Saturday, April 20, 2013

Custom laser cut bases

As I was wandering through the Blogs of War site I found this.

Looks like Allan Wright has a laser cutter business.  Currently he has a few products and does custom work also.  The bases below use standard fender washers.  This is great as the movement tray from England are 25mm while the standard 1 inch washer is 25.7.. Now I have a source in the U.S.

Here is the link to his business:

PCS 15mm M3 and M3A1 Halftracks

These little darlings showed up on Wednesday from  "The Warstore".  I had pre-ordered them but never got the notice the Halftracks where in.   Did some quick scans of the model and instructions.  The PSC are so nice to assembly.  Unlike the devil Sdfk222 and BA-10 from Zevzda.  No gap after assembly :)..   The hardest part of the assembly is putting on the fuel cans and the 30 cal. machine.   I suggest you put the 30 cal. on after the halftrack is painted and decaled.   Otherwise you mash it from handling.

PSC is going to bring out the M5 in a month or so.  There should be very small differences between the two vehicles.   In the assembly instructions they show the M3 with out the side racks on. But in all the picture's I have these are installed.  A tip for the driver's don't install the Cupola before the driver are in.  This is for the M3A1 version.  In Europe these halftracks where load down with all kinds of gear.  Glad I saved all the Jerry can's from the Sherman tanks.   Later I post pictures of the completed models. 

 How here are some scan's

 Okay now I need to buy more for my IDF forces for the 1967 and 1973 war.  Can anyone tell who makes IDF and Arabs forces in 15mm. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Flame of War : The Yom Kippur War

This has been kicking around in the my head since Battle front release their new Vietnam series of tanks.  M48's, Centurions, and T55 with supporting soviet equipment.  The only thing stopping me is the price of the armor.  But Khurasan Miniatures are in the process of casting T-55s and shortly Centurions. They announced this on TMP last month.  May there will be some new toys in the mail soon.

On TMP Natholeon posted and AAR of his FOW Yom Kippur War.  Looks interesting to say the least.  He has post on his website the rule and stats for the opposing forces during the Yom Kippur. Check out the link below: