Posts Tagged ‘WWII’

Tanker’s Tuesday: Tankfest 2017

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

AHPC VIII: British 25 pounder & crew

Posted on February 14th, 2018 under , . Posted by

 Over the years, my Britis 8th Army North Africa collection has grown to be rather extensive but I was missing an icon from that era – the ubiquitous 2r pounder.  Well that gap has been filled by this fine miniature and crew from Brigade Game…

Tanker’s Tuesday:ODDBALL THE GREATEST AMERICAN TANKER

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

Challenge Update: Union Infantry Regiment and

Posted on February 8th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

 I’m a bit behind in posting my painting output for this year’s challenge so will try to catch up over the next few days.  First up is a 24 figure Union Infantry regiment. These are 28mm in scale and are from the “new” Perry plastic Unio…

Bolt Action – Polish Airborne

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

Many of you will have seen the slow progress I have been making on my 1250 point German Afrika Korp force. I have been building […]

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Entry #10 to AHPC VIII: Female French Partisans: Simone Segouin and Nancy Wake

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

A few years ago I painted up some female partisans and thought these two figures from Stoessis Heroes would provide nice additions to the collection.Simone Segouin, aka Nicole Minet, was just 14 when Germany invaded France. Nonetheless, young as s…

Tanker’s Tuesday: The Debacle

Posted on January 30th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

It was the French Hans.

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Bolt Action at the club last night and as usual I sat down and sorted a list out an hour before I left the house, I was up against Simon’s Russians and he always turns up with a sniper, flamethrower and a tank, usually a nicely painted up KV1. I decide…

Tanker’s Tuesday: Bulge Wave of Terror

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

Challenge Bonus Theme 1: Flight

Posted on January 16th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The first bonus round of the Challenge was titled “flight” and I was caught a bit flat footed.  The I remembered I had bought a starter set for “Check You Six” and had some unpainted WW2 Pacific theater aircraft in 1/300 scale.These are some of my…

Kampfgruppe Anders

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Before we had our epic War and Conquest struggle yesterday we played a Bolt Action game on the Saturday, I haven’t played BA in a while and Stewart has only a couple of games under his belt but we had all day. I am not keen on the scenarios used in the…

More Analogues Hobbies Stuff

Posted on January 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

 Two different groups of troops this time.  First up are some reinforcements for my DAK armies in the form of DAK infantry, some FJ’s and armor. A Rubicon plastic Panzer IV – really can’t recommend Rubicon models any more highly. My…

Bolt Action: Afrika Korp Project Part 2

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Part 1 Part 2: Supply Drop So where is this “Afrika Korp army then lad?” this was the first thing that the lovely Paul Walker […]

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Analogue Hobbies Challenge VIII: First Submission

Posted on December 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 My first entry for this year’s challenge was done early in the morning and managed to be the first entry.  I went with a Russian tank as they’re pretty easy to paint up fast.This model is a plastic kit from Warlord and I highly recommend it….

Tanker’s Tuesday: The Battle of Kursk

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

Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East – The Battle of KurskThe Battle Of KurskThe Battle of Kursk took place when German and Soviet forces confronted each other on the Eastern Front during World War II in the vicinity of the city of Kursk, in the Soviet Union …

Tanker’s Tuesday : Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

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

By 1943 it was obvious to the Germans that their tank production could not keep pace with battlefield losses. One of their efforts to expedite weapons production was the conversion of old, outdated tank chassis into tank destroyers, or Jagdpanzers. …

Tanker’s Tuesday : Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

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

By 1943 it was obvious to the Germans that their tank production could not keep pace with battlefield losses. One of their efforts to expedite weapons production was the conversion of old, outdated tank chassis into tank destroyers, or Jagdpanzers. …

28mm WW2 Commission: Sealion and More

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

Another WWII commission. This one has some units for Sealion and pulp scenarios, and other units.First up some homeguard figures. Some Footsore, I think, Artizan Designs, and Warlord Games:Dad’s ArmyPartisansDowned Luftwaffe PilotBritish CommandosField…

28mm WW2 Commission: Sealion and More

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

Another WWII commission. This one has some units for Sealion and pulp scenarios, and other units.First up some homeguard figures. Some Footsore, I think, Artizan Designs, and Warlord Games:Dad’s ArmyPartisansDowned Luftwaffe PilotBritish CommandosField…

Brooklands Military Vehicles Day

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Yesterday I went to the Brooklands Motor Museum in Surrey for their Military Vehicle event. Its probably the last such event of the year for me and one that I haven’t been to before so I was looking forward to it. I have been to Brooklands before though, a few years ago I was here for a corporate day with my old firm. When I and my boss finished the event we spent a couple of hours exploring the site before heading home, our ‘official’ reason for being there completely forgotten! This time I was able to take my time looking around the site and unlike my last visit I came equipped with a decent camera. 

