Sunday, September 18, 2011

Small progress

Much assembling of new toys this week, so little new finished.  But I have organized some Naval Infantry for 10mm Patriotic War

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Crawling along.

A new post in Enlightenment Imaginings; and I think I have used about a liter of superglue in the last week.  I plan to end the month with everything for WWII assembled and primed.  I was about to write "everything" period, but there are a few projects (SF comes to mind immediately) that are not going to make the cut this month.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stuff in the mail

My Pithead order arrived, so I now have enough sdkfz 251's of various marks to fully equip my panzer-grenadier battalion.  The order also included the Grille for their heavy company.

Romania now has its 1st two "home brew" vehicles, a TACAM-60 and a TACAM-R2; both were tank destroyers built using captured Soviet guns and available chassis. I shall order one more of each I think, plus the essential T4s and TAs -- that's Panzer IVs and StugIIIs by their German nomanclature.

Good odds that today I will receive my Pendraken order, including a good supply of lend-lease jeeps to tow Soviet  AT guns and drive commanders around.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Intermediate Report

I'm on a bit of a "put it together" kick this weekend, in anticipation of a good priming opportunity in a couple of weeks.  First, I assembled all of my pending Romanian armor.  I expect a couple more pieces this week, but after months in a drawer they are started.

I've also mounted my long suffering WWII aircraft

I'll have close-ups when the bases are flocked and labelled; they are all 1:300 Heroics and Ros.  I gave up looking for an affordable 1:144 Strumovik.  Lots of JU87s out there, but...

Anyway, I think these will work well over the table.

Likewise my BKA "Floating Tank."  Needs a wash and assemble; the main gun mantlet disappeared (it was in the box, my fault) so I grabbed the turret of a 1:144 T-34/76.  I'll have to check some cammo patterns for this one.  The MG turrets have fiddly little barrels -- this is a real model-makers kit so I am expected to cut them out of wire.  I don't think so.

By the end of the long weekend, I will have a couple more units organized and blogged for the WWII, and may even have some more enlightenment units up.

In real life, number 2 son is now in university residence, so the nest is empty.