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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Back to the Red Devils

Well what can I say the Red Devils are back! I decided to add a few with looted weapons and a bit of support for slightly trickier situations in the form of some artillery.

I originally decided that when I did my airborne forces I would base them on A bridge to far scenario so they would be on rubble strewn urban bases! But I had already started basing my Soviets on urban bases so to add a bit of flavour to my Red Devils I went for the looted weapons to reinforce the dropped behind enemy lines and hold out at all costs.

                                                     Looted Weapons

The three on the right are all carrying looted German weapons! The arms from warlords Fallschirmjager fit perfectly! Just trim off the button on the cuffs and stick them straight on to the British para bodies! I think they work a treat. I love plastics and this is one of the reasons why. It makes conversions so very very easy! I love converting figures but sometimes easier is almost as satisfying. 

Much needed support

The artillery is much needed and very welcomed! I added a few bits from the plastic set to add that bit of extra details. I'm chuffed with the way this turned out, the base looked big and empty when I first laid it out but once finished it looks pretty balanced.

I laid out the full force so far and took a couple of pics, the lighting was terrible but I think one is just about passable 

There is a good mix of both plastic and metal figures, the metal are slightly more slender compared to the plastic but once painted and based they fit in pretty well. I don't think I've finished with these guys just yet! Although now I've started thinking about my Soviets I may just add a few of those next! 

So thanks for looking, and one way or another I'm pretty sure i will be adding more stuff sooner rather than later! 
Cheers for now 

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

A mixed bag

It's being a while since I last posted so here we go. I painted some of this stuff ages ago but I'd forgotten about them! I dug them out and took some pictures of the Vikings. The saxons needed basing so I got some of them finished today, there are still more to do but the bases aren't finished yet. All figures are gripping beast plastics with a few head swaps with other manufacturers.

                                                   The Vikings
 first up the warlord ! Head swap with a GW barbarian head. It took abit of hacking to fit but I got there in the end, the severed head is a warlord games addition. I love the spares box! 

Group shot


Hirdmen with spears 

Hirdmen with swords and axes

The levy

                          I ran out of D A warriors to finish up my levy so I converted some of gripping beast Arabs.

The Saxons     
                                 the warlord in all his glory! 

                                  I've painted quite a few of these guys over the years but they still look bloody good to me. 

The archers 

                                 now these guys did look uninspiring before they were painted, but they do say don't judge a book by its cover. I reckon they painted up pretty well. 


                               these are some of my favourite figures! They just look spot on once painted.

                           the shields are a necessary evil but they do make a   impact when they are all lined up!


                             hearthguard with spears.

                            hearthguard with swords and axes 

                              the leader flanked by his best warriors, ready to die to protect him.

I'm still playing around with more stuff for saga so there will be more to come! But now I'm back into full hobby mode anything could crop up so keep your eyes peeled for more hobby goodies!

So thanks for looking 
Cheers for now Russ