Bovine battle company reporting or maybe just something for people to borrow while over the border. Some may point out tey're the wrong breed for the colours but I care not, they're my toys and shall paint them as I like :P
not much progress but there's a funnel and you can just see the bandstand cloaked in shadow, trying not to do too much with that till the 40mm is finished, the lack of crew yet is also a problem, so will probably have to scratchbuild them too, buggerritt.
Well, couldn't be bothered creating a new post so here's the first shots of the 40mm inspired gun
Slowly, slowly, slow. That's how this is going, but at least it's going. The upper level of the superstructure is there-ish and the pole that's going to hold up the bandstand where the armament will be, the main armament that is, I'm sure extra machine guns will be aquired from somewhere. Still no progress on crew, may have to try and sculpt from scratch.
Well we have some progress, the arse end now exists and the superstructure is placed, length is 15"/38cm so gives a beam to length ratio of 4-1, which looks a lot better than the 3-1 of the mock up. Oh yeah, I made a cardboard mock up for the first time ever and glad I did, as i t made me realise it needed to be longer and the hull needed to come up higher above the waterline, still can't find any crew yet, daggnabbit.
Now, it may look like I've started something new, which I have, but it counts towards the blockhouse project so it's not too bad. Based on the island class patrol vessels, but smaller, otherwise it would of ended up a meter long. Now I'm just hoping I can find some crew who look right, should it be so hard to find naval chaps and chapessess in anti-flash gear, apprently yes.
So I actually got to play a game in attempt to get used to the rules I'm using. It was some regulars on the right and territorials on the left, also notice how dusty some of the terrain is, should probably of cleaned it a bit more.
well the game ended in a draw as both sides bottled out, but at least the rules were easy to remember, which was the important thing.
Well here they are painted at last, not as detailed as planned, but they'll still look good on the dance floor, erm table. And once they've used the valet parking they still need to be represented on the field of battle, or something.
Seeing as miniature companies refuse to anticipate my future needs, I've had to try some conversions, figures are gripping beast, nags are e-bobs. There is a fourth but the photos showed up something that annoys me so it's getting stabbed till it looks better.
This is the rough placement of the porta cabins, based on a 40x40cm base so it'll fit in with the not ufo style scenery, thingy. Most of the cabins are cast just need to order some bits from various places and the get me finger out and build it.
How you fit field artillery into a skirmish game, who cares, I like the L118 light gun so thats why it's here. As for the name, the rest of the battery will be Little Meg, Mayburgh, The round table, Castlerigg and the other one I can't remember, see it all makes sense.
Also we have a few Royal Military Police, why? because I wanted to paint them.
Amber used to be a member of the military police in Spain, but resigned on the formation of the peoples republic in Jedburgh and immediatly travelled to Scotland through the free port of Berwick. Soon after arrival she was recruited into the people's front, one of the smaller militias in Jedburgh, where her training soon gave promotion to the fronts commitee. A number of succesful operations and a lot of luck have given Comrade Amber a talismanic status with the people of the republic and she now features in the central commitees propaganda efforts. This has lead to some conflict as Amber wishes to be out fighting the republics many foes, which the central commitee are happy to see but they believe she should focus on public relations and not risk the damage to morale that would be caused by her death.
First of the snatch land rovers I got from S&S models, it'l be providing the transport for the police contingent, type, thing. Stilltrying to decide what markings to add and wether to give the army two the same mods.
Every blockhouse has a police presence as the regular soldiers and militia have only limited powers of arrest, these are 451's contingent, without their transport currently as I've only just ordered it.