History is Fun

Friday, June 17, 2022

28mm PBR for Vietnam War

 HI all,


Long time no blog. Sorry about that but I have been posting "mini blogs" over on Twitter. So what has been going on? Well quiet a bit actually so I will try to get caught up on the projects I have been working on over the next few weeks.

First up is this Boat!


It is an American PBR (Patrol Boat River) from the Vietnam war era. This is the fist time I have tried to build a kit like this. Most of the parts are a combination of cardboard and laser cut MDF. This kit comes from Sarissa Precision Limited in the UK and It was pretty easy to put together. I thought it would be a good option for transporting troops to the battlefield then using Helicopters. 

Unfortunately the kit does not come with the weapons needed to arm the PBR but I was able to find a company that makes the weapons I needed to be able to arm the PBR. I added a dual mounted .50 machine gun to the bow turret, I also added a stand alone .50 machine gun mounted on the aft of the boat and I also added an M-60 machine gun mounted in the mid section of the ship. The only weapon system I  wanted that I could not find was the .40 MM Grenade Launcher that was also mounted mid ship. 


After putting everything together and giving it a few coats of paint the boat was basically done. I did not do a great job on building it but I learned a lot from this and I have one more boat to build in the near future. When I build that one I will get a Navy Crew to man the boat as well.

I hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to the upcoming summer vacation here in Europe.


Friday, March 18, 2022

28mm Viet Cong for the Vietnam Wargames

  I finally got around to painting up these 28mm VC for an upcoming Vietnam wargame that I will run at the club. They are very detailed miniatures and they are from Gringo 40. I also painted up an America Pilot.


I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

February 2022 update

 Hi all,

No game yet but games are starting up at my local club. With the end of restrictions here in Sweden there will be more games and I will be going back to work at the office soon. The Club is closer to my work than to my home so there is a higher chance of me getting in a game soon.


I did go to the club yesterday to drop off some of the minis I have painted up during the Covid lock down.


Also here are some pictures of the 1/6000 scale Japanese battleships for my 1930's War Plan Orange project. I also painted up a 1/600 scale Japanese Nakajima A1N2 from Tumbling Dices inter-war aircraft. In the Rules Find Fix and Strike one aircraft represents a flight of 3 or 4 aircraft. I think this is a good level of detail for the aircraft. I play to break out the air combat from the main board and do a separate battle with just the aircraft using a different set of rules. stay tuned for details.

Take care and I will check in with everyone soon!

Saturday, January 29, 2022

January 2022 paint table update

 Hi all,

So when I am not posting here on the Blog I am posting pictures on Twitter, which is better than posting them on Facebook, I think.


 One of the things I have been doing is posting pictures of my Lunch Break painting sessions I did two weeks ago since I am back working from home because of the COVID situation here in Stockholm.

 I worked on painting some of the 3mm Vietnam War miniatures I got recently. I have tanks and also infantry with additional helicopters and aircraft.


Here are the UH-1's I painted up so far. I just need to put on the varnish and then add the rotor blades. 

I also did a little prep work to start painting up some F-104 star fighters, again for the Vietnam War.

I also got some 1/6000 scale ships to try to do some battle related to a what if 1930's War between the US and Japan using the War Plan Orange plan. I also got in some 3mm Tumbling Dice interwar aircraft to experiment with to see how they match up with the 1/6000 scale ships. I will post more pictures as I paint up more miniatures.

Have a great week!