Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year to you all. Due to the illness and subsequent passing of my dear sister Kate this blog and my Arctic Strike blog have been neglected. Now 2013 has arrived I plan to keep them updated with all my 6mm wargaming interests. First up will be the start of a Cold War Czech force for Cold War Commander using some of the great new models available from H&R and also the new stuff being produced using 3D printing on the Shapeways site. This will be a large project with some unusual vehicles, which is one of the reasons for choosing the Czech force. I also plan to have some Bulgarian, Hungarian, Rumanian forces as well as continuing the work in progress East Germans and Poles.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Bear and The Eagle Campaign Map

This is the campaign map from the excellent 'The Bear and The Eagle' campaign from the CWC forum posted here as a favour to Patrick.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Help IDing Indian Aircraft

Can anyone help with identifying these aircraft lined up at Ambala Airbase during the 1965 IndoPak conflict.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Industrial Island

Started work on one of the terrain pieces for Arctic Strike. I plan for this to go near Bodo Harbour although not strictly in the right place there is something similar further down the coast but I liked the idea of making an Industrial Plant on an island. It can be used for other conflicts like Iran/Iraq or South China Sea. I have made a start with a base of 6mm MDF with a insulation board hill. The hill and surrounding area have been coated with a layer of filler then painted green. The other areas are covered with vinyl floor tiles and sprayed grey to represent the concrete. I have tried to leave enough room between the buildings and storage tanks etc for bases to fit through. This is a rough mock up of what the finished installation would look like. If anyone has any comments or ideas, let me know.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

More Poles

Managed to get some time to finish a few more units for my Polish 7th Naval Assault Landing Division.

Divisional Tank Battalion equipped with PT-76's

More PT-76's, one per Naval Assault Co. 

Engineering Support in the shape of a MT-55 Bridge

BTR-60P to be used for general transport duties

SA-7 teams with BTR-50 transport

3 ZIL-485 Amphibious Trucks which will be used as LORI's, just need to add some cargo to these to finish them off.

Still to come Divisional AA and Artillery plus recce/CO and HQ's

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Israeli Inflatable?

Can anyone identify the inflatable barge type thing in the background of this picture. I found it on and would appreciate any info anyone can supply.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Pole Rebasing

After seeing Steve's great Soviet armour at Crisis Point and after discussing plans for Arctic Strike I have decided to ditch my old basing method with the labels on. I may still use them for a different project we shall see. So I have started rebasing my Polish 7th Naval Assault Landing Division with some additions from my big purchase from David Lambert.

So here is the beginning of the 7th!

Naval Infantry plus Topas 2AP transports (Conversion using H&R BTR-50 + turret from H&R WWII Italian Autoblinda a/c - thanks to Mark Bevis for this great idea and I think they look spot on)

Close up view showing the results of the conversion better

Heavy Weapons Platoons (HMG + Mortar) in Topas 2AP's 

Ant-Tank Platoon (AT-4 Spigot + SPG-9)

Another view of Anti-Tank Platoons

Engineers with Flamethrowers + BTR-50 transports

T55 support for Naval Infantry