Monday, 29 April 2013

WIP, Term 2, Week 00

...so far in this term break.

Good morning,

Just before I get started with planning and such for this coming term, I thought I might show these...


  • Three Raetian Goblin Riders
  • One Tiger Tank
  • and one Thracian heavy cavalry element

First up the Goblins.




After having looked at the upcoming HaT Huns and comparing them to the Lucky Huns that I had already put aside I thought...

"Hmmm, ok, these Lucky Huns are cool 'n all, but not quite as accurate as I thought."

So I pulled out the most suitable Lucky Huns (to which I'll add some HaT Huns when they're ready) which gave me these extras.

Sooo...I decided to use these extras to replace my lizards and add another element to complete a proper WMA unit for my Raetian Goblins. Horses fit into the back story so much better anyhow.

Now I just need another 8 of so bats to complete a flyer unit...

Anyway, next we have the Thracian heavy cav.



Zvezda Macedonian Cav straight from the box. Also gives me another option for my Greeks.

And now, the pièce de résistance, my first 1/72nd scale Tiger.




One of two Italeri Fast Build Tigers, nominally painted to represent the Schwere-Panzer-Abteilung 508, the 508th Heavy Panzer Battalion that the Kiwis encountered in Italy in 1944-45.



Primarily because I was inspired by this...


...a 508th Tiger captured by the NZ 22nd (Motorized) Battalion, while the Tiger crew was having breakfast!




For more Tigers and NZ armour pictures, click here.

I suspect that the Tiger's green is a bit dark, but, well, the scheme distinguishes it from the Panzer IVs that I had done previously.



Speaking of comparisons, the above photo of the captured Tiger (and a previous Spearhead game) convinced me that I needed to replace the 1/76 scale Tigers that Andy had given me with these 1/72 monsters.




These 1/76 scale cubs are about the same size as my 1/72nd Shermans!

Nick

16 comments:

  1. Nice work on the Tiger Nick.. quite a size difference!!

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    1. Thanks Robin. Yep, I want my monster Tigers...monstrous!

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  2. You've been very productive, mmh?! Good job! :) Ancients and WWII. - the beste combination.

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    1. Cheers Thomas. Yup , 450 B.C., 85 (ish) A.D., and 1944 all rolled up in one post!

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  3. Very cool Nick, great to see you've been active with the paintbrush :)

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    1. Thanks John. Got me another Tiger and a couple of Panthers base coated too.

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  4. Kick arse job all around Nick, thats a really sweet looking Tiger mate. Well done!

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    1. Bro! You're too kind. Cheers Paul!

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  5. Looking good. I just got in some Dark Dream Studio Warg riders from the Ukraine this weekend, I'll post pictures soon. The new tank looks really good, I like the camo paint job.

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    1. Thanks Sean. I'll be interested in what you make of these DDS minis. The photos that I have seen of them look interesting.

      (Mind you, my Raetian Goblins are only semi fantasy!!)

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  6. Great stuff Nick, tidy as always mate

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    1. Thanks Al. Holidays and all that... :-)

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    2. Nice one mate, it's week 3 over here, roll on week 10 :)

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    3. Stink, I'm thinking that, and the term hasn't even started!

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    4. lol, schools are tougher to work in over here, but what a pay rate!

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