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I meander a lot. Tons on the table, tons in the cabinet.

One of the lists I really like of late is the US Combat Engineer Company from Devil's charge. After getting the book I realized with the addition of a few teams I could make a company from the Engineer Combat Platoon and Ammunition & Pioneer platoons I did last year. http://forum.wwpd.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4033

I've almost got those guys done but I jumped ahead and worked up a Pioneer Supply truck with goodies to use in a recent tournament. The Dieppe house is in the back.

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I know the .50 AA was probably not there but, I figured, these guys had welders, its plausible. I don't see the dozer being very helpful so I've passed on the box set so far.

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Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:32 am
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Great looking ride. Excellent paint job and love the idea for the "Booby Traps." I may have to steal that one!

The only question I have is the low front end. Is it just me or does it look like the springs/shocks have gone bad on the front axel?

But overall it's an awsome 2-1/2 ton truck and I hope my US stuff looks half as good when I finish them.


Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:23 pm
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HA love the "booby" traps. If you ever want to produce them, I'd buy a set for sure.

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Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:04 pm
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Iron-Tom wrote:
Great looking ride. Excellent paint job and love the idea for the "Booby Traps." I may have to steal that one!

The only question I have is the low front end. Is it just me or does it look like the springs/shocks have gone bad on the front axel?

But overall it's an awsome 2-1/2 ton truck and I hope my US stuff looks half as good when I finish them.


Thanks for the comments. Yes the wheels are a bit high. I'll have to try and improve the attachment next time. I think it was a bit wonky so I just glued the top of the wheel to the fender.

The other hull in the blister is badly warped and cracked, awaiting a replacement, if that gives an idea of what I had to work with.

I can share the images if anyone wants them. They are printed on a crappy HP color printer with photo paper. Glued to a small base with edges painted olive drab. I gloss varnished them, which ruined them in my opinion, and I foolishly dull coated them which made them worse, so I re glossed which brought them back a bit.

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Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:43 pm
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Tokens have that faded worn look that one would expect from 40s memorabilia. Good job on all. Besides the low rider configuration the truck looks great.

An alternative to regular white paper would be the photo and glossy paper. I used some recently to create my own FoF fog of war cards.

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Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:28 pm
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Here is my second recovery vehicle. I was very near to buying the Old Glory model for this guy when BF released Blood Guts and Glory and the associated mini's to go with it. So for 15 pts. you get an armored MG team that is independent and can unbog vehicles. Pretty good in my mind and often great for filler points.

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I added a couple more crew figures, some cables from wire, and a .50 cal. Why it's modeled without the MG from BF is a mystery to me.

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The pictures look pretty good (sans the last one) on my HD monitor but not so good on my side LCD screens. Your view may be a bit off.

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Here it is in front of the latest building, Antwerp, received today.

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Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:33 pm
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This Blitzdough probably looks familiar to all you US players. It's probably my least favorite sculpt. It might have something to do with the fact the Battlefront completely SPAMS this guy in every late war infantry blister and I have a plethora of them.

I built him today start to finish as inspiration and proof of concept for Bolt Action at 15mm. I am thinking of something like the 2nd Armored Division linkup with 101st Airborne at Carentan for a couple armies, the Battle of Bloody Gulch.

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Good idea running Bolt Action in 15mm, it may be fiddly but if the bases are right it should work. I know a lot of people who run 15mm versions of 28mm games (Strange Aeons, and Secrets of the Third Reich being two examples). The games tend to be cheaper to get into that way, paint up faster and if you already have a lot of terrain for that scale it's a bonus.

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:32 am
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Jumbo's lead the way. Well...they are certainly trailing behind when it comes to my painting progress.
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I have to vent a little on these models. They are by far the most difficult ones I have had to work with to date. After many emails to Battlefront and 2 sets of replacement tracks they are finally done.

In my opinion the tracks (right side looking from the front) are a total failure and Battlefront should be ashamed of their quality control. After receiving 2 replacement sets I had to pick the best ones and move on. After I got a bit further into the painting project I realized that the hulls are badly warped as well. I just said "eff it" at that point, and pushed on. My mortar half-tracks are the same way but I am the only one who knows.

On the plus side the stowage was fun to work up and the new decal set broke up the pattern. I ditched the cast barrels and cut down some extra plastic 76mm barrels to the correct length. I think they have a Jumbo look and will hold up much better in the foam.

The German players already have predictably switched to King Tigers.

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This is an anti-painting post. Check out the new toys and attempt to relaunch a blog.

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Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:35 pm
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Marders are finally done!

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Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:19 pm
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Like the worn paint look! Did you paint that on with a sponge?


Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:42 am
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The chipping is painted on using torn pieces of foam from the Flames of War blisters.

You can read about the other things I did to make them Fallschirmjager Tank Hunters here.

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Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:50 am
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Ok. That's what I thought. It came out looking really nice! Makes me want to go start my own DAK.


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Trees!

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57's ready to fire!

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Good job! like those objective markers!


Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:56 pm
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My latest work. Check out the details on my blog.

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Here is how I put my army On Display.

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Check out the blog and keep following. I'm on a roll and have a number of things in the works.

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My latest project is a set of scratch built paint racks.

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Check them out on my Blog and be sure to follow it. I've actually managed to keep up two posts a month for the first quarter and I have some cool stuff coming.

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A little progress on the Bolt Action 15mm project. About a squads worth, HMG, and mortar team. No attempt to accurately reproduce splinter, just slashing some paint on them.

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Squad MG's, an observer team, and a few more panzerfausts.

This project has become imminently satisfying to work on. Doing small batches of figures at a time has kept me interested and provided a great sense of accomplishment with each batch. I'm not stuck in one color or pattern for seemingly endless periods of time. I will however, decorate the bases for the whole force together once I complete the painting.

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A sniper team and dudes with Hair helmets.

They're shiny because it's been cold and snowy so the final dullcote is pending.

I'm getting pretty close to completion now.

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A sniper team and dudes with Hair helmets.

They're shiny because it's been cold and snowy so the final dullcote is pending.

I'm getting pretty close to completion now.

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These look really good, actually. My sons are really into the Zombie miniatures games now, so I ordered 15mm zombies so I can double the use of the terrain and also it saves quite a bit on paints/storage space.

100+ Z's to paint, I'll rather do it in 15mm ;)

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Thanks man, I appreciate it. Zombies sound tough. All that rotting flesh, tattered clothing, and blood to paint. I'm going to start with skeletons when I get to my undead.

I got a few more teams done. Only 14 more to go. Hopefully by next weekend.

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