Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Eureka Miniatures 15MM Ventauran Troopers

Thinking on my next Sci-fi force, and having done allot of
business with Nic at Eureka Miniatures. I'm looking at
the Ventauran Troopers in 15mm.

Ventauran Troopers
 Ventauran SAW
Ventauran Officer

 Ventauran Autocannon
Ventauran Comms

Ventauran Anti-Tank
 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday:




 

 

The KV-1 model 1939 and 1940

At first, the 76.2 mm (3 in) F-32 was chosen as main armament, but due to delays in production, the first 50 preseries models and all remaining model 1939s were equipped with a medium-velocity “short” barrel L-11 of the same caliber, fitted with a recognizable recuperator above the barrel. The F-32 was able to fire AP (F-342 rounds) and HE shells. The BR-3502 AP rounds were capable of reaching 612 m/sec (2007 ft/s), giving them a 66 mm (2.6 in) armor-piercing capacity at 500 m (1640 ft). Secondary armament comprised a coaxial DT 7.62 mm (0.3 in) machine gun, another in a rear turret ballmount, another mounted in a hull ballmount and an extra AA mount on the model 1942.

KV1

Killer Tanks The KV Tank


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday: Alvis Scorpion FV-101





 

 

Development

In 1966, the Army devised a new specification for a Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) or CVR(T). In 1967, after plans were submitted by the manufacturers, Alvis was chosen to produce a 30 vehicle prototypes preserie. The latter were called P1 to P17 and delivered on schedule and budget, these were sent to be tested at home, and then aborad, in the most severe conditions, in Norway, Canada but also Abu Dhabi and Australia. After corrections by the manufacturers, the Scoprion was accepted for service in may 1970 and ordered to 275, then 313 units to Alvis Vehicles Ltd at Coventry. The first rolled of the line in early 1972. Only 1500 would equipped the British army, while around 1500 more were built for the export market and were (or are still) in service with twenty-one more countries.

http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/UK/Alvis_Scorpion.php

Tanks-The Scorpion-British-Light Tank


Monday, February 1, 2016

German Colonial Uniforms

This website is intended to give an insight into the uniforms of the Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Forces from 1884-1918 for the English speaking wargamer, modeller or military historian. Until recently there has been very little available in the English language on the uniforms worn by German forces in these obscure but fascinating side shows of the Great War and Colonial Era

http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk/







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cheap Alien Tripod

Picked this up from ebay for a few bucks....)

Small Soliders - Fight! Win!: 15mm GZG Kra'Vak Powered Armor


Small Soliders - Fight! Win!: 15mm GZG Kra'Vak Powered Armor: On Saturday I started and finished my two units of GZG Kra'Vak Powered Armor.  There is not much really to say about these sculpts.  The...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday: Vickers MBT






The Vickers MBT is a series of main battle tanks (MBTs) developed as a private venture by Vickers-Armstrongs for export. The design makes use of proven components such as the L7 gun of the Centurion, and the Leyland L60 multi-fuel engine, transmission and fire control system of the Chieftain. A large number of tanks were also built by India under licence as the Vijayanta.

Vickers MBT

Vickers Mk.7 Main Battle Tank | Military-Today.com


Tanks-The Vickers MK-3i-British-Main Battle Tank


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday: World Tanks Depot US M551 Sheridan Tanks 1/87








M551 Sheridan Light Tank (documentary)


Tanker's Tuesday: M551 Sheridan








The M551 Sheridan tank was designed in the early 1960's, as a need arose for U.S. forces needing a light tank. Constructed of aluminum armor, it is extremely fast, using a 300 hp Detroit Diesel engine and cross drive transmission. It mounts a steel turret and an aluminum hull. It was air transportable and fully amphibious with the screen around the sides raised. The main gun fired a 152mm standard projectile or a missile. It packed a lot of punch for a small tank. A similar gun was also used on the M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle. It is equipped with nuclear, biological, and chemical protection for the crew of four men. This enables it to fight in almost any climate or situation. The vehicle has seen combat use in Vietnam, Panama and Desert Storm, and it is used today for training in the California desert by the Armored Force Opposing Forces training center.

M551 Sheridan

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jareth,((David Bowie)) The Goblin King

Jareth, the Goblin King (played by David Bowie) is a main character in the 1986 movie Labyrinth. Jareth is the film's main antagonist, and also appears in much of the tie-in material produced to compliment the film, including its novelization and its manga sequel.

 
At the time of this films release my daughter Sara was five and would watch the VHS tape of this film until she could recite it word for word, she still loves it and has a DVD, as do I . I know have a grand daughter who is also enchanted by this
work........David Bowie rest in peace, you are already missed.