Archive for the ‘WW2’ Category

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…

 

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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Today I had my calendar empty – so what you can do – cast plaster 🙂 I had bought some Hirst Arts moulds some time ago but I haven’t had time to test those new ones. Also I made three new moulds to be used in 28mm ww2 terrain project – but that is another story – or an article.

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The deep blue ones are my own production – rest are produced by mr. Hirst. Hirst makes great moulds – there are only couple downsides: they are expensive and they are a bit too big for 28mm miniatures. Otherwise they are excellent products.

As mentioned earlier – I am planning to do some terrain to be used at Bolt Action and therefore the terrain shall be 28mm compatible. I planned that I will do some fields and forests since they are basic terrain for battlefields. I planned also some kind of orchard because those were common in Normandy or similar environments.

I have also drawn blueprints for couple of houses to be used in Bolt Action – Only thing that currently prevents proceeding with that project is that I need to go local Motonet/Biltema to buy couple snap-off knives that I need to cut foamcore.

But that is currenty status – I need to go to the store before is closes…