Sunday, December 15, 2013

Simple Technicals (15mm Moderns)

A while back I bought the Old Glory African Pick Up Crew with HMG pack, but hesitated to mount the MG and gunner in my pick-ups, as I also needed them as transports for my games.  So I ended up mounting them on styrene plastic bases, cut to fit in the beds of the pick-ups.  I had minor concern that they would tend to fall out of the trucks during movement, but they turned out to be pretty stable.

The bases were cut to allow the gun to face forwards or to the rear, and allow the machine guns to be used independent of the trucks in static positions such as bunkers and whatnot. 

Eventually I will buy a few more pick-ups and light vehicles and make a some more dedicated technicals, but in the mean time, these give me a little greater flexibility when using the pick-ups.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Weak W(h)ine, no Cheese

Been a tough Couple of weeks.  Two major car repairs have radically altered the holiday  plans and now my US forces for Vietnam received a devastating setback.

I went down stairs a couple of days ago to work on some 15mm moderns, and found a box of 20mm Vietnam vehicles and helicopters sticking out edge-on from behind a set of shelves.

I guess that I should be happy that only the M113s and UH-1s took a beating, the others are okay, other than a few scratches.  But the M60 MGs on the M113s are trash, I'm going to have to scratch-build a master and cast replacements.  Never even got them onto the table.

Oh well, where's my glue...