Sunday, 5 April 2009

How's it going MrF?...April 09

Time has been very short lately, all those constant interruptions to gaming!! I've been banished to the back room & have been busy organising, building & painting our World War One Armies. Hopefully we'll be able to get some DBA games played shortly, though looking out of the window today it's a bright sunny day.... Plus I can hear the dulcet tones of 'She who must be obeyed'....CLEAN up the Garden!!!..... Oh well, maybe next week.

First up, we've painted four elements of German WW1 Jagers. These will enhance the dreaded Hun force that we already have. Just need a HMG & we'll have a nice Jager Battalion.


Finally got some planes ordered from Skytrex. To cover all the periods we intend to play, I went with some of the bog standard planes. Fokker Eindeckers, a DH2, a BE2, a FE2 and a Bristol Fighter. They come in kit form along with decal transfers, a bit fiddly putting them together but they have painted up rather well. Up to now just got the Fokkers & the DH2 finished. http://www.skytrex.com/index.html?lang=en-uk&target=d136.html






Been busy with the Tanks as well. Here's a Mark IV, given the MrF finishing, based & ready for action. Our Germans are Early War with Pickelhaubes & the first time the British used tanks was at the back end of the Somme 1916. Of course the Germans had replaced their helmets then. I'll just have to live with that oddity for now as funds won't stretch for a new Late War German Army.....


Now then, don't you love it when an opportunity comes along. I was out shopping with the 'Horde' the other day & we wandered into one of those Bargain Stores. When the little'uns were looking at the toys, I saw some small tanks. It was the tank from the Indiana Jones movie - Last Crusade. Turns out it is a converted Mark VIII. Although it didn't see action in the war, a few bits of conversion..... Well I'm happy with it & it will do. The cost £1.50 each, what a bargain! I bought four, 2 for the Allies & 2 will do for captured German Tanks.




Here's the British Box & the German Box. Armies nearly complete. Just waiting for some Minifigs figure to arrive. Leaders & Artillery Crew types.


British Middle East forces in progress & the dreaded Turks.

5 comments:

Peeler said...

Nice one MrF, I especially like the toy tank conversion!

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers Peeler! It was like being a gleeful child again when I spotted them!!!!

Cheers
MrF

Peeler said...

:-) On a similar vein,I've been looking for those packs of small metal tanks, that I used to see in every toy shop, but they seem to have banned them. Was intending to use them for a 'fun' armour game, they were usually in the toy car section,(as in at Wooolwrths stores) but sadly there is no trace...can't find them anywhere:-(

mrfarrow2u said...

Have u tried Toys r Us Peeler? They always carry those Micro Machines which are always useful.

Cheers
MrF

Peeler said...

Toys R Us.....now there is one at York, a mere hour away... thanks,I'll have a look. :-)