Thursday, November 08, 2007

World War 2

Here is the post I tried to get up a few weeks ago, so here you go.
Well I have been busy building 1/48th scale Tamiya kits for my WW2 gaming in 28mm. I took the plunge into 1/48th scale kits for a couple of reasons. First, it is allot easier to get these kits here in the states as opposed to getting the many 1/56th scale resin kits that are made in the UK. Secondly, the price. Since the US dollar is weak against the British Pound, it is cheaper to spend $20 - $30 dollars for theses Tamyia kits than the $40 - $50 UK kits. Thirdly, I am a modeler and the resin kits still seem to be lacking something. There are a ton of nice resin kits out there from folks like Bolt Action Miniatures, but they still seem to be missing the detail that the Tamiya kits have.So here are a few shots I took today, the first model I bought was this Crusader II kit.

I have lined this up with a AGN Matilda for size comparison.

The second kit I bought was the First production Tiger for North Africa. Man this is a sweet model!

Here are a few shots with Artizan figures next to them.

I also picked up a few of the Walmart Die Cast tanks that folks were talking about on the net. I have to admit, I bought about 8 of these kits and at $5.00 each I should have bought more! I repainted these for my North Africa units only thing I hate is the German cross's I hand painted. Will be decalling these in the future, but for now these work.

Here is a size comparison with the Walmart tank and the Tamiya Tiger.

Here are just a few more shots I took.

Here is also a shot of my new game table I got built as well with the first game to be played on it, LotOW.

Notice how the cats have taken over! This table was built with the Simpson shelf kit you get at Home Depot. After seeing how Rob Brightwells tables & shelves were built I knew I had to have this. So there you go, just a little update, I will be more diligent with posts...TK

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Legends of the High Seas Delayed


It seems that Legends of the High Seas may be delayed until Christmas. Rob Broom at Warhammer Historical is trying his best to get the book out, but he is after all a one man show. So I eagerly await just like everyone else the release of the book.

I also learned that Pete Borlace who did the layout work for the LotOW & LotHS book will be coming to Phoenix. I will be trying to meet up with the man who made my book come alive and make it top notch.

Any how not much been going on, have not felt like painting and with the last two weeks (see previous post) I have not felt like doing much. But we need to press on. Did play some BFG (Battle Fleet Gothic) and have been assembling ships for Mike. In fact I was able to throw some paint on a couple of ships last night. Will try and get pictures up soon.

Oh, I was going to do an update of some pics I took of my 1/48th scale armour I did, but Blogger was acting up and wouldn't upload any pictures. Will try in the next few days.