Saturday, May 19, 2018

28mm U-Boat Crew

Finished the U-Boat crew, 6 figures for on-board on thin plastic bases
 and 12 man landing party....

Monday, May 14, 2018

Coastal ship - 28mm crew

a few figs painted up as crew for the coastal ship, also useful for around dockside etc

"We've got fish fingers for lunch again lads"

Saturday, May 5, 2018

28mm U-boat crew - WIP

Working on some 28mm U-boat crew. I've used the set from Empress Miniatures and a couple of other figs from some other packs for the 'on boat crew'
for a landing party I've bought a selection of figs from Empress Miniatures which will be tweaked as needed (I may not use all of the ones shown below)...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Airfield control tower and concrete apron .....

Things do eventually get finished... the Airfix control tower has now been painted up ...
 I wanted a section of concrete apron for aircraft display and also for use for story lines and games. I had a spare piece of MDF 16" x 24" in size to use up, I managed to find a suitable concrete texture image online, tweaked it and printed out a few; cut and stuck to the MDF looks quite reasonable
taxi-ways and runway next ? maybe ....
storage space is the enemy of modeller's - I wish I had a Tardis . 😃

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Airfield control tower - WIP

I picked up a cheap Airfix airfield control tower kit at a Toy&Tain fair a while back. I built it recently an left it for a while to let all the glue go off before I did the hand rails. I was going to use thread but after a try this was way too fiddly, I did consider some thin plastic rod but hadn't got any so I went with some thin wire - fixing it with super glue..
few more bits of wire to add then I can get it painted...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

at the airfield

At a German airfield somewhere in Brittany ..
 a staff car is on its way down the road with an escort ...
 the staff car turns into the airfield .....
 and drives over to a waiting JU52, General von Tiddenheim and his aide get out of the car ...
they are on their way to Berlin for an invasion planning meeting ....

[new items: two watchtowers from a cheap pack of toy soldiers, JU52 repainted.]

Thursday, September 7, 2017

making the best of a battered JU52 - WIP

I picked up a very cheap JU52 of EBAY, in a sorry state with no propeller blades and with some loose bits .  So after sticking the loose bits back on, main issues were:
  • damaged tailplane, top of vertical stabiliser and the rudder missing, made repairs with some thin card with edges hardened with superglue.
  •  a missing wheel strut - a pice of thick wire and some green stuff for a basic repair
  •  cockpit glass - rather fogged with glue damage. 
sanded it down with wet and dry paper
then applied some gloss varnish - somewhat better 

Well with some basic repairs it sits level and looks ok enough for use as a backdrop/story line piece
will leave all the glue and filler to set hard and then paint it......