Freitag, 21. Oktober 2016

The Landsknecht experience

As I only recently finally finished the Panzer IV I owed my good friend Chris, it was about high time to finish the figures I had agreed to paint for Curt as well.
We do have a small trans-atlantic miniatures exchange program running where he paints one or two miniatures per year for me and in exchange he get's roughly the same number from me.
We don't have a set topic for the miniatures we paint for each other. It's more a combination of what we do want to paint and what the recipient would like to get painted.

During last years Challenge Curt started work on a wonderful "Italian Wars" project and also painted up a spiffing and quite extraordinary piece of equipment called "The Death Bell of Breugel Bosch". If you haven't seen it already I strongly urge you to have a look at this rather inspired and twisted take on renaissance artillery. Well, be it as it may, when I first saw it I knew what I wanted to paint up for Curt. If only had I known what I was in for...

I've fancied trying my hand on Landsknechte for some time already and here it was, the perfect excuse... errr.... chance to get my feet wet without delving in head first. So I ordered these two fellas from the Bruegelburg range of pseudo-Landsknecht / renaissancish figures by Lead Adventure Miniatures. I really like the distinct style all the Lead Adventure miniatures have to them, but honestly these two were not that easy to paint...

... and this had nothing to do with the quality of the sculpts or the casting. It was simply me seriously underestimating the amount of work you need to put into the paint job to make it look suitably "Landsknecht". All the little detail, the puffy Landsknecht clothing, the feathers and what not...
I really tip my hat to all of you out there actually painting a 28mm (or bigger for that matter) Landsknecht army. After this experience I'm cured and definitely won't paint a Landsknecht force any time soon... in 28mm at least.

So these two together with "Han Solo" whom I painted up as entry fee for the challenge will be on their way to Regina CA asap. With this my debts are settled and I can lean back and look forward to the looming 7th incarnation of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.
I hope Curt likes what he'll get and my apologies for being late with my entry fee, but I'm a little cheap with posting you know ;-)

Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016

Panzer IV Ausführung H

With the the next incarnation of the AHPC (a well known acronym for Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge) already looming on the horizon I thought it about high time to start paying my debts from  last years challenge.

Fallschirmjäger advancing under cover of a Panzer IV - Italy June 1944

Sonntag, 2. Oktober 2016

15mm Battle of the Bulge 76mm Sherman tanks

I've recently bought into 'Tanks', the newish game by Battlefront Miniatures, and thought it to be the perfect opportunity to continue work on my 15mm 'Battle of the Bulge' project.
In order to make up a full platoon of 76mm armed Shermans I bought another plastic sprue of this rather superb kit. Unfortunately my digicam seems to be about to quit service slowly but surely, so the colour balance in todays pics is heavily on the yellowish side. Also it looks like all the fine weathering with streaking, rust and so on didn't come through on the pics...

Samstag, 24. September 2016

More Fallschirmjäger support weapons

Despite some rather busy weeks at work I've still managed to continue work on my my Fallschirmjäger platoon in the form of some more support weapons. The Fallschirmjäger list released in the "Duel in the sun" supplement for Bolt Action doesn't allow for support in form of vehicles and heavier anti-tank guns than the odd 3,7cm PaK 36 or schwere Panzerbüchse 41. Thus when wanting to field this list I'm rather limited when it comes to anti-tank capability. At least till the new Armies of Germany supplement for Bolt Action 2nd Edition is released in November that is.

Sonntag, 11. September 2016

Russian Civil War - Kornilov Command Stand

No, no Fallschirmjäger this time... yes, promised!
For various reasons, both private and job related, I didn't have much spare time lately. So progress on the Fallschirmjäger came to an abrupt halt. You know how this works: Finish line in sight you simply HAVE to switch to another project for fear of actually finishing a project, or at least as close to finishing as we wargamers will ever come with any given project. Instead I finally finished the basing for a White Russian command stand I had sitting around for quite a while now.

Sonntag, 4. September 2016

3rd Fallschirmjäger Squad

And again another squad of Fallschirmjäger is ready to join the ranks and defend the rubble strewn streets of Italy against the allied juggernaut.

Sonntag, 28. August 2016

More Fallschirmjäger - 2nd Squad

With the summer rather unexpectedly having returned to middle Europe work load increased significantly. The combination of work and sweltering heat led to a drastic drop off in painting mojo. But I got a second eight man Squad for my fledgling Fallschirmjäger Platoon off the painting table.

Sonntag, 14. August 2016

More Green Devils incoming! - Heavy weapons

Following on from last weeks 'sPzB 41auf Gepanzerter MG-Träger Bren 731(e)' I've done up a few more Fallschirmjäger which now are awaiting their first deployment.

I don't know what it is but WWII, especially Germans in WWII, always gets my creative juices flowing. So I made the most out of it and immediately got going on some heavy weapons to go with my other stuff.

