Sunday, 11 December 2011

Overlord Improvised Armour Conversion Kit

Back at Border Reiver 2011 I picked up one of the Improvised Armour conversion kits by Overlord that Solways crafts and miniatures offer for sale.  I put it together and part painted then didn't get round to doing anything with it for months.  There's a theme developing here today isn't there?!  Anyway in a moment of cheesy madness I decided that this would be Jack Jone's van.  I'm hoping that the decals aren't so bad that people can't draw the link.  I can't remember which type of Lledo vehicle the kit is designed for but it's certainly achieved a rough and ready improvised look on the Model T ford van that I used here.  This vehicle will either deploy as part of the Longhoughton Defence Volunteers or as part of the Ashington Coal Collective.  Probably the earlier rather than the latter.

BUF Adler Armoured Bathtub

This is a German Adler Armoured car from BEF Miniatures (now part of Warlord Games) that I picked up a while back, built, part painted and then never got round to finishing.  Well this afternoon I finally got round to printing off the decals to finish things.  The kit is exactly the same as the original except that I swapped the heads out for ones that I had in my bits box.

I wasted a small fortune in smudged decal paper until I remembered to adjust the paper type.  They're far from the best decals that I've ever made but they're getting better, I just need to use a better graphics app in order to be able to print at the level of detail that I want.  Anyway, here it is, far from the best that I've produced in a while.

The World's Smallest Wargame?

I've been clearing through the painting cabinet today and come across a couple of oddities whilst doing so.  This would appear to be the smallest wargame in the world.  I've not seen a smaller game - have you?

Yes that is a 1p piece!