History is Fun

Sunday, April 4, 2021

3mm JA-37 Viggen

 Good Easter afternoon all!

On Thursday I started to paint up a flight (4 aircraft) of JA-37 Viggens in 3mm that I have had sitting around for a while. I want these painted up so I can play some scenarios for a what if airbattle over the Baltic against the Soviets in the 1980's. 

I have placed an order to get in some Soviet aircraft from the period so I will paint them up as I get them in the mail.

I hope you all enjoy these pictures and have a good Easter Weekend.



Friday, March 26, 2021

USMC Squad for Vietnam


 Hi again,

I have now finished up the basing for the squad of Marines that I plan to use for skirmish wargaming of the Vietnam war. I am still waiting for a package to show up from the UK with the other miniatures I have ordered but things have become very slow after Brexit and now I am having to wait up to a month for things to arrive whereas before it was one, maybe two weeks delivery time. Hopefully, this will improve.


So, I have picked up a set of Skirmish Wargaming rules to use for different skirmish games and I hope this one will cover my wants and needs for the Vietnam and other historical periods. The title is One-Hour Skirmish Wargames by John Lamshead. I plan to try these out soon with some French and Indian War miniatures I have ready to go before seeing how they work in other historical periods.



Have a good weekend!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Painting update, some things are done and some will be done soon!

 Hi again,

Well my hobby ADHD has hit again but I did finish something that I had started before and those are 6 wood barrels for scenery or as an objective location etc... They are resin and they came out pretty good so here are two pictures of the barrels.

So once these barrels were done I started down the Vietnam War rabbit hole and I have just about finished a squad of USMC miniatures from Gringo 40 that I had purchased a year or so ago. I have painted them and I am just about to do the work on the basses and then they will be finished. I am waiting for a delivery of some more Gringo 40 VC and NVA miniatures to arrive so I can get some targets for the Marines to shoot at. 


I am also looking around for a set of rules that will allow for a fun short game but with enough detail to satisfy my need for detail, especially with weapons I have been trained on and used during my time in the US Army. 


Enjoy the pictures.

More to come soon... I hope :-)

Sunday, February 7, 2021

And they are done!

 Hi again!


This weekend I was able to finish up the 28mm Perrry Russian Hussars that I started a while ago. I think they turned our realy well.  I have already started to get other minis ready to prim and paint up but first I will paint some ressen barrals that I recently got. They will be for a wagon that is in the mail so I can do a few escort type missions with the wagon. An empty wagon is boring so I will fill it with barrels of beer, wine, and snaps. 




Well I hope you have a good weekend. This will be a short post as I wanted to let you know that I am done with these beautiful miniatures. After the baraels I have more Russian infantry and some Swedish Infantry and cavlary to get done.



Take care and have a good week.


The local castle from todays walk in the snow.


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

On the workbench


Hi again,

So I just wanted to show you what is on the painting table. I actually have a semi dedicated painting area to paint and do hobby stuff. It makes it much easier to just sit down and do some painting.


So I have been starting to paint more 28mm miniatures since the Perry Brothers have expanded there selection of Swedish miniatures for the 1808-1809 Swedish Russian War. I have been incotact with the Perry Brothers to see if they will continue to make other Swedish miniatues for the rages since there are a lot of other units and uniforms worn during this periods. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will make more.


So what am I painting. Well it is 28mm Perry Russian Hussars. They are coming along very well, I think. They are to represent the Grodno Hussars. I have to get one more pack to get a total of 8 Hussars as per the Sharps Practace rules, but I have other rules that I can use these for straight away. I also have more Russinas from the Perry Brothers on the way, some Jagars and Infantry. I have all the Russians I think I will need for awhile. I just might need to add some artillery to the mix eventually.


Well keep safe and thank you for sticking around to see my minis.