Friday, 11 July 2014

Hit the beach!

Hi folks,

Back again after a wee bit away, been busy with work and suffering from some reduced hobby time due to the great god Ra putting in fairly regular appearances at the moment. Anywho, I've been busy with something slightly different from my past few updates and this will probably set the theme of things for the next few months. 

A long time ago my good lady bought me the US Assault company box as I'd intended to use it for a Glider company since it had the correct number and type of heavy weapons and troops. I built it up and it sat unloved for a very long time as I could never bring myself to paint models that were so obviously wrong for the purpose I was intending. After some recent discussions on Facebook and the plethora of documentaries and films that were shown during last month's D Day 70th anniversary, I decided at long last I needed to paint this assault company up and for their intended purpose. 

Below is my test platoon, a standard boat section plus their option .30-cal MG. The platoon has a mixture of assault company models, standard GIs and a couple of paratroopers to give a lot of variety of poses and models. Additionally, I've included some special effects Michael Bay would be proud of after watching the opening of Saving Private Ryan one too many times.

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Cheers for looking folks.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Fresh from the Panzerwerks


It has been a long time since I've bothered to update anything here, mainly as I've not been doing a great deal of hobbying as of late, but I'm back in the proverbial saddle and concentrating on teeny tiny WW2 stuff at the moment.

Most recently I've painted a bunch of vehicles from a 559. Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung task force that opposed the U.S. 101st Airborne Division and the advances of the British XXX Corps during Market Garden. I have three Jagdpanthers (converted from PSC Panthers), four StuG Gs (FoW Open Fire boxed sets plastics) and three Wirberlinds (converted from PSC Panzer IVs), all painted in a fairly standard western European camouflage scheme and adorned with bits of foliage, stowage and tank riders.

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The full group

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The Jagdpanthers

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The StuGs

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The Wirbelwinds

Cheers for looking folks!