wtorek, 24 marca 2015

DeFOWing Battlefront Kubelwagens

While I am not in a least interested by Flames of War rules I have to admit Battlefront produces rather large portfolio of models for it in my favourite 15mm/1:100. Some are better some are worse, but overall quality of the models I poses is good to very good.. Only drawback is resin - I don't like working with it.. but for most part I don't have to at all - all I have were quality cast.. What i have to deal with are cats bases.. Oh how i hate them.. I couldn't stand my Kubelwagens - a little buggers on their bases standing close to normal models without the bases.. So they have to go..  I pack my Drelmel styled tool and started to cut. I can give you one recommendation if you are like me.. Don't.. Cutting bases is ineffective and you risk damaging the models (i have to greenstuff the wheels and some cuts on mine..).. What I can recommend is Dremel sanding tool.. like this one (random photo from the Google) 
You have to be cautious tho.. Its really easy to do, it works like with butter.. But it produces insane amounts of toxic resin dust so wear protective goggles and mask and do it preferably outside. And wash your models after the process..
Here are me before and after photos:
This is starting looks, bases are rather annoying and look how high they are in comparison to 222 !!
So after 15 minutes :

Like new... sooooooooooo much better !!!!

Now .. how to remove the base from smaller one :P

piątek, 20 marca 2015

1:600 1st Battalion of Guard Hussards Regiment - 1st Zeeland Brigade

I have long standing troubles with photographing my 1:600 models but I haven't updated Blog for so long that I decided that something finished need to be shown :>
So here is Guard Hussards battalion of Danish Zeeland Brigade from the 80 ties.
Its Heavy battalion of Zeeland Brigade with 30 Centurion tanks.
Other 3 combat battalions have either only 10 tanks (one company) or don't have tanks at all (reserve battalion of truckborne infantry)
One base in spearhead represent around 5 tanks so Danish weak companies are 2 stand each.

So Here are they Hussards of the guards (Blue strips are place holder for company number, emblem and battalion and brigade symbols - but I haven't found them all yet ;( unfortunately so they are still waiting)
3 companies of 6 Centurion tanks,

Mechanized company in M113

2 mortar batteries (one truckborne and secon self propeled on M113)

two TOW batteries (M113 and car mounted),

Recce platoon and HQ.

Strange and big battalion ready to take my Poles of 7 Beachlanding Division on Zeelenad somewhere in the 80 ties :>

Now in works 2. Battalion, DLR Danish Life Regiment - Its very similar in composition but switches numbers of tank companies and mechanized companies (1 Centurion company and 3 Mechanized).
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