Wednesday 31 May 2017

Corporal Cotton DCM

Kuneitra, Syria, June 16th 1941 

During the desperate fighting for the town Corporal Cotton once again distinguished himself manning a captured French Hotchkiss until they ran out of ammunition. At which point he picked up a Boys AT rifle and went out alone hunting French tanks, he was later killed whilst performing that task.

I am planing a to run the battle and decided to create this team as a one-off piece.

Figures by SHQ and Combat Miniatures (both modified), the gun is Early War Miniatures

Sdkfz 251/21

Sd.Kfz. 251/21 - Schützenpanzerwagen (Drilling MG151s).

Britannia model with added stowage, Britannia crew

Tuesday 30 May 2017

US Army Engineer dozer

Started life as a 99p child`s toy 

A little surgery, added stowage and driver, a repaint; wash and a white star - done 

Thursday 25 May 2017

More Mexican stuff

About two weeks work (struggling to get focused at present)

A pack of cacti from Shellhole Scenics (12 pieces to a pack) I`ve added tufts to the bases

12 Federales in peaked cap Shellhole Scenics plus 3 more Combat Miniatures Russo-Japanese War Japs painted up as Federals

Pancho Villa command pack (dismounted) again Shellhole Scenics

Saturday 6 May 2017

Mexican Artillery Battery

We had a great time with the game over Easter in Spain, so I came back all enthused and decided to build an extra gun battery. This project is a fun make-do and mend project so i built the entire battery from the bits box and odd figures.

A composite 70mm battery
Ex-German Revell limber with Imex seated figures (both head-swapped) and an Airfix outrider 

Guns & crews
Guns are Imex carriages with PSC Pak38 guns (modified to fit), crew are a mix of - HAT Gatling gun set, old Airfix ACW gunners, some soft plastic WW2 German gunners with head swaps, an Imex ACW gunner (head-swapped) a HAT French gunner (head-swapped) and a Raventhorpe metal gunner,the deployed limber is HAT (from their French `75 set), the tethered horse team are all Imex

Odds`n sods
Mounted gunner (Hat figure on an old Airfix horse) + Hat officer

Hat Heliograph team

Combat Miniatures Japanese (Russo-Japanese War) painted up as Federales