23 June 2016

Matchbox British Paras by Iván


Following on from the last post, just got some time to take a few decent shots of Iván's Matchbox British Falklands Paras.

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19 June 2016

New additions to the stash


I've never been one to look a gift-horse in the mouth, so when my mate Iván said he was having a clear-out and that he had some modern stuff in 1/72 for me, well,.... I just couldn't say no.

A partially built Esci T-62 - very nice indeed. This MBT can be used by a variety of nations in a multitude of game scenarios.


A new unbuilt Trumpeter Zil 157 Fuel Truck -  will be a nice addition on the table for modern game scenarios we've got in preparation.


Two BTR-70 in resin. The box looks home-made and the parts look like resin copies of resin copies. God only knows where Iván got this, where it was actually made, or how it will go together. Resin kits are way down on my favourites list, but I'm game to give it a try and see how it goes.



And finally, (DRUMROLL) the icing on the cake - "UK Falklands" it says on the outside of the box !


I'll unbox these in another post, and they´re well worth waiting for - all very nicely painted up by Iván.



Cheers till the next time,

John

18 April 2016


Still working on plenty of stuff and always find a little bit of time every week to do some painting or kit building. Just need to find a bit more time to do more posting on the website.

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10 January 2016

1/72 Osprey VTOL

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04 December 2015

17 October 2015

14 March 2015

Bolt Action in 1/72

My first game in what seems like an eternity and first post on the blog in 9 months - no, I wasn't pregnant ;-)

A 1/72 scale "what if" scenario on the outskirts of Arnhem WW2.

Bolt Action rulset, umpired by my mate Carlos and gamed yesterday afternoon with the fellas from the Brazo de Nelson wargame group.

I've never played these rules before but have sat and watched a game beforehand and after gaming this scenario I have to say I liked the simple mechanics and activation system. Also it was a huge help having Carlos who knows the rules well umpire for us.

The scenario is basically two farms bordering the central road at the end of the table where an isolated group of British paras were tasked with stopping German reinforcements trying to get to Arnhem.

Turned out to be quite a balanced game, the Germans managed (but only just) to get some units through, but at a fairly heavy cost with a great many casualties, while the British suffered very few but were unable to stop the reinforcements from getting through.























06 July 2014

Repaints - grey early war 1/72 & 1/76


These are for an early war campaign that our wargame group has been planning for some time.

All are repaints....


There's a good mix of manufacturers here, vehicles spanning over a decade. 

The Panzer 38(t) at the front is a recent model, a repainted and weathered Altaya 1/72, as is the Panzer II on the left just behind it (Altaya), both donated to the cause by my mate Carlos

The Pz 38(t) on the right is an old 1/72 UM model and the one at the back is a heavy 1/76 scale lead SHQ model, that were given to me by a friend, Iván about 12 years ago and have been lying in "storage" ever since. 

The Pz II on the left at the back is a Matchbox 1/76 kit, given to me by Iván back about the same time, which I gave to Carlos about 5 years ago.... and he gave it back to me a few months ago. And I should also add it's been repainted about 4 times now  

All very interesting stuff, right ? :-)

Happy modelling.

John




15 May 2014

Altaya 1/72 Flakpanzer Möbelwagen


Some pictures of a die-cast Altaya prepainted and RE-painted Flakpanzer, weathered, dusted and with some crew added.

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