Wounded Chindit

Wounded Chindit

Saturday, 22 April 2017

British Paras 2nd plt.

I'm flying back to Heathrow later this afternoon from Ireland so no Salute for me.  I've a little time to kill so i thought I'd post some pictures of the 2nd plt.

Same composition as the 1st plt.

A piat


A light mortar.

Plt commander

3 x brens

3 x stens

 And 3 x rifles

And that's it for today - need to travel.
Take care all.






Saturday, 8 April 2017

British Paras 1st platoon

All painting on this project has now finished, figures are all based and bases completed. Some are photographed and the rest will be done over the next couple of glorious days.

First up are a few pictures of the 1st platoon. Pictures are poor but I'm hoping to take some better ones tomorrow in natural light.



The complete platoon of 12 bases, including platoon commander, a light mortar and a PIAT along with


3x rifles

3 x stens


And 3x Brens.

There are another two platoons (of the same composition) , a MMG platoon, a medium mortar platoon and an engineer platoon along with the 6pdrs and tows.

Take care all.





Saturday, 1 April 2017

Starting a new project.

And to start off this new project we have the following pictures of British infantry marching (cbr1) from Baccus. Colonial range.




April fools - i did enjoy painting these even though they were hard work. I had a go over Christmas to see how they would be to paint up. I don't think this is a scale i will go with but saying that Baccus's new ECW range look very tempting.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Airborne 6 pdr gun

I think it's finally dawned on me why I'm spending less time on my blog (though painting time is still about the same) and the answer is forge of empires. I need to cut back on that and refocus my attention. Easier said than done.

The 6 pdr (57mm) was first used in 1942 and was used into the 50's. The airborne version had a modified carriage.
PeterPig do a nice model in their WW2 range. I've painted 3 with crew and a tow for each as support for my Para force.





Next up should be the first of 3 platoons.

Take care all.


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.