Archive for the ‘Flames Of War’ Category

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Some things take an age to complete and this is

a prime example. Its been in a box for over year

and I felt it was time to clear the backlog. Its

made by Cama models and the flak gun sitting in

the middle is a Forged In Battle 2cm Flak Vierling.

I scratch built the raised platform for the flak gun

to sit on(which was a common thing in real life) and

added a base for it all to sit on. There are a few other

scratch built bits on it as well.

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Once again you could use it as an object marker or just

more terrain.

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I recently bought a few goodies at a local model

railway show and one in particular that caught my

eye was a used tower/mast in a box of spares. I am

not sure of the manufacturer but believe it could be

Marklin ? Anyway,a quick scratch built aerial was

added to the top and a few bits added to the base and

we now have a radio/aerial mast for our Germans to

guard. I also added a few coats of paint and rust in

various place. It can be used as an object marker or

just an extra bit of scenery.

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Must go to more railway shows.

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Been playing around with basing anti tank guns and

wondered what you think of these bases ? Its aimed

to fit with a Normandy background. I think the walls

look a bit too pristine for my liking, perhaps something

a bit more crumbling ruin ?

Please ignore any static grass on the edge of the bases

as its just a tester.

Click on any picky to enlarge.

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Feedback is very welcome.

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I have had this stuff lying around the man

cave for some time now and as New Year resolution

I decided to work my way through the back log and

create some space.

First up is some simple but lovely back gardens made

by Tiger Terrain that fit nicely onto the back of

their terraced houses and shops. They would also fit

easily onto any other makers buildings as well. As

soon as I saw these gardens I had visions of ” A

Bridge To Far” and paras jumping gardens in Arnhem.

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Of a similar nature is this ruined house and

walled garden, once again by Tiger Terrain.

Plenty of room in the ruin house for troops, a pak

gun or even a tank. The walled garden just adds

a little extra dimension.

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For more information follow the link to
Tiger Terrain.

Just so you know, I am still madly modelling

and the work is already building up.

Some finished pieces as of late include a stack

of 15mm field gates, some grave stones and a pile

of sand bags. All made by Loic Neveu.

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More stuff coming soon.

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You might of noticed that my previous post called,

More completed Loic Neveu 15mm terrain” had a hint

of something more to come ? Well about 3 months ago

I noticed that I had been using a large amount of useful

information(tutorials and painting guides) from a few select

blogs and websites. One particular site I am very fond of is

Modeldads and as a way of saying thank you for all the

excellent posts on that site I decided to give something back

in the way of a painting tutorial for the Loic Neveu 15mm building

pictured below.

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So happy Christmas modeldads and thank you Justin for allowing

me to contribute to your fantastic site.

Please check out the tutorial and the other great posts

on modeldads.

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Its not 2016 yet I hear you say ! Well, who cares I have

downed tools for this year and decided to look back at

what I managed to get completed.

Here is the quick list:

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

12 Normandy terrain boards.
11 Backdrops.
10 Curved walls.
9 Normandy houses.
8 Model trees.
7 Horsehair hedges.
6 Stained glass windows.
5 Tutorials.
4 Ruined houses.
3 Infinity Order Sgts.
2 Normandy Tigers.
1 and a Bergepanzer in a pair tree.

Ok enough of the gags just check the pictures

out and see for yourself.

Just click on a picture to enlarge.

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Highlights of the year personally for me was getting those

Normandy terrain boards finally finished and really getting

my skills up to scratch on painting buildings. If I had to

choose just one thing from the whole year as my all time

favourite, it would be the Infinity Ice Diorama

picture which was so much fun to do.

Happy Christmas to everybody and may your New Year have

less models to paint than what I have planned.

Oh finally aims for next year ? Well I aim to do a lot

more dioramas and I must get that Infinity terrain finished.

More details to come on this project a little bit later

in the day but another Loic Neveu master piece which

was a real joy to paint. Enjoy the pictures.

Just click on a picture to enlarge

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I decided to treat myself to an inexpensive backdrop

holder from Amazon at the bargain price of £19.99. The

reason I was tempted was because I have been using Amoretti

biscuits tins and clothes pegs to hold up my backdrops when

taking photographs. It worked but looked a bit Heath Robinson if

you get my drift ?

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Anyway you roughly get 65cm of adjustable pole to hang your back

drop on. The backdrop is attached at the top by two large clips and

there is an adjustable height stand up to 40cm,which was perfect for

my backdrops. You are able to assemble the whole thing in about a minute

and it can face any direction. There is also a nice stand on the bottom

which conveniently fits under the wargaming board.

Expansion wise you could easily sit another stand next to it. Another

idea would be to buy a second stand and place it a couple of metres away

and insert a smaller metal tube to link the two ?

All in all a very nice piece of kit and I would give it a 9 out of 10

score.

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As promised a closer look at the other end of

the village which is still in progress especially the

water course.

The 1st picture is of the Loic Neveu Manor house and I

was considering changing the picture to black and white

to make it more brooding but the swastika, the colour of

the building and the sunlight makes it creepy enough.

Just click on a picture to enlarge.

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