Friday 30 April 2021
Monday 26 April 2021
Monday 19 April 2021
I picked up this 3d print from a new company for me, paint and glue miniatures. https://www.paintandglue.co.uk/russia . A fantastic little kit and all for £7.50. That's roughly 3 for the price of the Warlord kit. The model is made of plastic and came in 2 pieces, the body and turret. There is an option to have the model made out of resin. There was very little clean up to be done on the model and their is plenty of detail.
I have deliberately left off any markings so that I can also use the model for my WW2 Soviets. Overall very happy with this model, so much so I've just ordered 2 Panzer Is and a Renault FT-17 from the range.
Saturday 17 April 2021
While I await an order from Empress miniatures I continued making a little progress on this project. First up was a standard bearer for my International brigade. The figure is from Empress and the flag from Maverick Models.
This now brings my International brigade platoon up to full strength, 3 sections of 8, with HQ, a mortar team and HMG team.
Next up was a HQ section for my Moors. These are from Empress. I'm still awaiting the flag from Flags of war. 1 more section would complete this platoon.
Next was an officer to command my Nationalists. He is an old Renegade miniatures WW1 British officer. The figure had a missing hand so I added a set of binoculars from a plastic WW2 set. The hand is slightly smaller but not noticeably so. Alongside is a mortar for my International Brigade.
Now for some armour, a Trubia Naval tank. This is a 3d printed model I picked up on EBay. Quite a quirky model, but it will add some options.
Lastly was some Militia for the CNT. The 4 in front are the plastic resistance figures from Wargames Atlantic. The others are a mix of Northstar and Empress.
I've now got another mortar and some standard bearers to work on along with a BA-6 armoured car and some converted cavalry.
Sunday 11 April 2021
My first completed troops for the Nationalist cause are some Moors who accompanied Franco from North Africa. They were fearsome troops for the Nationalist cause.
The first 10 figures are from the Northstar range, a shame they don't do a command set. I deliberatly mixed up the voat colours to add a bit of irregularity to the unit. The figures I have are all riflemen with one LMG in the group.
Friday 9 April 2021
As I impatiently await orders for the next batch of figures, I decided it would be an opportune time to think of scenery. As I rummaged around in my wargames shed I came across 3 old foamcore buildings that I had put together. I was never really happy with them, but they did have pantile roofs. So a simple addition of bases, some walls and an extension, I had 3 servicable buildings. Quick re-paint and done. Still not happy with the windows but will look ok on the tabletop.
|Socialist militia in cover|
|International brigade advancing.|
Sunday 4 April 2021
Friday 2 April 2021
The start of a new project, The Spanish Civil War. A period I only know the basics on, so plenty of reading to catch up on. For an Interwar period it is very colourful. I like the idea of flags, Carlists, Falangists as well as Moors and the International brigades.
So to start I had a dig around in my old VBCW collection. I had used a number of SCW figures as part of the Anglican league. So 15 Asaltos and 10 International brigade figures that would need re-painting. There were also some unpainted Asaltos and a HMG team. There are also few figures from the VBCW militia which I can re use for the International brigade.
The first figures were quickly done, the 15 Asaltos and a Bilbao armoured car. The Asaltos are Empress miniatures, not sure where the armoured car is from.
I also re painted a Ledo truck for transport and 10 International brigade figures from Northstar.
Not a bad start. I've some more Asaltos to add, think these are the old Anglian miniature range. Not as nice as the Empress figures, but match in size wise. I put in an order to Empress for some more Asaltos and International brigade figures to bring them both up to platoon strength. I haven't settled on a rule set, was thinking of adapting my old VBCW rules, quick and simple to play.