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Ottoman extras

February 24, 2018 - 07:54
A mixed bag here of skirmishers, artillery and commanders. It's always easier to painted large number of irregulars (non-uniformed) troops in larg numbers, so these all got completed at the same time.


Some Mars Turkish Heavy Artillery, certainly not the best figures, but quite intimidating.


Mars Turkish Infantry Tufeki - again not great, and I had to mix different headgear to make consistent units of these skirmishers


Red seemed to be the favoured colour for Tufeci so I painted the second unit a different shade of red.


At the rear are various vignettes mainly from the Mars Turkish Headquarters figures, that I will use for either commanders or dcoration for an ottoman camp
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Muscovite Artillery

February 21, 2018 - 16:06
I had forgotten that I had prepped these until I emptied the bag of washed figures from the dishwasher. being more regularly uniformed they got finished first. On the right is the campaign uniform, on the left parade uniform (less the decorative breastplate).

Figures are the Redbox Russian Artillery (17th Century), unfortunately they only provide two guns (those on the right)
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M3 Stuarts - WIP

February 12, 2018 - 22:23
Something a bit different, hopefully this picture will make clear how I'm reusing the left over bits from the PSC M3 stuarts to crete some extra ones for my British 8th Army

The back and front lower hull plus the driver's hatch/vision slits were made by creating Oyumaru press moulds from the relevant PSC parts. The air filters are plastic rod with a green stuff pipe. The gun is plastic rod with a blob of green stuff for the mantlet.

I'm sure if I costed my time it would definitely be cheaper to buy more PSC kits instead, but I do enjoy the challenge
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M3 Stuarts for Battlegroup Torch

February 10, 2018 - 09:26
Keeping up the theme, this time some M3 light tanks from Plastic Soldier


The yellow star decals were from I-94 sold by Pendraken, but the yellow stripes were hand painted.

I'm not sure how much more Torch specific equipment is needed, but I now have enough decals left over to cope.
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Lees for Battlegroup Torch

February 8, 2018 - 09:38
A while back I squirrelled away some of the Fabri diecast Lees from "The Works" so with the forthcoming release of Battlegroup Torch I thought it was time to get them painted as US and particular with the distinctive yellow stars


As yellow stars are difficult to find I painted them using the existing Soviet markings as a template
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Pictures from Vapnartak

February 6, 2018 - 13:16
The demo games on the ground floor this year were very samey, the more interesting ones where up on the mezzanine level

The battle of Meggido 1918 (yes it does look very familiar - its a variant of the game at other shows)




Nice eye-candy, but becoming boring


A Sudan game, but lots of empty space




The usual display, supposed to be the battle of Preston




Upstairs was where the real interest was.

A nice bit of snowy terrain for a fantasy game


An Italian wars game, spot Leonardo's tank which has broken down.


A nicely presented game


WW2 Urban combat


Actium - 31BC


The galleys are interesting


As I was manning the Lance & Longbow stand I didn't get much time to view the show, but the table sale was a scrum. It wasn't the nightmare of "Not-Derby" but they need to rethink the way the use the space for the whole show to reduce the number of blockages. Also reduce the size of the downstairs demo game tables and fit a couple more in.

Purchasing, very little - a book on the second Barons war, a couple of packs of figures, I-94 decals and some Army painter washes.




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