History is Fun

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Hi everyone,

Well since I was working on my 15mm WWII miniatures I decided to paint up some more tanks.

I already have a Tiger I for the upcoming mini campaign but I wanted something more historic. So I found a good ebook, by Dennis Oliver. Tiger I and Tiger II Tanks. The book is focused on the Eastern Front in 1944 and they have some good color plates that helped me to paint the Tiger pictured below. It is from East Prussia and was assigned to Panzer-Abteilung 503.

I also painted up some of the Soviets tanks to get started on there list as well.
I painted up the T-34/85 with Junior leader.

I also painted up an SU-85 for the upcoming campaign. The campaign calls for an SU-122 but I will use the SU-85 instead.

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and you like the tanks that I have painted.
Be safe and have a good week! Until next time!!!


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Blog update!

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well! I am doing OK considering the job hunting is not going so well. I am still working on getting a job and I have signed up for an intensive Swedish language class to help me with my Swedish. Hopefully this will help make me more marketable. We will see, stay tuned for more on the job front.

On a more positive note I am back to painting my 15mm WWII Germans for Chain of Command. I am painting up the support options to be able to fight Operation Westwind, the breakout of the Konigsber Siege in 1945. This campaign is taken from the 2014 Summer Special published from Toofatlardies.  It outlines the campaign and the forces involved. I will be using this information along with the main rules of Charin of Command with At the Sharp End campaign rules supplement. I have about 80% of the German support options painted now and I have a few more specialist troops to paint up, and then it is on to the Russians!

So here is what I have painted since the last post.

Panther with Junior Leader

SdKfz 221 with Junior Leader

le.IG with five crew and a Junior Leader

Pak 40 anti‐tank gun with five crew and Junior Leader

Pak 43 anti‐tank gun, five crew with Junior Leader

So that is all the painting I have done. I have been doing some other things. I started my first batch of Mead two days ago. So far so good. I hope to get at least 4 litters of Mead from this first patch. I am hoping for a 12% alcohol content once it is all done. Stay tuned for updates on the mead.

I have also added a paint link finish to some of the hand stamped coins that I make and I like the effect that it adds to the pewter coins. It makes them look older. Check out the pictures below and let me know what you think.

With patina added

Top- no patina added, Bottom- with patina