Thirty-two 15mm Spanish for the War of Jenkins' Ear
18th January (12 points)
Two Shapeways Albatross D1 (1/44th scale)
18th January (24 points)
Four 1/300 Junkers JU-52s
1st February (48 points)
Six Petlyakov PE-2s and some airfield scenery: four tents; 25 fuel drums; and 36 crates. 6mm.
19th February (54 points)
Three FE2s, two BE2s, two Nieu 17s, two Sopwith 1 1/2 Struuters. 1/144th scale.
25th February (12 points)
The Esci Matilda II in 1/72, painted in Aussie colors for future CoC games.
4th March (48 points)
Three PSC Bren carriers and six HaT infantry riders in 1/72nd for my SW Pacific Aussies for CoC.
4th March (66 points)
Seven lend-lease VVS Hurricanes (including cool 1 two seater) and four Finnish MS 406. 6mm.
15th March (102 points)
Two Romanian SM 79JR bombers; four Italian MC 200; three JU88C fighters; four BF110; four BF109Es: a total of 17 planes for the Axis forces. 6mm.
23rd March (78 points)
Thirty-nine Australians for the Pacific Theatre in 20mm
5th April (80 points)
Forty more 20mm Eureka and Combat Miniature Aussies for CoC SW Pacific
13th April (16 points)
Eight more 20mm Aussies
13th April (24 points)
25 square feet of teddy bear fur converted to kunei grass
24th April (144 points)
Twelve large Woodland Scenics armatures and foliage put together, and forty-two smaller fruit trees for an orchard for a AWI SP game we played yesterday. I have counted these as four buildings!
7th May (108 points)
Another green week. Fifteen 2-inch palms and three groups of bamboo (about seventy 2 to 5 inch stems altogether). No idea how to count this mess. I have counted them as three buildings!
13th May (36 points)
More bamboo: 170 stems this time (one building)
31st May (26 points)
Two tanks, one infantryman: a pair of 1/76 Airfix Matilda IIs. I used parts from the Matador models resin kits to make a Frog flamethrower and a CS tank. And one 20mm mini to represent the tank officer who was with the infantry outside directing the armor.
8th June (60 points)
Finished the 1/76 Matchbox M3 Stuart which was modified to Aussie specs and marked up for one of the tanks used at Buna, N Guinea. Also finished 8 improved positions, 1 small bunker, 1 medium bunker, and 1 large bunker for SW Pacific 20mm Japs: all scratchbuilt to look like they were made from palms, earth and then covered with foliage.
12th July (66 points)
Three P40Es for the VVS; one Hurricane IIC for VVS; two Ki 48 Lilys; two Hurricanes for NEI; two Blenheim If fighters for Malaya; one Blenheim I for Malaya: a total of eleven 6mm aeroplanes
12th - 15th July (504 points)
Finished about a third of the trees I need for a 4' x 4' coconut plantation: seventy 6 inch plus palms based in strips of five to seven with about 4 inches between each trunk. I had no idea how much trouble these would be! (counted as seven buildings)
Eighty more palm trees finished (we'll count that as another seven buildings)
19th July (130 points)
Sixty-five 20mm WW2 Japanese Infantry for CoC
19th July (144 points)
Forty-two palm trees (and another four buildings)
31st July (42 points)
Finished some 6mm planes for Finland WWII: four G50s; three Brewsters in winter camo
23rd August (78 points)
Four Bf109Es, three I-152s and six winterized Ju87Bs. 6mm.
23rd August (36 points)
Six 6mm MiG 3s
25th August (12 points)
Two SM79JRs from Scotia. 6mm.
30th August (264 points)
Forty-two SNLF Japanese for CoC plus repainted six more Japs to look like SNLF troops; seven scratchbuilt palm and dirt dug outs for SW Pacific (various sizes for 1 to 5 men).
13th September (24 points)
Six 20mm Japanese infantry for CoC
21st September (150 points)
But what has consumed the most time over the last month has been getting an approx. 6x6 felt sheet ready for games I'm running down at Hurricon in Orlando next weekend. I used a stencil to apply a 1 and 1/2 inch grid laid out over a white felt sheet on which I lightly painted patches of woods and a river. It has taken waaaay longer than I thought-especially since I messed up the first effort and had to start again. I've spent at least 15 hours on the thing. Ed: Tempted as I am to say "counts as one 6mm building", I shall award 150 points for this mat.
30th September (24 points)
Four Yak 1s in 6mm.
13th October (54 points)
I got a few more 6mm planes finished.
Some Shapeways 3d print items.
Three CR42s and three SM 21s for the Royal Hungarian Air Force for Barbarossa
Three IAR 37 biplanes for Romania
25th October (72 points)
Four I-15s; one I-152; two PT 16 HT for France 1940; three Pak40 auf Hotchkiss; four Pak 40 auf Lorraine; three 105mm auf Lorraine.
1st November (36 points)
A few more planes done for Barbarossa period. These are Shapeways 3d prints in 1/285: three CR42; three Sm21, both for the Hungarian RAF.
4th November (48 points)
Eight Heinkel He111s in 6mm
10th November (24 points)
Four 6mm JU86 bombers for the Hungarian air force
17th November (42 points)
All 6mm aircraft: 4 x Re2000s for the Hungarians and 3 x Lagg 5s for the VVS
24th November (34 points)
Finished seventeen 20mm figures to use as casualties for the Australians. I converted some old ESCI Commonwealth plastic minis.
24th November (70 points)
Finally decided to bite the bullet and rebase my 20mm Australians onto 1/4 inch washers like my Japanese. Game yesterday once again pointed out that the bases were too small for the Aussies. So this morning I rebased 70 figures. Bit of a PITA!
15th December (70 points)
20mm South Pacific Odds & Sods:
Two 3-man MMGs: one for the Aussies and one for the Japs; eleven more Japanese including some ragged hold outs; 23 more palm trees (count as two buildings)
20th December (72 points)
I'm running a winter AWI SP game this weekend and wanted some woods that had that early Winter/very late Fall look. So I made approximately 96 inches of scruffy treeline with dead looking trees, some with brown leaves but mostly just trunks and branches, tufts of dried grass, dead leaves, ...
28th December (24 points)
Four 6mm planes: both GHQ 1/285 models 2 x Bf109G 2 x Fw190D