Friday, February 23, 2018

More houses and ships

I continuing to work on my invasion game hopefully I'll have it done by GnomeCon. If not I'll play it out within the next few months. This time I painted even more rural houses, I should have enough now. Here's some picture of the new houses.

Most of these are houses I brought at Rapier a few years ago.

 And now for something completely different. I know I stated a few post ago that I was done with the ships and I am, for the naval game. I still need some LST for the ground game to mark the landing zones for the naval infantry. Since hardly anyone makes Russian LST models, I only found an Alligator class model that cost $50 (too much!), I decided to make them from scratch.

Using balsa wood and scale line drawings for reference. 
Since these models well be representing individual ships, instead of groups, I made them 1/600 scale as opposed to 1/300. Here's how they came out.

Two Ropucha class LSTs. These were the most complex to be built, so of course in needed two of them.

An Alligator class LST and a Polnocny class LSM.
There not pretty, but they'll get the job done. Now I'm working on my next batch of NATO forces. Here's a sneak peek.

 Anyway that's what I got now.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

More Russians

I continue to make progress on my invasion game. Here is the latest effort, the 878th naval infantry battalion. This the second battalion in my naval infantry brigade. I've also started working on some of the brigade support units. Here's all the stuff together.

Here we have the main fighting part of the battalion, it's three infantry companies. Three of the infantry platoons are backwards showing the white unit color on the back of the stand.

The BTR-70s are GHQ, while the infantry is H&R.

Next up we have the battalion support units. This includes the Anti-tank platoon, anti-aircraft platoon, and the mortar platoon. For the mortar platoon I've given the option for the unit to have either a regular 120mm mortar or a 2S9 Self-propelled mortar.

Once again, the infantry weapons are H&R and the BTRs GHQ. The Gaz-66 truck is Scotia and the 2S9 is C&C.
Finally we have some of the brigade units, including the brigade HQ, recon company, and anti-aircraft battery.

The BRDM-2s are either GHQ or Scotia. The PT-76 is C&C. The ZSU-23 is GHQ, while the SA-9 I believe is Scotia. Brigade HQ BTR-60PU is H&R (The photo doesn't do it justice).

Next I'm going to do more of the terrain I'll need for the game. I still have two more battalions to do, as well as some aircraft. Hopefully I can make it in time for Gnomecon, if not I'm definitely playing the game later.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Ships are done!

I just finished all the ship need for my GnomeCon invasion game. Now I just need to finish the ground units and I'm good. Here's all the new ships together.

Below we have the new Soviet combat ships including a new Krivak I FF and 2 Kashin DDG. The Kashin DDGs are something my Soviet navy has be badly needing.

Next we have some of the soviet landing ships as well as an auxiliary. 

For NATO have have the remaining Danish ships, a FF, two missile boats, and a German made submarine. I also have the Germans sub in the picture.

Finally we have the new aircraft. For the Soviets a group of Su-24 Fencers. I also did a group of F-4s these in German camouflage, not my best work.

Now I just need to finish the ground units. I already have a group primed and ready to paint. I am a little concerned about GnomeCon itself as they have yet to list my games on their website or any other games for that matter.