Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Some more British Civilians

From the Foundry WW2 British Characters pack

some of these, mainly the first three, could be used for france as well.

A little note ....

A quick note on the way the blog is going.
  • This blog is renamed 'Somewhere in France' to cover the period of the german occupation of France, including the potential invasion of Britain.
  • All WW2 modelling and new painted items will be shown on this blog with appropriate labels.  
  • Amy story lines and game reports for raids on french targets by British forces and French resistance actions will be on this blog.
  • All the story lines and game reports for home guard and german raids on Britain and the potential invasion will be on the sister blog - 'Somewhere in England'. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

A little review ....

I had a good old rummage through my WW2 stuff. I decided to focus on my current gaming interest period of the early war on the western front using 20mm (25mm) figures, covering
  • Britain's Home front - home guard, some regulars, downed german air crew, potential invasion
  • French Occupation and Resistance - germans, french resistance fighters, downed british air crew, british raids on coastal and special targets.
  • German potential invasion of Britain 1940/41.
For the above I have most of what I need but will be adding new items, first up will be some extra british civilian characters.

Additionally for the future I'll be adding to my collection to allow for games involving platoon actions between German and Allied forces on the western front from 1944 onwards - this is currently planned to use 28mm figures.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Parish Church

I'm currently reviewing my WW2 collection, things to add etc.

I started with scenics, one item that needed attention was a church, which I had made up using some Hornby kits
the stonework was a bit dark in colour and usage was clunky due to it being on a large base. So I removed it from the base and gave it a light wash of sandstone colour to improve it
 the roofs come off and has a basic interior of flagstones done using Metcalf OO/HO paving sheets
I may in the future add a basic interior.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

nice book find ...

picked up a nice copy of Mollo WW2 Uniforms in a local charity shop for £4.50, great for reference

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nissen Hut ...

Finished off a nissen hut, which had been sitting in the painting queue for a couple of months

The nissen hut is from Seargents Mess with a few modifications.

Friday, October 24, 2014

generic motor launch

More messing about on the water, a small generic motor launch made from cardboard; crewed here by a couple of policemen (from Irregular Miniatures) on clear bases.