See this earlier post about the previous batch of M-113. This batch was prompted by the arrival (some months ago if truth be told) of some turrets kindly 3D printed for me by Pete.
Monday, 29 November 2021
M-113 bodges - batch 3
Sunday, 28 November 2021
Bringing to an end - at least for now - the epic tale of plastic, dust, glue and heroism that is Bassett’s Broken Bits Box is this Airfix Mitsubishi Ki-46. I’ve not yet built one and as this was in good shape I’ve not even had to rebuild one. It’s a lovely ‘clean’ design so,I opted for a fairly plain finish and added decals from stock. I like it.
Tuesday, 23 November 2021
I’ve made reference in posts to several of the Blandford series of books over the years. I have mine gathered in one shelf within easy reach of my painting table. Here are all 43 of them, inevitably sharing space with various terrain bits and a few figures, including a 1/32 gorilla. Don’t ask.
Monday, 22 November 2021
Nieuport 12ish - Part 3. Ready for takeoff!
Well here it is and for all its (numerous) faults it looks good enough for it’s role as a two-seat recce aircraft.
My inspiration for the paintwork was this splendid little book. I’m sure I’m not the only fan of this series - I wonder if there’s any demand for a post on my shelf of Blandfords.
Sunday, 21 November 2021
SCW Anarchist Militia
I picked up this chap for £2 at a recent show and have now treated him to some paintwork. Blue trousers, a grubby shirt and a rolled blanket complete his 1936 look. He’ll fit in well with my other, largely plastic SCW figures.
Saturday, 20 November 2021
Nieuport 12ish - part 2. Build done, paint underway.
1916 French officer
Using the Tamiya 1940 set I put together this useful officer figure. He looks as if he’s just sprung from the command dugout while his more sedentary pals man the switchboard.
Friday, 19 November 2021
French field telephone
Using the Tamiya 1940 French set and a delve in the spares box, I was able to bodge these chaps with a field telephone c.1916. I think they have the right ‘look’.
Thursday, 18 November 2021
Nieuport 12ish - part 1
For a game I have in mind I need a French two-seater. There being none available in 1/72 - at least none I could find - I decided to bodge something along the lines of the Albadross.
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Mildly mangled Mitchell - part 2
Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Mildly mangled Mitchell - part 1
had one go at rescuing this lump of dust and plastic but somehow the dark blue paintwork wasn't doing it for me. Mitchells should be bare metal, or at a push, green - right?
Monday, 8 November 2021
While I was painting the Mokarex Great War French figures I decided I needed a command/communications team. In my search for suitable figures I dug out this hard plastic set from Tamiya. Although the figures therein are for the 1940 campaign I decided that aside from a change in colour scheme from horizon blue to khaki the appearance of French troops didn't really change all that much from 1916.
Sunday, 7 November 2021
Here’s another pair of my Mokarex hard plastic figures. Marshal Joffre, still wearing his 1914-era uniform under a greatcoat is accompanied by General Mangin, described by Alistair Horne as Joffre’s “hatchet man.” He certainly looks pretty unforgiving
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
YAK-9D - part 2
Here is the completed Yak in ‘flight’, resplendent in new paint, decals and a coat of varnish. Not a bad recovery and a useful model.