Thursday, 9 June 2016

P40 Warhawk v Ki43 Oscar


It's been a very heavy week at work after the calm of the half term holidays and I've been struggling to keep on top of things, to say the least. I've also been suffering from persistent headaches in the evenings but can't seem to find out what's causing them, so the workbench has gathered even more dust over the last few days. I have been thinking about a project that I can chip away at, however, as anything on even a small scale is proving to be a bit too much to bite off and chew at the moment.

The Bag the Hun 2 game the other week got me thinking about adding some new aircraft to the set up, perhaps half a dozen easy to paint models that I can use with my existing planes in some way. I haven't got the time to start a completely new project, so the Winter War and Russian Front will have to wait, but a few Japanese aircraft for the CBI could be an option. I have a full squadron full of Museum Miniatures Ki43 Oscars, for example, which would be fun to paint and not too tricky to do well.

I haven't decided if that's what I'll do yet, as a couple of 28mm Black Ops teams could be another alternative, but I have dug out some reference material to see what I could do with for the CBI or South West Pacific. I have plenty of books and journals so there's no shortage of information on camouflage schemes, markings and units. I've always wanted to do this theatre and even started drawing up some plans a couple of years ago, so now might be a good time to give it a go?

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