Brooklands was the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit. Local landowner Hugh Locke King wanted a race track but it was the design genius of Colonel H.C.L. Holden that saw it develop into the 3¼ mile concrete banked circuit that became synonymous with British motor racing. Work commenced in late 1906 and was completed in just nine months with the first race in July 1907. Very soon afterwards the site also began its long association with aircraft design and testingBAC, Bleriot, British Aerospace, Hawker, Sopwith and Vickers have all tested here and it is estimated that over 18,600 new aircraft of nearly 250 types were first flown, manufactured or assembled at Brooklands. (Source: www.brooklandsmuseum.com).

The museum boasts a wide range of exhibits, from its Aircraft Hanger; Workshops; Motoring Sheds including an exhibition of British Grand-Prix racing vehicles; a selection of aircraft including Concord outside; and of course the remaining sections of race track and banking which have recently been restored. The Military Vehicle rally was just the sort of excuse I needed to revisit this excellent museum and explore it properly. 

Bedford RL Recovery Vehicle

Bedford RL Recovery Vehicle

German BMW and sidecar in North Africa colours

Harrier Jump Jet

105mm Howitzer

Austin 7 Bomb Disposal Vehicle

Barnes Wallis ‘Grand Slam’ Bomb – 10 ton of awesomeness! 

Vickers Vimy Replica

‘Aircraft Factory’ display featuring a Wellington Bomber

The wellington has been restored but the skin left off so you can see the latticework frame designed by Barnes Wallis
Test Hill – This 1:8 Gradient is a tough challenge for some vehicles

The new ‘Aircraft Factory’ hanger

The Taureg was classed as a remote area patrol vehicle and was one of only two built to order for an unknown African or Arabian customer in 1978. 

M3A1 White Scout Car

Despite the cold weather it remained sunny all day ensuring a good day was had by all.

Brooklands Military Vehicles Day

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Yesterday I went to the Brooklands Motor Museum in Surrey for their Military Vehicle event. Its probably the last such event of the year for me and one that I haven’t been to before so I was looking forward to it. I have been to Brooklands before though, a few years ago I was here for a corporate day with my old firm. When I and my boss finished the event we spent a couple of hours exploring the site before heading home, our ‘official’ reason for being there completely forgotten! This time I was able to take my time looking around the site and unlike my last visit I came equipped with a decent camera. 

Brooklands was the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit. Local landowner Hugh Locke King wanted a race track but it was the design genius of Colonel H.C.L. Holden that saw it develop into the 3¼ mile concrete banked circuit that became synonymous with British motor racing. Work commenced in late 1906 and was completed in just nine months with the first race in July 1907. Very soon afterwards the site also began its long association with aircraft design and testingBAC, Bleriot, British Aerospace, Hawker, Sopwith and Vickers have all tested here and it is estimated that over 18,600 new aircraft of nearly 250 types were first flown, manufactured or assembled at Brooklands. (Source: www.brooklandsmuseum.com).

The museum boasts a wide range of exhibits, from its Aircraft Hanger; Workshops; Motoring Sheds including an exhibition of British Grand-Prix racing vehicles; a selection of aircraft including Concord outside; and of course the remaining sections of race track and banking which have recently been restored. The Military Vehicle rally was just the sort of excuse I needed to revisit this excellent museum and explore it properly. 

Bedford RL Recovery Vehicle

Bedford RL Recovery Vehicle

German BMW and sidecar in North Africa colours

Harrier Jump Jet

105mm Howitzer

Austin 7 Bomb Disposal Vehicle

Barnes Wallis ‘Grand Slam’ Bomb – 10 ton of awesomeness! 

Vickers Vimy Replica

‘Aircraft Factory’ display featuring a Wellington Bomber

The wellington has been restored but the skin left off so you can see the latticework frame designed by Barnes Wallis
Test Hill – This 1:8 Gradient is a tough challenge for some vehicles

The new ‘Aircraft Factory’ hanger

The Taureg was classed as a remote area patrol vehicle and was one of only two built to order for an unknown African or Arabian customer in 1978. 

M3A1 White Scout Car

Despite the cold weather it remained sunny all day ensuring a good day was had by all.

20mm WWII French Order

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

Here’s another of the older projects I did a bit back. I will probably continue posting some of the older work mixed in with the newer work to try and catch up a bit on the blog.This is an order for a 20mm WW2 French force. All figures were FAA.There w…

20mm WWII French Order

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

Here’s another of the older projects I did a bit back. I will probably continue posting some of the older work mixed in with the newer work to try and catch up a bit on the blog.This is an order for a 20mm WW2 French force. All figures were FAA.There w…

Tanker’s Tuesday: 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion

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

In September 1942, the entire Battalion was moved by rail to the newly formed Tank Destroyer Center at Camp Hood, Texas, to undergo advanced unit training in Tank Destroyer tactics. After progressing through the infiltration course, street and villa…

Tanker’s Tuesday: 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion

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

In September 1942, the entire Battalion was moved by rail to the newly formed Tank Destroyer Center at Camp Hood, Texas, to undergo advanced unit training in Tank Destroyer tactics. After progressing through the infiltration course, street and villa…