Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Warehouses ...

 Mulling over a possible game set in the environs of a harbour I realised I was short of suitable dockside buildings. A couple more warehouses were needed.

I bought a Gaugemaster OO/HO warehouse kit,  I made it up into two warehouses, filling in the missing walls/roofs with cardboard pieces. While I was in building mode I decided to extend a low relief building into one the same width as the warehouses.

The initial build ...

I photocopied the front of the low relief building and made up some image files to print, so that I could have a similar brick sheet and the front elevation to cut up as needed.  The 2nd phase of the build with the roofs added, warehouse fronts painted and the printed paper sheets cut up and stuck on as needed.
Finished off front ...
and back ....

Thursday, 18 February 2021

British Commandos...

 A mix of figures (mostly Airfix type 1&2, Italeri and Caeser), make up my commando force. Increased from 10 to 40 figs; now have enough for a good size coastal raid.



Monday, 8 February 2021

British Commando - canoes...

 Some commando canoes ready for action...(from Airfix 1/72 commando sets)


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.