May 8, 2015
Just done a little sweeping and tidying, as this last week I am recommencing work on miniatures. I’m glad to see many of you whom I had links to are still publishing your blogs!
I can’t say how much I’m going to publish here. Probably just sporadically.
I’m trying to get these peasants’ storage huts out of the way, so I can finish the second platoon of Panthers, and then so I can start work on a number of prebuilt kits I’ve bought that were part of “vehicle graveyard” Ebay lots.
November 4, 2014
Just working on some Eastern Front peasants’ houses and continuing on with some Panthers. I’ll put the Panthers away as I achieved what I needed to with them today (correct sizing and detailing of thier cammo pattern), so I’ll just keep working with the houses until they are completed and the Panthers can be taken up later.
August 20, 2014
I went to this year’s IPMS Swap and Sell last sunday, at a new venue at Ashburton Scout Hall. I was very happy to find (and purchase!) a Trumpeter StuG IIIB:
. I already have assembled and painted the Ausf. C/D version that Trumpeter make, and have a second one waiting it’s turn. They are nice little kits, pretty well detailed but not too difficult to assemble (and they paint up splendidly) – here, have a look inside the B’s box: . The commander’s hatch on this kit is clsoed, unlike the C/D. That may or may not be of interest to you, as skilled modellers can always kitbash to get what they want.
For now, this is another kit to add to the stash. Three early war StuG III’s, to go with my Panzer III’s. I’m slowly expaning across the entire 4 year duration of the Eastern Front!
June 18, 2014
Last swap & sell for the year: Bayonet Model Clubs Annual Model Competition and Swap Meet – Saturday 9th November, 2013
October 30, 2013
Hello again all, the last swap & sell for the year that I know of here in Melbourne is coming up: Saturday 9 November 9am kickoff, down in Werribee.
Run by Bayonet Military Model Club, and held in the B-24 Liberator hangar. Click here for the notes from the horse’s mouth!
I had a great time at last year’s…click here to read my adventures.
Maybe I’ll see you there! I’ll most likely be wearing my World Of Tanks cap.
October 23, 2013
Hello! It’s been a while. And I have another post to do tomorrow or Friday.
But- this doesn’t mean I’m back. These are some of the intermittent appearances I may make. After all, I haven’t switched off transmissions for good yet…
Peter (co-author of the Panzerfaust: Armoured Fist rules) finished working on the Plastic Soldier Company 1/72nd Russian 45mm anti tank guns that he purchased some time ago. Here are his proud pics: . Look great, don’t they? Better than what I do! He commented that: “The guns had very few pieces, but the crew had to be stuck together, but looked awesome once done. There were four guns and crews in the box, and there were options to do the 45mmL46 or the 76mm infantry gun. Awesome value for one kit”.
He and I will be having a game of Panzerfaust:Armoured Fist in a fortnight. First game for me this year!
July 31, 2013
ESSMC reckon the August swap & sell run by IPMS is go – see http://www.essmc.org.au/whatson.html
I assume a 10AM opening to the public.
I can’t find anything else online about it, though.
June 28, 2013
I went along to the IPMS Model Expo 2013 Swap & sell on the Queen’s Birthday Monday, but decided not to stand in the queue for an hour…as less and less of what I want appears at swap & sells now, I opted to sleep in and only stand in the queue for 25 minutes (the roads were so empty, I got there quicker than I thought I would).
and of course it was even bigger by the time the doors opened.
No photos from inside, because it was too jam-packed to get panormic photos for drooling over! I’m sure that if you were there, you would have seen some things worth buying.
May 6, 2013
I see this on the shelves of a hobby retailer in the city last Monday. $22 was the asking price. I was going to buy one, but I felt that it was too Western European and so not much good to me at the moment.
It’s very straightforward…glue the four walls together, glue the corner brickwork on to cover the seams where the walls get glued together, glue the roof together then do the little detail bits and pieces. Apart from waiting for glue to dry, should be very quick.
April 21, 2013
Well, not a newsflash, as this news has been circulating for almost a month…
seems that Armourfast has a European-style Farm house in 1/72 scale for our market…
I’l try to keep an eye out for one – looks OK.
Have you already got one or seen it? What are your thoughts? Share them in the Comments section below!