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Hjemmeværnet (The Danish Home Guard) Transport Options Part 1

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

OK – so continuing the Hjemmeværnet (The Danish Home Guard) theme – and the Oxford Diecast theme – here are the first three touched up vehicles and their pax.

Starting with the Platoon Commander’s ex-farmyard Land Rover:


And now with passengers:
Squad 1’s ride:
And now with passengers:
Squad 2’s ride:
And now with passengers:
The Land Rover was bashed up with washes and paint – and the canvas cover was completed repainted. The Ford Transit and VW vans were lined with MiG aircraft panel washes and then some Tamiya weathering powders added to the tires.
Support for the small platoon will appear in the next post.
Thanks
Richard

Danish Home Guard Mortar Load – A Work-in-Progress

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

An odd title for an odd topic.  Back here in February I posed a question on how to treat a range of Oxford Diecasts to be used as Danish Home Guard transport.  I got a fair few comments which covered a broad range from cover them with cam net…

Bundeswehr Bergepanzer 2

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Way back here  in April 2017 I showed off my work-in-progress for the Hobbyden Bergepanzer conversion set for the Revell Leopard 1A5.  Today I can show off the finished product, minus a crewman which I haven’t quite finished yet.Anyway – onto…

West German Marder W-I-P – Part 1

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This will be a very short work-in-progress update with just one photo.  I’m currently working on a commission job of some Revell Marders for a mate.  And he wants a lot of them…  So here’s where I’m currently up to:The two at the back …

West German Marder W-I-P – Part 1

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This will be a very short work-in-progress update with just one photo.  I’m currently working on a commission job of some Revell Marders for a mate.  And he wants a lot of them…  So here’s where I’m currently up to:The two at the back …

Danish Battlegroup

Posted on July 12th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

OK – back to 20mm, and back to the Danes for the last time for a while I think.When finishing the Centurions I thought it might be nice to take a couple of photos of all the Danish armour finished thus far.  So without further ado – here we go:Fro…

Danish Battlegroup

Posted on July 12th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

OK – back to 20mm, and back to the Danes for the last time for a while I think.When finishing the Centurions I thought it might be nice to take a couple of photos of all the Danish armour finished thus far.  So without further ado – here we go:Fro…

An After Action Report with a (sizeable) difference!

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So something a little different this weekend.  Before I start a little history.  I used to play a lot of 15mm World war Two.  It was my scale of choice for about 10 years and when I decided to expand into Cold War I looked around in 20mm…

An After Action Report with a (sizeable) difference!

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So something a little different this weekend.  Before I start a little history.  I used to play a lot of 15mm World war Two.  It was my scale of choice for about 10 years and when I decided to expand into Cold War I looked around in 20mm…

Danish Centurion Platoon

Posted on July 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

OK – so there are some benefits of getting sick and having to spend a couple of days at home.  For one, despite the remnants of a killer headache, I was able to spend a bit of time and finish off the Centurion platoon.So – let’s get straight into …

Danish Centurion Platoon

Posted on July 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

OK – so there are some benefits of getting sick and having to spend a couple of days at home.  For one, despite the remnants of a killer headache, I was able to spend a bit of time and finish off the Centurion platoon.So – let’s get straight into …

Danish Centurions – Work-In-Progress – Part 5

Posted on July 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Well my plan to have these finished about a week ago got interrupted by real life, Battlegroup: NORTHAG and plain old end-of-financial-year exhaustion.  So things have not progressed as quickly as I hoped, but over the weekend I made some progress…

Danish Centurions – Work-In-Progress – Part 5

Posted on July 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Well my plan to have these finished about a week ago got interrupted by real life, Battlegroup: NORTHAG and plain old end-of-financial-year exhaustion.  So things have not progressed as quickly as I hoped, but over the weekend I made some progress…

Best News Ever

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Best news ever!!!!  Battlegroup NORTHAG is coming!!!This was announced last night (my time) on the PSC Facebook site along with PSC’s standard website.  On the website is says this:I have given the go ahead to finish off Battlegroup Northag -…

Best News Ever

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Best news ever!!!!  Battlegroup NORTHAG is coming!!!This was announced last night (my time) on the PSC Facebook site along with PSC’s standard website.  On the website is says this:I have given the go ahead to finish off Battlegroup Northag -…

Danish Centurions – Work-In-Progress – Part 4

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Another quick update as we are closing in on the finish line with these 2 Centurions.  Last night I was able to get a fair bit of work done (not that you can really tell in the photos…) with several dry-brush coats over the light green:Then I ha…

Danish Centurions – Work-In-Progress – Part 4

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Another quick update as we are closing in on the finish line with these 2 Centurions.  Last night I was able to get a fair bit of work done (not that you can really tell in the photos…) with several dry-brush coats over the light green:Then I ha…

Danish Centurions – Work-In-Progress – Part 3

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Very quick update today.  Last night I black-lined 2 of the Centurions and took a quick pic:I was trying to have these finished by Friday, but very much doubt that will be the case!Anyhow – that’s it for now.Richard

Danish Centurions – Work-In-Progress – Part 3

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Very quick update today.  Last night I black-lined 2 of the Centurions and took a quick pic:I was trying to have these finished by Friday, but very much doubt that will be the case!Anyhow – that’s it for now.Richard

Danish Centurions – Work-In-Progress – Part 2

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Back in May 2015 I posted Part One of a Work-In-Progress for my Danish Centurions.  At the time I had made two Airfix Centurions and needed another one to make up a Platoon.  Finding a third Airfix one proved essentially impossible, so I got …

Danish Centurions – Work-In-Progress – Part 2

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Back in May 2015 I posted Part One of a Work-In-Progress for my Danish Centurions.  At the time I had made two Airfix Centurions and needed another one to make up a Platoon.  Finding a third Airfix one proved essentially impossible, so I got …

Danish M150 or Danish M113 with TOW ATGM

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

There appears to be some debate at present as to whether or not there was any such vehicle as the M150 or was it simply a M113 with TOW ATGM.  I don’t have an opinion, although everytime I decide it’s an M150, I find further evidence that it wasn’…

Danish M150 or Danish M113 with TOW ATGM

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

There appears to be some debate at present as to whether or not there was any such vehicle as the M150 or was it simply a M113 with TOW ATGM.  I don’t have an opinion, although everytime I decide it’s an M150, I find further evidence that it wasn’…

The Mechanised Bit – Danish M113 Platoon

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

OK – so on with the show and onto the transports for the troops shown last week.  The Armoured Personnel Carrier of choice for the Danes was the ubiquitous M113A1.  I’ve chosen to use the excellent S-Models M113 and have added some bits and p…

The Mechanised Bit – Danish M113 Platoon

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

OK – so on with the show and onto the transports for the troops shown last week.  The Armoured Personnel Carrier of choice for the Danes was the ubiquitous M113A1.  I’ve chosen to use the excellent S-Models M113 and have added some bits and p…