Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Half Track Double

Hi, me again!

Next up are the two German Half Tracks I got for Christmas, which 'completes' my 28mm WW2 Germans

Sunday, 19 January 2014

German Infantry, done and dusted

Me again!

Another batch of German infantry completed. Most of them are armed with Assault Rifles, but there is also an LMG, a rifle and a couple of Panzerschrecks that I found around the place whilst tidying up.

These are the last planned infantry models for my 28mm Germans, and with the two Half Tracks I have just started painting, will give me about 2000pts for Bolt Action and plenty of options and extras for Chain of Command.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

A Dux Bellorum Project for 2014

Its 2014 and therefore time for a new modelling and painting project!

Myself and Lordybloke played a couple of games of Dux Bellorum in 2013, and had great fun doing so. Only having Skraeling for Saga, I had to borrow figures, and so with the new year comes my new project to create my own force.

I plumped for the Irish in our two practice games, granted there isn't a great deal of difference between the different forces, its mainly slight force organisation. So off to the interwebs I went and bought all I need to make just over 32 points, which is how many points we have been playing.

A pile of stuff, ready to go

The plan is, rather than individually basing each of the miniatures, I'm going to create a small vignettes for each of the units. This is the first time I've done something like this so wish me luck

I'll see you in one months time for the first update of how things are going...

Sunday, 5 January 2014

15mm Stug III

For the second Battlegroup Kursk campaign game I needed 6 Stugs.  I have finally finished them, they were primed and had the base colour on them for months but somehow I couldn't get to them.

Christmas finally gave me the extra time that I needed.  I went for a single colour for a change to the usual two tone camo I have for the other armour I am using.

Happy enough

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Stuka zu Fuss - Painted

Following on from the Flammpanzerwagen here is the penultimate vehicle for Cyrus's SS force.  The Stuka zu fuss.  Came out ok

Sd.Kfz 251/16 Flammpanzerwagen - Painted

I have been painting SS and vehicles for Cyrus off and on for a big part of 2013.  I have nearly come to the end of his German collection.  A few pictures of the completed vehicle

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Dead Mans Hand Desperados

Happy 2014!

I finished my Dead Mans Hand Desperados in 2013, but after an issue with the varnish leaving a nice white dust on the figures I had to do a little repair job. Luckily after some Googling I found it to be as easy as another coat of varnish once the original coat had had time to cure. It wasn't perfect and needed a tiny bit of repainting, but they are done.

As a club, 2014 is looking to be the year of the campaign, and so with that I have added a bit of background to my gang.

First up are Richard Griffon Senior, Richard Griffon and Richard Griffon III, they are the owners of the hardware store in our Lone Wolves wild west town. The Griffon's were never a violent family and spent most of their time in their store selling everything from buckets to rope to the local town folk; that was until Richard Griffon Senior's second son came to town.

Richard, Richard II and Richard III

Eddie Folklund, Richard's illegitimate son, returned to see his father 18 months ago, and changed his life forever. Knowing that the community finding out that he had had a son with a hooker from a neighbouring town would ruin his business, Eddie forced Richard, and by association, his Son and Grandson into helping Eddie and his new partner in crime 'Fossarius' with a new business of their own.

Eddie and 'Fossarius'

It wasn't just one son returning to his father on that day that convinced Richard to risk everything in the name of keeping his name clean, two days after agreeing to help Eddie, he had another surprise when he learnt that nine months after that one night of passion, it was not one son that he fathered but six!

Richard now had to also deal with George, Stanley, John, Louis and Carlos, his life would never be the same again.

George, Stanley, John, Louis and Carlos

What will the future bring for this bunch of Desperados as conflict comes to town during 2014...