Sunday, 22 March 2009
all the remaining figures i have are in the 43 pattern jackets so i have attempted to make these look as different in colours as i could but the camera does not show this up to well.
enough now for a skirmish game at least.
also been busy on the vehicle side with transport for my dak in 15mm 8 trucks 3/4 finished and 5 more started on the paint side with the rest of the dak undercoated
so the total for the month is standing at 241 with another 142 ready for in the week
these have been painted as Luftwaffe field battalion infantry
a nice shade of blue mixed with splinter pattern camo smocks, makes a change to painting green/grey etc.
another 42 to the total heading for eBay later today.
also yesterday i had a mad day cleaning/preparing 15mm afrika korps 142 figures 15 vehicles/tanks and 6 guns on top of the other 14 vehicles i started in the week makes for all of my dak stuff started, soon a game as i think i have enough 8th army done
whilst doing all this i have been listening to SLF not played there stuff for some time some good music from better days .
Sunday, 15 March 2009
just found these WIP sculpts from brigade games looks like they are planning to do a 1950's pulp range in 28mm scale, me thinks they will go with the geezers range of 1970's figures from killer b games, they would only need to do some mods a few on scooters etc
the emails i sent went unanswered
the calls i made i was told "they are being cast up today and will be posted by the end of the day"
giving no time to allow for the resin to dry don't see how they could say that.
so the first one i opened was ok apart from the tracks are too far apart it will need something underneath it to get the tracks in the right place.
the second one well complete opposite. tracks too close body wont fit going to need a lot of sanding, tried swapping body's over same result.
also lots of crap on the vehicle from mold deterioration even inside the vehicle.
scale at a glance they look too small but as my ww2 figures are from black tree and a bit better fed than most other company's they will look small next to them.
when i put a anglian miniatures Spanish civil war figure next to one it looks ok size wise, and as the bolt action figures and anglian figures are both sculpted by the same man then size looks ok.
when i put a battle honors figure in it it also looks ok in size, just the quality control at warlord is not up to much and their switchboard handlers could do with telling the truth when someone phones up to chase up an overdue order
Sunday, 8 March 2009
also finished this week is some artillery guns with crew and 2 a/t guns plus crew.
Sunday, 1 March 2009
a German infantry battalion from valiant miniatures total 42 figures in 1/72 scale and 2 tank hunter teams in 28mm scale from battle honors.
this time round the Germans are painted as army rarther than ss giving me another chance to try to get the splinter pattern looking better than i did last time i tried it.
the 28mm scale figures from battle honours i got a good few years ago long before bolt action came along, well they don't match the black tree figures that make up my German army in this scale so they will be heading for eBay now they are done and come the first Newark partizan show i hope to get some black tree if anyone is there selling black tree ww2 figures
after a trip to town on Saturday to restock i found our local model shop to be out of stock with no valiant miniatures, perry miniatures even the hat armour was low on stock. so i could only come away with warlord Romans but he did have in the Praetorian guard but i opted for the standard box to increase my cohorts two boxes plus the metal command figures gives me 3 cohorts for armarti as that is the rules used in the club.
so that brings the total painted to for this month to 46 figures, and I'm about half way through 10 vehicles for 15mm scale. and after having an idea of copying stowage for home casting by making a mold i asked a friend how much it would cost to have a mold made and he suggested i make new stowage and he will add it to his range in resin even though his range is aircraft he would start a new line in vehicle stowage. me now thinks that is a better idea and i could also make stowage packs for the other scales i do.