Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Making a submarine (2) ...

I've done a bit more work on the submarine, to add some height to the hull to get the deck on ..
 I've left a couple of gaps in the deck to allow for hatches. I also made the deck gun capable of movement by using some thick wire though the gun base and a hole in the deck/hull. So a little bit more detailing to do, then it'll be time to paint it.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Making a submarine (1) ...

I'm making something a little different, sparked by possible story lines on the Somewhere in England blog. This time a submarine !

The submarine is to be generic, so could be shown in use by either side - for story line posts or game posts (attack on submarine in dock ...)

Off to the scraps box (card, sprue and plasticard) to make a conning tower and simple deck gun, shown here with some 1/72 figs.

I marked out a base hull outline on some 3mm MDF and cut it out, trying out the placement of the conning tower and deck gun.
Overall length is 20", a smaller one used for coastal actions.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New items for early war period ....

Finished off some new items,  a selection of figures from Irregular Miniatures ranges...

A few civilians some armed ...
 A old field gun for use by the home guard,
Officer and driver with staff car (Lledo),

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Plane down ....

home guard check for a plane down
 more on Somewhere in England blog.

Monday, April 21, 2014

tank traps

Finally got round to painting up and basing some resin tank traps, mixed in with a few plastic Italeri ones
home guard check out passing lorry at road block

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Small game AAR - Home Guard and German landing party

A small game trying out the 'Hit the Dirt' freebie ruleset, Home Guard get into trouble against a small german landing party

AAR on the Somwehere in England blog    see here ....

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Vosper MTB ...

Something a little different a Revell Vosper MTB kit, done as a waterline model...