Sunday, 15 May 2011

Some Purchases & WIP

I made a couple of purchases at a model shop in a town about an hour from here:
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and from Maelstrom Games I ordered & received

I am quite pleased with these buys and have made a start on painting up a section of British infantry and assorted support troops. I will be mixing PSC, Revell & Italeri (used to be Esci) British- gives a mix of heights and equipment styles, adding a bit of character I think. The Churchill I bought because it's a classic British tank, even though I should be getting more Shermans for 8th AB. The PSC figures are quite nice really, even though the prone bren gunner was a nuisance to assemble- don't try it with superglue, you'll probably end up gluing your fingers together. I am really looking forward to the PSC Shermans when they come out- my hope is that they will make a decent Bren Gun Carrier too.
Here are some WIP shots of the infantry:
Revell, PSC and an Italeri PIAT,
Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 British ready for painting,
Italeri & PSC,
This is the PIAT figure from the Italeri set which incorrectly gives the weapon a bipod to rest on. I have cut this off and replaced it with a single support strut made from brass rod with a plasticard foot.
Here is the first section with basic colours blocked in,
and again
Here are some of the others underway. Revell set has a useful 2 inch mortar team which I have based on a washer rather than the base in the set. There is an officer at the back which is a Revell figure with a PSC head. I have stuck the PIAT on a washer with another figure which used to be an Italeri Bren Gunner- I swapped the Bren Gun for a rifle out of the PSC set.
I shall do a Part Two of the WIP when I've done a bit more with them. Your comments or questions are welcome.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Jack, nice, I bought the PSC Brits a couple of weeks ago, PSC could have been on a real winner here, their figures are pretty good, lots to a box, nice detail, hard plastic, but some funny poses and the lack of a neck (it seems to run through their whole line) spoil their otherwise good offerings, your mixed troops look good though.

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  2. Hi, nice work. I'd like to base my models like you did, but I have no idea where i can get those bases.

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  3. It would be nice if somebody can tell me what the bases are made off and where i can purchase them :) Thanks

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    1. They are just metal washers purchased from a hardware store. Sometimes I cover over the holes with masking tape. I purchase a variety of sizes, but the most common ones are the infantry bases which are a small washer with a 1/4 inch hole.

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    2. Thanks a lot :)

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