Sunday, 24 August 2014

When the river is deep...

First river sections complete, a few more WIP. Will take some more photos when the rest are complete along with about six more bridge sections.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

More Minefield Pics

Set up a few better shots of the minefields for the game in September also added another 5 pieces that were WIP which have fields on for a bit of variety.

US Engineers cross a minefield

A minefield or just some crops growing?

US Engineers cross a minefield through a cleared section

Soviet Airborne BTR-ZD's cross a minefield after engineers have cleared a route

Soviet Airborne Engineers clearing a path through the minefield

More minefields

BTR-ZD's cross at a marked crossing point

Soviet Airborne Engineers cross

Soviet Airborne forces cross through a minefield

I now have 3 metres of minefields complete and ready for the game. After the photos I have started boxing things up ready. Next up are the rivers and bridges of which there are quite a few in this game. Steve Graham and myself have split the work on the rivers but are using the same spray paint etc to ensure the river section match. I have 8 sections WIP and hope to finish them in the next couple of days.



Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Had a few hours in London yesterday as my daughter had a modelling shoot in Great Portland Street and while she was in hair and makeup I decided I would hop on the tube so after a quick trip from Oxford Circus to Monument and then on to Tower Hill I arrived at the Tower of London to see the amazing sea of 888,246 red ceramic poppies. One flower for each soldier from Britain or the British colonies who died in WWI. They are not all in yet as each one is planted by hand and I think the plan is to have them all installed by November 11th. It brought a lump to my throat thinking that everyone of these was a life.
For The Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;

They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Robert Laurence Binyon

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Minefields and Marsh

Just a few photos of some of the things I have been preparing for the game in September. First up a few section of the 3m of minefields that are in production (2m complete and 1m WIP). 20mm Andreivia WIP in background (2 more Type 61 tanks and some Andreivian Airborne (Britannia Vietnam range). More on those in a later post.

Next up some Marsh sections.

I will try and take some better shots of these as soon as possible. 

As always thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Neils' Khemed Solo Campaign

Just had to put a link on here to this great Solo Campaign based in Khemed from the TinTin books run by Neil from the CWC Forum.

Give it a visit if you can, well worth a look.


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

News from Shed HQ

Not much I can show at the moment as I am working on some surprise elements for the September game at Deeside. However I thought I would share this with you!

Picked this up for silly money!

HMS Illustrious in 1/350 Scale

I thought I would send it to Richard C to build as I know he had so much fun doing the Ice Breaker for 'Arctic Strike' ;-)