Soviet heavy metal!

After ten days away again I'm back from dog-sitting for my daughter and I've managed to complete the repainting of a batch of Russian diecasts. These are the cheap models available from "The Works" but the colouring didn't match the rest of my stuff.

I managed to find enough T28s to make a a reasonably sized forces for a game

The T35 is a monster, but the most I'll need for any scenario is a couple

The tiny FAI-M armoured car


More Jacobites - Manchester and Edinburgh

Completed a couple more units, on the left the Manchester regiment raised during the march south to Derby and on the right John Roy Stewart's battalion or the Edinburgh regiment. No flags have been added yet, There are some details for the Manchester regiment that the mottos "Liberty and Property" were on one side and "Church and King" on the other. One guess was that the flag was a simple English red cross on white. The Edinburgh regiment apparently had the "green flag of Kincardine". So I need to find and/or create something suitable.

Certainly for these figures the dormer house looks large


Graves for seven brothers

The cheap diecast M3 Lees given a quick drybrush before joining my soviet forces.

I've re-configured the dormer house in a lower configuration


German command team

Another oddment that was lying around that I got round to finishing. The SHQ German command team


French dormer building

I bought this 20mm MDF building by Charlie Foxtrot at Devizes as it fitted my usual 120mm x 120mm building template. I've yet to see how it fits with my 18th century buildings. but I suspect it might look rather large. Assembly is relatively straight forward and it can be made with the rear extension on either side. The joints were very tight in places and needed filing to fit (probably better this way than loose).

The nicest part is the separate window frames and the very thin MDF shutters

As recommended I used PVA and sand to render the walls to hide the joins. The chimneys and ridge tiles were "everygreen" plastic, but I used card for the ridge tiles.

For scale I've added one of the Fabbri diecasts


On the workbench - September 2015

I've had a hectic week helping to sort out my daughters wedding, but while away I managed to get some plastic kits part assembled.

So what am I up to
  • Complete the Jacobite Infantry
  • Similarly restart work on the dormer house that got pushed to the back on the workbench
  • A selection of Sdkfz 250 halftracks
  • Plus their bigger brother the Sdkfz 251s
  • A final batch of 28mm spearmen