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#1 27-Apr-2017 18:03:55

Richard B.
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Whats everyone up too?

I`m building another horse drawn battery for our Mexican adventurers - 2 guns plus limbers and crews

Built from all sorts of odd bits - Bastardised guns using Imex carriages & PSC Pak38 guns, a horse drawn Revell German limber (from the 105mm set but with only 4 horses), a Hat French `75 limber (deployed) and four horses picketed.
Gun crews from Hat (British Gatling gun crew), Airfix and Imex ACW (head-swapped), a couple of plastic WW2 Germans head-swapped and altered plus a couple odd metals from Raventhorpe and Stronghold wink

Also found some leftover Japanese (Stronghold Russo-Japanese War) which i`ll paint up as more Federals and a heliograph team from the Hat Gatling Gun set.

Should keep me occupied for a week or so smile

What are the rest of you up too?


"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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#2 27-Apr-2017 18:29:03

bannockburn bhoy
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

I have always been more of a modeller than gamer , and if I see a figure I fancy painting then I will get it just for that purpose. To that end I realised I had accumulated a sizeable amount of fantasy , pulp ,post apocalyptical ,  etc figures , Blade ,Van Helsing , MIB ,Matrix , cultists ,  Zombies , bots , and a whole lot more. So I have been painting these up , together with some Vikings for some apparent reason ,so they are all coming along nicely ,there is some weird and wonderful kit . I had forgotten how difficult it was to paint black clothing and to get it looking right. I have just finished 55 Zombies and have just to base them up. They look the part if I say so myself ,nice figures though which always helps. God knows what I will do with them all . But im enjoying doing them , so that's the main thing I suppose.  cheers  John

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#3 28-Apr-2017 05:53:20

granty101
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

I'm looking for a way out of the lethargic situation I'm in and get writing, and finishing off, articles for the Journal. Need to get my writing mojo back sad

Grant


Vot is your Name? Don't tell him Pike!!!

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#4 28-Apr-2017 05:58:02

ianrs54
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Finishing 94 10mm Zulus and 4 15mm Scimitars. Also waiting to paint a Cent 183mm in 6mm, and an Orc fuel tanker for FWC.


Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG

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#5 28-Apr-2017 06:11:59

Gary
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From: Costa Almeria, Spain
Registered: 16-Mar-2012
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

I've bogged down on a TT Combat 28mm ship.....converted to 20mm and half painted- it's just so big!
Also have some Asu-85's ready for dry brushing (diecast 1/72), a platoon of Royal Marines for service in Dustidryistan and 40 or so 'little green men' for Eastern Europe.
On the upside, I have completed some Britannia vehicles, Jackals, Vikings and a jingle truck...and lots more diecast vehicles tricked out and dry-brushed!
In mid-May I have a shipment from the UK that will re-stock the hoard back to pre-push limits...!!


"The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes"

"Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die."

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#6 28-Apr-2017 06:29:53

Fire-at-Will
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From: Chester, UK
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Working on my German Trucks and Renaissance stuff
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What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all..........  In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing.  I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.

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#7 28-Apr-2017 11:14:08

sediment
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Registered: 25-Jul-2014
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

In 20mm, building up forces for a Vaagso CoC game at Gauntlet in July, Kriegsmarine, Gebirgsjaeger and British Commandos.  Also adding some bits and bobs to my winter Germans.  Slowly adding DAK and 8th Army troops and equipment for Battlegroup Tobruk, as well as finishing off some Fallschirmjaeger for Crete and the Low Countries.  Plus, I still have boxes of WW1/RCW plastic figures to work on when I feel like getting back to them.

In 6mm, working on Polish and US Marines for the mid- to late-1980's and eagerly awaiting Heroics and Ros' release of East German infantry.

Anything shiny that attracts my attention in the meantime.

Cheers, Andy

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#8 28-Apr-2017 15:53:30

UshCha
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Me I have turned traitor and painted up a 1/32 scale forced perspective Grandstand for my Scalextric Track, for my Grandson of course:-).   In gaming we are in another "campaign" or big battle.  About 20km of road on a virtual 16 by 6ft board.   Its a complex game, at the minute its a probe by the Russians dislodging my watch battalion troops who are buying time, hindered by the lack of good night sights, while we build up a picture and get re-enforcement's to slow down and then repulse an expected major  attack.   Who says wargames don't end up as controlled chaos without artificial friction of war.

Being a general is getting "interesting".  The Curse "May You Live In Interesting Times" begins to have meaning ;-).

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#9 28-Apr-2017 16:13:18

uglyfatbloke
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

No sooner had I overcome my own lead mountain than SWMBO started painting after all these years and our house is now littered with the product of her efforts ..buckets of Indian Mutiny in 28mm and when that project is completed she's going to do a company of WW2 Russians (28mm again) so I that can lead them to destruction against her Germans and so she can beat my Japanese in 1938 or in 1945. She's just taken delivery of a company of Sikhs (Bolt Action figures) from Don and Tom at Alba Studios and a lovely job they've done too...all the bells and whistles... stretcher teams, OP and ammo parties, pairs of Vickers, 3" mortars, 2-pounder and 6 pounder ATGs for early war/late war, a troop of Honeys, and best of all IMO, a really sweet train of mules. My Japanese are about to be brought up to company strength (and a bit more) with Bolt Action figures from Emperor Toad's Emporium and I'm about to start planning up our project for the Claymore show in August.

