What's all this then?

An infrequent collection of ramblings and pictures related to gaming. I play mainly Sci-Fi or Fantasy, but have recently found myself feeling nostalgic & yearning for my Army days in BAOR - hence the 6mm Coldwar forces & the foray into 20mm.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Britannia FV432 - 81mm Mortar

My first foray into resin models! A Britannia Models FV432 from Grubby Tanks.

I've gone for the 81mm Mortar version (VEH25).

There were a couple of minor bubbles to fill and a few bits where edges had broken off - mainly round the hatch rims and road wheels.

I "bodged" the hatch rims with Green Stuff, made a fire extinguisher for the back door but left the road wheels. I also used Green Stuff to attach the commanders hatch as Superglue alone didn't seem up to the job.

Drilled & fixed wire antenna's and that was it!

The finished article. 

I undercoated with Black, applied "Blue Tack Masking" and then sprayed with Plastic Soldier Company British Armour Green.

Then it was just a case of drybrushing, tracks & bits & bobs (Fire System covers, number plates, Driver).

I painted the crew separately & then blatantly nicked RichardC's idea for mounting them on "Sabots".

The "Sabot" for the crew.

I'd like it if the driver had a helmet on too - but that's possibly not beyond my skills with Green Stuff. I may get more adventurous and try to add cam nets & poles on the next ones. 

I'll definitely be ordering more as they're lovely models & fit really well with the troops.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Elheim BAOR

Finally got off my backside & took some photos of these chaps. I currently have 2 Platoons - 1 Elheim and 1 Britannia, plus the Milan, AA & FAO are Elheim.


Section 1

Section 3 - Gas Gas Gas!!

Cocked up here & forgot that the NBC boots go under the noddy suit, aside from that - I love these guys & came over all nostalgic as I was painting them!! 

Will have to get some of the Soviet NBC troops - would make for an interesting skirmish, any hit at all would take the squaddie out either through death or spending time decontaminating, add in restricted movement & vision and it'd end up being a brawl!!

Some of Section 2

Section 2 GPMG

Blowpipe AA


Milan Team

I'll take some of the Britannia Platoon at some stage & post them, plus the 432's I'm working on.....

Thursday, 7 August 2014

JB Models 1/76 Bedford MK

This turned up from Ebay yesterday & I set to straight away.
A really nice model to make - very satisfying. I may have to have a go at a Ptarmigan conversion some time!

Next time I won't be in such a hurry & will scratch build the mirrors & front indicators!! Oh well...