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Monday, 30 April 2018

MG 42 TEAM


Another addition to my Late war German Support list for Chain of Command, a tripod mounted MG 42 with a crew of 5. The gun is scratched built and the figures have undergone some Plastic surgery.


Tripod mounted MG 42 ready for business.


The MMG Team in place to repel any Tommy attack.


close up imagine.


I made the tripod using thin wire bent into shape and secured with a soldering iron. Evergreen plastic and bits from plastic sprues where used to add detail fixtures, I also added the ammo belt with spent bullets.. 
Green stuff putty was used to add more detail like the straps and padding etc.
The weapon was from warlord games Grenadier Infantry plastic pack .


The crew of 5 includes the gunner of the weapon a loader,spotter, two extras attending to the ammo and spare gun barrels based on a magnetic sheet with  Milliput on top.


Green stuff putty was used to add some detail such as the straps on the spare barrel and the binoculars and to fill in any  gaps on the figures.


The gunner in the firing position. 
A fair bit of trimming to the top of the figures legs were it attaches to the torso was done to get the correct kneeling height so that the head would be lined up with the eye piece.
The arms were trimmed and the inner portions of the hand where hollowed out to achieve a grasping of the weapon with both hands.


Terracotta Milliput added to the base.
Gunner looking thru his eye piece and attending to the remote trigger.


Painted and flocked








other members of the crew painted and flocked.








cheers John 



Friday, 27 April 2018

QUICK INDEX TO ITEMS ON BLOG

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WW 2 Late war British (Northern Europe theater) 28mm
Infantry Platoon
Infantry section in foxholes
17 pounder Anti tank gun
6 pounder anti tank gun
Vickers machine gun
Engineer Teams Part 1
Engineer Teams Part 2
Sniper
2" mortar team
PIAT
Medic
Adjutant
Forward Observer
Sherman tank part 1
Sherman tank part 2
Stuart M5A1tank
Jeep
Churchill tank
Churchill ARVE tank
Churchill crocodile flamethrower tank 
Cromwell tank 
Cromwell Centaur tank 
Universal Carrier
Half track



WW 2 Late war Germans (Northern Europe theater) 28mm
Infantry Platoon
Panzerfaust
Medic
Forward Observer
Adjutant
Sniper
Staff car: Citroen Traction Avant 11CV
Sdkfz 222 armoured car
MG 42 + crew
Panzershreck team
IeIG 18 Infantry Gun
Late war German vehicle Painting guide and German armoured arsenal 
Pak 40 anti tank gun
German Section in foxholes







WW 2 Late war Australians : (Pacific theater) 28mm
Matilda Tank
Sniper, Flame thrower, 2" mortar team, Anti tank rifle, FO, medic.
2 pounder Anti tank gun 
Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians.
Papuan Infantry 
Late war Australian Platoon




BEF
Morris CS9 light armoured car.
A9 Cruiser tank 
Matilda II tank
Vickers Mk IVc light tank
Guy armoured car
2 pounder anti tank gun, ATR, 2"mortar, Medic, FO, Ranking Leader, Vickers MMG, entrenched troops
Bren Carrier conversion 
BEF Platoon 

Painting  Tutorials:
Late war British vehicles
Late war British Infantry
Late war German Armoured vehicles 



Modeling Tips:
#1 Modelling a magnetic holder/ Citadel wash Pod holder 
#2 Modelling a tank commander/ ropes and chains on vehicles/ Antennas/ grit and dirt on vehicles.
TRANSPORT and STORAGE CASE FOR MINIATURES



Terrain:
Static Grass Applicator
MDF buildings Northern Europe part 1
MDF buildings Northern Europe  part 2
MDF buildings Northern Europe part 3
MDF building part 4
MDF Radar Station part 1
MDF Radar Station part 2
Post Windmills 
Dirt road
Ashphat road
cobblestone road
Low stone walls
High stone walls
Wire fences
Wooden fence
River
Streams
Pond
Pig pen
Minefields and exploded mine craters
Barbed wire
Czcheh Hedge Hogs
Scatter terrain #1 Tractor and Trailer
Scatter terrain #2 Wagons and carts
Scatter terrain # 3 Statues and Monuments
Jungle Terrain mat
Trees
Water Tower
Hedges and Gates.
German Sentry box with gate 
Concrete Bunker 
Tobruk
Flak emplacement 
Trench system
Scratch built MDF Box Girder Bridge 
Scratch built MDF Signal Box 


Chain of Command gaming aids:
Patrol Markers
British Jump off Points
Shock,Pinned and Broken Markers part 1
Tracker MK1
Tracker MK 2
Tracker Mk 3
Final Tracker 
Tracker in production
Smoke Grenade, 2"mortar smoke,Barrage smoke markers
German Jump off points 




Chain of Command gaming  Events:
MOAB 2017
CANCON 2018
MOAB 2019



After Action Reports:
Saving the Honorable "Tootles" Ash rescue scenario 





I ain't been shot mum gaming aids:
Blinds
Card Deck start
Card Deck finished




French-Indian wars 28mm
Colonial settlers
Armed Colonial settlers


File Downloads:
Quick reference chart for using Chain of Command Dice
Patrol Markers for CoC
I ain't been shot mum Blinds
I ain't been shot mum Card Deck, British and German




Tuesday, 24 April 2018

WIRE FENCES

Slowly working thru "How to make different terrain pieces" here I tackle how to make wire fences.

Table set up a couple of weeks ago and played  Chain of Command ,
US vs German Grenadiers.
This table featured a large amount of wire fences.


German Infantry just jumped the wire fence to  venture beyond the orchard.


Completed wire fences.


Used 3 mm MDF.
Cut different lengths from 12 inches, 6 inches and 3 inches long by 3.5cm wide.
Tapered the edges along the length of the MDF with box cutters. 


Craft Wooden Sticks purchase from craft shop.
Used my hand motor(like a Dremel grinder) to roughen up the surface.


Cut into lengths of 2.5 cm.


Drilled holes in the MDF at 4 inches intervals.


Place PVA glue in the holes and positioned the posts.


Added a few rocks.


Primed both the top and underside with Rustoleum black primer.


Quick coat of some green khakis paint.
Painted the post a Beige colour and highlighted with some added Iraqui sand colour.



Thin wire was purchased from a craft store.


Secured 26 gauge wire from the post to form the wire fence.
No need to make the wire too tight.
 At this stage I was going to start painting the wire but I decided to add more rocks and tree stumps as the images shown below. 


I decided to add more stones and pieces of wood to add a bit more interest.


Painted the stones Desert Yellow and highlighted with later with a bit of Iraqui Sand.
Calvary Brown was used to add a rust effect on the wire.


The last stage is to flock the bases.




Cheers John

Friday, 20 April 2018

GERMAN STAFF CAR: Citroen Traction Avant 11CV

This is a well made 28mm model  I purchased from Neucraft models a while back and just got around to painting it, to add to my German support List.
I painted  it as a German staff car but if need be it can be utilized by  the Allies as a captured vehicle, just got to paint up a British flag to throw over the bonnet. .
(this model is now available at   Rubicon models . )












The car is a resin model which is superbly detailed and finished.


Cheers John