13 October 2014

The Start of Another Project!

Or is that a sub-project?

Anyway, at MOAB a couple of weekends ago I came across a mate of mine who was off-loading some 20mm kit he had gotten for Cold war gaming (he always buys way too much!).  I knew he had previously purchased something I was interested in, and too my great happiness he was happy to on-sell these 3 Berlin Brigade Chieftain tanks:

I'm guessing you can pretty easily imagine the sub project...

This tanks are great for a bit of this:

But even better for a bit of this:

The little project won't happen straight away, but it will happen.  Just a small off-shoot of my BAOR force - these chieftains will be joined by a platoon of urban cam FV432s:

At least 1 FV432 with a Fox turret:

A Fox or maybe two:

And a couple of Landies:

That should suffice for a nice small urban warfare force.  Luckily the infantry will be painted just like the rest of the British Army so will double up nicely.

As if I didn't have enough to do already...

Oh well...


12 October 2014

More excuses...

I took a few (very yellow) pictures of the commission I recently finished that took up most of my free time in the last few weeks.

Basically consisted of a large bunch of Elhiem West Germans, a couple of Israeli's pretending to be West Germans - including 1 headswap - and 2 Esci M48A2GA2s.

I was quite keen to build the M48s as I had always wanted at least a couple for my own West Germans.  However... after building these two I've pretty much decided against it.  Until someone brings out a decent diecast version of these guys, I'll be avoiding them.  I didn't like the odd way the undercarriage went together, or how various bits attached to the turret.

Anyway - all done now so back to my own stuff for a while - until I start on a couple of WW2 commissions.

Thanks and hace fun