Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nine in the Nick of Time

Well I finally finished painting a few more figures. These G.I.'s complete my 20mm American force for now but I'm sure I'll do more down the line. They are a mixture of Fantassin(War Modelling), Sgt.Majors and Sojers.

The five figures below are the Sojers models. I'd just recently purchased some to see if I liked them and I must say that I do (click on the picture for a larger view). Though the poses are a bit simple, the figures are crisp and detailed- easy to paint! I especially like the prone BAR gunner and the rifle grenade-armed figure.

Well they are done just in time for our Blitzkrieg skirmish game tomorrow. I also recently finished several rural structures that I will show in the blog in the coming days.

With summer break nearly upon me I must plan what I wish to make while on vacation. Here are some things I am considering:
20mm(1/72) Jagdpanthers & M10 Wolverines(ordered and on the way)
15mm Romans-finish DBA Army
15mm Carthaginians-purchase and complete DBA Army
20mm WWII Tommies-purchase and begin
20mm(1/72) WWII British Armor-purchase and complete
and I am considering...British Commandos, US Airborne, British Airborne
We'll see what happens!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Soviet Armor Arrives...

I recently received some Soviet tanks that I built and painted up for 20mm Blitzkrieg games. first up is a SU-152 Assault Gun. This super heavy tank had a 152mm gun- though it had a notoriously slow rate of fire(the charge and shell were loaded seperately); in our game it therefore can fire every other turn. That being said, it is a beast that has thick armor and delivers a punch. Soviet tank crews liked to paint slogans on the sides of their tanks...thanks to my Russian exchange student, Anton, I have accurately depicted the expression "Revenge" on the side of the SU-152.
These SU-85 tank hunters were simple emplacements of the 85mm gun on the T-34 chasis. Before the arrival of the 85mm-housing T-34 turret, the SU-85 beefed up the killing ability of Soviet tank divisions against heavy German armor. The slogans on these two tank hunters read, from left to right, "To Berlin!" and "Tiger Hunter" respectively.