Friday, March 25, 2016

Battle of waterloo in 6mm

Now this gentleman has 250,000 of these tiny troopers for the battle.  He has spent an lot of time and effort doing this.  My Hat is off to him for trying to recreate the battle.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More Bundswehr vehicles

Some more picture.  The HS 30 was a failure for the Bundewehr.   It the third picture below. The only way the engine could be removed was from below.  The military had to made special engine removal pits. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Battle front Jagdpanthers and conversion to early models

 I bought some of  battlefronts new Panther/jagdpanther  sets.   I was really surprised how nice they are. Plus being all plastic make the model open for conversions.   Having left over hulls from my PSC Panthers I noticed the rear deck might fit on the new Battle Front models.   It worked with some careful trim and cutting.  The deck plate was grafted on. Next was to sand the barrel down for the early model.   The conversion didn't take long time wise.  But I have a nice additional to German forces.

My early Jagdpanther with new deck from the PSC Panther.

Another view of the rear deck,  Added 3mm dia round hatch for the spent shells.
 Also added the early type exhaust from  PSC kit
Top view that shows the deck and position of the cleaning tube

 Reworked the 88mm barrel to the early type used in the first production Jagdpanther

 In this picture I reversed installed the exhaust, This way I could install the PSC exhaust stacks
 Picture of the rear with modification for the exhaust stacks
 The sinks marks in the side shirts are deep.  I punched out 3mm dia disks

 Finished kit out of the box. This is the late models.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Next project Bundeswehr M48's

Just received some Battle front M48's.  This the Arab vs Israeli set.  The IDF received a lto of their M48's from Germany.  Plus this comes with both the  90mm and 105mm cannon barrel.   The early German M48's where the gasoline engine type.   Later they Bundeswehr upgraded them to diesel power.  Hope have them finished in a couple of weeks.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cold War Soviet BRDM-2

 Old Glory is the only source for BRDM-2's.   They not cheap plus old glory charges your 8 bucks for handle.  Shipping is another 6 bucks.  The models are rough.  Lots of pits on the surface of the model. Metal shrink everywhere.   After lots of prep time, filler, numerous coats of prime one can have a nice models.     I used the Vallejio Modern Soviet paint set to paint the BRDM-2.   It would be nice for someone to make a new model.  These would sell for people playing Yankee team.   Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hamburg Tactica 2016

The is an amazing convention held in Hamburg Germany.   The games and terrain is top notch. I have been following the event for several years.  Every year the convention grows and individual events more details.  

 Here is a video of it.  But it is German...  Sit back and enjoy.