Thursday, December 20, 2007

US Recon Squad in a Jeep

Here is a fun little project that I have been trying to finish for more than a year, and I am still not done. But now I have something to show for my trouble. This is a US Army Recon Squad for WW2 gaming. I started with a New Millennium Toys Jeep and then added the crew figures from Victory Force Miniatures.

I mounted the jeep on a base and, of course, glued the wheels in place. I did a little weathering but the jeep is otherwise as it came in the box. Not bad for a $5 jeep. The figures actually cost more than twice the the price of the jeep!
I have plans to build one more squad and then a platoon command. The platoon command will have three crew and a 50cal HMG.

Soviet 57mm Anti-tank gun - Complete

Correction: These are actually 57mm AT guns from Black Tree, not the 76mm as I thought.

I have finally completed Tom's Soviet 57mm AT guns. These are the Black Tree Designs models that I did the how-to for building.

The models have been placed on a hard-board base. The models are so soft and fragile that they must be on a base.

All in all these are not bad models. They turned out much better than I expected.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

More Germans

The latest installment in my therapy. I am working on adding more to my WWII German army. I have been a little short on infantry so it was time to get painting. First up is some command figures and other miscellaneous stuff. I particularly like the Medic.

Next are the Panzerschreck teams. I really hate these figures but they are all I have.

Last up is a complete squad of infantry. If you look closely there are a couple of cool helmet covers.

All of these figures are from Black Tree Designs. I really like the early sculpts for this line. The later stuff is by a different sculptor and they are not as well done in my opinion. I have about 25 more infantry to paint and then I can start working on the motorcycle scouts. Then it will be about time for a bunch of new stuff from Crusader to be delivered. I will be working on Germans for a long time.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

M4A1 Sherman

Here is the latest installment of my 1/48th scale Us Army project. Here we have the Tamiya M4A1 kit.

This model can be built with three different variants. I chose the late standard production. This has the large gun mantle and the cast transmission cover.

I added the driver and the tank commander from the Tamiya 1/48th US Infantry set.

This will be the tank platoon command vehicle. Now I need to figure out what model to work on next.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Terrain Inspiration

This is a very cool site with tons of pictures. This guy documents all types of abandoned buildings. He has stuff from the US, England and Belgium. Very cool stuff.