I took a punt on a resin Mi-8 Hip model as a transport hello for my Superpower Backed AK-47 army and, I have to say, I'm very impressed. The model is printed in tough plastic resin material, with no discernible lines or ridges to worry about, so cleaning up and assembly should be easy. Four magnets are included, two for the main rotor and another two for the flight stand, which I haven't included in the photos. It scales very well with Peter Pig figures and will look very cool when painted up. For £15 it's a bargain and I will definitely be ordering some more choppers for my other post-war projects. Excellent 👍
Jim's Wargames Workbench
Welcome to my blog. I have upwards of 100 projects in various stages of incompletion or total abandonment, so you may well find something of interest if you rummage about a bit. I concentrate on solo air and naval wargaming but other 'skirmishy' things quite often pop up out of nowhere, only to disappear again after something else grabs my attention. I even finish the occasional project now and again!
Thursday, 1 June 2023
Lambda Gaming 15mm Mi-8 Hip
The boy had a holiday job down in Hedge End today, so we dropped him off and then went for a dog walk down by the Solent. There I found an unexpected Bofors AA gun, which had been positioned to cover the oil refinery opposite. It's not in the original location or even the correct version, but a nice surprise on a dog walk nonetheless!
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Strength and Honour Roman Reinforcements
I've got another Strength and Honour game in a few weeks time, so need to paint up a couple of auxiliary cavalry bases and some skirmisher strips, ready for the battle. We're going to have a crack at Bedriacum, with Vespasian's forces using my existing Imperial Roman army. I'm going to try a different approach to painting these units this time round, to speed things up a bit and add some more detail at the same time.
1/600th Early War Coastal Forces
Angolan Air Force Decals
The Angolan and South African 1/600th decals from Dan at Flight Deck arrived yesterday, so I can now get started on my Angolan Air Force aircraft for the Border War Wings at War project. This will include MiG-23's, MiG-21's, Su 22's, Mi-8's and Mi-25's. I'm also thinking of including some more up to date aircraft, specifically the Su-27 and Su-25, so that I can do some modern 'What If?" games as well. No rush as I have plenty of other things to do!
Tuesday, 30 May 2023
Cruel Seas Club Game
An enjoyable but absolutely bonkers game of Cruel Seas at the club this evening, with the Italian heavy cruiser Pola and escort closing to point blank bombardment range of the inner harbour of Tobruk, only to be met by a the Royal Navy's coastal forces. The ground scale and any sort of realism went out the window on this one but it was great fun nonetheless. The rules are very dodgy but also very simple, so it clipped along at a good pace, with the end result a victory for the Axis, even if one of my S-boats was blown to bits. Crazy stuff.