Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Soviet 28mm Anti Tank Guns

So it's been a while since I've posted anything, Covid hasn't killed me so, yay. Haven't been painting much of anything really. I've been mainly working on a different type of gaming: role playing! I've been engrossed in Mongoose Publishing 2nd edition Traveller.

I'm the gamemaster for my group and I've got three players and they're running as traders along the Bowman Arm, for those familiar with the classic Traveller Third Imperium setting. I'm a little rusty but I'm enjoying it overall.

So the main focus for this post are the following figures. I actually finished these quite a while ago and just haven't posted them up. These 28mm figures are from the Plastic Soldier Company Soviet 45mm Anti Tank Gun set. Overall the people figures aren't great but the guns are perfectly fine. First up is the 45mm M1937 ATG.


Next up is the 45mm M1942 ATG.

And here's the two guns together.

On my table currently is the Rebel half of the Star Wars Legion core box set. I'll probably be a while painting these guys. I'm going to try and pick up the pace of my painting and I should see if there's some of my New Years resolutions I can wrap up.

'Til next time! Stay safe!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

French & Indian War Artillery

Finished some artillery for the French & Indian War French and British forces. Both of these units are metal figs from Sash & Saber. First up is the French 4 lb gun.

The crew was ridiculously easy and quick to paint up. They're nowhere near as fancy as their British counterparts. And here's the British 6 lb and crew.
I also have finished some little bits of terrain. These are all from one of the Mantic Terrain Crates, with the exception of one item.
The one exception are the barrels. I got this piece from Terry and its a 3D printed piece. Painted up quite nice and dead simple.

I've got some WW2 Soviets that are finished and just need to be based. The next thing I'll be painting will be a large batch of Rebel terrorists from the Star Wars Legion core box.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

French & Indian War Militia

It's been a long while since I've posted anything up but I'm starting to get myself more motivated for painting. I've finally finished the French & Indian War figures I've had on my table for a number of months. These metal figures are from Sash & Saber. The first group are French Canadian Militia.


The second group are French Compagnies Franches de la Marine officers/NCOs.

Sitting on my paint table right now, nearing completion are a French gun and crew and a British gun and crew.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

More Counterblast figs

Yesterday I finished off the last of my Counterblast figs that I currently have. These figs are from Bombshell Miniatures' Counterblast line. These 28mm figs are metal and resin. There's two factions here and I'll start with the Galactic Defense Force (GDF).



From left to right: Shrinaar Sentry, Shrinaar Enforcer, Human Sentry and a Combot. The Shrinaar are cat people hence the tail.

The next group of figures are from the Lancers faction. Lancers are the rough-and-tumble types living in the Outer Reaches.



From left to right: Unagi (an Alanti character), Shrinaar Captain, Alanti Lanceguard, Shrinaar Clipper and Ur'Zarl (a Shrinaar character). The Alanti are shark people. And finally for the Lancers is this Heavy Combot.



Sitting on my paint table right now are a large batch of assorted French and Indian War figures.

Friday, April 10, 2020

French AMR Tanks

Short update, I recently finished off a pair of 28mm World War 2 French AMR tanks. These figures are from Army Group North Miniatures. I had started these back in November and I finally got around to finishing them.
The one on the left is the AMR 35 ZT1 with the 13.2mm HMG and the one on the right is the AMR 35 ZT3 with the 25mm ATG.


This, I believe, will wrap up all the French I currently have. I think I could maybe use another infantry squad, but we'll see.

Next week I should have some more Counterblast figures done up.

Till next time and stay safe!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Speeder Bikes and a Gun

Just finished up a trio more figs. First up is a pair of Imperial Speeder Bikes from Fantasy Flight's Star Wars Legion game.


Nice and simple figs with a fair bit of character.

Next up is a World War 2 French 25mm anti-tank gun. This metal fig is from Army Group North Miniatures.



On my paint table right now is a pair of French tanks and a bunch of Counterblast figs.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Star Wars Legion Stormtroopers

Finished a batch of Star Wars Legion Stormtroopers recently. These nice figs are from Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars Legion line.


This large batch of troopers is comprised of 3 commanders, 3 rocket launchers equipped figs, 3 figs with repeating blaster rifle and 12 guys with blasters. I could probably use a few more basic troopers with blasters and maybe a heavy repeating blaster (which unfortunately only comes with Snow Troopers. Argh FFG, why??)

With the completion of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, my posts will probably slow down, although there is talk of an Analogue Hobbies Quarantine Challenge maybe taking place. So we shall see.

Regardless, I need to clean off the figs that are on my table that are in various stages of painting.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Russians, Russians, Russians!

Recently finished a large box of 57 28mm Russians in summer uniform. These plastic figures are from Plastic Soldier Company. Overall, the sculpts aren't very good. The detail is very soft and varies a fair bit from figure to figure. Some figures have highly detailed faces and others the faces are just featureless flat surfaces. Weird.

I'm not doing Russians for myself, I'm painting these up for a friend as he doesn't have any painting capacity and he wants to have an army for Chain of Command. This will form a good core for a Russian force. Would've been nice to have more riflemen though and less guys with submachineguns.

First up is the whole group.

Here's all the rifle figs.


Followed by the submachinegun equipped figs.


Next are six light machinegun teams.


And finally are all the command related figs.


I did up one of the senior officers as a Commissar.

Next time I'll have some Stormtroopers.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Rebels, Rocket bike and Ladies

Finished some more figs recently. This is a bit of a mish-mash of figs. First up is a group of Rebel Fleet Troopers for Star Wars Legion.


Nice and simple figs to paint. Too bad they didn't come in a bigger group than seven?!? Bit of a rant, but I really wish Fantasy Flight would come out with the Imperial Navy Troopers and Army Troopers. Unfortunately they only seem to release something if there's a release for the other side. So who knows if we'll ever get them. And it would be nice if they came out with some assorted figs for pilots, crew and maybe some civilians but that doesn't really fit into their tournament play figure scheme. I'll probably have to get figures from Shapeways, which will cost me a pretty penny. Argh!

Next up is a Barracuda Rocket Bike from Bombshell Miniatures. This resin fig is for their Counterblast line and is from the Lancer faction.




And finally is a pair of ladies from Sash & Saber. These are from their French & Indian War line and are part of the Female Civilians pack.



'Til next time.