Saturday, 24 September 2011

Japanese Fighter Pilot

This is just for fun.
Knowing that winter is just around the corner I picked up a cool hat and gloves set for Mai and by chance Mai had ordered up some new boots.

Throw in an old winter jacket and as if by magic Mai is transformed into a WW2 fighter pilot.

Right back to the Naps.
I have again been far to busy with work (taking all sorts of shifts to get our saving back on track). These were originally my own figures but I passed them (as well as some other stuff) to my buddy JP for some help provided and also for being a thoroughly nice bloke. I think he has made a great job of them!
 
I mentioned it before but I really like the Napoleonic eye candy.
 
 I picked up 2 lots of 15mm Prussians off ebay at very good prices recently.
You know the kind of lots, not so good photo's, you think some of the figs are AB so you watch to see if the price is right. Well I won cavalry and infantry/artillery for a good price and it turned out a nice deal as the cavalry had a 24 man AB regiment (that I was counting on) as well as a bonus AB lancer regiment (26) and 16 fantassin hussars and a small mountain of other makes. The second lot were AB artillery and just short of 2 battalions of fantassin Prussians with again a good few other makes. I took a mad turn and cleaned up the Fantassin infantry adding in some AB figures to make 2 battalions of the Colberg regimen. They are almost finished as I JP style machine gun painted them and they are not looking too bad. 

Also the loft is now complete with electrics and woodwork so all I have to do is finish painting it and put a carpet down, pick up a chair from Ikea and I hopefully will be ready for some serious painting!!!

7 comments:

Sun of York said...

I'm keen to see the photos of the Prussians when you are ready. ABs I know well, but not familiar with Fantassin.

That's an excellent WW2 fighter pilot model. I particularly like the detail on the little elephant mascot, nice touch.

Ray Rousell said...

Great looking figures, you can never have enough of these kind of wagons and the like, it opens up so much more for games, looking forward to the Prussians!

Rodger said...

As Ray has said, can't have enough wagans etc. Very nice.

Ken said...

The WWII gear reminds me to get my own kit sorted out before it really sets in.

The ammo cassin looks pretty good. You are also a dab hand at spotting bargains on eBay!

Cheers

Ken

REDTROOP said...

Great looking eye candy. The limbers are also nice as well. : )
You need Prussians in your life you know you do.

paulalba said...

Thanks for the comments guys,
Will post some pics of the Prussians etc when I get a chance. Still burning the candle at both ends at the mo.
Cheers
Paul

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Nice job on the wagons, Paul