Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Turkish HMG

Having bought this at Cavalier I have finally managed to slap some paint on it. So Today we have an EARLY WAR MINIATURES Turkish Heavy Mg. This is a Maschinengewehr_08 with two crew, we can assume the officer/NCO with the binoculars is able to change ammunition belts as well as peer into the distance. While normally I would use IT miniatures for great war as Tim is a club member, this was an impulse buy at the Cavalier wargames show. Don't get me wrong Early war miniatures do some great stuff and I don't regret getting this model I did find the sculpting a little awkward. Which is not to say I could do better, I can't! It is probably because I have painted so many of one company I have gotten used to their sculpts. Anyway I digress!

Clearly this figure is destined for my Arab Revolt game. As such it will give the Turks a huge advantage. Not sure how I will balance that yet, I may just not bring it into play and have it sitting on the side-lines so peoples think it is an option. As such I now can state that I have all the figures done for the Arab revolt game and am ready to rock and roll. Couple of things I have still to do with the boards so I am in plenty of time.

So what else am I working on? That is an interesting question! About 30 years ago I started making some 1/300th desert terrain. It has only been used in anger once as the guy I built it to play with moved away and I have not seen him for about 20 years now! I had forgotten this terrain if I am honest as it was boxed up and put in the garage. And now I find that I am doing some 10mm Sudan. It seems far too good an opportunity to miss. So I am adding to it. Yes I will have to change the buildings but that really is the only change I will need to make. So later in the week you may get offered a photo of a desert terrain set up. As always there is a lot more to do on it, but it should work for 10mm figures so maybe in a few weeks I will be able to play Black powder as opposed to Patrols in the Sudan.

Ok folks I had better go. Take care and hope to see you back here again soon. Cheers Clint

22 comments:

  1. Hmm, they're not the best sculpted figures, are they? Still, they'll serve their purpose. I look forward to seeing your new desert terrain board.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Surely you mean OLD desert terrain boards! It is a shame they are not better sculpts as Early war miniatures really do do some very nice WW1 stuff. And a very large range including Arab Revolt, IF Tim was not a club member I may well have gone for them,.

      Delete
  2. looking forward to seeing the terrain additions and revamped oldies Clint

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You and me both. Thank you Loki

      Delete
  3. It's not clear to me from the Early War Miniatures website what scale this mode is? Judging by the prices, I'd guess at 20mm or 15mm?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 20mm I believe all they do is 20mm figures I thought I had put that in one of the labels, Sorry I did not make it clear. Thanks for the comment Hugh.

      Delete
  4. It may seem to some to be a bit crude by today's standards, but its painted, is obvious as to what it is and another addition to your collection - I certainly wouldn't knock it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am sorry if I have given the impression of knocking the figure. It is perfectly good figure just not what I was expecting/hoping. And as you often say it's one more finished. Thank you Jo.

      Delete
  5. Looking forward to seeing the terrain...I have a load of 6mm terrain items to work on and I need inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well considering it will be about 30 years old we may all be disappointed. And just so you know not big enough for Posties shed.

      Delete
  6. These are great Clint, but I love the idea that you're digging out some 30 year old terrain - can't wait to see it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Arh well it may not go as well as it does in my head. After all in my head it is fantastic! I appreciate your enthusiasm Michael.

      Delete
  7. Nicely done though Clint I do find I struggle with certain miniature companies figures as well .How well did the terrain store after 30 years?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Simon. It really is what you get used to I think in many ways.

      How did it store you ask... erhm well, that is to say that I will need to go to B+Q! Hee hee hee! Now it has managed very well all things considered!

      Delete
  8. I think they look fine and will fit in with what your currently working on. Now it will be interesting for me to see what the terrain pieces from 30 years ago look like.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You may well be younger than that! (Or have a sister younger than that). Most likely to be 30 years of cobwebs! Actually I know It has been kept safe and dry and in boxes each time I have moved so it should be OK. (fingers Crossed).
      Thank you Anne. I hope it may be a fun post on Thursday.

      Delete
  9. Good work sir, my terrain from 30 years ago would be some books and a green subutteo cloth!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That would be my terrain from 35 Years ago, So given the age gap between us I think you are on target! Whatever that means.

      Delete
  10. MG looks good to me, but then again, I always love those :D.
    I too am looking forward to see that old terrain. I wonder how old you were when you made it - you don't seem that old to me! And if it makes you feel any better, at 30 years, it's older than me :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Mathyoo. No that makes me feel even older! LOL. Don,t tell anyone but I am fifty! (on the out side but only 7.5 in my head!) Getting old is inevitable, feeling old is optional!

      Delete
  11. Very nice work on this MG team; although I can't get them out of my head as bad guys after watching Lawrence of Arabia as a kid! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean, but you have to remember they were just guys like you and me in real life. Some were kind others cruel, some were short other tall. Thank you Dean

      Delete

Please feel free to leave a comment.