Friday, January 20, 2017

British bofors gun, being towed...

Another useful item from Oxford Diecast military 1/76 range, the british bofors gun - a little light weathering done on it. Here shown with the Airfix tractor....

Thursday, January 19, 2017

British Road Transport - Tanker

A nice little road tanker from Oxford Military 1/76 diecast range, just given this one a bit of light weathering

Thursday, January 5, 2017

German Panzer IIIs ...

General von Tiddenheim is out on another inspection, this time to see some Panzer IIIs which one of his panzer divisions have received ...

[ new items - 3 Panzer IIIs from Plastic Soldier Company]

Friday, November 11, 2016

Building a small railway station - WIP

One thing missing form my scenic railway items is a small station. I have enough OO/HO rolling stock for a small continental or british train.

I went to a model railway exhibition last weekend and got some cheap bits to make the station with,
- Ratio platform fencing
- Peco platform edging
- Hornby platform station building extension.

Pieces cut to size as needed and a trial layout done
Bases for the station made, on MDF base with cardboard riser - a thin piece of cardboard overlaps the railway line section base ...
 Platform edging stuck to section boards and thin card used to make a platform surface, on top of which will be stuck some Metcalfe paving sheet ...
 Need to pick up a few item:
- station building, if possible a french style one as well as a british one
- line side fencing
- a couple of signals
- some telegraph poles
A nice little shopping list for the next local Toy & Train fair.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Trenches completed...

All the trench sections and associated bits & bobs have been finished off....

The gun emplacement
 a trio of pill-boxes
 the long trench set, with some of my home-made barbed wire in front


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

building some trenches - still going ...

Two small end-pieces to be used with other sections for smaller setups...
 Used here with the finished basic build gun emplacement ...
 the long section gets a command bunker ...

waiting for Renedra sandbags to arrive and then once those are added will start adding filler etc...

Monday, October 24, 2016

Building some trenches - WIP

I've been building some trenches ....
The above photo shows three sections, two ends and a longer centre section. The trenches are made using some thick shelving board (aprox 2cm thick) cut up into suitable lengths, stuck to some thick cardboard. The sides of the trenches are thinner cardboard, any gaps have been filled up with foamboard and cork tile.

I will be adding another section to contain a gun,
 the aim is to have enough trench sections to go across the table, representing a section of a beach for an invasion landing. Trench sections should be usable on their own as well.

I'll need plenty of sandbags !