Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Crusader AA Mark II/III Tank

Outro modelo fantástico e original da Wargames-South em 1/144.

Another nice and an original model from Wargames-South in 1/144.
The Anti-Aircraft versions of the Crusader were developed in response to the perceived need to counter German "tank-busting" ground attack aircraft. The first design using one Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun on a Crusader III chassis was unsophisticated in design and unsuccessful in application. The Crusader III A.A. Mk II was an improved design with an enclosed turret and twin 20mm Oerlikon cannon capable of firing explosive, incendiary or practice rounds at up to 450 rounds per minute. The main limitation was, once again, crew accommodation.
The Crusader III A.A. Mk III was the final version. It addressed the cramped crew conditions by adding a raised coaming at the rear of the turret. Crusader AA II and III vehicles were used in front line duties with British and Polish armoured units after D-Day. However, due to the effective air cover by the RAF they only saw limited action.


Monday, 19 December 2011

StuG III Ausf G - Comparison

Comparação entre fabricantes 3
Regressando ao tema de comparação entre vários fabricantes dedicados à escala 1/144 ou aos tamanhos 10/12mm, chegou a vez de apresentar o StuG III Ausf G.

Manufacturers Comparison 3
Returning to the issue of comparison of various manufacturers dedicated to the 1/144 scale or 10/12mm sizes, it's time to present the StuG III Ausf G (early and late version).

Da esqª para a dirª
From left to right

Dragon CanDo - Wargames-South - WTM Takara


Thursday, 8 December 2011

Panzer III Ausf M - 1/144 scale

Mais umas peças em 1/144, uma unidade de Panzer III Ausf M.

New 1/144 bits, a Panzer III Ausf M unit.
Vehicle and figure -Wargames-South
Building - J MINIS

Vehicles and figures -Wargames-South
Building - TimeCast


Saturday, 19 November 2011

British Ram Kangaroo - 1/144 scale

Mais uma pequena maravilha da Wargames-South com interior detalhado.

Another little wonderful miniature from Wargames-South, with detailed interior.

From Wiki:
A Kangaroo was a World War II Commonwealth or British armoured personnel carrier (APC), created by conversion of a tank chassis. Created as an expedient measure by the Canadian Army, the Kangaroos were so successful that they were soon being used by British forces as well. Their ability to manoeuvre in the field with the tanks was a major advantage over earlier designs, and led to the dedicated APC designs that were introduced by almost all armies immediately after the war.

British "Funnie" - Sherman DD

Mais um excelente modelo da Wargames- South do catálogo "British Funnies", o tank Sherman DD.

Another excellent Wargames-South miniature, from "British Funnies" catalog, the Sherman DD tank.

From Wiki:
DD tanks (the DD standing for Duplex Drive, but nicknamed Donald Duck tanks), were a type of amphibious swimming tankdeveloped by the British during the Second World War. The phrase is mostly used for the Duplex Drive variant of the M4 Shermanmedium tank, that was used by the Western Allies during and after the Normandy Landings in June 1944.
DD tanks worked by erecting a 'flotation screen' around the tank, which enabled it to float, and had a propeller powered by the tank's engine to drive them in the water.
The DD tanks were one of the many specialised assault vehicles, collectively known as Hobart's Funnies, devised to support the planned invasion of Europe.



Monday, 14 November 2011

SU-85, SU-100 & Red Army LEE Tank

Para reforçar as minhas unidades blindadas russas, terminei de pintar umas viaturas que tinha comprado à uns meses à Wargames-South.

To strengthen my Russian armored units, I finished painting some vehicles that I had bought a few months ago to Wargames-South.

SU-100 - WGS model
Tank commander - Pithead miniatures

SU-85 - WGS model
Tank commander - Pithead miniatures

LEE tank -WGS model

Bons jogos
Good gaming

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Sd.Kfz 251/21 Ausf D (Drilling) & Einheits Diesel Truck

Mais alguns trabalhos de pintura finalizados, um modelo Sd.Kfz 251/21 Ausf D (Drilling) da Pithead e um camião Einheits Diesel da Wargames-South.

Some finished painting works, a Sd.Kfz 251/21 Ausf D (Drilling) from Pithead miniatures and a Einheits Diesel Truck from Wargames-South.
Sd.Kfz 251/21 Ausf D (Drilling) from Pithead

Einheits Diesel Truck from Wargames-South

Enjoy it.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

RSO tractor with Flak 38 - 20mm

A minha última conversão um RSO OST Tractor com um canhão FLAK 38 de 20mm.

My last conversion work, an RSO OST Tractor with a FLAK 38 de 20mm gun.
Vehicle, gun and crew from Wargames-South miniatures (www.wargames-south.com).
The rider is a Pendraken figure (www.pendraken.co.uk).

Com material cénico da J MINIS.
With J MINIS scenics.

Enjoy it

Monday, 31 October 2011

Manufacturers Comparison 2 - Panzer III

Desta vez a comparação entre fabricantes, é dedica ao Panzer III.
Os modelos apresentados foram produzidos pela World Tank Museum-Takara, Wargames-South e Dragon-CanDo.
Tirem as vossas conclusões.

This time the comparison between manufacturers, is dedicated to Panzer III.
The models presented were produced by Takara-World Tank Museum, Wargames-South and Dragon-CanDo.
Take your conclusions.
Da esqª para a dirª - Left to rigth
WTM - WGS - Dragon CanDo

Panzer III Ausf J WTM Series 07 "Battle of Kursk"
G305 Pzkpfw III Ausf M with Skirt Armour
CAN20096F  Panzer III Ausf. M 3.SS-PzGrenDiv., "Totenkopf", Kursk 1943
Rear view

Side by side
 Enjoy it