Well, like every other half decent mini painter out there, I have decided to have a go at painting for the express intent of selling my models on eBay, i.e. becoming a professional painter. LOL I am under no illusion I will ever make a living off of it but hopefully I won’t lose money and … More Turning Pro?
In this third part of my tour ‘diary’ I present to you a report on my posthumous stalking of Marechal Davout. Arguably (not by me though) the ablest of Napoleon’s Marshals, he has fascinated me since I began to get interested in historic gaming more than twenty years ago. My old club were really into … More Europe Trip – In the Footsteps of Davout
While visiting Waterloo was probably the main (geek) purpose of this trip, visiting the French Army Tank Museum was probably a close second. The NZ army museum in Waiouru doesn’t have many tanks and IIRC there isn’t any sort of National Military history museum here in Japan so any sort of collection of armour was … More Europe Trip – Saumur Tank Museum
In the last two weeks of March I was lucky enough to enjoy a two week holiday visiting France and Belgium by myself. Unemcumbered by children I was able to focus on some of the historic sites I have always wanted to go to. Top of my list, was the battlefield of Waterloo. Although, admittedly, … More Europe Trip – Waterloo
Not far now Papa Smurf. I’ve just completed a bunch of transports for my Army. A Kubelwagen for the commander. A Opel Truck for one of the infantry squads and an Audi, oops I meant Horsch heavy field car for the support units. I must say, the difference between 1/48 and 1/56 (28mm) is really … More Deutsches Afrikakorps 3
I was persuaded by a mate to enter a painting competition at a local model/toy store. I thought I’d do a winter themed vehicle after doing a half dozen for my soon to be eBayed Valhallan army. There really was no choice after that, I had to go with a T-34 battling through the snow. … More Fun in the snow
Et voila! Here are the infantry for my DAK project. The photos‚ taken on my iphone‚ didnt come out too well but hopefully you get the idea. The models are almost all Perry Bros. plastics‚ with a metal MMG team and a couple of Warlord plastics thrown in for good measure. For the most part … More Deutsches Afrikakorps 2
Like many a plastic crack addict I can’t stop collecting armies for the various games I play. If I’m not buying a whole new army adding new units as reinforcements. What can I say？ My current project is to paint up some opposition for my Bolt Action Maoris and Free French. A quick check through some … More Deutsches Afrikakorps 1
At long last I present to you, my latest finished project, a Free French Army for Bolt Action. The Army represents some of the Free French Forces at the Battle of Bir Hakeim in 1942. I chose this army because I have always been interested in this often overlooked battle in deep in the Libyan … More Vive la France!
It’s all over. My long time (c.20 years) love affair with Warhammer 40,000 (40K) is over… for now. I just can’t do it anymore. I’m done. Finito. Owari! I just put my two remaining 40K armies up for auction on eBay (Soviet themed Valhallans and Dark Eldar). It was a pretty hard decision but I … More It’s all over…