Monday, November 6, 2017

American para references

Having visited France last month I managed to get to a number of museums, I have put together some pictures for future reference for my upcoming American para brigade for rapid fire. These photos were taken at the Bayeux WW2 museum


















Falklands War aircraft

Decided to paint these and get them off the production line, these guys will be sold off as I cannot find any rules I like for air to air combat that works well with the jet age. 1/600th tumbling dice















Minarions Russian destroyed aircraft

I have the plane bug again so building 1/72 scale and 1/300th aircraft again. Off the last weekend was a great offering from Minarions for their SCW collection, as I do early war Russians I have added it to my collection by adding some spare stars and a number, very happy with it as it was a single day build and paint.


Cheers
Matt


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ww2 Dutch additions

some more Dutch to add to the growing collection.

Dutch Hussars, converted Minarions



Dutch cyclists from EWM



7 veld towed Artillery, gun and limber Moonlight models, horses and crew Revell.



Cheers
Matt

Dutch Fokker D XXIII MPM 1/72

A rare plane for my Dutch, although only one was flying at the time of the invasion, there is doubt it was even armed in time. I decided to build this lovely kit by MPM just because I had to have it!

Cheers
Matt



Fairey Fox mkII Pegasus resin kit

next on the desk for construction a resin Pegasus Fairey Fox mkI which will be converted to a mkII for my Belgians.

The main difference is the wheels, canopy, prop and nose, all  donated from another kit, also adding wartime pilots and an extra mg for the floor mg and windscreen from the spare parts box.



Mk I, as built from the kit by another modeller


The Mk II, hopefully look something like this, note the prop, canopy, wheel covers, air intake is larger, wheel struts are positioned differently and the wing W struts, unseen is the rear wheel, the Lewis Mg which points downwards from the observers position and bomb racks which I will add.



Cheers
Matt



Alvis Hefty WIP

Been working on my Alvis Hefty Belgian artillery tow, here are my WIP photos, basically it purchased the airfix emergency kit of two Austin trucks and have used pieces from that to make up this vehicle. Also the boxes on the rear are from the airfix Morris cd artillery tow, which is also being used as a basis for a Dutch armoured car.





Cheers
Matt