German 1/32's out now! These came into the shop this week. Now I can start some big battles! Hope to have the Afrika Corps out soon too!
Friday, 13 November 2009
This is a Pegasus 'Quick Build' T34. One of two you get in the box for £7.99. At £4 a tank I can make up a whole battalion quite reasonably. They do still have fiddly bits and the second tank I made I lost patience with these and just left them off and it still looks good.
I seem to be collecting quite a pile of 1/32's now! As a child I never had a complete box of Airfix, only bits and pieces of sets I had given. I think I may be over-compensating now. The only set I'm not keen on are the US Infantry, poorly armed and not much variety. Some odd poses in the US paratroops too. I think I'll mostly be painting the Brits and Gerries.
I'm a big fan of the series 'Generation Kill' and saw these in the shop this week. Well, bought them I should say. The first sets of Ceasar figures I bought where two sets of WWII Germans (late war) and they were very rubbery, too rubbery to bother to paint but I took a chance on these and they have stiffened them up thankfully. The castings are excellent, though the militia has a few figures I won't use - big breasted women in skimpy dresses (where do you see them in Muslim countries?) and child soldiers (not comfortable with these either.) There are many modern vehicles available pre-made and the shop had Humvees, Bradleys and a great looking T64. Skirmish games comming up!
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Managed to re-equip my paint desk with much needed basing paint today at the Leeds waragmes show, so here is the first base of Valliant 20mm German Infantry done. They are alongside a Tiger I aquired from Richard, these are the new Italeri fast build kits and are very good! I also picked up a German supply wagon with horses from Skyrex just to pad out the battalion supply equipment. Hopefully I should have all the Germans done soon.
There was a lot of interesting stuff at the show despite being even smaller yet again this year. For a WWII fan there was lots to poke about in at the trade stalls. There was a Rapid Fire game which was a modern Arab/Israeli battle in 15mm. I didn't get any pics since it didn't seem to be progressing much and there was a lot of tank traffic jams it seemed.
I liked the figures that Grubby Tanks had and I'm keen to get some Russians togther, that may be this year's Christmas present to myself? There was a trader selling ready painted Rapid Fire units which was also tempting, if I'd had £200 I'd have snapped em up.