Here's a sneak peek at what's been happening at the work bench this past week:
- Napoleonic Portuguese Infantry "Regimento Joao Silva"
- Generic "Horse & Musket" Casualty markers for Black Powder, Shako, etc.
- Another 15mm T-55/T-62 for Company level battles.
- 15mm Netherlands Centurions and M113s started.
- IL-2 Stormovik finished!
- 15mm WW2 Soviet Casualty markers finished!
First up - a 15mm Napoleonic Portuguese Infantry Battalion:
This past summer, my father in law passed away suddenly and while my wife's family is still reeling from it, I thought it would be a fitting tribute to dedicate this steely-eyed infantry battalion to my father in law. While a fictitious unit, the Joao Silva Infantry Regiment hails from Castelo Branco Province (the home of my wife's family) of Portugal. They have assembled to push back the French invaders and, in my humble opinion, are looking very sharp while doing it!
|Portuguese troops are very colorful and I had much fun painting them.|
|Still missing their colors and flock but you get the idea. they will be right at home next to their British cousins on the battlefields of the Peninsula.|
|In Memorium: Joao Silva 1942 - 2015|
Next up, I thought I would make use of some of the Roskopf Centurions I had laying around. I sprayed them in Tamiya #70 OD as I thought it looked closest to the Netherlands style of drab (and coincidentally I had a full can laying around!). They won't take much to finish. I will experiment with camo netting. The Dutch vehicles have yellow weight class markers, yellow tags, and a small black box with "NL" in the center, although I may be able to get away without the "NL"
|Dutch vehicles from NORTHAG.|
|Soviet WW2 casualty figures! Actually broken leftovers from many, many rebasing projects.|
|Horse and Musket "generic" casualty figures. These are "musket miniatures" AWI casualty figures, but many will look right at home on a Napoleonic Battlefield, SYW battlefield, etc as not all of them have their hats on.|
And I almost forgot. Another rebasing project but this time in 10mm. What do you guys think? My 10mm Naps as a 60 man battalion! If this works out, I will base the other 5 battalions like this. I actually prefer them like this as they are more densely packed, as opposed to on individual bases.
Now onto more fun - the IL-2 Stormovik! Now my "Battlegroup" games will have some air power! This is the Zvezda 1/144 kit and mighty nice it is, too. The base is my own invention just a clear plastic dowel, a wooden base with a hole drilled into it, and there is a similar sized hole drilled into the bottom of the model *GASP*.
|broken propeller and it STILL flies!!!|
And now some gratuitous tank pictures.