February 14, 2011


So more figures from young David (I will have to stop calling him young David soon as he has now hit 18!)

These are from David's 15mm FOW collection that he has put together himself. All US.

What I found really interesting is that he was searching all around the web and FOW info for how to paint the vehicles and in the end he came back to myself to ask how I did my 1/72 scale vehicles. It seems that the airbrushing, detailing and basing is pretty much the same.

I was well surprised that the price of the FOW 15mm stuff is as expensive as the 1/76 and 1/72 scale stuff I did so long ago!

Davids Ultramarines 1

And some of my nephews awesome Ultramarines and again he has an awful lot that are not shown!

My brother David actually scratch built a Thunderhawk gunship!!! It is superb but unpainted at the moment.

I have to admit that I do like the idea of Assault Marines with jetpacks blasting around the battlefield.

And the main guy himself, can't remember his spelling(Marneus Calgar?). I will check later and correct it.

And a regular grunt with yet to be completed base.

Not sure when these guys will be completed as young David jumps from subject to subject just as much as me!

And I believe this is a dreadnought painted my David snr and again the base is not finished!

February 12, 2011

David's Displays

Over the years my brother David, my nephew David and myself have built up quite a collection of 1/72 and 1/76 scale models in plastic, resin and metal and this is just a small part of the collection!

It would be fair to say we were over the top with our collecting.

We collected everything from late to early war by many manufacturers (Milicast, Esci, UM, ACE, Revell, PST, Planet Model etc). I had no space for the collection so it was up to the Davids to house the lot.

We have so many unbuilt and half built kits it is unbelievable, even after a couple of my friends helped me part with a good many of them last year I still have probably over 200 resin, plastic and also metal kits stuck in my loft.

I am getting my loft floored and turning part into a painting room at the moment and I plan on going back to building and painting my WW2 models once again. However I would guess a large amount of the boxed kits will find their way onto ebay!

Most of the models you can see were done before I joined a local modelling club and bought my 1st airbrush so you will see that the weathering is very dark in areas. Still you have to start somewhere and we got a lot of enjoyment out of our wee vehicles and figures.