30 October 2017

Back to Denmark - Final figures Work-in-Progress 1

Just to keep you all as confused as I am I've jumped back to Denmark to finish off a few figures I needed.  These will probably be my last "standard" danish troops/home guard - although I do have a wee plan for some HJV Special Forces at some point in time.

One of the things holding me back was I needed to convert a bunch of the figures and replace whatever personal weapons they have with Hovea m/49 SMGs.  My research (for what it's worth) lead me to believe they looked like this:

And with the stock folded, like this:

And in situ - like this:

On the chap on the left.

Back in January I made my first conversion of a Wartime WW2 US Infantry figure with a Thompson SMG to look like this:

Now I needed to do it all again - on a slightly more industrial scale - as in I needed to make 5 or 6 SMGs.

Here's what they ended up looking like:

And with the stock folded:

Now added to some Wartime figures with added scrim on their helmets:

The chap above actually has the stock unfolded - but it's hard to see in the photo. 

This chap is part of my FO team.  The stock is folded and the SMG cut down slightly as he is holding the barrel in his left hand.

I also needed a 60mm light mortar team for my Danish Infantry Platoon Command Squad - and I ended up using the AB Figures US 60mm mortar team.  I consider it almost heresy to convert AB figures, but all I was doing was removing their rifles, adding SMGs and helmet scrim.  So here they are:

Above - is the loader.  His SMG (stock extended) is on the ground in front of him.

The No. 2 in the team.  His SMG is on his back (stock folded).  I was going to add a strap but I think I'll simply paint it on.

So that's the Hoveas.  I've also prepared a medic and casualty for the platoon - nothing particularly exciting here.

The casualty

The medic.  He'll be placed on the same base as the casualty.  Both are Wartime WW2 US Infantry figures.

So that's it for this WIP.



25 October 2017

OK.... So it's become pretty obvious I have a problem...

The other day I was looking through the stash and I started to realise that I had accumulated a fair amount of Cold War aircraft.  It's become a kind of guilty pleasure which should last me for years considering how long it takes me to make and paint aircraft.

Now bear in mind these are just the boxed model kits.  If I've gotten rid of the box for some reason - it didn't make the list.  So no inclusion of a C-130, an A-10 and an A-7, a Starfighter, F-16, MiG-21, Su-25 etc.  None of the made and painted aircraft will be shown either - nor helicopters....

So here we go starting with some general Soviet air support:

And some for my Naval Infantry:

In that case I need some air support for my USMC:

And my Royal Marines need a bit as well:

My BAOR need's some more support:

Something for my Danes:

(I'll use another one of those for my Norwegians), plus one of these:

So that just leaves this:

to be used for either my Americans, Belgians or possibly even Dutch.

Well - looking back I realise my problem isn't so bad.  No problem at all actually - so it makes perfect sense to get that Su-24 afterall, and that Su-22, and probably a couple more F-16s and Tornadoes (for the Germans), a Skyhawk, a Bronco, a F-4G Wild Weasel, and F-4 for the USAFE and one for the Luftwaffe and ..........

So.  No problem at all.


21 October 2017

The Berlin Project - Infantry and Urban Bases - Part 2

Well as I said in a previous post here I decided to do a test team to see how the urban bases might look.  I just finished them the other day and managed to take some photos.  I went with a 3 man British GPMG team and here they are:

Now a couple of shots trying to show the urban basing:

And now some diorama/contextual type shots:

So I'd be interested to know what you think



09 October 2017

Fabbri M-60 MBT

So - once again I've been busy with other stuff so my updating has been more than a little slack.  Today's simple update is from some photos taken weeks ago, but I have made some new (worthwhile) purchases lately that I'll share as soon as I get around to taking some photos.

Anyway - amongst all the Fabbri Soviet kits I got recently I also managed to snag a couple of US M-60 tanks - rather nicely decked out in a MERDC paint scheme which I'll be able to use for my other S&S Models M-60s.

Here they are:

So - as you can see a pretty solid model with a decent paint job.  Not going to win any modelling medals but nor am I!  So I'm pretty happy with that to be honest.

Off I go again...