A quick post, but I know everyone out there is definitely on tenterhooks to see what I've done in the last couple of days. So here you are...Vrooom!It's a WW1 motorcycle messenger!This is another model I've had lying around for a long time, that I started painting while I was waiting for the 7TV Pulp box to arrive. It's part of a pack from Great War miniatures that I picked up years ago when I first started VBCW.Parp parp!I've deliberately not flocked the base in the hope it'll look like it's on a muddy road. I'm not really sure how well that's worked though, so I might give in and flock it later.Anyway.Here are some numbers! You'll notice that one of them has gone up slightly since last time. Huzzah!Acquired: 126Painted: 37I'm only 89 behind now! This is getting close now.
It's not often I'm sad to see the back of some fascists (!) but the BUF and their Red Worker opposition have now been sold and are on their way to a new home in South Wales. I hope that their new owner enjoys them and gets them into action as soon as possible, as they've been sitting in a KR storage box for at least a decade with nothing much to do. To give him some encouragement, I've bunged in some extra unpainted figures to boost the ranks of the proletariat, so that he can field another unit of infantry to put the boot into Mosely's malevolent mob!
My VBCW BUF and Socialist Worker armies are now listed on eBay as a Buy it Now bundle including a KR Multicase storage box, rules and supplements:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123828516801I'm also flogging off some painted Back of Beyond Bolsheviks in greatcoats that are surplus to the Red Army's requirements:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-x-28mm-Painted-Copplestone-Back-of-Beyond-Bolsheviks/123828659161:O)
I've decided to sell off all of my 28mm VBCW collection, which consists of a fully painted BUF flying column, complete with vehicles and a police detachment, together with a 90% painted Red Militia platoon, with a tank and field gun. It's all going to go towards new projects and, as this lot hasn't seen any action for at least a decade, it's about time I shifted it. I only used the BUF force a few times but they were fun to paint up and the diecast vehicles were a blast to convert.I'm throwing in all of the various rules and booklets, together with some laser cut acrylic templates and printed flags, with the whole lot being delivered in it's very own Kaiser Rushforth multi-case storage box. I'm thinking of putting it on for £200 plus postage as a Buy It Now but might wait until there's a free listings deal. I'll probably be listing it at some point this week, so will give you a head's up when I do.Let me know if you are interested.
The end of another week of painting 28mm miniatures is here again and his week it has all been about the 1930s and 1940s be that VBCW, Weird World War 2 or Call of Cthulhu. It has been another record breaking week (well maybe personal best is a better phase), for me. I am thirty two (plus a big figure) 28mm closer to the bottom of the lead mountain. As I have said, this is perhaps not the hardest work ad the paint jobs on most of the were fairly uniform. I have also got some terrain finished although it was not the most taxing work either.I would say that these are the last of the Wargames Foundry Home Guard but for the fact that I am sure that there is one missing and I would like to buy some more to make up a full unit (a platoon with some support) for a VBCW force. There were a few that needed a little work and they were a bit "flashy" but they are older sculpts. The process was enjoyable, especially the character figures.This is the last of the Royal Marines I got (also from Wargames Foundry) as cha
Something a bit different as Ben brought out his 1930's 'Very British Civil War' figures and rules which were modified from the VSF 'In Her Majesties Name'. In the VBCW setting, the country has gone to pot after the non-abdication of King Edward VIII.A convoy of BUF vehicles are attempting to cross a bridge, the checkpoint being manned by some Bobbies, who have also called in help from some Home Defence Volunteers. To make things less one-sided there are also various units of communists lying in ambush. The BUFs send some young volunteers to smash through the barricade but run out of petrol just as they get there (A number of event cards were handed out to the players to play on each other, this was one of them)As the Communists approach from one direction and the Fascists from another, the Police Officers decide it's probably best to hide in the sewer\culvert next to the road. But rather than take up a firing position they stop to have a cup of tea (yet another e
A couple of weeks ago saw the shed return to the fields of England 1938 for a spot of VBCW (Very British Civil War) – I hastily set up the table as soon as I got home from work and started to think about the scenario we might play. Stop Press: Apo...
Pre 1939 photos1900 photos
Pre 1939 photos1900 photos
I am not totally sure if this is Work in Progress or finished as i still have the bases to do but I guess until the bases are finished it is still a WIP.Well I have actually finished all the painting on the miners and I have to say it has been a very e...
There wont be much wargaming in the coming weeks in the Flaming Pigs home garage in the next few weeks due to work commitments, and the coming Christmas period. But we have decided to kick off our Very British Civil War campaign around the Fall of Basi...