Wednesday 13 October 2010

Sneek peek of the Belgians

Once again my digital camera conspires to make my figure painting look awful.
The grey uniform is in fact grey-green, and the mustard coloured atire of the others is in fact a khaki brown. The only things that have stayed the same shade are the red Line Infantry collar tabs, and the scatter grass that I put on the bases.
That aside, you can see the general layout of the Belgians, with a Chasseur Ardennais Jager in the bottom left hand corner. The section support weapon is the FN Mle1930, a Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal version of the Browning Automatic Rifle. The NCO wears a bonnet de police, and wields a Mitrailette Modele 1934. Everyone else has the standard FN M1930 Geweer copy of the German Gew.98.

Saturday 2 October 2010

Cruiser Mk1 A9 -progressing

And I thought the 231 6-Rad was a complicated piece. The A9 hull is taking shape. Just the rear end trackguards and exhaust to finish, and then it is rivetting time. A bit of work is still needed on the front track guard ends to smooth out any gaps.
The MG turrets are separate pieces, which after many failed attempts with brass tube, were eventually constructed using Lego circular plates and tiles stacked to the right height and then skinned in plasticard. A spot of luck that my 4 year old placed some Lego bits on the table next to the plan drawings. They are the right height and diameter for these.
One of the fiddliest bits is the commander's hatch cover, which is a tent shaped structure that splits in half to open like a clam shell. It is done now.