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Saturday 31 December 2022

Doing Things By Half

I thought I would end the year with a post of things I completed over the Christmas period. All are additions to the various WWII forces and terrain.
First up a small building from Battlescale, to the fencing is from Wills with a textured Plastic card pathway all on a Warbases MDF base.
I highly recommend these buildings very cleanly cast, I ordered some ruined ones which arrived just before Christmas.
Next some M3 half-tracks to mechanise my US forces these are from PSC the passengers are Simons Soldiers available in the UK from Wargaming Miniatures, base again from Warbases.
Next up the start of my German Panzer Brigade to defend the Westwall.
A 250/9 close support half-track, again from PSC with an old Brittania Miniatures crew figure, base from Warbases. For those who get up hung up on colours for vehicles, same vehicle in different light conditions, makes you think doesn't it.
A 250/21 "Drilling" again PSC with the MGs from S&S Models, crew figures AB and you guessed it a Warbases base.
Hope you all had a joyous Christmas and that Santa provided at least some hobby gifts.
The first game if 2023 is scheduled at OHQ on Tuesday, a wintery WWII bash somewhere in Belgium.

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year!

Monday 19 December 2022

That's All Folks..........

Signing off now until after Christmas, many thanks to all my followers and visitors over the year especially those who have taken valuable time to comment on my mindless ramblings.
Have a grand time one and all and remember to KBO

Saturday 10 December 2022

Bikkelheim Rathaus

Another EBay purchase to add a town hall to Bikkelheim, I paid a little more than I usually am prepared to pay but it was too nice a piece to pass. I have noticed a price hike on the starting price of most Faller/Kibri/Pola items of late, one building in particular was up for £16.50 last year I paid the same for two. I am only really on the look out for a suitable shop type building or two now.
Anyway here is the completed Rathaus
The cobbles are from Wills, the clock face was sourced on the web and downloaded then sized to fit before printing, the base is a bespoke one from Warbases.
Hopefully the postponed game at OHQ will be on Tuesday, another Battlegroup game is planned.
Until next time.........

Sunday 4 December 2022

Rollender Sarg Ost

The 7.5cm Pak40 auf Raupenschlepper Ost (RSO) prototype was presented to Hitler in October 1943 after which plans were to produce 400 per month. However only an estimated 80 - 90 were built, it is not difficult to see why, they were slow, noisy, lacked armour and had a high silhouette, little wonder they earned the nickname "rolling coffin east”
With such a pedigree I just had to add one to my German collection🙂
Vehicle is from SHQ Miniature and the crew are from Plana Mayor.
Be afraid................