Thursday, August 30, 2018

Getting on board ...

The painted accomodation ladder in use (with some ships crew)

Monday, August 20, 2018

Naval ship - making access steps... (WIP)

Technically I've been building a simple accommodation ladder, to allow for access to the ship from sea level by a launch or similar...
Its constructed from cardboard and wire; I've stiffened the cardboard in places by using a little superglue. Need to add something to fix it to the ship side better that a bit of blue-tak.

Friday, June 1, 2018

naval ship build - ready for action ...

Finished the naval ship....

A good coat of battleship grey and some faded brown for the decks. I used a black marker pen to add the portholes, and a fine black felt tipped pen to indicate the door hinges/handle.

I used the U-Boat crew in the pictures below, look good enough for the ship too




the ship is generic and loosely based on a German M35 class minesweeper and could be used for any navy of the period.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Gun at Point du Boc ....

A section of commandos has landed at and joined with resistance fighters to knock out the gun at Point du Boc; the gun commands the approaches to Saint Marin which is to be raided by a larger commando force to destroy German invasion materials and landing barges...

---oXo---

The gun emplacement at 'Point du Boc'.....
 Approaching - the resistance fighters and the section of commandos....
 some of the resistance fighters are spotted by a motorbike patrol, which receives a spray of bullets - wounding the sidecar rider.. they turn round and head back to report ....
 A kubelwagon patrol coming down one of the roads is dealt with ....
 The motorbike patrol reports to the officer in charge ....
 The German troops rush out of their billets and start to deploy ....
 the commandos and resistance fighters deal with a another kubelwagon patrol as they work their way towards the right of the gun emplacement...
 the commandos move forward while some of the resistance fighters go to neutralise the pill box ...
 with the pill box neutralised and the anti-aircraft gun destroyed, the commandos edge forward under heavy lmg fire from the germans; meanwhile some of the resistance have worked their way round the germans other flank ...
 the attackers charge in firing ....
 the germans in the centre have been dealt with ....
 and the attack continues forward to the compound...
 grenades lobbed into the supplies set them alight; the germans fall back to the gun emplacement ....
 the  commandos and resistance fighters move in to finish them off and knock out the gun ....

mission accomplished 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

naval ship build - WIP (5) - deck guns and mast...

in the final stages of the build now...

I made up two guns for the ships armament, using bits of plastic sprue and other bits + some cardboard. These have central wire spiggots so they can rotate.

main armament - front gun...
 rear gun ....
 mast added using a paintbrush handle and a spare plastic spar
few little bits to do, then it can be painted ....  😃

Saturday, May 26, 2018

naval ship build - WIP (4) - front deck, portholes etc ...

continuing with the ship build...

started fixing things to the hull and superstructure; decided the front deck was too low and brought it a bit. Card used to add doors,  portholes from thick paper (using hole punch), gun mount position etc added to the front deck. Its starting to look like a ship now...

Friday, May 25, 2018

naval ship build - WIP (3) - starting to add features...

now the bits start going on ...

a funnel using an old paint container and some ventilators made from large straws
depth charges for rear deck (wood dowel, card and plasticard)...