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Monday, 13 May 2019

2 POUNDER ANTI TANK GUN, VICKERS MACHINE GUN, ATR, 2"MORTAR, MEDIC, RANKING LEADER AND DUG IN TROOPS.

 Making progress on my BEF force for CANCON 2020.

These are my Infantry Support Assets for my BEF platoon.
 All these miniatures are 28mm scale, metal figures from Warlord games ( except for a few plastic figures converted to make up the crew served weapons). 


From left to right Medic, Ranking Leader (for special scenarios and Big CoC game) and FO.

The FO has no radio and is connected to the Mortar Barrage via a telephone line.
FO at the attic window directing the mortar barrage.

Medic and Ranking Officer contemplating dinner tonight.

ATR team (the long metal barrel of the gun is very fragile and subject to bending so handle with care)


2"mortar team.




Vickers MMG providing support to the platoon.



The figure in the middle comes with the 2 pounder gun but I included him with the MMG, the figure on the right is a plastic late war British figure which I converted to make up the crew numbers.



Rifle team and a Junior Leader in foxholes.
I have yet to finish the foxhole for the Bren, coming soon.


The base of the foxholes contain a sheet of metal and the underside of the figures have a tiny embedded earth magnet, this helps to remove casualties.
Follow this link to see how they are constructed: Making foxholes.
2 pounder on Overwatch guarding the road.




I was considering scratch building the Vickers MMG and the 2 pounder but decided I could use the time on other projects combined with a good discount deal at Warlord games I just decided to purchase them.

To make up the numbers in the crew, the figure on the left was converted officer from the infantry platoon, I trimmed off his pistol, shaved off his gun holster and added a gas mask pouch with Milliput.
Same with the figure kneeling he is a plastic figure converted.

These two figures have also been converted as crew members, the one on the left was a riflemen attaching his bayonet which has been converted to a 2 pounder round and the other one is a plastic figure manipulate to loading the ammo "pose".



Cheers John



18 comments:

  1. Always a sensational visit John and made even better when there is a new post. Your work is so spectacular. Are you full up for CANCON2020 or are there spots still available? Some of us are contemplating a visit from Perth.

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    1. Thanks Carlo, the booking for CANCON 2020 is yet to be open, opens second half of the year, so plenty of time to book.
      That would be great to see you and the "some of us" going to Cancon.
      Neil Todd visited Sydney and popped in for a game of CoC, he is also from WA, do you know him?
      If you are Facebook and want to know the latest with Cancon ask to join. follow the link:
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/942716405751690/

      cheers John

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  2. Splendid work John! I really like the rich colours and the fact that you've been able to give them a slightly campaign-esque look too.
    Thanks
    Matt

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    1. Thank you Matt for your comments
      cheers John

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  3. Superb additions to your BEF collection John, both this and your last post.

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  4. Very nicely done as usual. The Foxholes are terrific.

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  5. Loving all this BEF stuff John, it all looks excellent as usual and I look forward to seeing it in action at Cancon.

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    1. Thanks Mark, yes looking forward to it.
      cheers John

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  6. Nice supports and great conversions :)

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  7. Amazing shading on all of these, but particularly the gun shield on the two pounder. Fantastic work.

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  8. Lovely 2pdr, splendid conversions, great work all round!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain for your comments
      cheers John

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