Saturday, March 17, 2012

Plastic Soldier Pz III G Platoon

I have been on vacation all week and doing stuff with the kids who are on Spring Break. We we haven't been out doing something fun I have been reading or playing Fallout 3 on the PS3. It has been a pretty good week but I have not neglected my miniature painting. Yesterday I finished up this platoon of Plastic Soldier Company Panzer IIIs. I built these as ausf G to use with my mid war and early war DAK Panzer Co. I have another box of these that I will be building as ausf H for the DAK.

As usual the PSC models are amazing and cannot be touched for price and quality. I am not sure why anyone is buying anything else right now.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

True North Hurricane MkI 1/144

I finally finished the first of the True North 1/144 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk I's that I bought to support my British 8th Army. The lists all call for Hurricane II's but I don't think anyone can tell the difference. This is a nice representation for air support in FoW so no need to get all version crazy.

Since Flames of War 3rd edition no longer requires having three aircraft models I worked out a trade for this plane. It went to my friend Tom to support his British North Africa forces and I got one of his extra Shturmoviks for my planned Soviet army.

I still have two more of these models to finish. I will keep one and the other I will try and trade for something useful. Not sure what I will need.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Shagrat, Captain of Cirith Ungol

Miracle of miracles there is a LOTR:SBG tournament this weekend and it is not being run by Tim and is not part of the GiTD! This will be the first chance for many of us to build armies using the new books and the 'warband' concept. I plan on doing a fairly in depth review of the new books soon. For now let me just say that my army for this event is unlike anything I have ever played for LOTR and I was not entirely happy with the process.

Anyway, I needed another hero for my Cirith Ungol force so I pulled out Shagrat and painted him up. Just a quick and dirty paint job.