Posts Tagged ‘Target Locked On’

White Wash and Go!

Posted on April 29th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I grabbed some time this afternoon to add the grey and green camouflage pattern to the Desert Spitfires RAF Spitfire FR18’s and the bare metal finish with ink wash to the replacement Mosquito PR34’s. I then added a white blocking in basecoat to the can…

Yak-28P Firebar Chop Shop

Posted on April 28th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I had an idea this morning. I reckoned that I could bash together a Yak-28P Firebar interceptor by cutting the nose cone from another 1/600th scale model and gluing it to a Yak-25 Flashlight. This wouldn’t be a very accurate result but, it would at the…

Flashpoint Spring Clean

Posted on April 28th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I have been giving some thought to the various Target Locked On! projects that I have started, collectively titled as the ‘Flashpoint’ projects. These are all focussed on Cold War conflicts, either real or imagined, with one already nearly compete (Fla…

HMS Eagle..scared the pants off me!

Posted on April 26th, 2018 under , . Posted by

This brings back some memories of a day spent sailing with my granddad in his tiny boat around HMS Eagle, after she was laid up in the Hamoaze, at some point in the late 1970’s. It was a cold, grey day and the enormous hulk of the aircraft carrier scar…

Tumbling Dice Tu-22M-3 Backfire

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under . Posted by

One of the things that got me fired up to do the 1960’s Soviet aircraft this weekend, was the arrival in the post on Friday of a package from Tumbling Dice, which included a Tu-22M ‘Backfire’ bomber and some very nice English Electric Lightnings. I cou…

Target Locked On Evasive Manoeuvres

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

This is the system for evasive manoeuvres in Target Locked On:Evasive manoeuvring can also be used to avoid incoming missiles. (this is separate from using chaff or flares, as there’s a different system for that)This type of manoeuvre may be carri…

Hands to Flying Stations

Posted on April 17th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

This is brilliant! I remember going on board HMS Ark Royal on a navy day in Devonport way back in the mid ’70’s. This reminds me of the Flashpoint: Fleet Air Arm project for Target Locked On! that I was thinking about a few months ago. I really should …

Target Locked On Mission Three Debrief

Posted on April 10th, 2018 under . Posted by

I set up another Patrol scenario this morning, with an experienced Soviet MiG-21 pilot against an experienced RAF Lightning F-2 pilot, which is an unlikely encounter but offered a roughly equal set up to try out the modified pilot skill check base chan…

Target Locked On Mission Two Debrief

Posted on April 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

I played another Patrol meeting engagement scenario this afternoon, this time with an experienced Soviet MiG-21 Fishbed pilot against a similarly experienced USAF F-104 Starfighter pilot, the former aircraft flown by the sprog with …

Il-28 Beagle for Target Locked On

Posted on April 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

As promised, here are the numbers for the Il-28 Beagle medium bomber, which also work for the Chinese knock off version the Harbin H-5, which is still in use with the North Korean Air Force. I worked out these ratings using the revised formula for the …

Gunnery in Target Locked On

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’ve been thinking of how to fix the impossible gunnery problem in Target Locked On, where the modifiers to hit are all negative (-1) with the targets mostly requiring a base chance of 4+ or 5+ to hit, making it a pointless exercise if only two mo…

Target Locked On Tweaks

Posted on April 5th, 2018 under . Posted by

I didn’t get round to playing any further Target Locked On! games today, as the weather was really good for a change and we went out rather than being stuck indoors. However, I did find some much better card counters to use for the next few scenarios, …

Target Locked On Mission Debrief

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under . Posted by

 I played a couple of games of Target Locked On yesterday, each with a single F-16 armed with four AIM-9 Sidewinders against a single MiG-29 with two AA-9’s and two AA-11’s, so that I could try out the missile rules for IR and R weapon systems. In…

Target Locked On Number Crunching

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

I tried to use the system in the Target Locked On aircraft building section to create stats for the JAS-39 Gripen yesterday, but ran into a problem. The MAN rating is easy to work out, based on the Thrust to Weight ratio x 5, which for the Gripen works…

Testing Target Locked On!

Posted on March 31st, 2018 under . Posted by

I’m in France on holiday for a few days so I thought I’d use the time away from the workbench to give Target Locked On! a thorough play testing, having not managed to get round to it yet despite having a copy of the rules for months. I printed off the …

Crisis in Kashmir!

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Here’s the pay day splurge for this week, a copy of the CY6 Jet Age scenario book for the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. I know very little about this conflict but since when has that stopped me from adding more weight to the lead pile? I’m thinking of thi…

Cold War Soviet Starters

Posted on March 13th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I had some time this evening to get started on the Target Locked On! Flashpoint Xinjiang project, with a selection of classic mid to late 1960’s Soviet aircraft including three Su-9 Fishpots, four Su-7 Fitters and a single, very large Tu…

Flashpoint: Taiwan ROCAF Sabre Dogs

Posted on March 13th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The success of the magnet basing storage experiment has pointed out the relative short fall in aircraft for the Taiwanese ROCAF, compared to the PLAAF line up, so I’ve decided to add some more 1/600th scale Tumbling Dice planes to beef things up a…

Magnetic Basing Bingo!

Posted on March 11th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

 I tried out the magnetic sheet and iron impregnated adhesive box liner that I got from Tiny Tin Troops the other day and I’m dead impressed with the results. Not only was it quick and easy to cut, stick and trim the magnetic sheet to the hex…

Tiny Tank Busters

Posted on March 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

It was pay day yesterday, so I put in another order with Fighting 15’s for some discounted Oddzial Ozmy 1/600th scale modern aircraft for the Target Locked On! Flashpoint: Baltic project. I was so impressed by the A-10 Warthog’s that I bought last time…

Re-Basing and Re-Cycling

Posted on March 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I decided yesterday to de-base my 1/600th scale modern aircraft that I will be using for the Target Locked On! Flashpoint Baltic project. These were based on mdf hexes with wire stands but weren’t ideal as they required the models to be drilled and glu…

Flashpoint Baltic – Reinforcements

Posted on March 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

The Oddzial Ozmy packs of 1/600th modern aircraft, that I ordered for my Target Locked On! Flashpoint:Baltic project last week, arrived yesterday. I also found the box of planes that I lost down the back of the workbench, so I now have more than enough…

Target Locked On!: Alto Cenepa War

Posted on February 7th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I was rooting around in my workbench drawer when I found the metal tin containing the 1/600th scale Peruvian Air Force planes that I started painting several years ago for use with Air War:C21. I’m not sure where the Ecuadorian Air Force has been …

Flashpoint Baltic Sitrep

Posted on February 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

It’s been a long while since I last thought about the Target Locked On Flashpoint Baltic modern ‘what if?’ project but today I found out that Fighting 15’s will no longer be stocking the Oddzial Ozmy 1/600th scale range. This is no cause for alarm…

Launch and Recover

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

This is great! Just the job as inspiration for my planned Target Locked On! Flashpoint: Fleet Air Arm project next year. There are several similar films on YouTube and plenty of videos of 1960’s and 1970’s Royal Navy carrier operations, which are very …