Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Twas the night before Cold War month

The long-awaited A Call to Arms WWII British Infantry came today. I should have the first miniatures up by tomorrow. 

Here's a full overview of all of the poses (though not all of the miniatures) in the set. I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately (hence the reason for Century of War tin behind the miniatures here)

Here's a poor casualty. Looks like I might be painting some blood on this one, unfortunately.

Here's a charger with an SLR. They didn't use these in WWII (thus the misconception of the 'WWII British Infantry' title), which sort of makes these Post-Korea British infantry.

Though it may not be perfectly visible in this photo, the charger in this photo is armed with an EM-2. The EM-2 was never sent to war with the British Army, but it was briefly adopted in the 1951-1953 range. I take it that this set was possibly designed for that era.

A kneeling EM-2 rifleman.

Here's a little more weapon-visible photo of an EM-2 rifleman.

A Grenadier.

Here's a miniature that I haven't quite identified. He's holding a radio, and pointing at something.

Last but not least, a lonely signalman. As I've said, I plan to start painting these tomorrow.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Possible Rennovations for the upcoming winter

There are going to be some changes around the jolly ol' workspace before the winter rolls in. I might be stocking up on extra cash and getting some new 20 or 28mm miniatures. I've recently found a great manufacturer called "Mongrel Miniatures" which seems quite great. I might also be making the long overdue change from a 4''x 3'' table and making it a 6''x 4'' table. Finally, like a squirrel stocking up for the winter!

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Story of Thing 1 and Thing 2

I have run into a crisis! A British-military related crisis. I recently acquired the Humbrol #86 "Light Olive" paint which I intended to use for a base for the British DPM camouflage used from the 1970's to the present. Initially, I was using the Flames of War paint called "Cruiser Tank Green" for the basecoat.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 are both examples of both basecoats but with the same design.
Here are the twins, all painted up and ready for battle. I used some spare figures from some WWII sets, Thing 1 is from Valiant, Thing 2 is from Revell. Thing 1 has the darker coat, and Thing 2 has the lighter coat. Thing is, I can't decide which one to use. Lighter or darker. I may be looking at British Army pictures from the 1950's. Or maybe the Malaya Emergency. I don't know!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Todays' purchases

I bought these today along with some other sets, but this set really made my day.

I bought some Chechen rebels for maybe a wargame or two (I smell battle on the horizon). Every army has an enemy!

In addition to the Rebels, I also bought some Russian Federal Troops. Looks like we're doing some re-enacting.


Monday, August 22, 2011

A furture set...

I plan to be ordering these soon for Cold War month (September, yes I know, it's not yet here, but it will be soon, and this set will probably be ready by then). I took a look at the set on Plastic Soldier, and it looks to be the British Army in the late-50's, just the period that I like. I might have these in a few weeks, hopefully. Tune in then and hopefully I'll have them prepped and ready for painting. Cheers!
Plastic Soldier Review:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My painted Flames of War British Infantry

My Brits aren't really even done yet, only about 1/5 of the way, but I thought I'd share with you what I have so far. The troops in this preview are from the "Guards Rifle Platoon" package.
Rifle fireteam

Here's a Bren Gun fireteam.

Another rifle fireteam.

You might not be able to see it, but the units in this fireteam are mortarmen.

A PIAT fireteam.

A full overview.