Wednesday, 31 March 2010


As Salute is rapidly closing it was decided that we needed to get the tickets, so they have been ordered. There are 3 of us going from down here in wet and windy Devon, catching the train this year so we don't have to worry about driving, parking and speeding!

The 25pdrs are closer again to completion, with the basing about 50% done now. I am still waiting for the decals for the Stugs and Panzergrenadiers to arrive. Apart from that I have had a day of assembling models to paint later this week.

Here are the "heavy support" for my Luftwaffe troops for PBI2. Mighty and impressive are they not? What do you mean, Not? They are two former French Army R-35's although they have been joined by some H-35/39's with rockets on the side as well now.

Ho hum, back to the grind.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Twenty days?

Time flies when your having fun. Today I have mostly been painting 25pdr guns. So what has happened since I last posted? Quite a lot, but nothing exciting.

I have played about with my airbrush as I said I would. I'm pretty happy with the first lot, I'll take some photo's later. Done so far are 5 Stugs and 4 Hanomags in 15mm and 1 Marder in 25mm. To do are 2 Hetzers and 1 Panther in 15mm, plus 3 Hanomags and 1 Kubel in 25mm. I have been sidetracked by a commission for an 8 gun 25pdr for Flames of War though. Money talks baby! Plus the airbrush was very useful for base coating all the guns and limbers.

eBay sales went quite well, I sold 2 more platoons for £60, which paid for some more to paint up to sell (honest, none were for me at all, no siree). I have a Panzergrenadier platoon nearly done, I am just waiting for some decals to arrive so I can finish them and get them on sale.

Here are the Falschirmjagers that I sold recently.

As a pointer to how today is going, it's currently 0146 (yes, that's AM) and I am painting guncrews for 25pdrs. Stupid insomnia strikes again.

Aw well, back to the grind. It could be worse I suppose, the kids could be off school next week.


Thursday, 11 March 2010

Airbrush and other things

Having spent about £100 on a compressor, 2 airbrushes and assorted extras, I finally got it to paint reasonably. That is, I sprayed a test piece and it came out reasonably well painted. Tomorrow I shall mostly be spraying 15mm German armoured vehicles. I have 1 Panther, 5 Panzer IV's, 5 Stugs, 2 Hetzers and 6 Hanomags to paint! Shame that most will end up on ebay.

Talking of which, I sold 2 Flames of War platoons for a total of just over £50, so 2 more went on last Sunday. Hopefully this will top up the earnings a bit. It has also made me get the afore mentioned airbrush working, so it's been good all around.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Sod it all

I can't find my planes anywhere. Where the f*** are they? I did find some more Lord of the Rings figures and a Flames of War Panzergrenadier box that I had forgotten about.

But no bloody planes!

Still, more to paint and sell on ebay so it's not all bad.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

I can't find me sodding planes

Has anybody seen my Battle of Britain planes? I can't find them and want to paint them. Damn it, how can 60+ planes just disappear? I would swear, but kids may see this.

I finished the Paras, 2 units are up on ebay as I type this.

Here is one of the MG sections, 4 MG teams, 1 Bazooka team and a command team.