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Sunday, 3 October 2021

SCRATCH BUILD: USMC 37mm Anti-Tank Gun/ JAPANESE Type 41 75mm Mountain Gun / Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank gun/ Type 98 20mm AA gun

Its a long weekend here in OZ, the same long weekend the CoC MOAB event should have been  on  but cancelled and still living with restrictions. I tried to make the most of it and  scratch built a USMC 37mm Anti-tank gun, Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun, 47mm Anti-tank gun and a 20mm AA gun. My initial plan was to build the Mountain gun but once I was in the swing of things I kept going and built  the rest. 

Plastic sprues, figure bases, styrene sheets, paper clips and viewing a large number of images on the web together with a bit of "guess-a-rama" were utilized in the construction of the scratch builds.  

I have also started putting together both Japanese and US Marines plastic figures to man the guns.

JAPANESE TYPE 98 20mm AA GUN 

Start of the AA gun
The AA gun with wheels attached
I later decided to do away with the wheels.

JAPANESE TYPE 41 75mm MOUNTAIN GUN


US MARINE CORP 37mm ANTI-TANK GUN

JAPANESE TYPE 1 47mm ANTI-TANK GUN 

Cheers John 

Sunday, 26 September 2021

US MARINE JUMP OFF POINTS

Four Jump Off Points for my next  project, US Marines, mine you I have a number of projects on the go. I managed to pick up some great bargains last year  from Mighty Ape which included a couple of Warlord Games plastic US Marines boxes which I am currently putting together. 

The base of the JOPs is made with a circular metal sheet, the oil drums are glued in place and a layer Milliput putty added on the surface. Once the Milliput sets, a variety of weapons and supplies were glued in place with superglue.

The American flag was made by coping a image of the flag from the internet, pasted it on  a Microsoft word page and reduced the image of the flag to suit the scale. 

I then printed it with my black and white printer and used Vallejo paints to paint  in the red, white and blue portions of the flag. 

I washed the flag with Agax Earthshade and went over the enhance the red, white and blue colours on the flag with the relevant colours.

I then cut out the flag, used super glue on the underside of the flag to glue it in place on the JOP simultaneously using a metal instrument to help adapt it around the oil drums before it sets.

The last step was to apply a thin layer of superglue on the top surface of the paper flag to seal it and provide a protective coating.

The US JOPs in the midst of the  jungle.


Cheers John

Sunday, 19 September 2021

1-48 TACTIC/US 101st AIRBORNE

 Finished my 4 Airborne troopers for the 1-48 Tactic game.

The context of the US Airborne pack
The team closing in on the Heer troopers

Cheers John