Saturday, 31 March 2012

Pic selection from todays games.

I played a few games up at RAF Boulmer in the wilds of Northumberland, more on that later.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Been a while, blame computer games!

I've been a little distracted by a few games recently but I have been playing a lot of games and I'm liking V3 more and more.

I've got several pieces I'm painting for a friend and I'm almost finished one but here are some pics from earlier in the process, I'll post finished pics this evening/tomorrow.

This platoon unfortunately came with 4 motorcycle teams on small bases and are totally incompatible with the new motorcycle organisation in Grey Wolf and EW books. As a result I had to do some improvisation, I had an old bike with sidecar with DAK crew I decided to press into service and some spare large bases.

In the pics below you get a vague idea of what I'm going for but there are several more pieces that have been added since like an extra infantry figure and the MGs on the bikes. Using the spare bike with normal infantry makes the bases legal in the most recent lists, the figure I've recently added is actually an infantry man firing an MG42 over the back of the disabled/stopped motorcycle. I'm hoping this will look quite dynamic and that he's giving covering fire while his comrades move on their intended target?

More pics tonight/tomorrow.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Update on T-34s and Brummbars.

Done a little oil work this evening on a T-34 and Brummbar to see how they looked, I'm not really happy with the brummbar as I went a little overboard on the Zimmerit, however, I stil have time to manipulate this and remove excess.

Quick Update (no pics)

Quick text only update, I've been working on a few commission pieces I've had for a few weeks but I'm having a few problems with them. Mainly in researching the new style basing of Motorcycles, I've been working on and based and base coated 4 small motorcycle teams only to find out that the new style stands have 2 x motorcycle/sidecar combinations on a large base.
 Unfortunately the blister doesn't give enough to field even the smallest amount of teams to use them in a game so I'm at a bit of a loss on what to do. I'm thinking I may actually use what I have here and mod some older models I have in my bits box to make some "action poses"? I've got an old DAK bike and sidecar which is identical to the LW ones that I was thinking about using with a dismounted MG gunner firing over the back of it or something similar? then for the second stand I was considering using a standard bike team but with perhaps a kubelwagen/schwimmwagen based with it. I like to think this reflects some of the ramshackle supply issues that befell the Germans towards the end of the war and that they'll use anything serviceable for the role needed?