Monday, 31 December 2018
Thursday, 27 December 2018
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Remember the ghastly ex-Frog Canberra? Here it is in flight, so to speak and wearing South African colours. Given its unpromising beginnings it seems to have turned out OK.
Monday, 24 December 2018
Sunday, 23 December 2018
Thursday, 20 December 2018
I realised that having posted a report of the Gnuston Heights game (in five parts, starting here), I still had some photos of the preparation which hadn't been posted. My battalion of Israeli Mech Infantry was created with some figures of unknown make. I'm not even sure what (if anything) they were meant to be but - to my dodgy eyes at least - they painted up looking reasonably like Israelis.
At the time I completed them I was having my drive re-paved so I had access to a pile of builder's sand for the photos. Well you would, wouldn't you?
Monday, 17 December 2018
Following on from my post on the MkI tankette, behold the much (well, slightly) improved MkII version
As well as providing rather more spacious accommodation for the crew, some of it under rakishly-sloped balsa armour, the MkII carries two machine guns.
The balsa was given a coat of a random paint to seal it.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
ghastly Canberra I cracked open this elderly Matchbox Buccaneer, expecting it to be a rather higher quality kit.
Friday, 30 November 2018
While I was in buying bridges, in the same Dutch model shop I spotted a pile of cheap-ish kits. So of course I dived in for a rummage! The ancient Heller set above was a good buy as Hotchkiss MGs can be difficult to find in this (1/35) scale. €3.99.
I’ve always rather liked the idea of this set of Generals and at this price it was irresistible.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
The contents - in garish yellow plastic...
...and the instructions, printed on what felt like recycled loo roll. I believe this is another reworking of the old FROG kit.