4
Feb
22
2017

Operation Martlet Game 9: Hauptkampflinie Deja Vu

It’s late in the day on 26th June 1944, and Operation Martlet was still well short of its objectives: The British attack had been unable to get past phase line Walrus, having been stopped cold at the farm at St Nicholas several times. Now running out of time before nightfall on the second day of […]

2
Feb
14
2017

Cheap and cheerful diecast Panzer 38Ts

It’s no secret that you can pick up cheap Chinese 1/48 “diecast” tanks from the likes of Classic Armour and 21st Century, but they seem to pop up pretty unpredictably. So when I saw an eBay seller flogging Panzer 38Ts for about £7 each I thought I’d jump on it.

8
Feb
08
2017

Rubicon Crusader AA Mk II tank

The Crusader was an obsolete mid-war tank design that was still kicking around in the late war as an SP AA vehicle. I got one of the Rubicon Crusader kits for my late war Polish army.

0
Jan
31
2017

Rubicon Opel Blitz truck

Plenty of companies do an Opel Blitz truck in 28mm, but as far as I know only Rubicon have one in plastic. I splurged on a trio of them in a recent sale and they’ve been fun to build and paint.

2
Jan
24
2017

TooFatLardies Painting Challenge

For the last three years I’ve been submitting the stuff I build and paint to the TFL painting challenge. Every time you paint something you take a picture and send it into the site, which awards points. Ah, so it’s a painting competition? Not really: “The TFLPC is not intended as a competition between participants, but […]

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