Monday, April 30, 2018

Warlord Games Michael Wittmann Tiger

My Warlord Games Michael Wittmann Tiger is finally complete.  This is another item for my Point 213 game that I have had in the works for a long time.  Wittmann will be an emergency reinforcement unit in case the British get Tiger kills early in the game.  He probably will not see action in that game.

This is the original Warlord model.  It is made of resin and metal and even though it is not a very old model it seems so out dated.  These older resin kits just can't hold their own against the new plastic stuff.

The turret does not fit very well and the over-sized gun is too heavy.  This causes the turret to tilt forward.  On the table it is not really noticeable but it kind of jumps out in these pictures.

Again that turret tilt jumps out.  
You may have noticed the turret number on this tank and you might be thinking that's not right, Wittmann had Tiger 007/  You would be right, 007 is the take usually associated with Wittmann and, in fact, it is the Tiger he would die in.  But for the Villers-Bocage battle his tank was broken down and so he took over 212.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Bolt Action Normandy Battle Photo Dump

Just a quick photo dump from a fun game of Bolt Action I played over the weekend.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Da Bosswagon!

I have had an unbuilt Ork Battlewagon in my model stash for several years.  The plan was to get an Ork Battlewagon upgrade sprue and really deck it out.  The problem was this project was never a priority so I never ordered the upgrade.  That changed a few weeks back so it was finally time to make this dream a reality.  I present Da Bosswagon!

Here we have Da Bosswagon! fully kitted out.  It has 4 Big Shootas, a Lobba, a Killkannon, 'Ard Case and a Deff rolla.

This is actually the first Battlewagon model I have assembled.  My other two were already built when I acquired them.  I really enjoyed building it but it took a lot of time to build.

While the assembly was time consuming it was really nothing compared to painting time.

My other two Battlewagons were painted several years ago and I kind of forgot how much work goes into an Ork model of this size and complexity.

I am extremely happy with the pay-off, however.  I think it really turned out great.

I wanted to be able to change up the configurations so the model was built in a modular fashion.  Here we have the Grabbin' Klaw instead of the Lobba.

Here we have an open-top configuration with 4 Big Shootas.  Great for dropping a big mob right in the middle of the fight.

This configuration has a 'Ard Case, Grabbin' Klaw and no dakka! 

Da Bosswagon with a couple of friends.  Ready for some killy good times!

My other two Battlewagons also have the same modular weapon design so I can easily switch parts between the three for endless configuration options.