Saturday 12 July 2014

Vehicle Showcase: Fokker Eindecker


Today we take to the air in our regular series of Vehicle Showcases. My German Jasta's are equipped with two Fokker monoplanes, one of which I finished and is shown below. The inspiration for the colour-scheme came from the brilliant WW1 Aviation Illustrations page, and I think it worked out fine.

The ones of you who are still well sighted will see that none of my WW1 fighter planes have added wires: that's too fiddly for my big fingers but also doesn't stand up to the rigours of wargaming, so I omitted them.

Hope you like the photo's.

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Ghostboy" by Gabriel Rios

Thursday 10 July 2014

Vehicle Showcase: Torpedo German Staff Car


Roaring onto the tabletop today is this spiffing Torpedo Staff Car as used by German and Turkish forces in the Great War. The model is made by Reviresco Miniatures and is a total beaut to construct. The colour scheme proved hard to choose, I have read somewhere that the Great War German army did not paint their vehicles in standard Panzer grey at first. I also know that a lot of officers procured their own cars. So I felt sure this splashing blue/black scheme would do. The figures are Emhar officers and are in the process of noting their findings while on their duty.

The pictures are a bit over exposed, for which I apologise, but I hope you get the yeast from them anyway ;-)

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Ocean-born" by Nightwish

Tuesday 8 July 2014



Long time no update! Yes well, as said many times before: real life has a nasty habit of catching up with us poor mortals. My Dad has had a stroke not 3 weeks ago and that really has hit home over here. So while I did finish some small hobby projects in the meanwhile I did not feel like posting them over here. Let's say I have not been in the right frame of mind for a while now and having Dad come home from revalidation therapy yesterday and the School Holidays a mere 3 days away, I now have found some new energy.

As a small starter this update will feature two items to whit: some Classic Battletech stuff and something even more Old School.

Recently I obtained  4 Unseen Inner Sphere mechs for CBT. The Archer and Rifleman are already in my possession and inducted in the Aragon Borderers, my favourite IS CBT unit, but these new additions will be painted as Draconis Combina Sword of Light mechs. This unit could do with some more heavy hitting fire-power anyway. The Stinger and Wasp will be added to the Aragon Borderers as part of the Light/ Medium lances. Their appearance really captures the early Battletech essence for me and I am truly delighted to own these now. The Spider is not an Unseen mech but I still like the model so I added it. I have to think to which unit it will be added.

Next up is something different altogether; a Flat White Metal figure. This one I obtained in Kulmbach (Bavaria) quite some time ago and painted up to resemble a Trumpeter from a British Royal Regiment. Purists or experts will surely be able to tell me if I made a mistake by doing so, but I like the result and so don't really care. Now this figure ended up as a good-bye present to a co-worker who will retire in a week or two from the school where I work.

Anyway, that's it for today. Some other posts are in the works so keep watching this space!

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Wasting Light" by the Foo Fighters