Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Valiant 1/72 WW2 25mm GI's

American infantry from the VM003 American GIs 1942/44 set by Valiant Miniatures. These came off the cover of Wargames Illustrated way back in 2009. I've waffled on about their size and it seems Armourfast are retooling them. There's a post on TMP with more details.

This is where i'm at with the figures, basic colours blocked in and a wash to blend it together. Highights to follow and I'll need unit flashes/insignia.

Monday, May 22, 2017

20mm WW2 figures including the Blitz Battle for the Hedgerows range

I've recently received a platoon of 20mm WWII figures from Simon over at Wargameroz's 20mm Ramblings. Most are from the Blitz "Battle for the Hedgerows" set in bags with their codes along with an SS mortar team (BBG9). I'm trying to work out the others (last three images) which are from a different company/ies? I haven't seen the Blitz figures in person until now and i'm impressed. They are quite quirky in their mix with a quality of sculpture that is up there with the AB or Warmodelling sculpts.

Officer and NCO Pack.2 Officers and 2 NCO's wearing assorted uniforms.
4 Figure Rifle Pack.All armed with K98s. Wearing smocks and mix of headgear.

4 Figure Rifle Pack. 
Armed with K98s , GEW41s and GEW43s and a mix of uniforms and headgear.

BBFH 8 MG42 firing off shoulder of No.2.
NCO armed with MP40. Mix of headgear and uniforms.

BBFH7 MG34 firing off shoulder of No.2 NCO armed with capture Thompson SMG. Mix of headgear all wearing smocks.
BBG9 Waffen SS figures in a mix of smock and M43 jacket.8cm GRW 34 Mortar & loader. Crewman crouching sighting. NCO with telephone.
BBFH9 Panzershrek Team moving. NCO with MP40. Mix of headgear all wearing smocks.
from left BBG5 MG34 crewman advancing,unreleased "Prussia 1945" mp40 late war smock and pants,? carrying two ammo cans,Kellys Heroes Radio Operator, ?


?, middle and far right are unreleased "Prussia 1945" figures in the late war reversible smock and pants

The basing begins. I've used 3/4 washers stuck down with Stik It Medium CA.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A board instead of a TANKS Mat

I came across a pile of MDF offcuts at one of the local cabinet makers the other day and having just had a demo of TANKS i realised i could knock up a board.

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3 x 3 MDF board with the first spray of green
Although its too small a a job for the house painting can its handy because i wanted to play with the airbrushes in preparation for doing some WWII armour. I've had a very cheap single action spraybrush for a long time but lost the little feed tube. Having bodged it up with some aquarium tubing it still works a treat and i did most of this board with the gun. When that was out of commission i bought a cheap bottom feed airbrush with a cup and a jar attachment. I'll probably pass this onto someone else as it just doesn't feed enough through for undercoating and feeding from the bottom when it has the cup attached is pretty distracting to do anything else, 

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Dirt road and some assorted tank tracks.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Miniature Scenery 28mm MDF Imperial Ruins

I've just pulled these out of a box while i was looking for something else and realised i'd never shared them here. They are the 28mm Imperial Ruins Corner and Straights from Miniature Scenery.

Done quite a while ago i've detailed the walkways with card tiles and some sand in the crevices, undercoated black then worked up the greys. I was looking for a very generic look and there are no modern touches apart from the loopholes in the corner section.

The ends are cleverly designed to push together (but not lock) to give a more solid wall effect or they could be scattered around as each piece can stand alone. The straights have two levels and the corner has four with the landing at the rear. There are two more kits which i don't have which are the gateway and a breached wall section.

28mm GW Ork and Imperial Guardsman for scale
These are the original router cut versions as they were a fairly old kit. It's possible Miniature Scenery have converted newer kits over to laser cut as they modernise the range. From memory the only fiddly bits were the buttresses and all went together well with PVA to stop it moving. Highly recommended they make a solid model for the tabletop.