian Civil War.

At the back is a French artillery gun and crew in the colours I thought I was using!

Update, here is a couple of pictures taken in more subdued light, so not so bright and the shading shows up better.


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Back to winter - Soviet KV-1S

While the "Beast from the east" was blowing I got a pair of Pegasus KV-1S asssembled. Appropriately I have painted them up in my faded winter style camouflage.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

WW2 Indian Infantry

At long last I have added an Indian unit to my British desert army. It has always been a niggling omission and I had considered using the Atlantic figures. It was to my great pleasure that Strelets released not one but two sets enabling me to easily construct a Rapid Fire battalion.

The only item still missing is a Boys Anti-tank rifle and that will be purchased when I go to WMMS next week.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

On the workbench - March 2018

To get my painting back on track I'm working on a number of kits that have been lying around and getting in the way, plus working on some recent purchases, in detail:-

  • Remainder of the Ottoman Tufecis and Azabs from last month
  • 6 PSC Stuarts in Caunter camouflage that I finished assembling last month
  • 3 Airfix Cromwells
  • 2 Pegasus KV 1S for my winter Russians
  • 3 PSC M9 half tracks for the Ardennes, I've got one old Airfix tilt, but I'll have to create a couple more
  • A WW2 Indian Infantry Battalion for Rapid Fire (or platoon for Battlegroup)
  • WW1/RCW Poles
  • WW1 Serbs
  • WW1 Arab Revolt
  • WW1 Ottomans in tropical dress