Posts Tagged ‘Workbench’

AHPC VII: A few more posts of stuff I painted

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

 The following are a set of pics of the stuff I finished in the last weeks of the Challenge, excluding the last weekend12 SAS troopers (Perry minis) A British Sherman without any decals A US infantry regiment from the War of 1812 (Brigad…

Insomnia , In Your Face And Some Work In Progress

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

Insomnia no, miniatures and stuff yes. Swarm bases are going to be the next project.  I got to spend last night in an actual bed and a bed big enough for me to fit in. I had a great nights sleep and have been full of beans all day. I have hardly s…

AHPC VII: More FOW Pacific Stuff

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

 Added a few more units to my FOW pacific inventory for the Challenge – first up a US Marine 37mm AT unit Another US Marine Infantry Platoon 3 Japanese Ho-Ro self propelled gunsand finally a group shot of the entire set of FOW Pacific un…

SDD Matilda II

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Infantry Tank Mark II, best known as the Matilda, was a British infantry tank. The design began as the A12 specification in 1936, as a gun-armed counterpart to the first British infantry tank, the machine gun armed, two-man A11 Infantry Tank Mark I. The Mark I was also known as Matilda, and the larger … Continue reading “SDD Matilda II”

SDD 15mm Tiger I

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

Tiger I is the common name of a German heavy tank used in World War II, developed in 1942. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. E, often shortened to Tiger. It was an answer to the unexpectedly formidable Soviet armour encountered in the initial months of Operation Barbarossa, particularly the T-34 and … Continue reading “SDD 15mm Tiger I”

British Bedford OXD

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

The Bedford OY is an army lorry built by Bedford for the British Armed Forces and introduced in 1939. It was based on Bedford’s O-series commercial vehicles with a modified front end and single rear tyres. The OXD was a general service vehicle, a short-wheelbase version of the OY, designed for a 30 cwt (1.5 … Continue reading “British Bedford OXD”

AHPC VII: Week 11

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

Through 11 weeks of this year’s Challenge, I’ve managed to post 3,338 points (purple bar) which is just slightly ahead of last years total of 3,306 (green line) and there are two weeks left to go.My totals are a little higher than the official score as…

4Ground Single Storey Small Building Under Construction

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

This is a laser-cut mdf building from 4Ground for Great Escape Games’ Dead Man’s Hand set of rules. When a camp town started becoming more prosperous the residents would start producing town buildings, these were often frame buildings in which the timber frame was built as a shell and then the rest of the building … Continue reading “4Ground Single Storey Small Building Under Construction”

I have no Centurions

Posted on March 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Alas it wasn’t to be…. In a previous post I said So I ordered and purchased a couple of Sho’T models from the Flames of War Fate of a Nation range and will paint them up as British Army Centurions for use in Team Yankee games. They never arrived… Alas the supplier was unable to … Continue reading “I have no Centurions”

AHPC VII: FOW Pacific Submission

Posted on March 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Whew – I’m finally caught up with all my submission (to date) in the Challenge.  This submission was fairly large (458 points) and was made up of FOW Pacific units. First  is a Japanese infantry platoon with 54 figures.  I really li…

Analogue Hobbies Challenge: Modern Russians and Brits plus some Chindits

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

 I’m starting to get back into “high production” mode for the Challenge.  With this group I’ve completed all the figures I need for this years Historicon games. 16 Modern Russian infantry from Empress miniatures.  Wonderfully sculpt…

AHPC VII: Week 9: Sprint to the finish

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

Forward momentum has returned to my AHPC VII performance with a total of 476 points submitted during week 9.  My current total now stands at 2,571 points placing me firmly in third place but within striking distance of the leadI’m not sure I can c…

15mm Sarissa Precision Chateau

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

This is a laser cut MDF (and card) model of a Chateau from Sarissa Precision. It is unpainted model and comes as a flat pack of MDF and card. The chateau has steps back and front. They comprise the steps and go together quite easily. I like the railings which work well and don’t look … Continue reading “15mm Sarissa Precision Chateau”

Lair of the Uber Geek 2017-02-21 05:52:00

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

 Yet more Trenchworx tanks and some dungeon baddies in this installment of “As the Analogue Hobbies Challenge turns…..First up two tank destroyers  a US m-18 and a Jagdpanther. Next something a bit more modern a BTR-80A 2 reaper B…

Portuguese Artillery and Spanish Command

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

“Pronto!… Fogo!”

