Monday, 30 May 2011

DAK 3rd battalion

This is my 3rd 20mm Rapid Fire! DAK infantry battalion , just out of the final spray.
You can see Revell german winter infantry just repainted for the desert and also a figure from the pioneer box.

New heads and equipment for these ones.

Chinese airfix (bigger) goes well with the old Atlantic figures I like so much (PSR site don´t but that is ok for me).

New heads for these Hat figures from another Hat set glued with normal pastic cement (great improvement, don´t need to stick my fingers with nails no more).

With new head and Keffiah.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Matchbox 1/72nd scale Corvette converted to Destroyer

This is the heavily scratchbuilt Destroyer based on the 1/72nd Matchbox Corvette. The different parts are made out of Evergreen plastic. This is a piece to use on beach landing support Wargames with D-Day in mind.
The 7 last photos are of another kit built straight from the box .

Thursday, 26 May 2011

1815 British / allied army 28mm

Here goes what i have up to the moment regarding Wellington´s army in Waterloo. Still plenty to do.

69th foot; Halkett Bgde; 3rd ID (Alten). Perry miniatures.

Lunebourg Battalion; Kielmansegge Bgde; 3rd ID. Victrix and Perry all mixed up.

British Foot artillery. Victrix and Irregular Miniatures.
79th Highlander. Victrix.

14th foot; Collville/Mitchell Bgde, 4th ID. Perry miniatures.

Verden Battalion; Best Bgde; 6th ID. Mainly Victrix with the headgear made from burned shakos up to the present form, modelled with the finger while hot.

The farm on all pictures. A Hovels model offered by Jorge Faria (O Brigadeiro). Very easy to paint and with an added wood base.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

DAK in 20mm / 1/72nd scale / 1/76th scale

The Afrifa Korps in 20mm. In this photo there is the 8th Pz Regiment from 15 PD: Armorfast models; Matchbox; Esci and an Altaya FAMO.

The Sdkfz 251 from Armorfast,one transformed for the command version.

Lighter tanks for the 5th Pz Regiment/ 5th leichte/21PD. Mainly ESCI.

Softskins. Everything is Altaya.

Pzjager I. All ESCI.

MarderIII. From Milicast. Don´t buy them single as they stay expensive.You can buy a pack of 3 for less than 30 pounds. Still expensive, but not far from some plastic kits, and very good quality.

The man itself on Greif...

AA. Hasegawa and Altaya (heavily transformed).

Late Panzer III and IV. A little bit of everything, including Matchbox.

88mm AA/AT guns. Hasegawa, Airfix and Altaya. 21 PD developed a way to fire is 88 from its carriages.

105mm FK. Altaya. Crews from everywhere.

LWS(Altaya) ready to assault Tobruk.

37mm PAK. Hat and ESCI.

105 mm FG from Revell and Altaya.

50mm Pak. Altaya transformed 75mm.

76,2 mm soviet guns from Hat. 90 leichte used a good number of them.

One Infantry battalion. Esci, Atlantic, Airfix copies (they are bigger than the originals, so "true" 1/72 scale); Revell and some SHQ.

Another infantry battalion.

Stuka (Airfix).

Me 110 (Airfix).

Me 109 (Airfix).

I want to say a great obrigado to José Miguel Mendes who send me loads of excellent information on this desert campaign. Without him this work would have been almost impossible.