Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Despite the season in Australia, the following picture sums up how I think of a traditional christmas.

Then trying to match the season to the general gist of this blog I thought the following fellow should get a run.

For those of you hoping for hobby pressies - I hope the mail system has worked for you.  Otherwise lets hope the new year brings lots of new lead (or plastic depending on your preference), some painting and gaming as well. 

But especially more lead !!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Next up in the WWII US pile

Chose an eclectic mix of models over more Shermans or a bunch of halftracks.

There is a Tracks and Troops GMC truck with pontoon, a resin radio body to be attached to an Airfix GMC truck chasis, a Milicast GMC with office body, a Milicast trailer with smoke generator and a Retrokit Lefrance wrecker.  Should be fun to make and paint up over the Christmas break between family duties.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

20mm US armour

A few plastic kits that have been sitting in the cupboard for a number of years


Some Conferedates

Back to ACW.  A plan is forming to break the back of the ACW forces by painting for a specific battle.  The Wheatfield at Gettysburg has a strong pull for me.  Anyone who walks those fields late in the afternoon will feel there is something different about that place.  It was an amazingly heroic struggle.

So in that light, I have painted up these two units to represent the 2nd and 3rd South Carolina from Kershaw's Brigade in McLaws' Division.


And for anyone interested in reading about the battle, this is a great story.  Amazon has them - but I'm sure many other on-line booksellers also do.