Smallscale 20mm (1/72 / 1/76 scale) scale modelling, miniature wargaming and figure collecting.
25 September 2011
They have chunky and exaggerated poses, but on the plus side every single figure has a different pose.
You can see a full review of the figures on the excellent Plastic Soldier Review website
23 September 2011
1/72 scale GMC 'Jimmy' World War II Deuce-and-a-half
Academy 1/72 6×6 Cargo Truck
Very crisp, well-moulded, and finely detailed model.
Compatible with the Airfix kit, and somewhat more robust. And more than twice the price of the Airfix / Heller kit too. Similar to Academy’s WWII Ground Vehicle Set, this kit comes with a number of jerrycans, oildrums and boxes, and also includes some spare 0.50 & 0.30 cal. Brownings.
Hasegawa GMC Cargo & Fuel Truck
Strong robust model, ideal for wargaming
Airfix GMC Truck
Very nice kit, sharp detail and easy to put together. The wheels need to be reinforced or the model needs to be based, if not the wheels will break off the first time you use it in a wargame.
Compared with the Hasegawa GMC, this is quite a fragile model.
Napoleonic Skirmish in 1/72 - A Song of Drums and Shakos
On Saturday our friend RoH came to see us and organized a skirmish game with the rules "A song of Drums and Shakos".
The rules are very good, and they have a system of activations and changes of turn that are quite easy to follow. We played two rapid games in less than four hours.
A dozen British (some Scottish and English) used to take a hill defended by a handful of French.
The British ones are a mix of Revell, Airfix, Esci and Italeri brands and the French ones are new from Italeri - and they are huge figures, they looked gigantic next to the British ones.
22 September 2011
Pegasus Germans in Cammo Smocks - by Juan Reyes
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