BoB: Support Weapons

Some pictures of figures I’ve painted in the last fortnight for the BoB Big Game…Yes I still do paint figures as opposed to scenery !

Matt had indicated he needed a seco nd Turkish field gun, I knew I’d bought one years ago, and promptly found it on the play room floor in a box. Great, so i started painting it up. In an exchange with Matt I suddenly thought it was strange it only had three crew when all the other Brigade & Copplestone field guns had four crew. A quick squizz at the Brigade site confirmed that my pack was one short – having bought it years ago at a games show, I decided to just bite the bullet and order a new gun crew from Brigade who are based in the rebel colonies.

Friday lunchtime, the postie turned up and she gave me a package from Brigade Games – about a week from order to delivery across the pond ! An excellent service from Lon as usual.

So I decided to blitzkreig the painting and get the fourth crew member done !

Having got up at about 6.45am, I had just enough time for the paint and glue to dry before handing it over to Matt at 10.30am. I didn’t have time to add static grass though.The fourth crewman is standing at the back holding a shell. Matt further embarrassed himself when in an accident, the field piece tumbled to the floor. Luckily no harm done.

I’d similarly promised Roo a Bolshevik HMG which was finished on Friday.

And I just about finished the second Bolshevik HMG for Nick on Saturday morning (note lack of static grass !). I varied the paint job and this Copplestone Castings set comes with variant heads for the loader, so obviously varied the heads just to make the two stands different.

An elite Bolshevik HMG was well under way, but as it was not needed got put to one side.

Train (now arriving at platform 1)

Some more rolling stock:

An armoured train.

Coach, and high sided truck.

Flat bed trucks with varying height side pieces.

A flat bed truck would often be put in front of the train so that any sabotage/explosives would destroy it, rather than the main locomotive. The flat beds with higher sides would be used for supplies, horses and troops.

For Sale

New page added to cover some of the stuff I have For Sale.

Does what it says on the tin !

First up late WW1 Germans.

BoB/AVBCW: LKII

The Swedish LKII is finished. I tried to use a system similar to the ones painted on the museum pieces that was not the German WW1 Mustard/Red-Brown/Grey but something subtely different.

So I ended up with Foundry Slate Grey, my basing colour brown, and Foundry Moss. Given a brown wash, and then highlighted.

A picture showing the LK II (Copplestone Casstings) which is 1/55th next to Brigade Games Mark V (which is 1/56th), next to First Corps Erhart which is probably 1/48th (?).

British Mark IV Tank – female

In the great British summer, the countryside is a buzz to the sound of the strimmer, hedge cutter and mower. However,this week it has been far too hot and there is an eery silence across the country. So I did some painting.

Cue the snorting monstrosity of a Mark IV tank:

Yup, finally got round to finishing one of these beauties off. Armed with machine guns (Hotchkisses or Lewises) only:

Byakhee Rich had pinned them some time ago and I’d done 80% of the painting.

Next up is the Hermaphrodite Mark IV – one sponsson female (machine guns):

One Sponsoon Male (Gun and machine gun).

Then I can get on to the next 6 Mark IVs and give them White/Red markings. 🙂

BoB/RCW: Plastoons 2

Another set of Plastoons – dismounted Cossacks acting as infantry:

Models by Brigade Games. As per their Shock Troopers, slightly more slender than Copplestone but easily compatible.

A Lewis LMG gunner, from Copplestone to support them:

Yet another 10 Ragged White Russians…

BoB/RCW: Cossack Standards

In preparation for June’s Big Game of BoB, I’ve done some Cossack Infantry Standard Bearers:

L-R:

  • Don Cossack Host
  • Kuban Cossack Host
  • Terek Cossack Host

These are all Copplestone Castings models with steel pin standards and colour print out flags edged with paint.

The Don Cossacks started out as the most organised and independent of the Cossack Hosts partially due to their size and support from the Germans, but after initial losses to the Bolsheviks in 1918 were largely subordinated to the Volunteer Army/AFSR. The Kuban Host was less organised, but remained independent before crumbling along with the AFSR in 1920. The Terek Host was the least numerous and least well organised.

I also did some more Shock Troops for command squads:

These are all Brigade Games figures.

Apart from the Lewis LMG guy who is Copplestone.