Monday, September 22, 2014

Inflatables with crew - completed

Off they go paddling away to somewhere ....

Friday, September 12, 2014

Taxi and small Bus ....

A couple of transport items for my 1940 home guard games. These are from Lledo. The taxi was rather high so I lowered the roof and added a driver. The bus has had the sides repainted to be more neutral and driver plus a couple of passengers added.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Inflatables with crew - WIP

Had a couple of resin castings of inflatables, but was stuck for some chaps to put in them.  Having made up some Valiant paratroopers, left over were some kneeling figures - - just what I needed. So with some heads from spare Valiant german infantry made up some guys with paddles (paddles made from cut down small dental brushes). Still need some work to finish off......

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A couple more civilians ...

A couple more additions for UK civilians, this time a nurse and policeman (from Irregular Miniatures)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Making a submarine (3 of 3) - finished

To finish off, I filled in a few gaps and added some more bits of spare plastic offcuts to the deck gun. Then a simple paint job. Here 'tis

ready for use in story line posts and games; now of course I'll need a suitable jetty/wharf or such for submarine ..... more to do :)

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.