Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Authentic WW2 GI uniform PLUS a FOW Sherman!

I guess I will start off showing off the vintage WW2 uniform that I wore last week for Halloween. I borrowed it from my friend John, who has a large collection of original WW2 uniforms. This one is early-mid war with all the wool and no cotton. It was hot but great fun and plenty of people were pleased with the show of respect for the greatest generation. I work at a busy store and the uniform brought people to tell stories about their family members and the experiences during wartime.

Here's another model for Flames of War, a cast hull Sherman. I don't play FOW but John had some models laying around and I said I would paint them up for him. The box came with some stowage so I added some. It's hard to make it look good, since it is so small!

Behind it is the Sherman I painted for my own Bolt Action army.

I magnetized the turret, which was not easy, since the resin is so dense. But in the end it was well worth it.

I saw a picture from 1944 where you can a Sherman that has all the soldiers' packs hanging of the back, so I figured I will do that on this one.

SC Mike

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bolt Action 1000 point US Army is finished!

I finally finished my US 1000 point army. Modeled on the 92nd with all African American soldiers and one white captain, which was, amazingly, the reality. Its has been fun to honor these heroes with a little troop of models!

Here's the my 30 cal MMG group. I decided to add all three on a 60 mm base and added some ruins and bricks.

Since the army has 10 10 man units, I decided to make one look like they are observing.....
and one is shooting and assaulting.

SC Mike