Saturday, 10 November 2018

Next 8 Chechens

The next 8 Tiny Terrain Chechens from the 1st Kickstarter. Dougie

 Close up of a couple of the figures, looking at photos the Russians and Chechens sported numerous camo patterns, the dragunov guy has acquired a Russian motor rifle jacket.

Monday, 5 November 2018

"Ultracombat" by Radio Dish Dash

Radio Dish Dash are the folks behind the "Skirmish Sangin" rules system, now I'm a huge fan of that system as regulars will know, everything about it is well thought out and the publications are superb in layout and design. "Ultracombat" is their new system and it looks very very good. The system is currently on kickstarter and if you are at all interested in modern wargaming you need to be backing this set of rules. Lots of info on the kickstarter and facebook so here's the link get backing!

Friday, 26 October 2018

The War in Chechnya 28mm

Myself and a gaming buddy have started collecting troops for the first Chechen War in 1995 using the excellent figures from Tiny Terrain which are available now they also have a current kickstarter with more sculpts, here's the link Chechen Kickstarter
I'm working on the Chechens and instead of my usual slow method of painting I thought I'd have a bash at speed painting, basically after priming the figures I've blocked the colours in, washed the whole figure then painted the flesh and weapons, much quicker albeit not as detailed.
I wanted to go for a winter urban base which I'm happy enough with. Anyhoo here's some photos let me know what you think. Dougie

 First group of 8 fighters

close up of RPG gunner
 Urban winter base

Thursday, 25 October 2018

28mm M4A3 Sherman

My eldest has been knocking out a late war US platoon for chain of command and asked me to paint up a Sherman for him to support his Empress late war yanks. He picked up the Die Waffenkammer M4A3 and if you haven't seen one of these resin kits they are definately worth looking at, extremely well cast, supplied with stowage and crew, the only thing I needed to add was an aerial.
Construction was very straight forward, and I painted it using my normal long winded method. Photos below, Dougie

Basically I've primed the model, airbrushed olive drab on using modulation, applied a filter, chipping, pin wash, streaking, rust and some spilt fuel stains. 
 Side view showing the streaking
 the supplied crewman and .50 cal
 more views of the streaking and chipping

Saturday, 6 October 2018

"The War in Chechnya" Kickstarter

Folks anyone interested in modern 28mm figures needs to check out this new kickstarter by Tiny Terrain. This is the second one they've done covering the war in Chechnya sculpted by Igor Karpov the figures are stonking check it out! The link is below.
"The War in Chechnya" Kickstarter
Here's one of the first kickstarter figures I've recently started

Friday, 5 October 2018

20mm SADF

I painted these troops quite a while ago but noticed that I don't think they're on the blog for some reason. 20mm Liberation figures, I have a platoon of "Troepies" in standard gear with bush hats on usable as 61 Mech or citizen force units
3 man Platoon HQ and 3 squads of 8 men
 Close up of the Platoon HQ
One of the squads
As a force multiplier I also knocked out 2 4 man patrols from 32 Battalion Reconnaissance Group.
They required a bit of research and are wearing the 32 Bn specific camo which came in 2 patterns for summer and winter. 32 Bn was mixed race and the 2 white guys are wearing "black is beautiful" face paint.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

White Dragon Miniatures 28mm Modern Brits

I saw the new White Dragon Miniatures 28mm Modern Brits at Salute in April and was very impressed with the quality. I already have a full Platoon of Empress Brits so a bought a pack of 4 figures to see what they painted up like. Here's the link to White Dragon Miniatures
The figures are cast in a plastic resin which is very easy to work with.

One of the guys painted up
And a comparison shot with an Empress figure
Slightly more heroic in stature but will mix if you already have Empress.