Saturday, November 28, 2020

At a cafe in ...

In a little cafe somewhere in Nouvion, a lady in a beret speaking in hushed tones tries to persuade the proprieter to help her ... the cafe is is moderately busy ...


[a quick setup to see if I had a enough items for the interior of the cafe...; the upright piano in the corner is from Petite Properties 1/48th range]

Monday, October 19, 2020

Royal Navy ship's crew...

Finished some 20mm Royal Navy ship's crew (figs mostly Gunthwaite Miniatures plus some SGTs Mess),

They make an nice addition to my large ship model..






Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Crew for MTB..

 Finally got around to making up a crew set for my water-lined Revell MTB..

[A couple of figures from Gunthwaite Miniatures, a Britannia Figure and a couple of modified ones from Seargent's Mess]

Sunday, October 4, 2020

British Landing Craft ....[LCAs + LCM(s)]

For use to pick up off a beach or part of a small coastal raid on France, have put together enough for a small landing ...I bought 3 resin LCAs from Grubby Tanks (Britannia Miniatures range), 

while looking at historical pics of LCAs came across the small LCM(S),  armed with mortar and dual machine guns. I thought it would be a nice addition, so made one up from cardboard, foam board and oddment bits of plastic....

Finished it off in the same paint scheme as the LCAs

 For troops in the landing craft I have painted up some Airfix commandos...

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Oil Storage Terminal ...

For a possible target for a raid,  a small oil storage area and docking point for a tanker....

I struggled initially to find something for the fuel tanks, I had a spare tall'ish one - for a couple more I used large reels of sticky tape and cut some tops for them from cardboard.  

all items painted up....

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Work in the shipyard ....(3) Launches & ships finished

A number of items finished this week...

Two small cargo ships...

a small tug....

Harbour Defence Motor Launch,  added side machine guns and depth charges before painting. Crew are on Sally 4th 15mm clear bases..

A harbour patrol boat ...

A basic launch ... 

The quay surface spruced up from green to cobbles using Metcalfe O/HO Cobblestone sheets...


I have most of what I need for harbour based games - a few more things to add - a couple standalone warehouses perhaps; then best to add items for specific scenarios.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Work in the shipyard ....(2)...Small Cargo Ship & Tug

Still ship & boat building ... on a bit of a 'build it bender'.

I made a sort of sail barge a couple of years ago, it always looked wrong, so I decided to convert it into another small cargo ship...  sail replaced with derrick and a new cabin/wheelhouse added...


I made up three generic harbour launches, too many for what I needed, so I decided to rework one to be a tug...
Next on my list are some fishing boats and a small trawler; with those and what I've built I've got enough to cover most harbour setups. An added advantage is that most items can be re-used on my 1920/30s adventure games as well.