Thursday, 16 March 2017


More figures done for my expanding PIRA ASU, these guys are by Mike Bravo Miniatures. Spectre South Armagh progressing. Dougie

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

20mm Falklands Scimitar Finished

Eventually got the Scimitar finished! Dougie

 In theatre shot, Scimitar 23C of the Blues and Royals enroute to Wireless Ridge

Friday, 27 January 2017

20mm Falklands Scimitar Part4 Markings

I'm now on to the vexed question of markings, I initially thought of the standard number plates and markings for the Blues and Royals, here's a nice photo of Scimitar 23 Charlie.

This photo is on Ascension island on route south, and I'd ordered some of the Kingfisher decals, this photo is the landrover sheet but you get the idea.

On further digging it appears that the guys painted out the markings and insignia prior to operations for obvious reasons.

So the question to you folks is should I leave the insignia/markings off (Historically accurate) or should I put them on (Looks Nicer) ? Thoughts?  Dougie

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

20mm Falklands Scimitar Part3

Well I've applied the camo scheme using Ammo by Mig  and Vallejo Model Air acrylics. Its had a basic modulation, sometimes difficult to see on the photos but it is there! The 2 colour camo is fairly straight forward, the base green was modulated on first, I then added the blutak masks and sprayed the black and modulated it as well. Dougie

Green modulated on , I've used 3 shades

Blu Tak masked added

Black modulated on

Blu Tak removed

Once the paints on you can see the roughness of the casting, its not ideal but I'll hopefully get away with it once its completed!

Monday, 23 January 2017

20mm Argentinian GPMG Teams

Folks, continuing to build up my 20mm Argentine Platoon, a couple of GPMG teams, new figures from Liberation. Dougie

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

20mm Falklands Scimitar Part2

Vehicle hit with Halfords primer and the commander painted. Next up are the camo colours put on through  the Iwata.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

20mm Falklands

I've been collecting some scenery/ vignette bits for my 20mm Falklands setup. I managed to pick up some reduced Scaledale buildings from a local model railway shop, all corrugated ones of course.

These are resin and reasonably well painted, I'll be doing a little repainting and basing them as well. I also picked up some tractors from Wiking which are 1/87 but I think I'll get away with it, the intention here is to model the civilian tractors that local residents on the islands used to assist the troops. There are some cracking photos in "With 3PARA to the Falklands" by Graham Colbeck

 and I'll be basing the vignettes on these, here's an example.

Vehicle wise I'm looking at civilian  Landrovers, so Cararama and Oxford will be supplying. Below is an Oxford SWB Landrover that I've tarted up and based. Dougie