8
Feb
28
2017

Operation Martlet Game 10: The Last Gasp

The British 49th (West Riding) Division had bled the 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitlerjugend” dry in heavy fighting over the last two days of Operation Martlet, but had been unable to find a way through the rugged defence. With light drawing down on the second day they prepared themselves for a final attack on the […]

3
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.

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.

1
Oct
11
2016

German Pioneers

I painted these guys almost by accident. Well, maybe not quite an accident (it’s not like I spilled a bottle of field grey paint and there they were) but it certainly wasn’t part of the master plan. They’ve sat in my “to paint” box for waaaay too long (look, here they are unpainted back in […]

0
Sep
27
2016

Warlord FlaK 38 20mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

The Germans were famously not shy about using anti-aircraft guns against ground targets. The 88mm FlaK guns were the stuff of legend, and even these days their Gepard SPAAGs carry a decent amount of APHE ammo for their 35mms (and would have made mincemeat of flimsy Soviet BMPs if the Cold War had gone hot). […]

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