Sunday, July 12, 2020

German Patrol and Civilians....

Some newbies completed...

A small german patrol, made up from free plastic sprue which came with recent issue of Wargames Illustrated..
Along with some generic civilians, useful dockside or elsewhere...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

German Officers...

A few more items completed, Some figures for out in the field, plus kubelwagon
 and some for inside & story lines - on clear bases

Friday, May 1, 2020

German sentries ...

Foundry german sentries pack painted up and ready for duty...

Friday, March 27, 2020

Submarine model - hull and deck improvements

After thinking carefully on how best to improve the submarine model I made some time back, I decided on the following
- raising the out of water height by 3mm
- add a wider curved shape to the central section to represent the top of the ballast tanks.
- improving the look of the deck

I got the sub out for modification, plus a couple of reference photos ....
 I used some paper and a bendy ruler to mark out a template for the new central part shape...
New parts cut out of 3mm card and stuck to the underside, the height 'out of water' look is much better
 new side shape created using plastic wood followed by a light sanding down...
deck given a new surface using some strips of textured wallpaper...
New deck painted and the hull given a new coat of grey paint
I'll have to think of a game I could use it in ....

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coastal Tanker - finished

The tanker completed, a quick simple paint job on the new deck...

Friday, March 20, 2020

Coastal Tanker (WIP) ....

I've been sorting through my reminder post-its by the modelling desk, one of which was ship with tanker deck.  I'd watched the film Above us the Waves the day before (which includes a sub taking on oil from a tanker) so I decided to make an alternate deck for my small coastal ship...

I cut a new deck base out of cardboard and put in a central walkway with a handrail from thin wire, then added some detail using oddments from the plastic bits-box...

I got out my home-made submarine to put alongside asking for a refill....
the sub also needs some work to give it a better look,  its a bit narrow  (showing a bit more of the hull would be nice)

Sunday, March 15, 2020

A few german figs...

Been painting a few oddment german figures ...