Wounded Chindit

Wounded Chindit

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Newbury show loot

Yesterday meant a trip to Colours at Newbury racecourse. I had no idea as to my wants apart from a few packs of cowboys from Peter pig. 

After spending the best part of the day there, along with my eldest boy, I came back with the following loot.

At the back at two PSC 15mm kits,
on the right British Universal Carriers. (9 models, 6 versions, 2 & 3 inch mortars, Vickers 50 cal, armoured observation post & 2 types of wasp flame throwers).
On the left German sdkfz 231 armoured car (5 models,3 versions, 232 radio, 233 Stummel or 263 command version)

Warbases: 5 packs of 15mm stargaze 962 scifi buildings, a landing pad, a double pod, a double pod plus 1 and a generator and control tower. I was impressed by the range and look forward to getting a few more of these packs from the range ( once I've seen how they paint up).

The landing pack constructed.

Also bought were a few packs from GZG. A couple of packs of Kra'vak heavy armour warriors and pack of Xar grab discs.
And finally a 15mm hover vehicle from brigade games.

I enjoyed the show though I didn't really look at any of the games. A good turnout of traders with some new company's I'd not come across before. Blotz was one and I was impressed with a lot of their mdf kits both 15 and 28mm.
All in all a good show made better as I did sell a couple of items on the b and b that covered most of my spend.

Thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, 6 August 2017

Back to the AWI

It's been nearly 2 years since I've painted up any french figures for the AWI collection. As usual these PeterPig figures were virtually flash free and only needed the file taken to the base. 

These are packs 108 French Line advancing with backpacks and a command base using 3 figures from pack 101 French command advancing with a sapeur from pack 106 French sapeurs with axes. They have been painted up as the regiment Soissonnais




The next regiment has been started and is progressing well along with the generals.
Thanks for taking a look.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Gnolls 4

The painting has been a bit slow of late but this is down to my eyes. Firstly they've been getting sore, down to hayfever possibly but I've never had it before. Secondly my eyes are straining with the small figures. This is more than likely down to the type 2 diabetes. I'm due for my 6 month eye check at the hospital at the end of August but I need to get my finger out and get an eye test at an opticians for some new glasses.

The Gnolls are now finished with the final two being Reaper Bones. The models were made of a material I've not used before and really wasn't sure of how to prepare them. I trimmed off some of the mold lines with a sharp knife and tried a piece of fine wet and dry on some of the burs but gave up around some of the detail. I should have persevered as the overall look of the figures I'm happy with.







They do look a lot bigger than the other 28mm figures I've used for Frostgrave though they could easily be used for a champion/leader type figure.

Anyway that's it for the moment.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Frostgrave Gnolls 3

Here are the last eight Gnolls from the Frostgrave​ box. But not the last Gnolls to be painted!

Group photo

Archers/crossbowman
Front and back


And four with swords and daggers.
Front and back

It's too hot tonight for the garage even with the fan on ! I might have to stay inside tonight and be sociable.  Though I could use the time to do some research on uniform colours for one of my on going projects.


Have a good evening all


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Frostgrave Gnolls 2

Just a quick mid-week post. The latest batch of Gnolls (3 only)  are finished and photographed.

These 3 are a bit more protected, having shields.


Front and back


And my thoughts go out to the people affected by the fire in London last night and to the emergency services for the work they did and especially the firemen and woman who entered that burning building. Hero's.

That's it from me.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Frostgrave​ Gnolls


This is the first batch of Gnolls finished and I've been trying to get around to  posting about these for a week. The Windsor & Newton Galleria mat varnish is nice to use, though more time consuming when brushing it on but no greying.
The Gnolls are from the Northstar plastic multi-part set and this first batch have an assortment of weapons. They went together nicely like the other sets in the series and have a range of options to build.






Am trying to think of what to do next, i've plenty of options both in the metal  and plastic mountains. Inspiration is required and I'm not off to any shows until colours in September- my first show of this year.

Thanks for taking a look.




Monday, 5 June 2017

British Paras 3rd rifle plt , MMG plt, sniper and dead.

Finally getting the last pictures of this project on my blog. It's dragged on and the problems with the varnishing has put a downer on the whole thing. But onwards and upwards as the saying goes.

Anyway the 3rd rifle platoon is the same format as the previous 2.


The  mg platoon consists of  3 bases of machine guns and crew along with a rifle base and a platoon commander.



A sniper team suitably hidden.


And some para dead.


That's it for the Paras.

Thanks for taking a look.