Tuesday, February 20, 2007

15mm WWII FoW

Here are some shots of a fairly new foam/plasticard building with a few of my US Rifle Company miniatures out front.

You can't see terribly well, but I added glass to the jeep window frame then painted it to look as if the wipers had cleared it (top right). I had seen someone on the FoW forums do this and loved the look.

The shot in the bottom left shows how I modified the Peter Pig vehicle to make larger style coupe with a second spare tire in the fender.

Last is a shot of my 3 Peter Pig vehicle mods. First is the basic car, next the limo conversion and last the rusted out wreck complete with fresh bullet holes (silver spots). There are a lot of small details on the wreck that cant be seen here. I'll get better close ups of these soon.

I plan to pick up work again on my 25mm ACW federal cav soon, and will post some shots of them as soon as I finish.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

25mm AWI

Yesterday's winter weather made going out difficult so after getting some prep work done on my ACW federal dismounted troops, I broke out this old photo of a 25mm AWI set up of mine and had some photo shop fun.

Original Image:
My AWI forces are some of my favorite. They consist mostly of Perry, Front Rank, and Old Glory minis. I will get some good shots of them and do some AWI dedicated posts in the coming weeks once my ACW phase slows down.

Here is the modified image, with sky and smoke added, I also cleaned up the bases so it looks as though they are fixed on the table...

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Completed interior

I finished the 2nd floor bedroom last night and made the furniture for the cabin. I will be adding the interior doors and a painting as well as a bear skin rug to the cabin...

Finished 1st floor...

I just picked up some Sash & Saber federal minis and will be starting on these next. I also am in the process of setting up some FoW dioramas and will have more pics in the next 2 weeks or so.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Shenandoah House Interior

It wasn't long after I put the house out that the empty interior started to get to me. Today I started the first elements of detailing on the Shenandoah House. I made the first floor into 2 rooms, one whitewashed, the other wallpapered. For now there are some tables a desk, book shelves etc. I will eventually make the upstairs into a bedroom and add the fireplaces on both floors.

New ACW Table shots

I recently acquired some of the Americana Series buildings from MBA and added to my table. As much as I love making my own terrain, its very nice to be able to take a piece out of the box and put it right out on the table. I plan to add a detailed interior and some more things to the outside.

For now here are some shots of the over all table...

Friday, February 2, 2007

Some more 15mm WWII Flames of War

I have received a bunch of emails about my FoW stuff so here are some more shots for ya'll to take a look at. The Germans were painted up by a friend of mine. I have a US armored infantry company to get through before I move on to a force of opposition.

Below is a shot of the cafe I made. I used paper building from Paper Terrain. I found that if you cut the buildings out neatly you are left with great templates to make your own and that's exactly what I have done. The buildings are nice but I like lots of detail on my tables so I had to add my own touches...

Here we have a shot of the pontoon bridge at the rear of the town. This was a piece actually made for 20mm figures but with some gentle persuasion and sanding it fits right in!

Another shot the cafe and the "bookstore"

Here is a shot of a pre-made building from Miniature Building Authority. Great stuff and the insides are left plain so you get to do all the fun modeling. I added floors rubble, furniture, and wall paper...

The barn blown to hell. Here I added the horse stalls and rubble...

AIR SUPPORT!!!! Modified die cast P-47s

Here is a Peter Pig vehicle that I modified with green stuff. Made it more of a square back coupe

An overall shot of the town. I tried to come up with a realistic combination of buildings. I like varying heights on my rooftops, different roof tile colors, etc...

This is my favorite building. I have made more intricate ones but there's just something about this one I love. Not to mention the shot came out pretty darn good if i do say so myself.

One last shot of the town from the backside. Thanks for taking a look, hope you enjoyed!