Sunday, 28 November 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Following the recent BG3 it became painfully apparent that my force needed a bit of a fire power upgrade. So I have invested in a shiny new Mortar from Artizan Designs. I have painted it up to go with my RAF/Militia based Wittering Defence Force army, although there is no reason why they can't also be used as SFF with stolen RAF uniforms.
A nice model and a simple paint job, I just need to base the figures and finish of the Mortar base. I have also picked up a few more militia types to flesh out my army, might paint them tomorrow or later in the week.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
At the moment the WDF is looking like a light company comprising of 1 Company HQ section with attached Heavy MG led by Wing Cmd Burleigh (no relation). 1 Platoon Cmd Section leading three 10 man rifle sections comprised of 1 regular RAF rifle section and two 10 man rifle (Militia) sections in old WW1 early WW2 equipment.
The 2nd Platoon Cmd Section is leading one 10 man rifle section and one under strength anti tank section.
I have just ordered a Mortar section to beef up the WDF's and SFF's (When I'm using them in that guise) fire power. It became apparent during the Big Game 3 that my force was lacking some long range fire power so the Mortar should come in very handy. The plan in the long term is to add another two 10 man rifle sections so that I have a light infantry company.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
I really like how he turned out, and think the whole model looks very farmer like. I was tempted to remove the rifle and exchange it for a pitchfork but alas I didn't have one to hand and wasn't confident that my modelling skills could stretch to green stuffing a pitchfork.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
I couldn't resist painting the trousers blue with a nice regimental red stripe but the rest of the uniform is painted to match my WW1 and WW2 uniforms. I decided to paint the shoulder braid gold, because well why not. All in all a great model and I like the result. There may even be room for James Booth as Henry Hook in the force, if I can come up with the right sort of paint job!
Friday, 12 November 2010
So in the last 3 hours I have cobbled together the above, armoured car, well sort of armoured.. Starting life as a 1.35 scale kubelwagon I squared of the top a bit with some foam board and then slapped a load of corrugated car on to represent metal.
All in all its a satisfactory job, I painted the hull of the car blue so that it looks like it's a civilian car which has been pressed into service. The bit of white on the front wheel is pva glue which hasn't dried yet. It'll do for the moment but in the long run something better is needed.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Monday, 1 November 2010
Sketch of a soldier in an imaginary uniform that my wife (the artist in the family) created. The soldier is drawn with pencil and the writing was added in photoshop. She plans on painting it at some point, but I love the sketch and thought I would pop it on the blog.