Monday, December 19, 2011

Finns Finito

Off the desk last month some Eureka and Foundry Finns, three rifle batns and some support elements.  I do like painting Snow miniatures, a simple grey undercoat, then highlight up to white. I still need to complete the armour and aircraft!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Wartime 20mm Taliban

Additions to my Taliban. Mat at Wartime has added some more weapon packs and a few radio's to his 20mm range of Taliban, so nice additions to his range


Friday, November 11, 2011

Wartime Modern Russian Federation Infantry

Modern Russian Federation Infantry

Just off the painting desk some of Wartime's new Modern Russian range, suitable for the end of the cold war and post cold war battles.

The figures are superb with excellent detail, I especially like the weapons, I painted them in two different variations of the Flora and woodland camouflage patterns. These figures really suit post 1990 (body armour and the new helmet), I have painted the 6B23 body armour in plain reed green as the original issue, now it is available and many different flora, woodland and digital patterns.

These chaps will be for my modern skirmish gaming.



Sunday, September 25, 2011

Valkenswaard Table, It Never Snows In September

A great little scenario the kick off for our market garden weekend, with a nail biting finish, 30 corps failed to get off the table in six turns, so this changed arrival times on the next table.

The Typhoon is suspended on wire and a weighted stand. 

terrain Richard and Myself a mix of buildings
Brits Richard
SHQ, Milicast, Britannia, AB and plastic kits
German Paras my collection
FAA, Battlefield, Blitz, Dragon and plastic kits

It Never Snows In September Arnhem Wargaming Weekend

A selection of pictures from our clubs Arnhem game last weekend, pictures taken by myself, Ian, and Gregory Blake.

The 20mm Terrain is from my collection, designed and built by myself  and Chris Llyod.
Germans from Bruce's and my collection
Airborne Brits from Richards and my collection
Figs are from SHQ, Britannia, Kellys Heroes, Battlefield, Blitz, vehicles are a mix of SHQ, Milicast, Britannia, Frontline, various plastic kits

the full table

Thursday, August 11, 2011

dirty work

Bought a diecast front loader, all it needed was a slap of green paint  some schmincke pastels for weathering it.


Wartime Taliban and civilians

I have been quite busy lately finishing some long overdue projects here are a sample of some of the stuff finnished in the last two months, some wartime 20mm Civilans and Taliban (who could be used for any eastern insurgents) a lovely range and easy to paint.


Cold War Americans

Some of "Wartime Miniatures" latest release of Cold War Americans, still missing the support weapons which are currently being sculpted, the whole range is close to release I believe.

These figures can be used from 1963 (adoption of the M16 and M79) to 1981 (adoption of BDCUs and the Kevlar helmet)so will do for any cold war period american army, these figures could also play the part of any American equiped army of the 70s and the 80s, in fact they could even be used for any imagination nation if one is inclined.



I have had this 20mm Finn army for almost three years now and have decided to get it all out and finnish :) it off, it should reach the production line by the weekend.

Wartime NVA

"Wartime Miniatures" latest release of 20mm NVA, finished these guys last month, just taken me a while to take some pics


Pondering 20mm gaming.............

Well I have decided to start another blog that will cover my 20mm WW2 and modern gaming onto its own blog as my 20mm collections make up a large part of my wargames collection.

I probably started gaming in 20mm with airfix minis in the 70s, plastic kits and figures have been a part of my life for more than 30 years. I have more money invested in figures, buildings and terrain for 20mm than anything else in my wargames collection.

As for 20mm Armies I have German 1939 to 45, Russians 43-45, French 1940 and 44-45, Belgian 1940, Polish 1939, Dutch 1940, Finns 1940-43, British Airborne 1943-45, American Airborne 44-45, British infantry, armour 44-45, American infantry and armour 44-45,  Polish 44-45, Japanese 41-45, Australians 42-45, then Cold War 1980s Americans, West Germans, British, Soviets, East Germans, Vietnam Australians, NVA , VC, some warlords and other bits and pieces.

I will be posting current and upcoming projects, games and a few pics of my collections