Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Polish DANAs In-Work

Polish DANA, Afghanistan 2010
Polish DANA, Afghanistan 2010
This past weekend, I picked up two Team Yankee DANA SP 152mm Battery boxes and began assembly and construction.  The DANA is a domestically built Czechoslovakian artillery system developed in the 1970s.  The Poles bought them in the early 1980s and continue to use them even today (2019).

In my Team Yankee army, they are my first full artillery battery.  I expect the battery will be imposing and demand the attention of hostile air.  To this end, I expect they will fall under a not insignificant anti-air bubble of ZSUs and Gophers.  I am tempted to field a non-tank 50 point list in order to introduce the game's other mechanics to the rest of my FLGS's players.

I have enjoyed using the airbrush again to work on them, but it is another set of 15 mm vehicles.   It works really well for creating splotchy camouflage for vehicles. I will need to experiment on some 28 mm scale miniatures eventually.

Base Coated DANAs
I will hopefully have them complete before this weekend, just in case I have the opportunity to play in the 50 point round-robin set of games on Saturday.

Assembly shots after the break.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

ECI Jump Section

ECI Jackal
Over the past two weeks, I have worked on painting up my Konflikt '47 Paracadutisti with Firefly jet-packs and a Jackal Walker.  I envision these being paired and working together to pressure a flank relatively early in a game.

Background-wise, they are from the same unit.  These teams respond to incursions across the front lines by ENR forces.

I started by painting the Paracadutisti, emulating the box art with some slight adjustments.  I then based the Jackal's scheme on the Paracadutisti.  I added Co-belligerent iconography and the Italian flag.
Firefly-equipped ECI Paracadutisti
A few more pictures follow.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Third Component of Rats Based and Washed

Pretty straightforward update for this past week.  I got the third components of my Bolt Action Desert Rats base color painted, washed, and painted.  In addition, I bought and assembled a Jackal and opened, assembled, and primed some ECI Fireflies for K'47.

My FLGS is re-igniting Konflikt '47 league/play, so I will likely focus on my ECI 1,000 point army for the next few months.

The other project I am notionally signed up for is to participate in a Krieg Linebreaker army build with my brother and his best friend is aiming for the fall.
State of my Hobby Station 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Third Component of Desert Rats

Last week was rough due to suffering from the flu.

I finished up building assembly and the Ambots on Saturday.

On Sunday, I started in on the third and last component of my Desert Rats reinforced infantry platoon.  The second core infantry section, the 6 pound cannon, mortar, and the Lieutenant and his aid/sergeant/guide.

We will see how long the ~18 men take.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Buildings are Rough

I have been busy with life stuff and some non-model gaming this past week/weekend.  I have been spending some time fighting with assembling a set of Adeptus Titanicus buildings.

I initially thought they would be straightforward and go together pretty easily, to the point of giving the task to my son to work on.  He became frustrated after working on his second building.  I picked up the "project" after that and disassembled his partial building to try and clean it up a bit.  I also started in on the third building.

While the buildings have some nice fitting spots on them, they do not seem to have enough of an edge to easily let the glue cure, without gravity pulling things apart.

I have another busy weekend coming up, but hopefully I will get these buildings assembled in the coming week and then can shift back to some 28mm scale toy soldiers.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A Second Warlord

Built and primed the second Warlord this past weekend.  It will be painted up in the colors of Legio Crucius, the Titan Legion of Ryza - my son's chosen Forgeworld.  I also have a bunch of buildings to build out.

Next thing is more British 8th Army (probably)!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A Warlord and its Knights

For Ultramar!

This weekend I completed the three Imperial Knights that will fight along side my Warlord from the initial boxed game.  This completes my half of the box.  My son is slowly working on his Knights and I will be assembling his Warlord for him.

Just the Knights
Having completed these, I think I will turn my attention back to finishing up my 1,000 point Bolt Action British Desert Rats army.  That and working on getting my son's Warlord assembled.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Slow Knights

I have slowly been working on the nights.  I washed them and began applying layers to the red and yellow areas this past week.  Hopefully, I will get these guys done in the next week or so.  Then I need to decide what is next on my list.

Slowly coming together

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Basecoats for Knights

This past week I was ill-disciplined when it comes to modeling and painting time.  I did manage to convince myself to not be lazy on Sunday night and began adding more paint to the Knight Banner.  I With some discipline this coming week, I should be able to complete the three of them before next week.
House Vorrherr Banner (In-Work)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Paragon Walks

I think I have finished painting my Warlord Titan.  It will be a Paragon of Ithraca, I have not chosen which of them it represents.

On of the Nine Paragons of Ithraca

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Kharadron Start Collecting Box as Expansion

A few weeks ago, I picked up the Kharadron Overlords Start Collecting box as an expansion to my collection.  It added the Thunderers and Endrinmaster to my model collection and adds another Gunhauler and three more Endrinriggers.  This past Sunday, I dove into assembly and completed the Thunderers and partial credit on Endrinriggers.

My intent is to get these and the Gunhauler assembled and primed by next weekend and hopefully get in a 1,500 point game.

Work continues on the Warlord Titan as well, I am at the stage of applying transfers and touching up, I think.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Busy Weekend

I had a busy weekend away from home and thus very little hobby time.  Last week's efforts were mainly layering on the Warlord Titan, building up the white and blue.  This coming week, working on the gold and metal on the Warlord Titan.  After the Warlord is complete, probably back to Bolt Action 8th Army.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Warlord Painting Continues

Simple update for this past week - painting of the Warlord continues, base colors are complete.

A Warlord comes together.

This Warlord will likely represent one of the Nine Paragons of Ithraca or the idea I had previously for the Ithraca Phoenix.  The Ithraca Phoenix is a Warlord constructed from the salvaged remains of the Paragons of Ithraca in the wake of the Battle at Calth.  Since I want to add a second Warlord eventually, they will become a pair from the Nine.

I do not aspire to fielding all Nine, although that would be very cool...

Knights barely stand up to their knees!