“Sr. Presidente” in 1/72 Scale

1-72 scale modern wargame figure Mr. President Airfix Conversion Caesar 20mm head

This is one of the main players in a game scenario, “Sr. Presidente”. A quick and easy conversion of an Airfix / Dapol railway figure with some trimming and a head taken off a Caesar figure. The Mercedes in the…

1/72 Osprey VTOL

1-72 Osprey MV-22

Troops disembark from a V-22 Osprey VTOL tiltrotor military aircraft. This sophisticated machine, recently purchased for modern / near-future games, will be essential for moving large numbers of rapid response troops and equipment to any points of conflict that might arise in near-future /…

Matchbox British Infantry / British Commandos

Matchbox British Infantry 1-76

  Following on from the previous post, some more 1:76 scale British / Commonwealth figures, this time from Matchbox. These are a mixture of figures from the British Infantry and British Commandos sets with a couple of conversions. Three different…

Airfix British Commandos

Airfix 2nd Version British Commandos 20mm 1-76 1-72

I’ve been finishing off various 20mm WW2 British figures taken from Airfix and Matchbox sets over the last few days. Below are some pictures of a few of the Airfix figures   Those over a certain age will recognise these…

1/72 Fantasy Figures – Good Guys & Bad Guys

1-72 scale fantasy vampire and vestral virgin caesar

I spent a little time recently finishing off some 20mm fantasy figures. First off a few good guys. These three sword brandishing adventurers are Caesar figures. They bear an uncanny resemblance to characters from the Lord of the Rings films.…

Matchbox 7.5cm Pak 40

20mm German Matchbox 75mm Pak 40

This Matchbox German Pak-40 75mm anti-tank gun is one of the oldest surviving bits of kit in my collection. I’ve had it for around 30 years, could maybe even be older. It was painted back in it’s day with Humbrol…

Revell German Officer

Revell German Officer with Scissor Binoculars 20mm 1-72

German officer with greatcoat and scissor binoculars mounted on a tripod. An iconic figure from the Revel Panzergrenadier set. He’s accompanied here by a Zvezda infantryman and Imex radiomain with a portable backpack mounted radio. Vehicles are 1/72 MAC Distribution…

Altaya 1/72 Flakpanzer Möbelwagen

Altaya diecast 1-72 20mm Flakpanzer Möbelwagen

A die-cast Altaya prepainted and RE-painted Flakpanzer, weathered, dusted and with some crew added. Two of the figures are Caesar 1-72 WW2 German Infantrymen and the pointing figure is a PSC hard plastic figure.  

1/76 Scale Die-cast Fordson Tractor

Oxford Diecast 1-76 Scale tractor repainted and weathered

  An Oxford Diecast Fordson tractor. This can turn itself into a great little piece of scenery to grace a rural setting on any wargame table from the 1920s  up to the present day. The tractor has been given a heavy…

Altaya Die-Cast Camionetta AS 42 Sahariana

Altaya AS42 Sahariana 1-72 scale

The Altaya Sahariana is a nice solid model that only needs a little weathering to turn it into a very attractive and sturdy wargame model. The figures are from the 1:72 Waterloo 1815 Italian “Tankmen, Driver and Artillery Crews” set.…

Improvised Rivers Using X-Rays

X-Ray used to make wargame scenery river section

Some time ago a friend from our wargame group, Juan Reyes (Brazo de Nelson Wargamers Club) had a brilliant idea of using cut-outs from old X-rays that he painted over with gloss paint to use as wargame scenery to make…

Airfix 1/76 Scale Panther Tank

Airfix Panther Tank with Cammo 1-72 Scale

The Airfix 1/76 scale Panther tank is a kit that goes back a long way as it’s over 50 years old and it’s quite basic really. At the time, it was the only thing going but by today’s standards the kit…

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