07 April 2015

C21 Air War Vietnam Defense

Finished the AA hexes representing 37mm and greater. With a few more 1/300 planes
to order I will be complete with this range.

The larger bases are 1.5" Litko with MSD games AA base hexes. The guns are
various 1/300 Heroics and Ross AA guns.

05 April 2015

C21 Air War Vietnam

Slowly getting things done.

 MSD Games Target Terrain, although only 1in, I placed them on a Litko 1.5in

I used MSD Games Target Terrain, although only a 1" hex, I placed
them onto a 1.5" Litko hex.

A "jungle" hex. I purchased the Litko 1.5" hex mat that you spray paint
and the hex line holes leaves a pattern. The problem is after the first spray
it cover up the clear sheet so you cannot see underneath anymore.
The base is a scrubby pad with flock atop. Yeah its fluff but I will have the
NVAF player use it as a table reference for hidden AAA sites.

Finishing on my a/c base stands to accommodate the 2 die holder.
I upgraded with I-94's spherical magnet.

31 January 2015

Air War Support

I have been busy with work for the new year. Recently I have focused on completing
my 1/600 WW2 and 1/300 Vietnam air collection.

The base stands has Dave's (from I94 miniatures) round magnetics to simulate any
attitude of flight. This really adds to the look of the planes "in flight". I like using
the C21 Air War rules but have looked at and like Dave's Phantom rules.

My Vietnam era will have these target hexes. They are 1.5" hexes from Litko with Marty's
MSDGames target terrain hexes. I plan on making city, jungle and mountain hexes but
more 2D so flight stands can easily balance upon them.

18 January 2015

2015 Plans

Last year was a bust for gaming, only twice. This month I played a Chain
of Command game! My "plan" is to have ALL my 1/600 ships based and
painted and ALL my 1/300 Vietnam air planes done by June. Notice the
word "all". I have narrowed my interests to:

28mm: Normandy and Pacific (Bolt Action/Chain of Command)
            Modern Skirmish (Force on Force)
            Japan Skirmish (Ronin)
10mm: Normandy (my new 6mm, not sure on operational rules yet)
6mm:  WW2 Air (Luftwaffe 1946 series)
            Modern Air (C21 Air War, toying with Phantoms)
Naval: 1/600 coastal (Flaklighter II, Action Stations II)
            1/700 modern (Bulldogs Away)
            1/2400 (not sure on rules)

Project: 1/300 Ploesti (Tom Sparhawks game I played years ago, loved it)

Since I only have the weekends, I had to scale down.

13 December 2014

Laser cut Terrain

I received my 4ground tree bases.

The pic below shows 2 sets of tree bases. Each small tree stand is about $1.40.
Large is about $1.90.

 The tree bases can accommodate a nice sized tree:

Shipping is a flat $16, from ordering 1 to 10+. These tree stands would be nice in
the middle of the table so you can easily remove trees to place miniature stands.
Speaking of more laser cut terrain, my Sarissa Prec farm house:
Around the entire interior I place a line of PVA glue between the wall and floor to
strengthen it. Between 4ground and Sarissa, the buildings are nice enough for me.

07 December 2014

Laser Cut Buildings

I posted a pic of the Sarissa Prec farmhouse I purchased for $23. The assembly was
easy using wood glue. I did use toothpicks at the inside corners to reinforce the
structure. I wonder in a club environment how durable are these buildings? In my
Normandy related scenarios, I feel on a 4x8 ft table, I will only need about 4 buildings
max. I still want to scratch build some buildings. Cost would be lower, time higher
yet I have time...

02 December 2014

Jungle Work

Slowly working on the jungle scenery:
Nice bamboo trees, came about 50 per bag. Mounted them on a Litko 2" circle base.

Tree stands built so far

Sarissa Precision Farm house, easy to put together. Cheaper than the 4Ground buildings.