Saturday, 24 September 2016

Team Yankee Huey Cobras and Mi-24 Hnds

Recently, I completed these for a client. They are 1/100th scale (15mm) and were among the first releases for the Team Yankee range from Battlefront. They went together well and were a joy to paint.They should look great on the gaming table.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Matilda II re-paint.

My WW2 Soviet Army needed a Lend Lease Matilda II tank for a rapidly approaching game. The original model (see last photo) was a 1/72 pre-built diecast (by Altaya, I think) and was not a bad representation of the real thing. It took about three hours of work, but that was spread out over three days as a couple of stages involved letting washes dry overnight. I think it turned out OK.

It is based on photos taken in Ukraine in 1944 that show vehicles that the Russians themselves had repainted, covering over the British Army paint scheme and markings.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

28mm Reaper Miniatures Knight, Paladin or Royal Hero.

It was a friend's birthday recently, so i painted this up for him. It's from the 'Dark Heaven Legend' range by Reaper Miniatures and was sculpted by Werner Klocke.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Dwarf Pig Cavalry - finished!

A little while back, I finally managed to finish the Piggies. I made them a flag, finished off the bases and took some pic's.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Cold War M1 tanks

Here are the latest models painted for Team Yankee, six M1 tanks. The client knows that these never saw the Winter Verdant MERDEC camouflage, but he wanted his whole force to be the same. I can understand that. The models are 15mm (1/100th) made by Battlefront.


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

John Wayne in 28mm

Wargames Illustrated have a range of 28mm figures called "Heroes in Miniature". There are lots really nice figures and this was the first one that they brought out. They call it after the lead character in the movie 'Sands of Iwo Jima' , John M Stryker, who was played by John Wayne. All the figures are limited to a production run of just 500. I completed this recently for a client who also wants me to paint more from the same range, so stay tuned.

Monday, 21 March 2016

S&S Office body for Altaya Zil 131

Shaun of S&S models ( S and S Models ) asked me to paint up the office body he had mastered to go on the chassis of the Altaya Zil131 cargo truck. I think it turned out OK.  Altaya do make a Zil131 with an office body but it is hard to find and is expensive. Shaun's model is a cheap and cheerful alternative, for the wargamer, to that and to the ICM kit. It is due out very soon.