Now I have painted a small amount of US troops – and also some terrain – what is needed next? Another army of course… I wanted to paint some German troops, but I desided to select Soviet Union… Probably because I have huge soviet army at Flames Of War.

Here is the first miniatures – 10 men infantry squad and a anti-tank rifle squad – I planned to add NCO and one trooper to infantry squad because more is better…

There will be also couple Infantry units more at painting queue…

 

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Today there was time to do some hobby stuff. My main goal is to build a new Bolt Action table. I build some fences (I bought these at Hamburger Tactica) and tuned these a bit. Also I build some woods & forests and some plaster castings. Also I tried to get some progress to my experimental building…

But here is a snapshot…

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Then there is left the another big task – painting…

This week there wos no time for miniatures – except today. I managed to paint only one tank: M4 Sherman from Armoured Fury box. There are two more Shermans waiting but I don’t know should I paint all of them to US or should I save one or two for Soviet lend lease tanks.

But back to this… Painting was fun except I didn’t have patience to do the weathering properly. Somehow I felt hurry and I am not so satisfied to this Sherman than I am to previous M3A1 Halftruck.

 

 

I painted this M3A1 Halftrack actually at last weekend but it took a week since I managed to get time to take pictures and publish this post.

But here it is. I tried to archive the look that halftruck has been in mud, rain and at dirt roads. I also added machinegunner because without it the halftruck looked “empty”

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Last weeks have been very busy, but I have managed to paint some US troops. The majority has been normal infantry, but hopefully I have time to paint that Sherman-tank also…

First US 57mm Anti-Tank Team:

Then some infantry:

US Army 60mm mortar team:

And finally some overview…

Next there will be some tanks…

I managed to have some time to paint a bit more US troops. This time I completed machine gun team and a Jeep. I need to add some more details to bases, but here is some pictures…

Machine gun team:

And Jeep…

Its been a while since I have build anything for wargaming. Terrain building has always been one of my favourite topic. I can say that I like to buy miniatures because that gives me a reason to build terrain… The gaming is not the thing.

I decided that I start with Normandy building. There are lots of pictures available troughout the internet and also gamers have posted lots of pictures about their own builds. Also if I ever make to paint my US troops so that I can play there is terrain ready for US troops to fight…

I used 5mm foamcore as my basic material since I have it lot in storege, Actually I think that 3mm would suit better for 28mm miniatures, but lets use that what I have. After some investigation – my first buld would be two storey house with an attic. Here is the result after some cutting and adhesion…

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I also made the design so that the rood is removable and the troops can be placed inside. Also the second floor is removable – Now I must decide that should I make some internal walls and stairs or just leave the interior empty…

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