Sunday, 20 January 2019


I have been painting up an assortment of different units over the christmas break.....

To start with I got some a few German figures with a prize I won at the last tournament I had been too, so I thought I would paint them up in Finnish colours as they look very similar

I also got a German Gestapo figure ,  I will be using him as a Finnish Intelligence Officer or something similar - or maybe Andy could use him in his German army

Next up is a few Saga units ,  a witch and a rather naked looking chap which will do nicely as champion model 

Thursday, 17 January 2019


I have started to paint up my Vichy French Bolt Action army, thought it was best to start with the Renault R-35 tank ...... quite easy to paint up and come up rather well I think.

The R-35 was a heavy armoured tank for its time, but as a result its regarded as a slow tank (so moves 6") and also very much under gunned having only low velocity light AT gun, it was also only a 2 man tank so the commander would have to act as loader and gunner (in gaming terms this means you have to do an order test to advance even if the tank has no pin markers ..... but meh at least it looks good.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019


Andrew has been busy painting up some his Australians and got a few units all finished up and there looking great.

His Matilda Tank ...  pretty tough tank especially the flamethrower version . Andy has weathered up very well with all the mud in and around the sides of tracks and stuff,  also the guy at the back is the tank telephone they often used.

Next up is his fuzzy wuzzy Angels (as they were called) - native Papua New Guinea stretcher bearers to help his medic unit. love this model

Two Aussie HMG units 

Aussie Boys Anti-tank unit

Some native Papua New Guinea Infantry Units - led by the Aussie SMG NCO

One unit of Aussie Infantry all painted up and based ,  with a few more to be done. 

So far looking great, he still has a lot more to do but loving the jungle themed bases - I will post more when hes finished the army. 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018


Finished off the last pieces of the Industrial buildings, being a factory type buildings.
I placed some rubble and building pieces within it, to give it a more bombed out feel to it.
I also cut away away some of the trusses to give easier access for models within....

I also painted up the 28mm Warlords stone bridge Andy got a while back

And I had repainted an old bridge we made way back in the 40k days ....
 come up rather well I think

Next up on the modelling table is my Desert themed Vichy French Bolt action force - I will have to start putting these together and get ready for the painting stages as I intend to be using this force for next year's Natcon Bolt Action force - as my good mate John Fletcher is running this event with Kapiti Coast club hosting the NZ Nationals next April,
so lots to do .......

Sunday, 28 October 2018


Well Andy and myself have been busy of late and continuing to make much needed terrain for our 28mm games, this time being some cliffs/steep hills.  Got the idea from the terrain tutor YouTube channel where he made hills from expanding foam here .... well it was very effective and an easy process.

You need a tube of expanding foam from Mitre 10, blob out a dozen squirts of foam in an oval shape, wait until dry and then get a knife and carve up to the desired shape (easy peasy indeed) and applying a layer of poly filler over, once dry its down to gluing some sand and loose stones about.  Then its the fun part of painting and basing them up.

We also found another YouTube clip being Black Magic Craft channel here  , about making forest trees from washing scouring pads and they look very good,  so back down to Mitre 10 and got some 8mm wooden dowels ,  about 3 packs of heavy duty scouring pads from Pak&Sav .... then it was a simple matter of chopping them all up into oval shapes of different sizes and skewing them with the dowels, once all thats done you have to glue spray the flock on, paint the trunk and stick it into the expanding foam hill - done

Quite impressed with the results, and makes it quite a fun gaming table to play on - we had a game of bolt action the other day playing my 1942 Finns against Andys 1942 Romanian list he made (using his German figures) - I won that game (haha) Andy had some shocking dice and I couldn't fail a morale check (must of done 10 or so)

Righto, first up is some photos of the wooded cliffs

 Second up is some photos of the Jungle type cliffs , very similar but has jungle plants added to them

Friday, 26 October 2018


Andy and myself have been busy constructing, basing and painting up our Industrial Ruin mdf buildings kit. It doesnt look like much in the photos but they took a while to complete. The easy part was making them, quickly snapping together the pieces with a little PVA glue on each side

The tricky and some what time consuming job was placing all the rubble and stuff around the edges to make it a little more messy. We also put in some extras such as tire wheels, rafter frames, oil drums etc.

The painting part was fun but also a little harder than I thought it was going to be but I think it come up rather well.

The base kit, snapped together and glued with PVA

We added some rubble parts,dirt and such

Then we plastered the joins (as seen in the first photo) as these looked rather ugly
just covered it up with some sand glued on.

Well there you have them, overall quite happy with the results, now we have only to do two factory buildings as well and also some little clumps of ruins so we can space between the buildings and down the roads and such to break it up a little more, so hopefully get these done as well and post some photos.