Thursday, 7 January 2021

British: 20mm Naval Landing Party & 28mm Generals/VIP

Slowly getting through some of the items for future games ... 

Some 20mm British Naval Landing party figures from Elheim Miniatures

28mm British  staff officers and VIP....


Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Refurbishing railway scenic pieces ...

 I've been refurbishing my railway scenic pieces; I recovered the track from the old scenic pieces and re-used them on strips of cardboard with surface of ballast effect paper.  


Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Well met by moonlight









A dark, almost moonless night.
      In a  small field near Beaulieu on Southampton Water, a small aircraft  waits to take off.
         Onboard are Squadron leader Charles Cudddlesworth and a brave young woman, codename Clara Rose.
         Her mission is to travel to Nouvion, make contact with the resistance under the leadership of someone called "Nighthawk" and use her radio to report on German activity in the area, she will also act as go between for an agent already in the area known as "Crabapple".
         His is merely to get her there safely. Anti aircraft, nightfighters and SS notwithstanding.




      Her cover is as a waitress in a small cafe, in a pleasant little square, near the harbour.

Her control, known as "The Contessa" watches as the aircraft takes off and disappears into the night.


Bon Chance Clara Rose.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Thank God we've got an Airforce.

fast spitfire recce plane snaps photos of german barges ....

Leaving the shipyards en route to the embarkation harbour at Nouvion.


It soon becomes obvious that there is a dire shortage of skilled crews.


Resistance agents reported that the german commander Von Tiddenheim was present and witnessed several near misses.

With forces like this at his disposal. The British stand a good chance of winning.


Friday, 19 June 2020

Night and Day

   information from the resistance & SOE agents in France .... german activities in the channel ports..

  Day and night, the shipyards of the Cherbourg peninsula echo to the flash of welding torches and rivet guns as the invasion fleet readies to sail.

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

A couple of additions to the Home Guard....

Slowly in the process of adding some more figures to the collection, this time a couple for the home guard (from Colonel Bills home guard cart crew set)..

Monday, 24 February 2020

Where sparrows fly ....

continued from previous post.. 
---oXo---

They had been waiting for 10 minutes now,  glancing nervously down the road.  Just after 6.30am they heard the whine of an aircraft engine, Mrs Robinson looked out of the window and could see an ME109 coming in low over the fields heading towards Sarum airfield...
Thats what we're waiting for said Smith, who revved up the bus engine up and headed off down the road......

---oXo---

At Sarum airfield they were just getting ready for the day, bringing out and preparing a couple of fighters for pilot training ... 
The AA defence spots a ME109 in the distance and opens fire ....
The ME109 starts its strafing run .... 
firing across the concrete apron and targeting the line up planes and fuel trucks 
meanwhile Smith drove the bus up towards the airfield ...... 
The ME109 had turned and started another strafing run, as it came in a Lysander started to land .....
Smith accelerated and turned the bus, crashing through the permitter fencing ....... 
Smith headed towards where the Lysander was pulling up .... 
The jumped out of the bus and made for the waiting Lysander, Smith stopped by the front of the bus exchanging fire with an armed RAF sentry.... 
Smith made his way to the plane, emptying his last clip at the sentry 
....the sentry stumbled and went down... Smith jumped into the plane and it started to take off.....
in no time they were in the air ..... 
Soon they were joined by the ME109 as they flew low over the country-side southwards towards the coast .......