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

Made a Start - Arctic Strike 2013

Made a start on some terrain pieces for Arctic Strike 2013. Using my plasterboard tape window method with some packaging, coloured card and textured card from Hobbycraft I made up some Fisherman's Huts that appear around the coasts of Northern Norway and along the edges of the many fjords. I also plan to make some of the large fish drying racks that appear but am experimenting with the best method of doing them. Sprue stretching seems to be the best method so far, as it gives me a really thin plastic rod. I hope to get a sample done this week.

Anyway back to the Fisherman's Huts.

Got lots of buildings for Bodo to do including the Radisson Hotel and the Cathedral both major landmarks. Also started work on the airport terminal building. I will post some WIP photos soon.