Saturday, 14 February 2015

So, what have I been doing all this time part 2.....

OK Folks, it's apology time!
This blog hasn't been updated for over a year now so it's about time I pulled my finger out and finished the multitude of projects on the bench!
So, what happened? Well, early last year, the dreaded health problems struck! Just in time for me to reach 50! As you can imagine, the drive to do any modelling went straight out of the window. Towards the end of the year though, thankfully the drive came back. I ended up with a grand total of one figure completed in 2014!

Must do better in 2015!

Anyway, start as you mean to go on. Just finished this guy...

Now to finish the other half dozen projects on the bench... Oh well...

More pics of these in the galleries at the side, plus I've made one for the SS Fallschirmjager I mentioned in the last post.

Think my painting may be improving at last too!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

So, what have I been doing all this time?

So, where have I been? Sometimes, real life just has a bad habit of catching up. Work, then more work...
I managed to finish off a few projects I've had on the bench though... See what you think?

First up, " The Green Devil of Carentan"

Next, "For the Fuehrer!"

"A day in Normandy"

Last but not least, I finally managed to finish "To the last bullet.." About time too!

I've put a few more pics in the links at the side but I'll try to get a few more better pics as and when I get the time.

So, what's next?
I've got a build log over on Armorama at the moment SS FJ Btn 600 So why not go there and take a look at how it's going?

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Another 'Vampir'!

OK Folks, time to revisit an old theme..
I've long been fascinated by the use of IR gear in WW2. The only unit I know of was this one: Muncheberg
I've taken some artistic license with this as, no photos seem to exist of the troops involved.

First time painting the 'Liebermuster' Camo. What do you think?

Friday, 8 March 2013

No Sanctuary for the Hunted!

And.. Another vignette!

This one depicts 3 SS Troops seeking sanctuary in a ruined church towards the end of the Ardennes Offensive. Very mindful of the actions of a certain Mr. Peiper's Kampfgruppe, they are fully aware of the 'No SS or paratroop prisoners' order from the allies...

This time, I've put some WIP Pics in the gallery so you can get an idea of how it was done. It's on the sidebar, so take a look.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Using up the FJ spare parts...

OK then, Ladies and Gents,  my first two-figure vignette! (Very) tentatively titled: "Just fire the F***ing thing!" Not sure I'll use that on the baseplate, but it seems to get over the urgency I wanted to convey in this one.
Made from parts mixed and matched from the DML "Hedgerow tankhunters" set, along with a fair bit of resculpting, rescribing and lots of lead foil!

More pics in the galleries as usual!
Maybe I'll get round to finishing "To the last bullet" and "Brothers in arms" at some point?