The first step was to cut it in half....
Saturday 30 November 2019
Tuesday 26 November 2019
Pegasus figures are this lot from the Zvezda hard plastic set. The stripy shirts were something of a challenge - I tried two variants and on balance prefer the lighter version (the chap with the bundle of grenades).
Monday 25 November 2019
Sunday 24 November 2019
Above - our team of elite diehards.
Friday 22 November 2019
I've had this venerable Tamiya set knocking about for a while now, so recently I released the parts into the wild and began assembly. It's a useful 'top-up' to soft plastic figure sets which are fine for blokes with rifles, SMG and LMG but tend to be lacking anything heavier. This set contains a .30 cal MG, a Bazooka, a 0.50 cal AAMG and a mortar, along with eight crew figures.
Tuesday 19 November 2019
As I intend to use them as small bunkers with 54mm figures (that howl you heard was the ‘proper’ wargamers expressing their outrage...) I removed the French tank (R-35) turrets which all three sported and added a couple of cupolas I had kicking about. Next I re-painted and stuck them onto hardboard bases - one raised on an ‘embankment’ carved from 1-inch insulation board. Finally I drilled holes and glued in half-matchsticks as posts for the barbed wire.
Monday 18 November 2019
All photos by Diego and used here with his kind permission.
Sunday 17 November 2019
I have a game project in mind for next year which either creates a need - or provides an excuse - for modest numbers of Naval Infantry. I’d been aware of the Pegasus figures for a while and so recently bought a box. These are soft plastic figures and require some assembly. That said, the soft plastic is harder plastic than most soft plastic. Clear? Good.
Of course, you can’t just buy one set so while shopping I spotted this Zvezda set. These chaps are hard plastic with each figure having a dozen or so parts.
The assembled comrades having just been based.
Wednesday 13 November 2019
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Wednesday 6 November 2019
Having set off from Schwebsange, a wrong turn saw us crossing the border into Germany too early. Luckily there was a roundabout after only half a mile so it was back into Luxembourg for some shopping and a top up of diesel at £1 a litre. Then off again into Germany, heading for the old - originally Roman - town of Trier.