Wounded Chindit

Wounded Chindit

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Finally some pics of painted figures.

A day off today looking after sickly older boy so took a few pictures of some of the completed PeterPig British paras. It's taken me all day to get around to this point. And i don't know what I've done with the rest of the day ( though i did have an hour's kip in the afternoon).

First up is the company commanders base. This should be on a 4x4 base (for PBI) but I've gone with a round one so i could fit the jeep on as well.



We now have two bases of medics, one with attached priest. I made the fence from a coffee stirer and a piece of a cocktail stick just to give the base a little extra.



Finally some drop canisters. 



I had a number of issues with greying when varnishing. I used both aerosol and a pot of cote D'arms with both causing problems.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Spring tomorrow and the Flashing Blade.

Two months have gone by since my last post. I haven't been idle but not as busy as i should have been. My 15mm PeterPig paras are nearly complete just the bases to do. These should appearing over the next month.

Whilst painting I've been watching "The Flashing Blade".



As a youngster this was aired every summer holiday on TV. It was the swashbuckling adventures of the daring Chevalier de Recci. Great flamboyant acting from Robert Etcheverry in the staring role. The dubbing on the first eleven episodes was ok but the final episode was left in French but with English subtitles.
Would recommend this for a fun bit of entertainment whilst painting.

Hope to have some painted troops next time.

Tally ho for now.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Last post for 2016

So another year comes to a close and another final post is typed.

I trust you had a very merry christmas and I wish you all a happy new year with many a great game to play and win.

I had these pics for a few weeks and thought I'd post them tonight to end this project on the last day of the year.

This is pack 65. Supply Wagon from PeterPig's Wildwest range.

I bought this pack earlier in the year but when I came to paint it I found the driver was missing, not sure if i' d misspkaced it or it was missing from the pack when I got it. I placed a spare foot trooper on the base.


In the background you can see a mass of 15mm Paras. This is the first batch of the next project. This batch and the next are now completed apart from basing and the 3rd batch is underway. Hope to have some pictures up in the new year.

Anyway
 HAPPY NEW YEAR

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Plastic Soldier's M4A4

I have  been busy painting over the last few weeks, as and when I can. The PeterPig cavalry supply wagon is complete with just a photo or two to take and that's that project put to bed again until later next year.
The British Paras are well under way and I hope to be able to put some pictures of progress on here soon.

But by way of a change (and because of child care duties) I needed something to do inside in bad light.  I picked up a couple of boxes of Plastic Soldier's Sherman's to have a look at and decided to have a go at set Ww2v15011 Allied Sherman M4A4 and Firefly tank.


The set contains 5 sprues to make up 5 Sherman's,  these can either be made up as M4A4 (dry) or Firefly.

On taking the sprues out of the box the detail looked good and the amount of parts for each tank was not too great (even more so when consider there are some unique parts for each version).


The instructions for PSC kits leave a lot to be desired but that have got better over the years and this kit is only a couple of years old.
 I found the first section - Wheel sub assembly very fiddly and a few dry runs on each side was necessary.


Anyway the it went together well and here's a finished example.







 Four more to make up and I'll probably make up 3 of the standard M4A4 and another Firefly. Painting can wait until all are constructed.

Sizewise it does seem to be on the small size so I need to compare it with the PeterPig Sherman I have and get back. 

Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

US Cavalry characters

 My little man cave is located in the garage. It's a 3rd of the area and it's sectioned off. Most of the year it's pleasant but as we go through autumn  out comes my  old small blower heater. It works well and quickly warms up the room. Or it did. With the temperature plummeting last night I switch it on and yes you guessed it - nothing.  Fortunately we had another old heater stashed away for just such an occasion, it works but without the blower it takes ages to warm up my cave.  I can see it being a hard winters painting!

This project is near completion - just the  supply wagon to photograph, all ready to go. Anyway here we have the two US Cavalry character packs from PeterPig.

First up is pack 61. Major Rob

Followed by pack 62. Sergeant Rooney

Each character pack comes with three versions of the character, mounted, on foot and dead.

The next project is coming along well though as usual slow and hope to get on with it if I can stay warm!

Thanks for stopping buy.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Where's my horse?

It's been a few weeks since my last post and the whole time I've had these  figures finished and sitting on my desk. 

Again they are US Cavalry from PeterPig's Wild West range. 



Above are dismounted troopers with carbines (pack 57) and below dismounted troopers with pistols (pack 58).



Foot command (pack 59)

Crow Scouts on foot (pack 64)


This gives me two troops like the one below.


There are a couple of character figures that are finished and a supply wagon to base which will be in the next and last post in this project.

Thanks for taking a look.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

New project - prepping

Whilst waiting for the last base to dry for the US Cavalry yesterday I decided to prep the 1st batch of PeterPig's WW2 British Paras. 



I've decided to go for a rather large army and cover a number of options as I have the troops to hand and will still have many left over (eBay sale coming up at the end I think). I picked up a PeterPig black box for the paras (old style of figures) many years ago and when Martin had the figures remodeled I purchased a number of packs. This was supplemented by another black box of the new scuplts for which I traded my collection of magic: the gathering cards.

My only concern is the painting of the Denison smocks. I have seen a couple of YouTube videos and will give it a go.

Thanks for stopping by.