Monday, May 23, 2016

British transports and bofors gun...

An Oxford die-cast lorry with a slight repaint and weathered a bit, plus a couple of smaller soft-tops from the Airfix 1:72 Scale RAF Vehicles kit
A 40mm bofors gun and tractor,  made from the Airfix kit.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

German paratroops ...

German paratroops on manouvres...
General von Tiddenheim who had been observing the manouvres has a chat with the commander of the paratroops....
[new items: paratroops from Valiant Miniatures]

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Various bits of transport and a fire engine..

A few die-cast items that can be used without much work (mostly Lledo 'days gone by')



Sunday, February 28, 2016

German 105mm Howizters ...

General von Tiddenheim has started his round of inspections, he has stopped to watch divisional artillery practice at a firing range....
[new items: two 105mm Howitzers and crew built from the Amourfast kit]

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Invasion Briefing...

The briefing room HQ Army Group C Normandy..  

{or the purposes of this Blog a fictional commander for Army Group C is used - General Von Tiddenheim- who also appeared in a couple of early blog posts on Somewhere in England  (e.g. A Planning Meeting ) }
 ---oXo---

Von Tiddenheim has just completed a briefing for the invasion of Britain, for Army Group C in the flank attack on Weymouth and adjoining areas....

Von Tiddenheim: thank you for your time gentlemen, I look forward to seeing your detailed plans for each division - 1st & 2nd waves etc - plus proposed drop zones for paratroops.

Von Tiddenheim returned to his office and checked his diary - inspections of troops, artillery and tanks filled most of days for the next week or so ....

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Leaving for England ....

Lt. Abel, was due to be sent to England to work with his old colleague Col. Schmidt gathering intelligence on the disposition of forces along the coast and inland.  His orders came sooner than expected ....

Late one afternoon he was picked up by a car and he was driven to the nearby airfield. The car passed through the main entrance ...
 and pulled up in front of the control tower ...
 Lt Abel went out to the waiting Storch ...
Soon they were off and heading across the channel to Somewhere in England ....

[ New items: Storch plane, completed Hangars,  Control Tower and ancilliary buildings.]

Friday, February 19, 2016

Church Lych Gate

A lych gate for the scenics, this will go with the church I have rather nicely...
The lych gate is a 1/48 Dolls House accessory from Petite Properties; I used some spare bits of plastic tiling for the roof and shortened the roof supports a bit,  using some of my stone paper sheet to do the walls,  plus some Metcalfe paving for the base.