Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Something Old Something New

Continuing to aim to paint something out of my 20mm WWII bits and bobs over the year I dug out three of the AB Figures Soviet tank riders I have had for a considerable time and got them painted. They are glued to clear plastic to add and remove from the tank as required.
Below in situ on a Fabri die-cast T34/85 I re-painted a while ago.
Now the new, additions to the late WWII US Battlegroup, a sniper team and a FO team both from Simons Soldiers available in the UK from Wargaming Miniatures.
In the background you can see the new back board I have painted, not as good as the one Matt painted for our display games back in the day, but being on foam board a lot lighter for older sky holders like us.
Now something old but new, a while a go Matt sent his surplus 20mm WWII figures for me to make use of. A German motorcycle and crew, I have painted this up in anticipation of my "nothing for me in 23"project 😂
Can you guess what the not new project will be.

Until next time, TTFN and KBO

20 comments:

  1. I like the motor cycle combo. I have Zvezda one, fiddly for my fingers, hence the second one is still in the box.

    Your next not new endeavour will be something …… Roman?

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    1. I agree that the motorcycle with sidecar is a terrific piece. Like Norm, I have one in my "To do" pile.

      Nice backdrop too!

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    2. I think this is a SHQ one, a double bonus Matt had already assembled it. Despite the fact one can never have too many Romans, no🙂

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  2. Great work there Phil and some lovely sculpts too.

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    1. Thank you Steve. You can't beat Tony and Andrew for characterful 1/72 - 20mm WWII figures.

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  3. Fine additions to the WWII collections. I like the idea of a lighter sky, I'm no Atlas after all! I suppose I'm disqualified from the '23 project guessing?

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    1. Thank you, and you are welcome young Skyholder. Disqualified indeed are you.

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  4. Nice work Phil and keeping up some good progress on the WW2 stuff 👍

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    1. Thank you Matt, the Triple Alliance project is bobbing along too.

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  5. They look good Phil - I have those AB Russian tank riders too but attached them to one of my two Armourfast T34/85's, as I could not think of a good way to do what you have done!

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    1. Thank you Keith. They would look better attached but it would bug me during a game, I wouldn't remember if they had dismounted or not🙂

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    2. Some wonderful work there Phil...They all look superb! I'm currently working on 28mm WWII late German, and struggling to achieve that kind of detail! Great effort!

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    3. BTW... I like your Bolt action house rules 👍

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  6. Splendid looking toys Phil…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly, hope you will get back to doing some colouring in soon.

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