Posts Tagged ‘War Production Report’

Carden Me?

Posted on December 19th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Having a sort through the lead mountain is always a joy, forgotten pieces are revealled with all the excitement from buying them in the first place. This Carden Loyd universal carrier is made by Reiver Miniatures and I picked it up at Salute 2011 while…

Leaf it out

Posted on December 18th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The fourth 28mm horse I’ve painted is this British officer from Great War Miniatures who only on being based revealed himself to be crookedly mounted. This makes his nationally questionable and suggests he might be a fifth-columnist. It’s a…

Driller Killer

Posted on December 18th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This beast of a machine was bought over a year ago as a secret weapon for VBCW, so wishing to keep it a well guarded secret I undercoated it and tucked it behind something on a shelf so no one would know about it until it appeared on the gaming table. …

In a Battlefield of their own

Posted on November 29th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Happy coincidences are always welcome, especially when they produce figures which fit into somewhere the manufacturer didn’t intend.  These modern figures from Hasslefree fit quite neatly into the world of the popular game “Battlefield 3&#…

In the Navy

Posted on November 29th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Recently I traded with the cosmopolitan  Akula for the remnants of his naval forces from his VBCW project. Some of you might recall how he built an eight foot long aircraft carrier, thankfully that wasn’t part of the deal. I originally thought i…

Tim waits for no-one

Posted on November 29th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s always surprising to see a paintjob you’re perfectly happy with once you’ve taken a photo of it and see it four times large and no more so than with this great figure of Tim Collins from the freebie range from The Assault Group. …

He ain’t heavy, he’s my loader…

Posted on October 17th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here’s a couple more Afghan support weapons by Eureka which I picked up at Salute 2012.   They’re the usual joy to paint, even if my photos aren’t very good. The recoiless rifle is on a very big base, and there’s a big space ne…

Command & Conquer

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I wrapped up my British modern forces with this British Infantry Platoon Command from the Assault Group and it’s a fitting end.  This pack contains two officers waving their arm around, a field radio man and a soldier with a 2 inch mortar. When …

Have I Got News for You

Posted on September 2nd, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I was seeking a camera man for a FUBAR scenario involving Ross Kemp having already modded a figure suitable. Also I thought I could do with a a more American reporter for those rare occassions when I allow Freddy Forrin on the table.  In the end I wen…

Die Nacht der Toten

Posted on September 2nd, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The boy Slug has a slowly evolving nazi zombie project inspired, in part, by the Call of Duty game which features the opportunity to shoot Nazi zombies. These figures are part of West Wind Productions Secrets of the Third Reich which we picked up a cou…

Even more Bazaar

Posted on September 2nd, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Filling out the Jihadistan project gave me the chance to paint these rather brilliant Eureka miniatures‘ middle eastern civilians. There’s also a couple of stalls but I haven’t quiet figured out the best way to base those so they can …

Troops Out… for the lads

Posted on August 20th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a productive week on the Jihadistan front, bolstering the good guys with quite a selection of manufacturers and starting with this HMG from The Assault Group. A very sweet support team which I don’t think my photography does justi…

Boiler Tank

Posted on August 16th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

blahI’ve had an eye on the Tobsen77 models for a while now, thinking how a good few pieces were well suited to VBCW, but wary of the postal involved. Luckily I’ve been doing some casting for Tobi and managed to wrangle the One Man Army mode…

Bob’s your Uncle

Posted on July 18th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Actually he’s my father-in-law and he’s got a taste for painting a few of our wargaming bits which started after he saw the quality of the casting of an Imprint Models Warrior AFV and then bought himself a T-72. This time he’s done a …

Anarchy in the UK

Posted on July 18th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last week I set myself the task of painting as many figures as I could in a week and choose to hack a trail through my pile of figures for a Very British Civil War, as well as accidently buying some more. Here you can see how  far I got. Firstly my fa…

Merkel’s Marauders

Posted on June 11th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is a helter skelter of a project. I was looking for some allied troops to join my Brits in our Jihadistan campaign and given how everything seems to be seppo-centric wanted something which wasn’t Yank. Then Lead Adventure Miniatures brought …

What me Warrior?

Posted on May 14th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This perfectly scaled beauty is the Imprint Models “Warrior” which I hastened to finish after my dad-in-law got this tank done very quickly. This model comes with the extra armour which is standard now, but if you wanted an older version yo…

T-72M1 for Two

Posted on May 11th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m so sorely tempted to start this post with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, etc” purely because this is a Tale of Two Bobs. One being my father-in-law who’s been a keen kit modeller ever since there was s…

Rocket Man

Posted on May 10th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With Salute 2012 now a happy memory and a dent to the wallet it’s time to crack on with what we spent our cash on. The boy Slug beat me in the race with his Dwarves from Akula, while I’ve been slower off the mark. One thing I did manage in …

Red Dwarves

Posted on May 8th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here’s another example of the boy Slug’s painting which is not only a neat paintjob but also a record for the fastest painting of a Salute purchase. As many Salute devotees know it’s easy to buy some metal and still have it safely sto…

Kraut Rock

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This handsome bunch of burgers are the old BEF miniatures early WW2 Germans. Since the range was taken over by Warlord they’ve been changed slightly making these beauties out of production – as if they weren’t brilliant enough already…

Saxon Legs

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The motor pool for our Jihadistan campaign has swollen with the addition of this brilliant Saxon APC from Sloppy Jalopy having been originally created by Uncle Crouchie. Although the Saxon is out of service, and not really ultra modern, it is one of my…

Day of the Jackal

Posted on April 10th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

These vehicles from S and S models have been sitting on my to-do pile for far too long, so I bit the bullet and set about completing this pair of Jackals and a solo Snatch Landrover. For Ultra-Modern these are a must really – especially if, like …

Don’t get the Hump

Posted on April 10th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Jihadistani war drive continues at a good rate, bulking out the forces I have so far to make more realistic sides. This isn’t too difficult given how I mainly have infantry, lots of infantry. One thing I did want was camels for carting suppli…

Eureka Moment

Posted on March 12th, 2012 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Oh okay I’ve yet to add the finishing facial details but yet again old-boyish enthusiasm has overtaken completion and the resulting photos are here already. Over the past weekend I’ve tucked into a grand twenty-one Taliban figures, mainly t…