Tuesday, December 31, 2013

How to attach those blood spears on your Saxon Warriors

I know most people hate attaching the metal spears on the warriors.  90 percent of the time the suckers fall off in the middle of an epic battle.  The other day I decided to post for help of  TMP.   The answers came in from fellow gamers.   I decided to post these methods on the blog.


1. Apply a small amount of white glue on to figure's hand. Apply superglue on the spear. Join. White glue will goo in few seconds because of contact with superglue. It will hold your spear until superglue sets completely.

2. Dab of locktite gel crazy glue on the hand, lick the spear (or otherwise wet it), attach; water accelerates the grab of the crazy glue and will hold it after a few seconds until it completely cures


3. Contact cement. Small dab on hand, likewise on spear , wait 5-10 minutes, join. Set up a dozen at a time. For extra solid support, after a few hours, put a small drop of Gorilla super glue on join. So the cement holds the join and the glue solidifies it.

4. A friend has a good method, He closes the hand with pliers , then drills a hole for the spears and drops them through the holes . He then superglues the spear


5.Put a little brown stuff in the figure's hand, and super glue on the spear. The brown stuff holds it on place while drying, strengthens the bond, and may even accelerate drying time.
Green stuff would probably work too, but I haven't tried it


6. well my solution is resin epoxy and patience thet rarely come off then .Supa glue is fraught with fragility.

As you can see the white glue covered with super glue is the leading method.  Now time to go into the dungeon to working on my Saxon's

 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

IDF vehicles during the 73 War

These picture are from a IDF forum.  Only using these pictures to show the paint colors of the IDF.








IDF vehicle paint colors

I found this on the web a while back.  Hope this helps some of the folks in painting their vehicles.  Not sure on the 73 War color.  Have seen some paint in the late colors.


There has always been a lot of discussion between modellers over the right colour of IDF vehicles.
I do not intend to give here the exact colour to use, but just one possible solution. Be careful concerning the periods: for example, some vehicles used during the Six Days War were in fact painted in Olive Drab (like the M7 Priest).
Also remember that it does not look realistic to paint two vehicles exactly the same colour in a given diorama.

Colour of IDF Vehicles
Period
Lifecolor
Tamiya
Humbrol
Sinai War 1956
UA 003
Olive Drab

UA 003
XF-62
Olive Drab
066
Olive Drab
Six Days War 1967

(FS 30372)
UA 020
Israeli Sand Grey 61-73

UA 020
50% XF-60
Dark Yellow
+
50% XF-57
Buff
85% 083
Ochre
+
15% 117
U.S. Light Green
072
Khaki Drill
Yom Kippur War 1973
UA 020
Israeli Sand Grey 61-73

UA 020
33% XF-57
Buff
+
33% XF-59
Desert Yellow
+
33% XF-20
Medium Grey
50% 092
Grey Green
+
25% 093
Desert Yellow
+
25% 034
White
50% 072
Khaki Drill
+
25% 093
Desert Yellow
+
25% 034
White
Lebanon War 1982

(FS 36134)
UA 035
Israeli Sand Grey 82

UA 035
50% XF-20
Medium Grey
+
50% XF-57
Buff
50% 164
Dark Sea Grey
+
20% 163
Dark Green III
+
15% 062
Leather
+
15% 121
Pale Stone


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Battle group Kursk rules

I find these rules very realistic.   At least to me. Having started with the original Warhammer History rules which sad was cancelled.  Only to be brought back by Plastic soldier company.  Battle ground Normandy and Kursk.  The game limits your actions, makes you think about what is your next move.  Only to find out there was really a tiger been the bushes.   

No better to explain the rules than by the author, Mr Warwick Kinarde.  Below is a link from Model Dads Blog.   If your have time to watch the video, let me know what you think about the rules:

Battle group kursk rule set. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Visit to Fort Pulaski outside Savannah Georgia

First real vacation in twenty year was visit to Orlando Florida to Universal City.  A stop in Savannah was a travel stop for the night.  My first visit to Fort Pulaski was in 1982. The Air Guard unit I was with had a four days mini red flag.  Where our A7D where in the thick of a bomb competition only to come it second again an F16 unit.   

Well to Fort Pulaski, the first visit the Fort was very well left untouch.  You could see the shell hole in the interior of the Fort.  The one wall still had some gaps in it.  But the impressive part was the shell lodge in the door structure of the wall.   Just an amazing place.  Part of the stop was to show my wife, who is a Civil War buff like me..  The Fort has been restored.  Shell hole in the interior are gone. The powder magazine wall has been rebuilt.  Plus the shell removed for safety reasons??  

Fort Pulaski was the first American Fort to be destroyed by shell fire.  When the commander officer of the Fort contacted General Lee stating that the Union Force where building siege positions.  Lee's reply was not to worry no one can destroy the Fort with shot.  The Union forces proved him wrong.  The rifled cannon destroyed the Fort.  For more information go to this website. Fort Pulaski

Now for the photos:



 Fort Pulaski entrance.

 20 pound Parrot Cannon
 The above photo is the picture where the shell stuck next to the magazine door.
Wisely the Fort Commander surrendered shortly after the shell hit.  The magazine had tons of Black powder in there at the time.
 Cannon Port facing the Savannah river.
 Shell holes in the wall
 Picture of the wall the was destroyed by Union cannon fire. You can see the small gap in the center.








 This show the gap in the Forts wall.







 

Monday, August 19, 2013

T34s by different manufactures

I have purchased T34s from Battlefront, Forged in Battle and PCS. 

Here is how I rate them:

1) Forged in battle.  Very nice and lots of detail.
2) Battle Front.  Not bad models but lack detail.
3).  PCS.  Not the best but okay.  Plus I have a ton of them.



Forged in Battle T34's
These are early T34 with add on armor





 Battle Front T34


Very early battle front T34
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The PCS T34 I need to find what file I put them in..  Looks like I need to purchase some Forged in battle T34/85'd

Sunday, August 11, 2013

BA-64 armor car

I won these little armor cars on Ebay.  Trying to round out my Russians forces.  The plan was to use them with the Battlefront Kursk rules.  But now that I own Bolt Action rules. Plus coming soon Chain of command from two fat lardies.   The problem now which rule set to paly...lol. 

The BA-64s are painted with Tamiya colors.   The base color is XF-58 Olive Green. The highlight is a mixture of XF-58 and XF-4 Yellow green.  Start olive green and add the yellow green until the shade looks right to you.  2 to1 olive green is a good start.  The black lights are my own mix of the Future and a black Acrylic paint.   To make it flow a little best add a little water.

Now for the pictures.





All comments are welcome.