Friday, December 30, 2022

WIP - Numidian Field Force Part 2

 I finally got around to working on both the crewmen for my elephants and the Victrix pack of Numidian cavalry that I picked up. I hope to post all in time for my Wednesday slot with the AHPC XIII.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Anyscale Models - RAM Kangaroos

Work has progressed in recent days after sitting on a back burner for almost 7 weeks. Fenders were added and the body adjusted slightly to accommodate the add-on. The paint job was complete and the infantry were painted as my intended first entry into the  Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge XIII. Due to circumstances they became the third entry.

According to Wikipedia, the Ram was a cruiser tank designed and built by Canada in the Second World War, based on the U.S. M3 Medium tank chassis. Due to standardization on the American Sherman tank for frontline units, it was used exclusively for training purposes and was never used in combat as a gun tank. The chassis was used for several other combat roles however, such as a flamethrower tank, observation post, and armoured personnel carrier.

BONUS - The RAM Badger

The Bager was a flamethrower equipped tank. The first Badgers were Ram Kangaroos with the Wasp II flamethrowing equipment (as used on the Universal Carrier) installed in place of the bow MG. Later models were turreted Rams with the equipment in place of the main gun.  

Saturday, December 24, 2022

SPACE 1889 - Martian Gashants - Part 2

 I have completed 11 figures which arrived on Wednesday and the work was posted as my first entry into the AHPC XIII.

There appear to be two types of Gashants. The domesticated variety equipped with European tack. I painted up three of them and kept it to a simple uniform look. I have another 24 of these figures to paint.

Then there is the second, wild variety, which appear to be used by the various Martian tribes. I had 8 of these figures and painted them all. I experimented with 4 different skin colours, as well as two different beak colours (red or yellow). One of each for the four different skin colours used. For lack of a better term the wild gashants seem to display some sort of comb. Again I used a different colour to go with each of the skin colour variations.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Merry Christmas to All

 Wishing all the best wishes for the holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

SPACE 1889 - Martian Gashants

 Wow, just in time for the AHPC XIII, I received this evening a package containing 35 RAFM martian Gashants. I now have to patiently hunt down 35 Martian riders for these mounts.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

BA-10 Armoured Cars

 A couple of more vehicles for The Anatomy of a Small War. The BA-10 first saw action against the Japanese in Manchuria at the Battle of Khalkhin Gol in 1939. Some were captured and later used by the Manchukuo.

According to Wikipedia the BA-10 (Russian: Broneavtomobil 10) was an armored car developed in the Soviet Union in 1938 and produced through 1941. It was the most produced Soviet pre-1941 heavy armored car – 3311 were built in three versions. These versions were the BA-10, the BA-10M (improved version with new radio), and the BA-10ZhD (equipped for dual railway/road use). The basic BA-10 design was developed from the BA-3 and BA-6 heavy armored cars. It had an improved GAZ-AAA chassis and improved armor (up to 15mm at front and turret). 

 I purchased these resin vehicles from JTFM Miniatures produced here in Canada. I have always been happy both with the product and the service (other than the irregularities provided by Canada Post).