Monday, January 19, 2009

Entry for January 19, 2009

Quick update.......

Finished everything I need to run PITS with the list I have. Extras to follow. (Mounted Beja on Camels, Egyptians, etc.) Started on my Italian Demolisher (Pioneer) Platoon. All mounted on sticks, primed, flesh and helmets painted. Included are the 3 Flamethrower teams on extra stands, those figures are Battlefront and the 2 infantry with each FT are Peter Pig (so it's 3 figs/stand).

My 28mm OG Ansar swordsmen are underway. Primed and the white on the robes are now applied. shields are being primed. 3 test figures are being done. They are almost finished.


(Photo from Call of Duty-World at War)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Entry for January 13, 2009

15mm PITS 1885

Work continues on my 15mm Colonial figures. All the Fuzzy Wuzzies I need to complete my list are 90% done. Mahdists Command stands just need a couple of touch-ups and then spray flatted. DONE. Two more British Command stands are 50% done. I need to take some photos of my guys.


After the game at Aero last Friday ( the 9th), I spent some time thinking and reading up on my Bersaglieri on what I can do with them to make them as tough as I can. I was doing better than I thought I was but I felt I wasn't, as I could shot/kill anything. As I mentioned to Mr. Tim, I've done more wargaming in the last 2-3 years than I have in the previous 25 and I have gotten better at dealing with gaming, the winning & losing and trying to use the rules the best I can, etc. After a couple of days of going over weapons, troop types, etc. I think I have a better grasp of what I want and need to do with my army, more-so if we are going to play a campaign using North Africa. I AM THE WEAKEST LINK in the armies, so I have to buff-up to survive the US/British onslaught so the DAK can win the fight (hopefully). I am working on my Semovente 47/32's and the L6/40 Light tanks right now, then it's on to the Demolisher Platoons! It's Passaglia Bombs all around!


I have some British to finish (like 8-12 figures) and then 3 mounted Amirs and the first batch of Old Glory Ansar. Need to squeeze them in with all the 15mm Colonial/FoW figures I'm working on. Maybe it's time to make some work trays so I can switch projects easier. I also need to order some 28mm Mahdists on Camels/Horse Cavalry from Old Glory via the War Web.
E-Bay sales are doing well, so I'll have the $$ to order stuff!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Entry for January 08, 2009


Christmas and my back problems (mostly) are over. My German Anti-Tank guns (PaK 38 5cm) for my Italian Army are done. I've started on my L6/40 Light Tanks and Semovente 47/32. I can paint them all at once as all the vehicles are the same color. Then..maybe the Italian 88's or maybe some aircraft....

I found out my list for PITS 1885 wasn't finished so I am working on more Fuzzy-Wuzzies & British & Mahdists Command stands to finish it out. That is nearly done. Then maybe some PP Mahdists mounted on Camels, which I've started but not finished. And I have to work on my 28mm figs as well. I've some Brits 50% done that need finishing. I've done one as a test for using Buff for the leather instead of white and using a Flesh Wash on it to simulate dyed leather (with either Tea or Coffee). I have 2 mounted Amirs ready to be painted. Then get my rifle armed OG Mahdists up & running. Maybe some of the OG Ansar as well. I have to get the machine running up to speed again.