Saturday, 15 November 2014

Spray paint

Got a can of plastic soldier company's spray paint with a view to using it to mass paint my russians quickly, was a bit worried, as the paint is for use on larger scale models, and also is designed to be used as a primer and base coat all in one, that it might obliterate the detail on my 1/285th models.
So i gave it a try on a c-in-c t34 and while i was at it i had a can of battlefront's middlestone spray for german armour knocking around so gave that a go on a ghq stug as well.
  They came out pretty well. Coverage is good and i didn't lose any of the fine detail.This is going to really speed up painting large numbers of tanks. One word of caution if you try it is when you first spray don't panic as it looks like a lot of the detail is gone but as the paint dries it returns.

Friday, 7 November 2014

ISU-152

Here is a soviet heavy SU regiment equipped with isu-152's,
just right for suppressing german 88's. 


Thursday, 30 October 2014

At Last!!

A post!
been a while since i last posted, things have been up and down, but everything is better with tanks so here is some pictures of what i've been upto
Got my hands on some GHQ models and i have to say they might not be cheap but you can certainly tell the difference.
befitting these quality models i tried stepping up the painting with adding in some dry brushing for a first time for me. even though i'm still getting the hang of it i am pleased with the result and i shall be using it on all my painting jobs from now on.
Still cant get my static grass to stand up well though.
Jagdpanther (yet to add unit id to base) 


Brumbar


Hetzer

 more stuff coming soon hopefully

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Unit ID

In a new first i based some units with static grass. I used 1mm static grass so it didn't look to tall but I'm still working on how to get it to stand up.Also with these units i printed out some unit id's to go on the rear of the bases, since i play blitzkrieg commander or spearhead each base represents a platoon, it just kind of adds a little something to the story of the game at least that's what i think anyway.

                      Cromwell squadron


                                      close up of base

           Some Pz iv/70 of 116th panzer division
                             



Sunday, 16 March 2014

H&R He177

I painted this up and it didn't seem quite right to me, on closer inspection in some books i noted that the model represents an early mark where;s the most numerous and version i, like the A-5 has two turrets on the upper body. So i decided to add these with modellers putty and put some machine guns made out of household paint brush bristles much better.


Lost my bag of flight stands somewhere in the house move so its grounded for now.As for the colour scheme i went for German day bomber colours as i see this aircraft hitting targets on the eastern front using its speed and altitude to avoid russian fighters, can never get mottling to work though must get an airbrush at some point.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Where've i gone?

a house move has caused a lack of posts and a lack of wargaming type behaviour but I'm settled in now and things are starting to happen such as this


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

OMWB

Progress on the tanks a bit slow I'm waiting for some paint to come. I need Vallejo Russian uniform for the British tanks after having looked it up online. Never ceases to amaze me how difficult it is to get the right shade of paint. Now i know that its a bit hard to find exact colour references for old camo schemes but the paint manufacturer's must have i good idea and why cant they call colours what they are for .I find it hard to believe there is no market for British armour late war green and don't get me started on Luftwaffe colours. If you make model paints for models make them for the models so we don't have to mix, oh and i know battlefront do sprays for armour colour i tried that once but it comes out thick and obliterated the detail.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Tanks!!!

i think I've had enough of painting planes, so I'm going to start some blitzkrieg commander late war armies. i always thought i would do late war flames of war because that's what people here play but having had the rulebook for a while and read through it it just doesn't work for me.So even if it means playing solo I'm going to do it because all my favourite vehicles are in service in 1944
Here is my first purchase just to wet my appetite.

C-in-c cromwells

C-in-c jagdpz iv70






Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Pe-2

Russian Heroics& ross 1/300th PE-2

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Heroics and ross

With the loss of Fort wargames  website and Heroics and Ross not having many pictures there is no where to go to see H&R models without paint so you know what you get. One day i might get a website up for all these pics but in the mean time i'll post photos of any new models i get before their painted as well as after.
Heroics Ross He177

Heriocs Ross Mosquito

Heroics Ross Me410

Heroics ross Pe-2

Heriocs ross vikings

Monday, 1 April 2013

Got my latest order from Dom's decals so spent some time putting them on all the aircraft I've already painted, Dom's is a great source for decals, real great value for money too. the only thing is you need to allow plenty of time when you order his not the fastest but he is only a one man band and only does decals in his spare time.
1/300th aircraft Heroics ross

IL2 sturmovik

The ranks of my air forces continue to enlarge, here is the latest a couple single seat IL2 by H&R
Heroics Ross il2

Church

Did i quick paint job last night on a resin church i picked up off ebay, in fact i got 7 buildings for a few pounds they were classed as miscast but since they are ruined buildings any way i cant see anything wrong with them.

Friday, 22 February 2013

FW190

A pair of H&R FW190's in Russian front winter camouflage
Heroics ross FW190
i must say the h&r model seems to not quite capture the shape of the FW190 might upgrade to a raiden one

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Typhoon

A pair of H&R typhoon 1B's
Heroics Ross typhoon
Didn't know British aircraft had such colourful spinners but googling some images for colour schemes and they all seem to have it

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

He 162

A pair of H&R He162 German fighter jets
Heroics ross HE162
one of my favorite aircraft of WWII ever since i read the commando book 'The jets from nowhere' as a boy great!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Yak-1

A pair of H&R yak1's, i got a .05mm fine liner pen and thought i would give a go at drawing in the flap lines and it is much easier than trying to paint the cockpit.
Heroics ross Yak-1

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Battlefield

When i actually get round to it this is where my battles take place

Friday, 14 December 2012

DO-217e-5

here is a Dornier DO217e-5 carrying a couple of HS293 guided bombs
Heroics ross Do-217

 and a look at the bomb

i never know what colour to paint the cockpit blue, white or black never seems right oh well

FRENCH AIRCRAFT

here is a couple of i think  H&R french aircraft i got off ebay with no information. looking on the internet i think the one on the left is a morane-saulnier M.S.406 and the one on the right is a Bloch MB.152 not a great paint job and for some reason the french used blue with green and brown for their camouflage not too sure where they are trying to hide



Monday, 3 December 2012

ZTZ-99

Armstrong miniatures ZTZ-99 MBT you can get these from H&R now
Heroics ross ZTZ-99

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Bases

looking for an alternate to MDF bases i came across these
they are plastic come in brown, grey or green and don't cost a lot check out the range
http://renedra.co.uk/webstore.html#Bases

Friday, 19 October 2012

do-335 airplane

read the manual for my camera. can now get even closer to the miniatures(not very flattering to the paint job!)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

do-335 airplane

Here is a  H&R Do335, haven't painted any aircraft for a long time. in fact i don't think I've ever done any better than a single colour on any 1/300 planes but recently I've been making some 1/72 plastic kits (reliving my youth) so now i have all the correct paints time to get some mini air forces.
All the pictures that I've seen of the do-335 show it in green camo which might have been how the test flights were done but i reckon if it got into service it would have carried a low vis camo like the BF109 and FW190 so here is my attempt at grey mottle camo


Sunday, 9 September 2012

GHQ type 98 modern

some unpainted chinese type 98 tanks from GHQ