Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Slow Start for the New Year

While I had all sorts of big  ideas about building, painting, and playing over New Years and through January, I've mostly been working long hours and fighting with the flu for the last couple of weeks.  As a result, not much has happened on the gaming front.

I have managed to get a couple small terrain projects done for 6mm Africa though.   I finished a bunch of stands of trees, and made some stands of bushes.  These will help fill out my table little faster, and the bushes will make set-up and clean up faster and easier.

The trees are from the Woodland Scenics with small bits of foliage clusters mounted on flocked styrene bases.  I might still need a few more stands, but will see in the next battle, which I might try this weekend if I'm feeling up to it.

The bushes are Woodland Scenics clump foliage mounted on flocked styrene bases.  I had just been using loose clump foliage for the bases, but it was a pain to clean up, plus tended to get caught in tufts of smoke and cling to tanks during movement, so this should fix those problems.  I'll probably need more, but again, the next game will give me an idea of how much more to make.  

The only painting I've been able to do is to base coat a few of the wonderful Army's Armies Chieftains and Scorpions that I picked up before he sold the line.  I'm hoping that Scotia gets them in production soon, so that I can add some more armor and infantry to my forces.

The M60A2 to the left is one of my own models. The Chieftains are beasts, making the M60 look kind of small.  I'm still not sure if I'm putting the black camouflage on them or not, as I can't figure out when it went into use, and most of my battles will be in the 1977-1982 time frame.


  1. Nice job on the (Starship) M60A2, I served in the US Army from 78 to 98, and saw the Chieftains in the green and black camouflage by 79.

  2. Yeah I was going to say that...BAOR armour would have had the black camo in the 70's and 80's for sure...classic Cold War look!

  3. I like those trees..very effective.

  4. Thanks for the comments, guys. By chance, I stumbled into the Queens Silver Jubilee parade featuring BAOR formations on Youtube today. There were more than a dozen types of UK armor in two-tone camo during July, 1977, so it looks like I'll be getting out my black paint soon. Thanks again.