Monday, April 23, 2018

Warlord Games Resin M24 Chaffee

Earlier I posted photographs of the Empress Post War French Paratroopers. To provide them with some support, I dug out an ancient Warlord M24 I bought from Salute many years ago (possibly when it was released).

It had initially been sprayed with Humbrol Dark Green. A later decision was made to over paint it with Vallejo US Olive Drab. It was then abandoned.

The hull machine gun had been lost in the mists of time (or quite possibly it had not been supplied - no heavy machine gun was found in the original package). A replacement was fabricated out of brass rod.

Lifting rings have been added to the front of the turret, a second pair are required toward the back of the turret, A tow cable (with ends from the Rubicon German Stowage Sets) has been added on the right hand side. An additional cable needs to be added to the left hand side. A stowage box has been added on the left hand mudguard (hidden behind the turret).

The first set of soft stowage has been added on the rear right mudguard.

There is much still to be done.

Rubicon Waffenträger - Put together

The Rubicon Waffenträger is such a well moulded resin kit that it can be dry fitted together.
 The only part of this kit that is glued together is the rear part of the gun's breech.
Holes have been drilled in the rear hull plate and plastic rods added as formers for a tarpaulin.
A hole was also drilled to pin a Rubicon German Jerry Can on the rear hull plate.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Crooked Dice Tortuga Truck - part two

Having assembled the transmission, axles and parts of the cab, here are slightly more representative photographs. The cab roof is just sitting on the main part of the cab (which has just been glued together and needs a little filling).
Games Workshop Cadian infantry for scale.
And William Killian for scale.
The cab doors are still to be added.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Crooked Dice Tortuga Truck

This is the new Tortuga truck from Crooked Dice.

I have not assembled it yet, but this is a scale shot with a Games Workshop Cadian trooper.

Rubicon Waffenträger - Breech detailing

Though the interior of the Waffenträger turret is very small, I have started work on adding some details such as the guard protecting the gunner from the recoiling breech.
I positioned the separate spent round buffer then drilled the holes (the one in the trunnion parallel to the barrel much deeper than required) in the parts. I then bent a piece of 0.7mm brass rod into a right angle, the short end being slightly longer than the distance between the back of the trunnion and the hole in the spent round buffer. I could then assemble the three parts at once with Superglue. Once set, the long end of the rod was cut back to the bottom of the spent round buffer.

Once I have the mounting point assembled in the turret I can add the gun sight to the barrel assembly.

Salute 2018 - Rubicon Models part two

Also at Salute I bought the Sherman I, Sherman I Hybrid, Sherman III and the 15cwt CMP truck.
Not sure in what order I will start building them.