Sonntag, 7. August 2016

Green Devils on the prowl

As some of my regular followers might remember during last years Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge I (re-)started an old pet project of mine: Fallschirmjäger.

As it's always the case it has taken me a while to get back to that project but finally I got in gear and added a little something I wanted to do for a long time already.

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Samstag, 6. August 2016

Summer Sale in Moiti Towers

It's time to get rid of some old stuff again. I will continuously update this site so  make sure you check back here every once in a while.

If you're interested on anything on offer here just send me a mail at:

Here a few general rules:
- Prices are in Euro and open to discussion.
- Prices don't include shipping.
- Postage will be applied at cost. Due to bad experiences I will only send as signed for.
- If you need any additional pics or information contact me via the e-mail address stated above.
- Items on sale are sold as seen on the pictures except when stated otherwise.
- All items will be packaged as best as possible. But due to lazy post men and other imponderabilities I simply can't guarantee a save arrival with the customer.
- If you're ready to pay for it I do ship world wide

1. Imperial Army Bundle consisting of the items listed individually below
Miniatures and tanks are painted to a good standard. Should you need additional pictures just send me an e-mail!

2. Imperial Guard Command Squad consisting of:
- Sergeant armed with bolt pistol and chain sword
- Medic with las rifle
- Banner bearer with las pistol
- Vox operator
- Heavy flamer

3. Imperial Guard Veterans Squad consisting of:
- Vox operator with las rifle
- 3 veterans armed with Melta
- Support weapons team with rocket launcher
- 3 veterans with las rifle

4. Valdor tank hunter
unfortunately the turret mounted heavy stubber is lacking for some reason.

5. Leman Russ Exterminator painted as Commissarial Command tank with hull mounted las cannon

6. Chimera with turret mounted twin heavy bolters and hull mounted heavy bolter

7. Leman Russ Demolisher (old white metal edition) with hull mounted las cannon

8. Manticore with hull mounted heavy bolter. The launch device is fully movable.

9. AT-43 (OOP) rules bundle consisting of:
- German rules book
- English Operation Damocles initiation booklet
- English U.N.A. Army book
- English ONI Army book
- English Red Blok Army book
- English Operation Damocles Campaign book
- 3 AT-43 rulers

10. DUST Warfare 1st Edition:
- Core Rulebook
- Campaign Book Zverograd

11. DUST Collectibles:
- DUST Sourcebook
- DUST Wars Comic

12. Freebooters Fate:
- German rules book (korrigierte Ausgabe)
- Gaming Cards

Book and cards as good as new

13. Games Workshop Craters complete
package was only opened to check content

14. Flames of War rules bundle:
- FoW 2nd (?!) edition (Old edition)
- Atlantik Wall source book
- Cassino source book (OOP)
- Blitzkrieg source book
- Fate of a Nation expansion

Books as good as new
40,- €

15. Tobsen77 Libelle
in original packaging

16. Barrage Miniatures Italian Motorlance Landing Craft 28mm
Note: Miniature for scale only!

17. The Plastic Soldier Company 15mm Russian bundle consisting of:
- Russian Infantry in summer uniform
- Russian Infantry heavy weapons
- Russian ZIS 2/3 anti tank and field gun

all boxes are complete only a few figures of the infantry set were cut from the sprue and base coated

18. The Plastic Soldier Company Allied M5 Halftrack box (5 vehicles with british crew)

19. Foundry Great War German infantry advancing with Pickelhaube

20. Schilling Figuren 28mm ACW Confederate soldiers with wounded

21. Warlord Games resin 28mm Churchill AVRE tank
tank is assembled and base coated, afaik no parts are missing. No crew figures included.

22. Citadel Warhammer 40k Terrain piece with abandoned chimera (OOP)
Sandbags and various equipment items were added, gaps were filled. For more pictures send me a mail.

23. Heer46 Panzerjäger 50t E-50
Set is complete

24. Heer46 Panzerjäger 75t E-75
Set is complete

25. DUST Tactics Allied Walker bundle:
- Steel Rain
- Hot Dog
- Rattler

No cards included

additional turrets for Steel Rain, Hot Dog and Cobra as well as muzzles for 3 Hot Dogs and gun barrel for 1 Pounder included. Actually I don't really now what walker that f****ing floating kit belongs to but I suspect it was the Rattler's. It was carefully removed and no parts are missing.

26. DUST Tactics Allied Infantry 33 miniatures bundle:
- 3 Guys with flamer
- 2 guys with bazooka rocket launcher
- 3 guys with HMG
- 7 guys with pump guns
- 15 guys with rifles
- 3 heavy armored infantry with rocket packs and grenade/ rocket launchers

27. Grind house Games  Incursion Board Game
The game is complete and in mint condition. It was only ever played once.