Friday evening painting session, working on a few DAK figures, and posting these pictures from my mobile. Veteran figure enthusiasts will easily recognise the "Rommel" figure from an old Matchbox Wespe kit. Also a couple of Pegasus Germans posted for duty in North Africa thanks to a head swap and desert uniform paintjob.
Smallscale 20mm (1/72 / 1/76 scale) scale modelling, miniature wargaming and figure collecting.
30 January 2021
25 January 2021
I can drive (drive !) my very own tank
11 December 2020
Ersatz M10 - Work in Progress
A quick update on some work in progress.
I'd wanted this Dragon kit for some time, and I think Dragon first put this kit out about 10 years back, maybe even longer.
I was put off by the high price of the kit and was glad when I saw one online at a reasonable price. The box was a little dog-eared but the contents were complete.
And to be honest I'm glad I found this cheap because when I took it out of the box, I noticed the flexible tracks were in a little plastic bag which was full of a kind of sticky oil.
Very strange I thought.
Then a kind of "Quatermass and the Pit" event happened as I took them out of the bag - after their years of being preserved in there, they crumbled and cracked into little pieces !
So now I've got myself a lovely Ersatz M10 with no tracks.
I've gone the quick route to solving this and susbstituted the whole track and bogie assembly with a one-piece set taken off an old CC-Lee Panther kit I had in the stash that I never got around to building.
01 September 2020
Airfix US Paratroops - Some Conversions
The mortar is from the Pegasus German set
Finally this one below was a complete bodge, it's supposed to be a hand-cart. Not very convincing, but I gave it a try at least.