Thursday, July 28, 2016

More M1 camo schemes

Here are a few more M1's in Europe Camo schemes.  Better than the dull green overall color.  This should spice up the battlefield

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Battlefront's M1 ready for inspection.

Okay I know I have failed to post pictures.  Things like retiring from work got in the way for posting picture.  The M1 by battlefront is a work of art.  This company has hit a home run with their new plastic line on models. 

My M1 is an early production model late 70's eary 80's.   My cold war period I plan to game will be from the late 1950's t mid 1980's.   To me this period might be a litte more exciting than the later period.  One shot one kill can get boring to play.   One side or the other may never fire shot. Why because they got wiped out in the open fire fight.

The color is dark green 34079 model master painting.  The dirty is euro dirt from Vallejo. Now the pictures.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Yankee Team 15mm Marder 1

Late Saturday afternoon my order from the Warstore came in the Mail.  It was the first part of Bundeswehr team.   It was the Marder 1.  The model is light years ahead of my QRF lead blob.  Glad that I only bought one.

In my search this a Marder 1A1.  The Marder 1 machine was separate  from the cannon.  The location was at the rear of the vehicle.  Looks like this would be to convert.   Have added lots of pictures are reference.  Plus the sprue of Marder by Battle front.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cold War Polish troops by Oddzial Osmy

Now we have polish troops from the cold war area.  Oddzial had just released these very well done 15mm figures.   Looks like I may have to buy some.  Currently Fighting 15's has these troops in stock.
Fighting 15's link store.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Review of Battle fronts M1 Abrams Tank Platoon

First of all this tank is simply the best plastic tank so far the they have made.   The Platoon came in the mail today.   I couldn't wait to put my grubby hands on the model.   Opening the  box was this well detailed 15mm Abrams tank.  The only problem was what parts make up the M1 or M1A.  As it turns out you have to go to the Yankee team site to sort it out.

  Thankfully there is a short video explaining what part you need to make a M1.  In the near future I hope to have a finished model posted.  But I'm trying to finish some models for the upcoming IPMS Nationals starting Aug 3rd.  At the very bottom are some drawings of early Abrams in service 1980 time frame..  Hope this helps anyone building a early M1 Abrams

You Tube video..

Stoessi's hero amazing 28mm personalities for bolt action

 Have you ever wanted a figure of one your movie hero's.   Stoessi has them for you.  Sean Connery as Major-General Robert Elliott "Roy" Urquhart.  

Stoessi's Miniature.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Japanese Type 11 light machine in action.

Interesting weapon the only downside is the way the weapon is feed into the weapon. There has to be a long time to reload the hopper with rifle clips.  The rate of fire is pretty high also.