Thursday, 29 September 2011

Looking around Lead Mountain

I was looking around but not for anything in particular and I came accross some painting that needed some finishing.

So I finished this.
15mm Peter Pig Command for Civil War Battles. I could use them for Black Powder once Santa visits. I know he has dropped them off already !!
10mm Kallistra Chariot Elves for my really old Warmaster Army. I have moved the chariots to the front so I can finish them.
10mm Kallistra Elves cavalry. Again unfinished Warmaster Army but enjoyed finishing them so have looked out some more.

Still working on the Sci Fi Colonial Troopers and preparing dome VC for Vietnam.

Painted: 184

Friday, 23 September 2011

28mm Sci Fi Colonial Troopers for Tomorrows War

Tomorrows War is soon be released under the umbrella of Osprey and Ambush Alley Games with the same high quality and slick presentation that was Force on Force.

I am really looking forward to it and with that in mind I am now painting up some Sci Fi Colonial troopers to be ready in time.

The miniatures are from 1st Corps and have been really easy to paint. I have finished 9 so far but the rest have all been started.

After the miniatures are all done some vehicles will need to be added and some scratch built buildings.

I have a few ideas for them including some different terrain pieces as well.

Painted : 147

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Good Morning Vietnam

Some Command figures.

M79 Grendiers.
US infantry with M14.
Painted 32 US troops for Vietnam. All figures from East Riding Miniatures Platoon 20 Range.

Still the VC to do as well as adding all the M113s, helicopters etc, etc.....

Painted : 138

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Gruntz update and others

Well we did have our first try out of the Gruntz 15mm Sci Fi rules.

It was very good although as usual for a first try out we missed a few things out but it was enough to let us know that we will be progressing it further.

So I need more Felid from Khurasan Miniatures and I mis read the summer shop page as a sale which it is not. I even enquired with them how long the sale was going on for as I knew I needed more stuff.

Now Khurasan did answer me very politely while disguising the fact that I am clearly a few sandwiches short of a picnic or the village idiot. They did so very effectively with the minimal of fuss and only using one word.

Sale ?

Which confirms a few facts.

1. I am really, really quite stupid.

2. Mr Khurasan is really nice (And Mrs K)

3. Khurasan prices are great so buy from THEM.

They have also just released some of the bikes. Check out the link for proof how good they are.

They have also have the transport available which you can see at this link.

So I will after all be able to wait until payday before getting some of them.

Lastly the 16 Vietnam figures arrived today. The US forces are on the painting table as well as the Felids and 28mm Colonial marines. I hope to have some of them finished this week to post pictures.

Mexican Dave

Saturday, 3 September 2011

If the Lord spare us

On Tuesday we tried out " If the Lord spare us " by the Too Fat Lardies.

It was the British Jolly Good Fellows and Austrailian Diggers verus Johnny Turk.

I was Johnny Turk and was defending while the jolly Good Fellows and diggers were on the attack. As it was a card game turn with the standard tea break card to end the turn you get a bit worried when your opponents cards keep coming out.

However luck was not against me and the card turned up for me to maul the Brit cavalry that stood in front of my guns. The other flank was similar but it was not a maul by any means.

Pretty good so far.

Then came the diggers and my centre was cut open by a can of beans including my HQ. Now HQ's can remove supression markers as the more you have the less or nothing you units can do. In my case nothing was the answer as any more than 6 comes with problems and in some cases I had over 14. My shooting dice was good but morale was the rolls of 1.

Still it was a good game which played really well. I have never read the rules but followed the playsheet and after a few turns I had picked  it up.

So Johnny Turk Flanks 2 Diggers 3.

Tonight its Gruntz with my Felid from Khurasan although not fully painted we will try the rules out.

Mexican Dave

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Some final Russian 1/72 figures

The final 7 Russians so that I forgot to show you. So its all done.

Or is it ?

Well no. I was thinking I had all these infantry, the Anti tank guns, buildings and T34's( still to paint) but no other scenery. I have therefore started on the roads scattered accross the dining room floor !!!

Plans are also being made for some hedges and fences.

Wargamers. We mever stop.

Painted: Now 147.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Gruntz 15mm Sci Fi

Okay so you know what I have been doing in the past but what am I doing now.

The first answer is obviously Gruntz which has been on the radar for some time. Gordon Y ( as usual ) has got the jump on me so his force is all done. I was going to use New Isreali's from Ground Zero Games but Khurasan Miniatures had a sale.

So I picked Felid. Tiger Warriors who can resist at a stupid price.

Not me.

So 41 figures which is more than enough for 4 units plus support so the race is on to finish them as soon as.

BUT before that it's 10mm Pendraken figures in WW1 for the ' If the Lord spares us " tomorrow night.

I will let you know how ( badly ) I get on.

Mexican dave 

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Pegasus Hobbies 1/72 Russian Log Houses

Well there would not be any point of finishing the Plastic Soldier Russians without some Russian buildings. These were purchased at Wappinshaw in June. They are very easy to build althought one of the roof's doesn't quite fit so I will need to do something about that.

As you can see this is the one with the dodgy roof and it is the middle sized one. Next is the smallest.

Now for the big daddy of them all. The 2 storey log house.

They were all built first and then glued to the MDF base. I then added the building sand. It was then all painted including the inside of the building with Sandtex Chocolate brown followed by a drybrush of Foundry Spearshaft B and them C only on doors, windows and building edges. The roofs were again covered in chocolate brown but then with Foundry Artic grey A and B.

The grass was Jarvis Hairy Autumn mix and Army Painter Swamp Turfs. They were both drybrushed with Foundry Lemon C to finish. 

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Russian Anti Tank Gun Pictures

At last the pictures.

Again painted very quickly so that the first of these Russians were bought in May and now they are complete apart from the 3 T34's which is only because I don't have the bases to put them on.

Overall I would recomend the Plastic Soldier Company ranges. Nice models and nicely priced.

Bought: 16 US Vietnam figures so total now 106.
Painted: Another 20 complete making the total 140.  

Monday, 22 August 2011

Russian Anti Gun update 1/72 Plastic Soldier Company

Sorry about the lack of posts but difficulties with the PC has meant I have to add everything again. Very boring and frustrating.

However the above is finished as well as the 20mm houses.

Pictures will follow when I add I get around to adding that software.

Hopefully the PC will play nice after that.


Saturday, 30 July 2011

Plastic Soldier 1/72 T34/85 Tanks

Well moving swiftly along I opened the box of Plastic Soldier 1/72 T34/85 Tanks.
So you get 3 of these to make either the T34/85. I at present don't plan to glue the turrets down as I intend to use for both versions.
If you look at the above picture you can see a flaw in the bottom track assembly. Not a problem as a little filler should solve this problem. I has also heard problems with the track assembly so I built both of them as complete units and then glued them to the tank.
It seem to work fine but you can again see a little gap in the track assembly but filler will do the job.
A short while later you have 3 tanks built. Despite the little glitches which I am sure will be fixed with a little filler they were very east to build. I added weights to the hull as I also heard they were  a bit lightweight.

I purchased mine for £11 at Cannonade which is still a bit of a bargain. I would have no trouble recommending these and will probably by more.

Lastly here is a picture with one of the infantry figures to let you see how big they are.

Mexican Dave