Montag, 28. Juli 2014

Loyd Carrier - more progress

the little Loyd Carrier project gets into final stage. Two vehicles were in the PSC box, two are now nearly ready.

This first Carrier is operated by Sergeant Nigel O´Hara and Lt. Richard Todd. Both veterans from the african campaign and both have a good instinct for trouble. O´Hara found a Panzerschreck near the landing beach and used it whenever required. The Carrier still holds the red-white-red recognition mark on the right side. Quite rare for 1944.

The second Carrier is driven by Corporal Henderson, a dock worker from Poole. Private Hanson is still a bit green and can´t leave his Enfield alone.

As said earlier PSC did an excellent construction job here. These little Carriers can turn out to quite little gems.

Would consider these Vehicles as "ready".  Next to come are the "6 Pounders".


Dienstag, 22. Juli 2014

in progress - Loyd Carrier and Crew

these days it is not easy to get in the mood with modelling. Would say we have another little heat wave here on the old continent and I found live much easier with cold Bavarian beer in the garden than sitting in the modellers room.

But ... well ... the good aspect of dry hot weather is fast drying glue and fast drying paint. Thought both could be a good companion with a fast building kit. Last evening I started my work on the little Loyd Carrier of Plastic Soldier Comp.. PSC promises fast building, easy to assemble kits. And yes (!) they are: Work was extremly fluent and paint drying-up within minutes.

The pictures present the Carrier after base-coating and setting the decals. I added a little "filter" of raw sienna oil mixed with water (still drying on the tracks while taking the pictures).

With some decals on side and front the little "Loyd" turned out to be nice start. There will be much more work (detailling, chipping, weathering...). I will add a crew of four and have some hopes they will fit in.


Donnerstag, 3. Juli 2014

Update British Platoon

just a quick update with my British 1:72 platoon.
The figures received a base painting with Vallejo paints and some basing. Would say they are in 70% ready stage and I am quite pleased so far. The Sten Gunner from PSC is still my favourite pose and he came out quite nice.
The Chain of Command ruleset suggests to give these figures "names and characters". To agree I would say it is much smarter to talk of "Sergeant Arthur Wilson" spearheading his men charging a German position then to talk from the "sreaming Sten Gunner from PSC" in the left corner of the table.

Master Sergeant Arthur Wilson:

A gunner with flamethrower and a companion with spade and Enfield rifle get nearly in a finished stage. These gentlemen came Caesar set.

I intend to use them as an alternative to the 2inch mortar. Guess they would fit nice in the command section. Have no names right now :-).

I am also quite pleased to build up this years first 1:72 tank. A Churchill tank from PSC. PSC did a fantastic job here this is a highly recommended kit. Thought this tank will be a nice addition to my british infantry platoon.