Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Italeri 1/72 US Airborne

First four done. I'm hoping to put on an Airborne wargame in December so painting many Airborne, British/Polish and American. I have the Airfix Horsa glider on order from Airfix through cashing in my Airfix Flying Hours tokens. I'm torn between using Rapid Fire rules or making some smaller scale rules from the Toy Soldier set? Have some ideas about rules for making the 'drop' itself that will add a lot of weather dependant uncertainty to it. Need to paint up some Fresh Germans too. I've been using quite small bases as with the Nam figures I have been doing, Italeri figures lend themselves well to this and it means they look good but can be crammed into small spaces for skirmishing in dug outs, buildings etc.

Airfix 1/32 German Mountain Troops

Done the first two, have three boxes of these to get through. Of all the new Airfix these have been the biggest let down, loads of mould flash and some dodgy figures. These two are the best and the skiers will come in handy. I plan on using my Comandos as Norweigians and the British infantry in Vaagso type raids.

First VC ready for action.

Med-Evac For Nam Buddies

"You wern't there man, you wern't there!"
I picked up this diecast model of a Huey from eBay. I tried to make one from a kit but it went badly wrong.