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bigjackmac
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« on: 08 October 2019, 10:29:44 PM »

All,

So, I've been steadily building up WWII forces in 6mm for NW Europe for... oh, about ten years now.  Indeed, some of my first batreps were 6mm WWII (https://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2013/08/an-old-battle-report-using-tfls.html).  I started with them based, then I unbased them, then I re-based them, but this time in multiples (i.e., three vehicles per base), then I unbased them again.  I played a few games with them (https://hakunamatatawars.blogspot.com/search/label/Battle%20of%20the%20Bulge), and that convinced me to, of course, re-base them.  So I spent a small chunk of time this past weekend playing a few games (dogfights over the South Pacific, https://oldleadbreed.blogspot.com/2019/10/coral-sea-day-2-fight-6.html), then a large chunk of time re-basing these bad boys.  I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, so I figured I'd share them.  Again...
     

The whole shebang, Allies on the left, Germans on the right.  I really did my best to make these look nice, bought a glue gun and stuck clump foliage on the bases, painted the edges of the bases green, labeled them with white paint.  It took awhile to glue them on, flock, glue the foliage, paint the edges, and label them, but it wasn't as bad as I expected, and I think it was worth it.


British infantry and Shermans move up, supported by Churchills.


While Pz IVs and a German Wpns Co hold on, Tigers in reserve.

To see a whole bunch more pics, please check the blog at:
https://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2019/10/there-and-back-again-with-6mm-wwii-for.html

Well, hope you like them, and, as wargamers, can empathize with all the re-basing pain.  I hope to get these into action in Normandy ASAP, but have got some other projects in the hopper as well.  Of course...

V/R,
Jack   
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« Reply #1 on: 08 October 2019, 10:40:19 PM »

Those look really good to me.

Currently trying out various basing options for 3mm WW2 NWE stuff ... I feel your pain!
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« Reply #2 on: 08 October 2019, 11:46:54 PM »

 Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up

Iím truely grateful that I havenít had to do any rebasing in years  Whew!
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« Reply #3 on: 09 October 2019, 06:04:53 AM »

Those look very nice Jack.

About to order quite a few 30 x 30mm MDF bases myself from Leon in order to be able to start my 2020 plan to rebase a whole lot of German, French and BEF 6mm 1940 stuff for Spearhead that I've had for around 15 - 20 years and which REALLY needs rebasing. The AFV's will get a good soak in green stuff and a new coat of paint ready for campaigning between the Somme and the Seine set in June 1940. Its a reasonably sized project with elements of about 5 different divisions involved......5 & 7 Panzer Divs, 4eme DCR, 51st Highland and 1st Armoured Div...but its a long term project.


   
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« Reply #4 on: 09 October 2019, 06:28:52 AM »

They look great jack and look forward to seeing them in action Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: 09 October 2019, 07:04:33 AM »

Rather splendid !!  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: 09 October 2019, 07:28:34 AM »

Nice one Jack
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« Reply #7 on: 09 October 2019, 02:35:27 PM »

Thanks everyone!

Iím super jealous, Paul, and canít wait to see them, Pierre!  Good luck, Ithoriel; every once in awhile I take another look at 3mm, but I keep coming back to my trust HR in 6mm.  Just wish they didnít charge me so much for shipping and handling...

V/R,
Jack
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« Reply #8 on: 10 October 2019, 04:00:17 AM »

Very nice!

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« Reply #9 on: 10 October 2019, 09:13:03 AM »

Seed worser I has  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: 10 October 2019, 01:42:26 PM »

Thanks, Ian.

Jack
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