Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rafah Six day war

Last nights club game was the defence of Rafah during the six day war, Fred and I played the Egyptians, we needed to block the road to Rafah, I commanded the remainder of the 26th division from our ongoing campaign, only a single coy of Js3m and SU100, Fred commanded the 6th mechanised with two coys of mixed T54 and T55, with some T34-85 to make up the remainder of the blocking force.

The Israelis were commanded by Chris, he rolled well in the previous campaign roll so received two coys of centurions, 1 m48 coy, and a coy of Sherman's, along with a FO for air support.

We had to hold for 8 turns....we failed on the 7th!
Red match destroyed, yellow pinned, orange demoralised, rules were designed by Chris.

Israeli troops advance


Skulking Egyptian T55s and hull down T55s and T34-85s



On overwatch




My enthusiastic shots eventually managed to take out a Sherman, the return fire was devastating 

My Js3 and SU100 coy, my morale failed after two destroyed vehicles

Destroyed and pinned T55s


Bolton Paul Defiant mk1

Built this kit while on holidays last week, destined for my Australians






Wednesday, June 14, 2017

30 day kit challenge BTR-60p

Next four BTR60 kits from S models, two are destined for my engineers and two will become command variants, waiting for S models to deliver variant kits


Gun port removal


Gun port removal and one door


30 day kit challenge Mig 21 and CR42

Recently off the build desk and ready for painting a mig 21 and Cr42 both have taken around 8 days to complete, I had better get a wriggle on, next are some Smodel BTR 60s, waiting for S and S kits to finish them off, could be two week wait, so some 54mm metal Napoleonics next.

Mig 21



Revell CR 42 from the box but scratch built larger wheel struts ready for paint destined for my Belgians


Cheers
Matt

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mig 21

First kit off to get built is a Mig 21 for my Modern Polish, managed to get the pilot cut out , now to paint the interior before assembly


Cheers 
Matt

30 day kit build challenge

So what is the 30 day kit challenge? Well, something I Copied from Gunbird and his blog "20mm and then some". As I have moved from a house to a unit I need to make room with the tons of kits that I have. So with that in mind I'm starting the 30 day kit build challenge also



Goals are simple, you will build kits during the 30 day challenge:

  • Any material (plastic, resin, metal, wood).
  • New in the box or partially built, it matters not.
  • Gun, tank, truck, aircraft, ship, animal? Your call.
  • Kit must be basically finished, based if you prefer that, to qualify.
  • Finished kit must be ready for primer.
  • Resin and metal upgradesets can be applied after the build.....the goal is to get kits built and ready for primer, not to finish them with paint and varnish etc.
  • You decide how many kits/models you want to build in the 30 day period.
  • You set the penalty for not meeting your goal (and after that it is the honor system)
Anything beyond that is up to you 

My goal is, in the period from 6/6/17 up to  6/7/17, is to work on a kit every single day, up to a grand total of 20  kits. If I can build more kits n the month, then bonus, if I can't build too many during the week and have to finish them in the weekend, no problem. 20 is my goal and I'm sticking to that.
My penalty is that if I don't make my target, is to sell any unmade kits at the end in my stash.

So, starting with Day #1 (22nd of May 2017), I'm starting with a  kit. 

Feel free to join in btw.

Cheers
Matt