Thursday 27 June 2019

28mm madness!

28mm madness 

Every now and again I see something and think I`d like to give that a go. 
Now I don`t have the skills or control for the detailed painting required for 28mm, but this what I`ve done this week -

Laurel & Hardy in 1890s era Legion uniform
By Black Hat Miniatures 

Some yrs back The Guild forum has a figure sculpted to celebrate the forum, here is my version of "Gilda"

This next figure is "Poppy" by Statuesque Miniatures
 I`ve tried to paint her as the Asian assassin - Mai Lei

Finally a female wasteland ganger by Bad Roll Games, I`ve called her "Tasha"

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Deserty Shermans

Deserty Shermans

I want to be able to fight some of the 8th Army actions to the south of Tunisia, to support the Brits i needed some Shermans
These are Britannia with some added stowage to vary the look



One-piece resin casting by The Square 
I added some sandbags, the Britannia Fallsjager are just for scale

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Le train rouleur

Le train rouleur

I bought and built an Early War Miniatures P17 half-track, with the kit was the parts for one of these train rouleurs. Now I understood what it was but wanted to know a little more and this is what i have gleaned off the hive mind -

The old mle1897 had a mostly wooden carriage and wooden spoke wheels, it was designed to be pulled by horses to a maximum speed of 8km/hr.

With the improvements in motorisation, it was found the carriage/wheels couldn`t cope, so Citroen designed this cradle (rouleur) with rubber tires and pneumatic suspension onto which the old gun could be mounted and allowed towing speeds of up to 20km/hr!

My model
 I didn`t have a spoked wheeled gun handy

Photos kindly supplied by the hive-mind

French additions

A few more bits for my Tunisian French   

Early War Miniatures P17 half-track and mle1897/33 (with a Hat sheild)

 Train Rouleur 
Early War Miniatures

Saw this photo and couldn`t resist the urge to build something similar  :D 

My version