Thursday, 30 December 2010
Rapid Fire 5th Battalion DCLI 
I grabbed some time today to clean up, assemble and base the HQ and three companies of the 5th DCLI, although it took rather longer than I expected. This was mainly due to some extra conversion that I decided to do, particularly for the Bren and PIAT armed figures.
I didn't like the kneeling figure provided in the box set, as it seemed a little odd to have a convenient pile of rocks on which to balance his light machine gun. As a result, I had to cut and shut some standing figures to use instead. I also did a few headswaps and tilted some of the helmets to jaunty angles to add a bit of variety.
I'm going to tackle the support company next along with the scout platoon and FAO figures. After that, I'll do a few tanks and vehicles to add a bit of much needed mechanisation to the battalion. This should take most of the weekend but I'm hoping to start painting things by Sunday or Monday.