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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…

Danish Mechanised Infantry Platoon sans the mechanised bit

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another group of Elhiem NATO and West German figures finished about a week ago, that had to wait to be photographed.  And now they are done under the guise of Danes.  I did a reasonable amount of research and this is my best stab at a Pl…

Danish Mechanised Infantry Platoon sans the mechanised bit

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another group of Elhiem NATO and West German figures finished about a week ago, that had to wait to be photographed.  And now they are done under the guise of Danes.  I did a reasonable amount of research and this is my best stab at a Pl…

Even more Revell Leopard 1A5s

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Well it’s about time I posted again – it’s not like I haven’t been doing anything – the exact opposite actually – been very busy doing some commissions and stuff for other people.  These Leopard 1A5s are sadly not for me (I need a couple more to f…

Even more Revell Leopard 1A5s

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Well it’s about time I posted again – it’s not like I haven’t been doing anything – the exact opposite actually – been very busy doing some commissions and stuff for other people.  These Leopard 1A5s are sadly not for me (I need a couple more to f…

Matchbox Phantom FG1/FGR2 – Revisited & Completed (Again!)

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Well – as I posted last time I’ve revisited my Matchbox Phantom FG1/FGR2 kit that I “finished” back in December last year.  Back then, Paul Foster commented that the model might pop a bit more if I did the panel lines.  I completely agreed wi…

Matchbox Phantom FG1/FGR2 – Revisited & Completed (Again!)

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Well – as I posted last time I’ve revisited my Matchbox Phantom FG1/FGR2 kit that I “finished” back in December last year.  Back then, Paul Foster commented that the model might pop a bit more if I did the panel lines.  I completely agreed wi…

Matchbox Phantom FG1/FGR2 – Revisited

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

Well this is actually a revisit rather than a proper Work-In-Progress.I try and keep an eye out on new products or procedures that will help my modelling – particularly my aircraft modeling which is not great.  I stumbled across this product………

Matchbox Phantom FG1/FGR2 – Revisited

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

Well this is actually a revisit rather than a proper Work-In-Progress.I try and keep an eye out on new products or procedures that will help my modelling – particularly my aircraft modeling which is not great.  I stumbled across this product………

Back to the BAOR – Objective Complete

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

Here we go with another completed little side project – done really just to do something a little bit different.  Eventually I’d love to have a set of themed objective markers, and I had to start somewhere, so why not with a damaged Cromwell Model…

Back to the BAOR – Objective Complete

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

Here we go with another completed little side project – done really just to do something a little bit different.  Eventually I’d love to have a set of themed objective markers, and I had to start somewhere, so why not with a damaged Cromwell Model…

SA-9 Gaskin

Posted on April 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Fear not, dear reader – this is not another randomly started and never finished work-in-progress post, but finally a finished product post.  And it will be a short one.Over the weekend I knocked out the Britannia chassis/main body BRDM-2 so it cou…

SA-9 Gaskin

Posted on April 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Fear not, dear reader – this is not another randomly started and never finished work-in-progress post, but finally a finished product post.  And it will be a short one.Over the weekend I knocked out the Britannia chassis/main body BRDM-2 so it cou…

Here comes another one! SA-9 Gaskin Work-In-Progress

Posted on April 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve always wanted an SA-9 Gaskin for some reason.  Probably because it was pretty common but I’ve always liked the vehicle.  When I was a kid (and had no $$) I somehow was able to get a couple of bits of micro armour – no idea where from – and I chose a Gaskin and a Scorpion.  So I guess I’ve liked it for a long time!

Anyway…  I wanted to get an ACE Models SA-9, but they are literally as rare as hen’s teeth and the 1 I found on Ebay (in years of looking) went for a lot more than I was willing to pay.  So the dream died a little bit.

This has meant that whenever I put together a Soviet force and want to add a mobile SAM I go for a SA-13 Gopher – as I have the model.  In my lists this is a bit more expensive than a SA-9 – as it’s a better missile.

One day I was thinking about it, and I realised the SAM hammerhead on the SA-13 is almost identical as on a SA-9.  Hang on a moment…  I stopped whatever it was I was doing and went over to my cabinet and grabbed a completed Britannia BRDM-2 and the launcher hammerhead from the SA-13 and put them together.  Not an exact fit – but good enough to game with.  In fact, you may not have noticed but I included this very slap-dash conversion in my last two games:

Its the one with the red square around it!
So then I decided to do a new Britannia BRDM-2 – slightly modified to better accept the ACE Models SA-13 launcher.  Essentially all I did was add some plastic card and filler to make the SA-13 launcher head fit slightly better:

 

 

You can see it needed a bit of green stuff work as well.
So here is how it might look with the launcher added:

So now it just needs to be painted and I have a dedicated BRDM-2 body if I want to use a SA-9 Gaskin.  Of course this does not solve the problem if I want to run a force with both a SA-9 and a SA-13, but I think the chances of wanting to do that are pretty slim.
So I’m putting this down as a win – just a worry that it took me something like 4 or 5 years to work it out!  D’oh!!!!

Have fun

Richard