Tuesday 26 February 2019

Blast from the past 2

Due to a PM conversation over at the Airfix Tribute Forum it was decided to start a thread showcasing some of our old models from way back.

Unfortunately, well over 90% of my Collection hasn´t stood the test of time. It´s either been given away, lost in the flower beds, broken or binned. 😞
1000´s of 1/72nd bods, 100´s of 1/72nd tanks, planes. Hundreds and hundreds of 1/32nd bods and dozens of 1/32nd scale AFV´s and Buildings...all gone 😢

First up, some 1/32nd - 1/35th scale Multi part german soldiery. There´s a pile more but the glue hasn´t  Held and arms, heads etc have come unstuck.
"Never paint the eyes!"
Three surviving (just) 1/72nd scale tanks. I´ve got some better preserved examples but these are interesting due to one or two small "Upgrades"
An attempt to recreate Zimmerit by pressing a small screwdriver heated over a candle into the plastic.
I can´t even remember having heard of zimmerit back then and how to recreate it 

"Battlefield repair". Barrel replacement using a nail, head cut off, pointy end heated up and jammed into the mantel. Note the track is welded onto the hull. This was probably due to the tracks being difficult to attach properly..the joinging lugs virtually always broke.
This one was an attempt at creating an interior. The two blobs next to the ammo rack are the feet of the commander..or perhaps... he just left his boots behind
The red blobs on the photos cover Symbols that are forbidden to reproduce here. 

Sunday 10 February 2019

Movement Trays

They aren´t  included in the old Airfix rules but moving 16 Regiments with 10 individual bases @ 2 bods a base per Regiment was time consuming so I had to have some movement trays.
Made using 2mm Wood sheet that came as part of the packaging for a ready built Sideboard. A pain to cut the Frame and glue it to the base so to save my nerves I made 2 a day.
All the Union and confederate Regiments happily based

Remember the new 1/72nd ACW range by

A choice of scales has now been added. The poses can be ordered in 6mm upwards for example HERE

Saturday 2 February 2019

Swedish Artillery of Charles XII (Pt2)

The mobile section. In extremis, roads aren´t that common in Bodstonia, this lot can be used to supply a bit more firepower to any Bodstonian field expeditions.
The gun limber. I know, two poor nags straining to pull the gun but at some Point I´ll get hold of a smaller  "galloper" type of gun.
Using the two nag Team for the gun allows the 4 nag Team to pull the carriage
This pair have been added to get the numbers up to 5, a decent enough amount for a gun Team, especially if it will (eventually) be a smaller calibre one. 
Made using a spare dragoon from the swedish dragoons Charles XII set and a spare "outrider" from the Artillery of Charles XII set with thier right arms swopped from the Standing bods from both artillery sets.
The nags are from both the swedish and russian dragoons sets.