27 July 2014

Scenes from the Cold War - Harrier Hide

I've been meaning to try and do this for years, after I wrote the Harrier Hunt mission for the Force on Force sourcebook - Cold War Gone Hot.  Right now the Guild is finishing a Terrain build so I thought this was a good excuse as any to finish off these things.  Obviously I need a lot more trees to make the table a bit more decent.

First few shots - trying to show all the hides/shelters as they might be on a table (just imagine a lot more trees!):



Now some close ups to get a better idea of how a sample one might look in context:

 



So that's it.  Another finished project.  Really?  Is any thing really ever finished?  Good questions... I'll go ponder that for a while.

The weekends AAR coming soon.

Thanks and take care

Richard





24 July 2014

For Tomorrow's Game

Another quick post - just a taster really...

Sorry for the crappy ipad photos - but you'll get the idea:




Will see what happens tomorrow!

Thanks

Richard

21 July 2014

M113G Panzermorser W-I-P Part 3

Very short post today - just showing some progress:


As you can see the insides have been touched up, the NATO brown cam stripes have been added to the hull, I've also painted the hatch doors, and started work on the cam netting.  Should be finshed shortly, but won't be 100% finalised until I work out how to crew it.

Happy to take suggestions, as right now it's either using Elhiem British BAOR mortar crew with head swaps of maybe looking at some German WW2 120mm mortar crew with head swaps.  Apart from that I'm drawing a blank.

Thanks

Richard

20 July 2014

M113G Panzermorser W-I-P Part 2

So things continue...

The Harrier hides are completed - I'm just waiting for the right day (read better weather) to take some photos.  In the meantime I did further work on the M113G Panzermorser over the weekend, along with a couple of other things which will shortly make an appearance.

Back to the Panzermorser.  The first thing to do was to add the cam netting - which would of course cover half the detail I added!  Oh well - I wasn't real happy with the smoke grenade dischargers anway - too skinny...


Once dried, I undercoated the M113 in black and then sprayed the outside NATO Green and the inside white:


Of course I forgot to spray the two main hatch doors...

I then started to do a bit of work on the inside, and painted the first NATO camo stripes on the outside in black:



This is how the whole thing looks right now:


Still a fair way to go - but progress is being made...

That's all for now

Richard



18 July 2014

M113G Panzermorser W-I-P

Today I ended up quite unexpectedly spending 1/2 the day at home.  So instead of actually finishing something like a normal person would - I started something new!

A few months back I picked up a couple of these quite cheaply:


And I had a cunning plan - to modify them into M113G Panzermorsers like these:




So after fiddling around for a few hours - this is what I came up with:




Still very much a W-I-P but I'm pretty happy with how it's looking thus far.

More soon

Thanks

Richard






09 July 2014

What the.....? Part 3 - An attempt at a Work-In-Progress

Quick update as I managed to progress things a bit more today - so just some quick photos.

The hangar/shelters have dried and today had some tea leaves and chopped up coriander (dried) leaves added.  Here they are drying in the sun:



On a roll I added the grass to the bases:


Next up is painting the shelters and adding the final touches to the bases.

That's all for now

Richard

06 July 2014

What the....? Part 2 - An attempt at a Work-In-Progress

OK - so it's not so much of a What the...? anymore because in the Part 1 post here Pete guessed it pretty quickly - so they are officially bases for a Harrier hide or dispersal site. 

So I finally got a little more work done on them this weekend.  The bases have been base coated and given a quick dry-brush - so they now look like this:


Now they need to be grassed and then the metal "decking" added in the 3 lines on each base.

I've also started work on the camouflaged netting shelters.  Here 3 of them not long after being made - still very wet with glue & water:


Finally - here's a couple of photos of my prototype shelter I made the day before - all dry and ready for the next stage - placed on top of one of the bases so you can better imagine how it might eventually look.



Not perfect by a long shot - but pretty reasonable and I'm happy with them so far.

That's it for now - need to take a couple more photos and then the next post will be a tutorial on my US Woodland Cam.

Thanks

Richard