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.

Friday, 13 November 2015

In Her Majesty's Name

I've always liked Victorian Sci Fi and Steampunk but never owned any.

I've recently bought the rules for IHMN and, of course, I had to get some figures for my companies!

All figures are from Wargames Foundry Darkest Africa range....

This is my first company -

De'Ath or Glory










 And this is one of his arch enemies -

Sheikh Ya'buti





 I've got some Dodos ordered from Freebooter & we'll be incorporating them into a game as soon as they're painted!!



Sunday, 5 April 2015

20mm FV438 - Swingfire

This doesn't exist in 20mm at the moment and I quite fancy having one!

I've had a go at scratch building a Swingfire Turret to go on one of my S&S FV432s.

I haven't scratch-built anything before so it's been interesting & frustrating. I've ended up with something that isn't as accurate as I like, but that should represent it in enough detail for the wargames board!

I've dug out plasticard, balsa wood, fuse wire, bits of biro & a multitude of other scraps I had lying around.

This is it "naked"




And this is it painted & in place - 




Overall I'm really pleased with it - not 100% accurate, but for a first go I think it gets the point across!!


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Before & After

I've used the "toy" tanks that you get on the front of De Agostini magazines for my BAOR forces, with good results. I've got 2 Green & Black Chieftains and one Berlin Brigade - they're very nice models, sturdy & mean no faff with regards to building them etc.

I've recently bought a few T72's from the range to use in my Son's NVA force - but they come in a horrible "winter" colour scheme -


However, a lick of paint and some dry brushing makes them a lot more presentable -



One arrived with the gun barrel snapped off & not in the box - I was refunded & told to keep the tank anyway - a quick search on Ebay found me a turned metal T72 barrel for £2.09 delivered! Can't go wrong.

I should have all 3 ready for their combat debut (5 days from now)....

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