Sunday, March 19, 2017

A village stable...

don't enter, it stinks in there...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Some more updates

Scored some nice Solido 1/50 vehicles. A Dodge WC54 Ambulance, a DUKW & some GMC trucks. Some look small but the scale is almost spot on. The figs look too big but it's just due to the bases.

Most of these will be used for the Battle of the Bulge project. The DUKW was just too cool to not buy ;-)

Another small teaser for the upcoming Normandy tably. Should be finished in july for our Wargaming Conference MonkeyCon.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A sign of things to come

Only missing some decent 28mm trees...

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Waterloo, Part 1

First test figure for a Black Powder British Waterloo Army. I'm using Vallejo Colours, Dark Tone Army Painter and after W&N Galeria Matt Varnish some highlighting with Vallejo colours again.

5th Division, 9th Brigade under Major General Sir Dennis Pack
-> 3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot (The Royal Scots)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Currahee!, Part 4

4 more finished, 4 on the painting table (about 60% complete)

Eyes are pretty good imho :-)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Band of Brothers, Part 3

Dear All,

I failed painting the eyes on the models below. One looks like a retard and the other one has no eyes...

I tried and i kept trying until i was satisfied, satisfied in the sense that nobody is perfect. Except for Scarlett Johansson.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Band of Brothers, Part 2

Rainy day outside so no good working in the garden.

I painted the Platoon Sergeant and the bazooka-guy. Waiting for my order from Northstar to complete the HQ. Currently working on a .30 gunner and ammo-carrier.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Band of Brothers

I painted a small test-figure for my WW2 US Paratroopers. It's based on the M1942 uniform during the time of the Normandy landings. Chain of Command will be the rules to play and all figures will be from Artizan Designs.

Although they didn't fight the Panzer Lehr, they are waiting in my cabinet to have a go at them :)

Hope you like them!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Reboot and some new things

Let's reboot this sucker..., not much to say tbh. To summarize some random things;

  • Painting in the last months (years) was on and off but my drive is coming back.
  • The more you play, the more you paint.
  • Stopped playing Flames of War.
  • Started playing Battlegroup (great rules btw!).
  • Wife got fired from her job after a long serious illness.
  • Started playing modern (still looking for the best rules).
  • Started on my WW2 US Paratroopers.
  • Dead Man's Hand is a pretty funny game.
  • I painted a Dropzone Commander army and i've never played it.
  • Kickstarter is evil, very evil!
  • Got my own 14m² gaming room with a 2.4m x 1.2m table.

Now let's talk some "Modern Wargaming".

We're still looking for some decent rules that include Squad mechanics and decent Armoured Support. Played Oscar Sierra Charlie which is nice but only the Skirmish part is available atm. We also played the FUBAR one-page rules for a couple of times and where it shines in speed and the amount of blood on the table it also lacks in depth and is in desperate need of rules clarification. Not everything can be solved with the throwing of a D6. Spectre Miniatures had, until recently, some beta rules to download which played also very fast and had some great ideas but after some playtesting it became obvious that point values were out of wack and some special rules, and even normal ones, were a little head-scratching (enormous amounts of suppresion anyone?). I heard there will be a full release soon. I recently bought Black Ops from Osprey Publishing, haven't tested them yet but according to some mates is also a skirmish game, with lots of stealth. Soon to find out...

Oh yeah, painted my 28mm Empress British mini's recently, great sculpts! Don't mind the camo uniforms, i took some artisitic freedom to paint these. 8 more in the queue but first some US Paratroopers to fight my Germans.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fire in the Sky!

Platoon of Panzerwerfers finished :-)

I'm also working on my British Desert army. For the moment i'm painting about 3 hours a day average and not getting tired of it. I'm not speedpainting, just enjoying the evenings behind the pencil.