Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Wrecked artillery limber

Wrecked Artillery Limber

I long term modelling project finally complete, usable for a lot of the periods we game.

IT Miniatures limber (which was an awful model), various plastic dead horses (thanks to Will Macnally 😂 ) plus bits`n bobs





The Bashir of Tangier`s artillery

I have a plan to run a game based on the Marine landing at Tangier 1904 - dipicted in the film Wind and the Lion  😃 

I have decided that to make the game interesting the landing itself should be opposed and wanted some ordinance and crews to do so -
All crew are conversted plastics see end photo
Gatling Gun & crew
Artillery crew
SHQ `75 for scale

The whole battery

Juramentado (man aworn to die in battle)

My conversions L-R 
HAT WW1 French artilleryman, HAT German WW2 AT gunner, HAT British Zulu War Gatling crew, BUM Spanish Foreign Legionnaire all with heads from Earl War Miniatures




Friday, 11 May 2018

Yet more Yanks

More Yanks

About another weeks work.

Drivers and gun crew 
Mostly SHQ for vehicles already in Spain




Three Jeeps
We noticed during our last couple of NWE games most of my vehicles have crews, this looked a little odd when a static in HQs, etc, so I decided to paint a couple of Jeeps up sans crew
L-R old Skytrex, Fujimi, Matchbox
Halftrack
Yet another Matchbox M16 chassis (the last one  :D ) Totally rebuilt and repaired, new wheels, new armoured screen plus loads of random stowage; made to look like a troop transport 
Plastic driver, Raventhorpe .50cal gunner, seated figures by Britannia 

M3 lt tank
Built from the left-over parts of the PSC Honey spur
I fudged some of missing bits with plasticard and plasterscene, the 37mm barrel came off a Pak36

US medical teams
Blanket/stretcher team by Andy Grubb
Medic and casualty by Andy Grubb
Medics with casualty by Raventhorpe
Various infantry the ones in greatcoat are all Britannia, the rest Friend or Foe


Saturday, 5 May 2018

German guns

German Guns

Another weeks work

Fh18 battery
Guns are Britannia, with a scratch mostly plastic crew - Revell & Esci plus a couple of SHQ metals, I also created two ammo stacks out of various stowage sets



Battery HQ
All Esci plastics

SIG 150mm Infantry gun 
All Britannia with another ammo stack



Spotter team
Rather splendid figures by Elhiem


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

terrain scatter/cover

Terrain scatter

Clearing the decks with various little bits to break up open spaces on the table.
Figures and truck just for scale

Fish and meat stalls for a market place 
A bit big in 20mm, but i added the platforms to make them more like auction platforms  :D 
These came from Spanish cheap shops 60cents each



Piles of wooden barrels 
Resin truck loads by Sgt`s Mess

Supply cashes 
Resin "objective markers" from Early War Miniatures

Well 
another Spanish cheap shop find for 50cents

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

More British desert vehicles

A few additions for my desert British


A couple of Morris radio vans by Britannia
The one without tilt has a Raventhorpe driver


A Plastic Soldier Company "Honey"
A bit of added stowage and odd decals

 all together


Friday, 20 April 2018

US naval crew

US naval crew

I have the idea of re-running the Saafi game (Operation Torch) that we did a few years back on our much larger table in Spain. As part of the planning I decided to do a proper US crew for my Britannia trawler.

All Raventhorpe unless marked

Deck gun & crew
The gun is my own creation using the Raventhorpe 105mm short howitzer as the base.

 Britannia officer, Raventhorpe .30cal, old Skytrex officer

 Water-cooled .50cal

20mm Oerlikon & crew 


After trying these our on the ship, i decided the .30cal gunner wasn`t suitable, but would mount nicely in my Japanese landing barges (I know don`t ask). so when i got home i painted up the last two crew/guns, another .30cal plus another Oerlikon