Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Day 60 Update of 100 Days of Hobby

To be fair, I wanted to go to bed tonight after a long long long day at work... but hey... its 100 days of Hobby!!! This is only a snippet of what I have been up to.  More pics on my twitter at the bottom of this post.

Day 51 - Making things pretty! Fall Weiss!

Day 52 - Lets get these guys built

Day 53 - Offensive Miniatures US Para test paint begins

Day 54 - Washed

Day 55 - Finished Walking Dead Camp Set

Day 56 - Just need some matt varnish

Day 57 - Photo shoot and happy with paint job

Day 58 - Built a halftrack, prepped some more Paras

Day 59 - Bocage test piece for 28 and 20mm - also 15mm skeletons

Day 60 - Blocking the paras in.
Stay tuned for more.  Not following my twitter yet? Tones more photos there and better updates!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Jumping In

I have had my collection of Offensive Miniatures US Paratroopers for quite some time now and have been meaning to get some paint on them.  I have finally bit the bullet and done a quick test figure.  All I can say is that Offensive Miniatures are exceptionally good.  In my opinion they are the best 28mm Miniatures for US Airborne Paratroopers with a D-Day theme.  The detail is amazing and they are going to look epic on the table.  I must say, Airborne forces are my thing at the moment!

Offensive Miniatures 28mm US Paratrooper
Offensive Miniatures 28mm D-Day Paratrooper

28mm 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles
The Decal is from Warlord Games. 
Paints Used (All Valejo)

Uniform: Middlestone
Patches/Helmet: US Dark Green
Webbing/Equipment: German Cam Beige 
Boots/Rifle: Flat Brown
Helmet Straps: German Cam Medium Brown

My Plans

These guys will be used for D-Day/Operation Overlord Themed Games.  I am particularly fond of the jump uniform they wore on D-Day.  Not a fan of the later uniform, especially in 28mm as I feel the Warlord Late War US Airborne plastics just don't look right.  

I will not be doing E Company 506th PIR.  Its been done to death, I might do D company lol.  Not really sure what the theme will be but maybe just some generic 101st Airborne Paratroopers.  

Lets see how this project goes.  Follow along for more good Paratrooper goodness.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Day 50 Update of 100 Days of Hobby

Half way there!!!

A good 10 days.  Lets look at some of the highlights.

Day 41 - Printed a 28mm Windmill for Bryan!

Day 41 - Blocked in some Germans

Day 42 - Played some Kings of War with Chris, Bryan and Zane, great fun!

Day 43 - 3D Printed a walking dead campsite

Day 44 - Started painting some faces

Day 45 - Painted some eyes and started on the flesh tones

Day 46 - Faces and flesh done!

Day 47 - Finished the paint job

Day 47 - Started putting colours on the campsite

Day 47 - 15mm Dungeon Crawl figures arrive! Brilliant miniatures from Rap Partha

Day 48 - Trees!

Day 48 - and some 20mm Tanks!

Day 49 - Hosted an invasion of Poland.  Great fun and introduced 2 people to BA

Day 50 - Hobby Room Reorganising

This is just some of the highlights from the past 10 days.  Make sure to check out my twitter for more pictures and info of what I have been upto!

Saturday, 8 July 2017

BTD Miniatures MG34 on the Move and Some NCOs

I needed a break from painting some DAK so I decided to paint some of the awesome BTD (Black Tree Designs). Miniatures Blitzkrieg Germans.  I needed a couple more MG34s to invade Poland and these were perfect for the job.  I also needed a few more NCOs to lead my squads into the Polish Corridor.

I am really impressed with BTD Miniatures, they are full of detail and some great poses are in there.Sometimes the proportions are a little off.  I am particularly fond of the good chap carrying an MG34 over his shoulder with some ammunition.

Interestingly enough I think these miniatures were originally Harlequin Miniatures until BTD inherited them.

BTD Miniatures MG34 Painted 28mm German Blitzkrieg
My favourite BTD sculpt.  Blitzkrieg German MG34 Gunner

BTD Miniatures Germans 28mm German Infantry
Hastened paint job to get them on the table.

28mm MG34 Team
Wonderful sculpts

Some NCOs who can also double as officers

Friday, 30 June 2017

DAK Panzer II Zug

I have finally painted my Panzer II Zug for the 8th Panzer Regiment, 15th Panzer Division, Deutches Afrikakorps.

The models used are from Blitzkrieg and they are Panzer II Ausf F for the circular hatches however the base of the tank is no different to Blitzkrieg's Ausf C model.  The crew are from Perry Miniatures.

The 15th Panzer Division tank companies all displayed their company number on the side of the turret.  I decided to make these guys from 1st Company, 8 Panzer Regiment, 15th Panzer Division.  The decals are from Company B and Rubicon.

1/56 DAK Panzer
Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 2 Ausf F modelled as an Ausf A-C

Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 2 Ausf F
Perry Miniatures Panzer Crew

I particularly like this Tank Commander

1/56 DAK decals 28mm DAK decals
Rubicon Decals are nice but leave a slight outline.  The " is from Company B

28mm DAK Panzer 2 II
A commanding presence

Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 2 Panzer II
Some damage to the side railing - Not intentional but looks good

1/56 DAK Panzer Zug
Rear View

28mm Panzer Crew
Tank Commander has swagger

1/56 Panzer 2 II Zug 28mm
The Panzer II Zug

1/56 Panzer 2 Afrika Korps DAK Panzer II 28mm
A nice angle showing the Panzers

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Day 40 of 100 Days of Hobby

Well its day 40! Its going so damn fast!


Day 31 - Highlighting

Day 32 - More Highlighting

Day 33 - Reinforcements in 20mm Arrive!

Day 34 - Final Highlights

Day 35 - Weathering the Panzer IIs

Day 36 - Black lining

Day 37 - Decals and gear chipping to go

Day 38 - Just the bases and decals to go!

Day 39 - Finished! See separate article for photo shoot

Day 40 - Panzer IIs Finished! - Photo shoot to come

Day 40 - Blitzkrieg German NCOs and MG34s! It never ends!

All up pretty happy with these last 10 days.  Next 10 days should be interesting, no real plans, just going to crack on!

Remember to check out twitter.