I am terrible at resisting the “ooh, shiny!” impulse, especially when it’s for a unique set in my chosen scale and can add to my already existing collection. With that declaration made, let me introduce you to my new Portuguese artillery battery!

These are from the expanding range of metal Napoleonic figures offered by Hagen Miniatures. The figures are great, the gun very detailed, and there’s quite a range of paraphernalia that comes with the set. In fact, I found that I could only use 4 of the 6 figures provided, otherwise the base would have been very crowded!

I’ve added my patent tuft of cotton wool to the portfire and blackened the muzzle to show that it’s been in heavy use.

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“Yo espio con mi ojo pequeño….”

This is the second of my recent Spanish command figures. He’ll act as an infantry brigadier or cavalry divisional general. Again, he’s from the Italeri French command set with a head modification using a Lancier Bleu head. He’s had his epaulets removed and his collar built up with Milliput after decapitation of his original head took off more than I intended!

Building the Blood Bowl Travel Box/Dugout

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

 The overall dimensions are 15 inches by 12 inches and 2 inches in height.  All the wood was recycled from old projects.Clamps are your friend while working with wood. Cutting the “stone blocks for the dugout – they’re brought .75 inches…

Finished the 4Ground 15mm Corner Bakery

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

Finally finished one of my Christmas presents (from some time ago) was the 4Ground 15mm Shop 4: Corner Bakery. I already have a couple of the 4Ground 15mm buildings, a pair of semi-detached houses and one of the hotels. The Corner Bakery is a great piece of terrain to enhance your battle board. It comes pre-painted … Continue reading “Finished the 4Ground 15mm Corner Bakery”

Bollod Bowl Travel Case

Posted on February 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

 For the “Home” themed terrain bonus round in this year’s Challenge, I decided to make a combination carry case and player board for Blood Bowl.  I’ll do a “how it was made post” in a few days.The board is 12 x 15 inches  in foot print. …

AHPC VII: Modern US Marines

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

Another entry in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge – a small force of US Marines with some transport.  All the figures and vehicles are from Empress Miniatures and are are superb.  Empress is beginning to Challenge the Perry’s as my fav…

SDD Daimler Dingo

Posted on February 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Daimler Scout Car, known in service as the “Dingo” (after the Australian wild dog), was a British light fast 4WD reconnaissance vehicle also used in the liaison role during the Second World War. In 1938 the British War Office issued a specification for a scouting vehicle. Out of three designs submitted by Alvis, BSA … Continue reading “SDD Daimler Dingo”

Painting the roof

Posted on February 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This was the third Sarissa Precision Old West building I constructed, House with Stone Chimney. Like my other Sarissa Precision models, these went together really easily, and are for comparison purposes much simpler than the 4Ground models (but also as a result less detailed). Like my other Sarissa Precision models I have now painted the … Continue reading “Painting the roof”

A&D Hardware Store

Posted on February 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This is a laser-cut mdf building from 4Ground for Great Escape Games’ Dead Man’s Hand set of rules. Andrew Dewey and Dave Annabelle met whilst they were serving as elected members of the Territorial Legislator of Montana and both living in Helena. They both had a firm interest in travelling to the Town of Dead … Continue reading “A&D Hardware Store”

More of the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac

Posted on February 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I have started working on my Warlord LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac for Bolt Action. The LVT-4 is a 1/56th scale 28mm resin and metal kit. Having given the model a white undercoat I then gave the model a base coat of British Armour Green. Here are some more photographs of the model. This is a well … Continue reading “More of the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac”

Finishing the Shotgun House

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

Having being half completed for a while, I took the time to finish off my The Chicago Way Shotgun House from 4Ground. In the mid C19th on the French island territory of Haiti a narrow gable fronted worker’s dwelling had developed with external door openings in the gable ends in alignment front and rear. Internal … Continue reading “Finishing the Shotgun House”

Painting the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac

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

I have started working on my Warlord LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac for Bolt Action. The LVT-4 is a 1/56th scale 28mm resin and metal kit. Having cleaned the model it was a relatively simple process of putting the kit together, well apart from the issue with the rear mudguards. Having given the model a white undercoat … Continue reading “Painting the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac”