Tuesday, 9 December 2014
First of the 8th Army troops finished, based in the same scheme as the Afrika Corp.
I am going to put some effort into the Airfield board next, I have been doing some research and hunting down scatter scenery I may use. The construction of the project will begin after Christmas.
This is the first of the vehicles for the the 8th army reinforced platoon, I decided on a camo scheme from the second battle of El alamian as its so iconic.Its not finished yet needs some weathering and some other small details
Also hoping to add an M3 Grant this will be the camo scheme i will be using , watch this space.
Finally decided on a colour for the bases of the north Africa miniatures, just have to add some desert tufts and they are complete.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
This is the airfield tower i am building . It started off life as a jungle tower from the (Sarissa Precision) jungle range. I have modified it to resemble a tower used by the germans in the North African campaign. I have replaced the roof with simulated corragated iron sheeting and the side panels to have also been replaced to match the gable of the roof. The roof will be painted with a suitable camo pattern , while i can get no pictures of roof camo from North Africa I am going to use a modified version of a camo pattern applied to aircraft by the Luftwaffe.
Quonset Hut from (Dust Models) , these are nice as they match the corragated iron look and come in a pack of 6. I picked these up on Ebay very cheaply.
These will also have the camo pattern applied to them. I may also do some work on the inside aswell by adding bunks.
Sunday, 19 October 2014
A Panzerjäger I from Warlord Games added to the DAK army for the Battle at Fuka airfield. Still need a little more weathering and finishing touches.
I added the crew to make the model look a little more dynamic they are from the Perry Metal range.
Some DAK troops lead by an officer, these obviuosly need finishing off and the bases completed , I am waiting until I decide on the colour of the board before I start basing. These are also from Perry miniatures.
While I will mostly be focusing on the battles undertaken by the 101st Airbourne in WW2 , I thought for a change I would build a North Africa board ,loosly based on the SAS Raid of a German airfield at Fuka.
This is one of the first vehicles I have for it , its a Panzer III J from (Warlord Games), though the Commander is from (die waffenkammer).