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#10 28-Apr-2017 20:08:22

cartfc
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

I am waiting on a batch of Kharkov Germans by Heer46 plus some tanks. Doing conversions of winter German pioneers using the Soviet greatcoated torsos from the Warlord plastic Winter Soviets box and metal bits from the German pioneer set. Bought a Rubicon 251 and the 251/7 conversion set at Salute for them to ride in.

Fred.

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#11 28-Apr-2017 21:31:32

SOTCW799
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Andy, Heroics & Ros had their East Germans on sale at Salute.

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#12 29-Apr-2017 07:17:14

sediment
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

SOTCW799 wrote:

Andy, Heroics & Ros had their East Germans on sale at Salute.

Thanks - I've seen some photos of them on the BKC website and they look good.  I can feel an e-mail to Andy Kirk coming on, unless I wait until Joy of 6.

Cheers, Andy

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#13 29-Apr-2017 07:39:32

ianrs54
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Of course Andy SHOULD be paining 10mm Scots and 1/1200th 17th century SHIPS !!!!


Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG

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#14 29-Apr-2017 14:16:55

bannockburn bhoy
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Gary wrote:

I've bogged down on a TT Combat 28mm ship.....converted to 20mm and half painted- it's just so big!
Also have some Asu-85's ready for dry brushing (diecast 1/72), a platoon of Royal Marines for service in Dustidryistan and 40 or so 'little green men' for Eastern Europe.
On the upside, I have completed some Britannia vehicles, Jackals, Vikings and a jingle truck...and lots more diecast vehicles tricked out and dry-brushed!
In mid-May I have a shipment from the UK that will re-stock the hoard back to pre-push limits...!!


Gary is that a container cargo ship , what did you convert if so ,cheers  John

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#15 29-Apr-2017 15:35:23

Gary
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Yep, the container ship with extension piece.
I papered over the enormous doors and fitted something more suggestive of 20mm.....filled the cargo deck to strengthen the sectional construction and to be more 'oil tankery'!
I have also glazed the bridge windows, filled the lower deck ones and raised the floor of the bridge to a better level for 20mm figures. I halved the width of the rear deck ladder and lowered the railings........pics to follow if/when the camera is charged!


"The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes"

"Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die."

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#16 29-Apr-2017 15:45:28

MrCreak
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Registered: 07-Sep-2016
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Gary wrote:

pics to follow if/when the camera is charged!

Yes please. The sooner the better because that ship is on my "Do I really want it [1], and is it feasible to turn it into 20 mm?" list.

1 Well duh! It's available - "want" has nothing to do with it. I have to have it.

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#17 29-Apr-2017 18:57:37

SOTCW799
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Hi Andy, there are some photo's of the East Germans from Salute on the following link
https://www.facebook.com/groups/266872090170793/photos/
If you scroll down to the picture of an orange card with some bases on it that is the East Germans, below that are some individual photo's of Heroics & Ros 's current and some future releases amongst them are the East Germans.

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#18 29-Apr-2017 20:00:56

sediment
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

They look great.  Definitely a few packs of them will be on order soon.  I'm also eagerly awaiting the new T-55 variants, the AM1 for my Polish marines and AMVs just because they look cool.  The new Brit Paras and LRDG kit look really nice too.  Wonder how they will compare with the Adler Paras I've already got.

Cheers, Andy

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#19 02-May-2017 07:28:38

Gary
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Finally got the interweb-aether magic to play ball.........

Here's some shots of the TTCombat ship in modified form......

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Yes that's a T-55 down there ...(1/72 scale....not a NorK trick -by placing an underscale vehicle!)

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All photos with a 20mm Elhiem figure for scale, note the modified stairs, lowered railings, glazed ports, raised/infilled main deck among other modifications. I used paper to cover the engraved doors and affixed 'detail' pieces to break up the 'flat'.....the paper detailing has given me ideas on touching up some other mdf buildings with cornerstones and mouldings etc.......

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#20 02-May-2017 11:00:32

freewargamesrules
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

I've not done much wargaming in the last 18 months too busy editing the Journal sad


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#21 02-May-2017 13:24:58

bannockburn bhoy
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Thanks Gary , that's huge , what are you going to do with it, cheers  John

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#22 02-May-2017 18:49:09

CarlL
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Sorry Pete to hear your burden as editor has got in way of wargaming. We need to help you get a fix.
CarlL

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#23 02-May-2017 18:51:40

CarlL
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Gary, Great work on the ship.
Are those plastic sprues being recycled as rails? They look familiar!
CarlL

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#24 02-May-2017 19:13:43

Gary
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

'What am I to do with it?'
Now the ship is finished, it's sat on the shelf with the rest of the fleet!! The intention is to dabble with some Black Ops games (Osprey)....small scenarios with a few figures...boarding parties and pirates! Also for post-apocalypse stuff a la The Last Ship......
The railings are as supplied but with 5 mm or so trimmed off......I'm building an Antonov-2 today to free up some extra long pieces of sprue to use as mast/ crane pieces.........

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#25 03-May-2017 14:39:21

Seret
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Re: Whats everyone up too?

Gary wrote:

The intention is to dabble with some Black Ops games (Osprey)....small scenarios with a few figures...boarding parties and pirates!

I know another bloke who picked on up at Salute for the exact same thing. That kit has "Black Ops scenario" written all over it!

It looks from the pics on the TTCombat site as if the bow is made up from layers of MDF. Does this end up being stepped or are they cut at an angle? If it is stepped, are they thick enough that you could sand them smooth?

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