Sunday, 26 March 2017

Another 1:1 Scale Project. This time a Lange Messer.

It's been a long time since I last tried my hand at any kind of smithing, but I've always wanted to have a go at making my own sword so I sourced some high tensile steel & got stuck in. There's still a way to go but here is a quick look at progress so far.

The hilt elements are all hand forged & the blade a mixture of forging & stock removal i.e grinding. There's still quite a bit of work to do & I'm not 100% happy with the proportions of the hilt but so far its been an interesting project. More on this soon.

More World War Two Stuff for Syria.

Having actually played a second game of Chain of Command and enjoyed it I decided to spend some  hard earned cash & add some extra support elements for my Diggers to call upon.

First up a Renault R35 freshly liberated from its former masters:

I was going to attempt a snazzy camp pattern but  the sources I've found indicate that the captured R35's were in plain dark green livery. I have Aussified it with the addition of 7th Division's Kookaburra & Boomerang device though. Although classified as light tanks these carried considerably thicker armour than the Vickers VIb's in use by the Commonwealth forces in Syria & were eagerly pressed into service.

Next up a 2 pounder AT gun:

As you can see still a work in progress, these are often seen portee'd on various trucks because the carriages had a habit of falling apart over too much rough terrain.