Thursday, 10 May 2018

28mm Brits for Falklands and South Armagh

Recently finished off these 2 MoFo figures, a Sniper and a Radio Operator. The sniper had a telescopic sight added and the barrel altered as well as hessian straps layered on his ghillie suit from green stuff. The radio operator is unaltered except for the addition of an aerial and handset cable. They'll be seeing service down south as well as Armagh.
Dougie


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

28mm Spectre Miniatures by Andy Zeck

I've been looking for a painter who can assist me in the lead pile for a while, with regard to Spectre Miniatures. If you're on the Spectre facebook page you'll have seen Andy Zeck's work. I really like the gritty/dirty look he gets to his figures so I eventually sent him 6 of the Tier1 operators for him to work his magic on. They arrived today and I'm very pleased with them, excellent communication throughout the process and exactly what I was hoping for. I can't rate him highly enough, wouldn't hesitate to use him again cracking stuff!
Dougie

28mm Colonial Brit baggage element

Baggage element for Death in the Dark Continent.
Dougie

Friday, 20 April 2018

10mm Falklands British Support Elements

Got 3 bases of GPMG SF completed to round off support company, which now consists of 3 81mm mortar stands, 3 Milan stands, 3 GPMG sustained fire stands and a sniper team. Pics below. Dougie

GPMG sustained fire teams


 81mm Mortar teams

 Milan

 Sniper team



Saturday, 17 March 2018

10mm Falklands Brit GPMG SF teams

As the majority of regular readers will know I've been rebasing my 10mm Falklands collection for the modern adaptation of Fire & Fury's "Battlefront WW2" rules. I now have a fully based Para Bn useable as either of the 2 that went down south apart from the Support Company GPMG SF teams.
I've used Pendraken Figures in the past, however Timecast have released a stonking Cold War British range which are ideal, here's the link Timecast Cold War Brits
I picked up a selection at Vapnartak at York in February, GPMG SF teams, Command, CVR(T) and a pack of Wombats.
I already have the Pendraken CVR(T) but the Timecast one is in a different league so they're getting replaced. Wombats? The pack is to convert to Argentine RRs deployed on Longdon.
The Cold War Brits are very nice sculpts wearing correct equipment as well as 44 pattern helmets which are accurate for the period. Being my usual anal self I had to alter the helmet to the Airborne pattern with the aid of a little green stuff. You can hardly notice the difference but if I hadn't altered them it would have got me agitated when I looked at them. The photo below shows the very slight modification. I'll get some photos of the rebased Brits up asap.
Dougie
Oh and here's a line of sight blocker for the Falklands


Monday, 26 February 2018

28mm Colonial Brits

A few of the fellas at my club suggested Playing "Death in the Dark Continent", I'd had a copy of the rules from the Nickstarter and went for a generic British Imperial force using List 68 British in South Africa. As these are high quality troops you don't get many for your 300 points which also meant quicker painting!
I'd decided to use Perry Plastics and although not strictly correct went for the Sudan/Afghan box as well as the new Perry Zulus for a native contingent.
I've painted these as quickly as possible using a wash technique so they're not up to my usual standard but I'm happy enough with them.
They're based for DitDC so all on 60mm x 30mm bases, the force consists of a Commander/chief stand, 2 units of 4 bases of Elite British Infantry and 4 stands of native contingent.
Dougie

The full force all 284 points
 Native contingent
 One of the 2 Elite infantry units
 The Commander
 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

More 20mm Falklands scenery

The battle for the schoolhouse at Goose Green has necessitated a purchase from my local model railway shop. Faller HO playground

A classic photo of John Geddes low under some swings

 An interesting conversion possibility
Whilst in the shop I saw these reduced and thought they may be appropriate
Force on Force is looking favourite for the engagement, update to follow.
Dougie