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Fabbri M-60 MBT

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

So – once again I’ve been busy with other stuff so my updating has been more than a little slack.  Today’s simple update is from some photos taken weeks ago, but I have made some new (worthwhile) purchases lately that I’ll share as soon as I get a…

Fabbri M-60 MBT

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

So – once again I’ve been busy with other stuff so my updating has been more than a little slack.  Today’s simple update is from some photos taken weeks ago, but I have made some new (worthwhile) purchases lately that I’ll share as soon as I get a…

What! More Marders?

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Yes, it’s true – a couple more Marders for my mate – who I’ve now made 7 for with this lot and I still have 2 more to go…Not much more to tell you so I’ll jump straight into the pics – pretty low quality as I was in a rush…So there you go.  1 …

What! More Marders?

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Yes, it’s true – a couple more Marders for my mate – who I’ve now made 7 for with this lot and I still have 2 more to go…Not much more to tell you so I’ll jump straight into the pics – pretty low quality as I was in a rush…So there you go.  1 …

The Berlin Project – Infantry and Urban Bases – Part 1

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

So things are starting to get a little more serious with my Berlin project as most of the elements are now coming together.  I have all the East German figures (from Elhiem) and I decided to do a specific British Infantry Platoon plus supports – a…

The Berlin Project – Infantry and Urban Bases – Part 1

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

So things are starting to get a little more serious with my Berlin project as most of the elements are now coming together.  I have all the East German figures (from Elhiem) and I decided to do a specific British Infantry Platoon plus supports – a…

Matador Models – FV432/20 (Fox Turret) Build and Review

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

OK – so I was very chuffed recently to get this little goodie as one of my final purchases to round out my Berlin Brigade.  It’s a Matador Models FV432/20 (Fox Turret) and it comes like this:Opening the box reveals a couple of plastic baggies:Whic…

Matador Models – FV432/20 (Fox Turret) Build and Review

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

OK – so I was very chuffed recently to get this little goodie as one of my final purchases to round out my Berlin Brigade.  It’s a Matador Models FV432/20 (Fox Turret) and it comes like this:Opening the box reveals a couple of plastic baggies:Whic…

Fabbri BTR-60PB

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Next up on the Soviet vehicles list is the Fabbri BTR-60PB.As you can see it’s not the greatest BTR-60 when it comes to crisp detail, and I’ll need to paint it (eventually), but if you are looking for a good cheap way to expand your BTR-60s these are p…

Fabbri BTR-60PB

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Next up on the Soviet vehicles list is the Fabbri BTR-60PB.As you can see it’s not the greatest BTR-60 when it comes to crisp detail, and I’ll need to paint it (eventually), but if you are looking for a good cheap way to expand your BTR-60s these are p…

Fabbri BM-21 Grad MRL

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

Keeping to the Multiple Rocket Launcher theme here are the photos of the Fabbri BM-21 Grad MRL.This one will require a little more work to fit in with the rest of my Soviet stuff (which is just plain old green) and I’ll need to get rid of the Russian f…

Fabbri BM-21 Grad MRL

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

Keeping to the Multiple Rocket Launcher theme here are the photos of the Fabbri BM-21 Grad MRL.This one will require a little more work to fit in with the rest of my Soviet stuff (which is just plain old green) and I’ll need to get rid of the Russian f…

Fabbri BM-27 Uragan MRL

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve recently acquired some vehicles from the Russian Fabbri company, which for something different this weeks I thought I could go through with you and show some pics so you could get an idea as to whether or not they are worth it.I decided to start o…

Fabbri BM-27 Uragan MRL

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve recently acquired some vehicles from the Russian Fabbri company, which for something different this weeks I thought I could go through with you and show some pics so you could get an idea as to whether or not they are worth it.I decided to start o…

Some more Revell Marders

Posted on August 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I’ve recently finished a few more Marder 1A3s for a friend and this time I managed to take some photos before they were delivered.  Let’s get straight into it then:Marder 1Marder 2Marder 3And now all three of them togetherAnd that’s it for now.Tha…

Some more Revell Marders

Posted on August 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I’ve recently finished a few more Marder 1A3s for a friend and this time I managed to take some photos before they were delivered.  Let’s get straight into it then:Marder 1Marder 2Marder 3And now all three of them togetherAnd that’s it for now.Tha…

Hjemmeværnet (The Danish Home Guard) Transport Options Part 2

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I hadn’t planned on splitting this post in two, but have had to now that I didn’t get around to finishing the mortar sabot base as shown a couple of posts ago.  So this will be a very small post today.First up I weathered another Land RoverThis is…

Hjemmeværnet (The Danish Home Guard) Transport Options Part 2

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I hadn’t planned on splitting this post in two, but have had to now that I didn’t get around to finishing the mortar sabot base as shown a couple of posts ago.  So this will be a very small post today.First up I weathered another Land RoverThis is…

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

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…

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…

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…