Reworked Mediterranean hills

As part of my terrain rationalisation I have cut down a number of the hills I created for Sicily back in 2015 to ensure they fit in my normal storage boxes and also to flatten the tops.
Typically the paint and flock colours have varied from the originals, seems odd as the paint and flock are the same batches I used, and the hills have not been exposed to much sunlight.
Hopefully I can still use them if I re-run the Lentine 1943 game, but the cover provided by the hills will not be as obvious as it was.


Yet more Napoleonic Spanish

Not planned,but when they turned up with the earlier Spanish I decided to get them done as well. These are Hat Austrian Grenz painted as the Voluntarios de Seville.
Not the best fit to the small bases I use but it works. At some point I need to add more of these early Penisular war Spanish volunteer units that were equiped by the British.


British Artillery for the '45

There is a lot of character in these Strelets artillery figures for the Jacobite uprising in 1745. The Royal Artillery was only really used for the close of the uprising at Culloden, and the artillery used before then was served by a mix of veterans and amateurs.


More Napoleonic Spanish

I had a lot of left over HaT Spaniards, that were no use for "proper" units, so I have painted and based them for Napoleonic skirmish games.
There are four units of 12 figures, one Grenadier and three fusilier.
Just the job for Rebels and Patriots.


German horse drawn wagons

It's also a delight to print something unusual on my 3D printer and these Hf-2 wagons are just that. They were created by a creative chap called Dani Dunbar and available theough Wagaming3D (link). They are accompanied by a metal Sgts Mess 37mm flak that I picked up cheap but was a pain to construct.
I was a bit clumsy with the first print I made and broke one of the wheels, rather than repair it, I created a wrecked version, very common on the roads of Normandy.
I'll certainly be printing the If.5 Anti Aircraft Wagon in my next batch on the printer.


Hit the beach - waterline LVTs

The advantage with a 3D printer is that you only need to print the parts that are above the water. Therefore these LVT-2s only took half the time and half the resin to complete. I did have to buy some clear acylic bases for them so that I could use them on any sea surface.
The gap between the base and the LVT was filled with acrylic caulk, quite a messy operation but any errors just look like water splashes.
I will be able to use the same parts that I have used for the land versions (link) to give them greater flexibility in use.


More SYW Austrian Grenz

My second batch of Grenz for the Seven Years War to replace my old Revell plastic conversions.

Waradiner Creuzer
Slavonish Peterwarsdiner


On the workbench - August 2023

Making steady progress through the stash I'm now planning to tackle the following and hopefully get some time away as well.:
  • Strelets Government and Jacobite artillery for the '45
  • 12 x Baggage camels for the Crusades
  • 48 x Napoleonic Spanish infantry for skirmish games
  • SYW two units of Austrian Grenz
  • Six waterline LVTs for Pacific games
  • Then as time and weather permits try and finish the bulk of my current terrain needs


Twentieth Century miscellany

To finish off the month a mixture of bits I have completed.
South East Asia water buffalos, for use in Burma, Vietnam etc.
Some pillboxes, a pair each of AT and MG boxes as I have none available for NW Europe games. The basic construction is foamcore, but the doors were 3D printed.
Finally a pair of Indian Pattern Armoured Carriers to replace the one that exploded.