Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Britannia do a few other US Vietnam vessels but this (as far as I know) is the only Civil Vietnam boat they do. When I say Civil Vietnam vessel I do of course mean "Target of Opportunity" as I know how many US players will take great delight in destroying something new. Just so they can say that they killed it!
I was going to paint the water brown, but as all my river sections are BLUE it just made more sense to go with the blue water.
The model was a 2 piece casting a white metal crewman and engine and a resin cast hull. A very simple paint job all colours taken from the picture at the bottom which is either fishing or trading. But during the conflict they might just as readily been ferrying supplies or people to the Viet Minh bases to fight the US troops. So they were treated with some degree of caution.
As with all things they did come in a variety of sizes and colours and even shapes. But I just wanted a typical Sampan with nothing outrageous. they were used all over the SE Asia area and have been used (without engines) for centuries.
That is it for today. Thanks for looking and
Monday, 29 February 2016
Firstly let me say there were 2 games I got no photos of. Simply because they just did not appeal to me. One was a Trojan wars game using "Hordes of the things" rules and the other was peter Pigs Hammering Iron. The first because I do not like the over reliance of heroes in games and the second before fear of getting roped into a game.
|Prison Break- Los Banos the Philippines 1945|
Overall a good show and worth going to if it id not too far. Several Traders were missing and that does seem to be the way these days. Perhaps with fuel, hotel rooms and the like it is just not worth many traders attending small local shows. Which is understandable but still disappointing.
You will note there are no pictures of other bloggers or the bring and buy so if you are looking for such a thing best of luck elsewhere!
On a personal note I found the bring and buy disappointing, But I am sure for some others it was fantastic. Oh well better luck next time.
|Lots of Jungle scenery.|
|1879 Zulus... yeah that's right Roakes Drift |
Station, Participation Game.
|Friday Night Fire fight club.|
|North London Wargames Group|
|Not sure of the game name but modern Afghanistan skirmish|
|Gravesend Gamers guild|
|Still Warmachine and I still am not a fan!|
|Maidstone Wargames club.|
|Road to Homs. A fictional Battle in 1982 of Israel against Syria using 3 mm figures|
|Home made rules that did seem to work well|
|I don't know the details but did like the town.|
|Tonbridge Wargames club|
|SEEMs wargames club|
|Not sure but I think it was a big battle Saga game. At least it seemed to be!|
the "Anti Alchemists" were running a participation game about Rommel's First action in WW!
|Society of Ancients|
A Roman vs Carhaginians bash up
|The Germans attacking. Trying to kill the nuns |
who in an earlier game had managed to fight off the German Uhlans!
Three cheers for the nuns!
|Crawley wargames group|
A Participation game
|Called "Stretcher bearer" as one of the club had a grand father who did that in WW!|
battle of Malplaqut
Spelt wrong as I cannot rad my own writing.
|The game did look good, but not a period I know at all.|
|Southend wargames club.|
Sunday, 28 February 2016
Money spent was about £20 in all for the day including entrance and snacks. So enough excuses but what did I get.
1 Black scorpion female pirate for my cousin. (Colonel Bills). Used to belong to Roy so I am told.
1 Tub of black acrylic paint. (Tole Haven)
1 28mm dog cocking it's leg! Oh come on it was 50p well spent! (Redoubt)
1 20mm Recoilless Rifle (Grubby Tanks) Vietnam project
1 Milady de Winter, (Redoubt) just another 3 musketeer figure I just wanted to paint.
1 Pack of Japanese 20mm WW2 Airfix Infantry (Harfields) As I want to do some Pacific wargames later this year and you need to start somewhere and this seemed a logical start and is so much cheaper than eBay when Postage is taken into account
There was nothing for me on the bring and buy it was all over priced as far as I could tell or in very poor condition or just something I am not interested in. I am sure some people will say the best bring and buy ever. But not for me!
So no real splurges and very restrained and respectable. Yes I could have spent more and I could increased the size of the lead mountain but I am happy with this small amount as I now recognise that buying a lot and painting a lot are not the same!
I will most likely do a show report tomorrow and some of the games were very interesting. So that may be something to look forward to. And It my not we will both only know when te pictures are shown.