The final two pieces of table dressing for the La Gorgue Airfield game at Partizan. An airman carries cans of fuel from a small collection point while two others prepare a Type F camera for a reconnaissance flight.
Sunday, 22 April 2018
No Smoking and Watch the Birdie.
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Thursday, 19 April 2018
Fussing over the Cooper Bombs.
The third of the small vignettes to populate the La Gorgue Airfield demonstration game at Partizan, Newark, in late May. Three members of ground crew fuss over a number of 25lb Cooper Fragmentation Bombs before attaching them to the racks beneath the Sopwith Camels. By the Spring of 1918, the Camel was increasingly taking on a ground attack role. Mind you, this means nothing as during the game the airfield is smothered in fog and nothing can get off the ground.
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Filling in the Maintenance Log
A couple of ground crew fettle the Vickers guns and fill in the maintenance log book while PO "Beaky" Johnson (now Sergeant "Beaky" Johnson seeing as this squadron has just ceased to be a RNAS unit and is now RAF) walks past and casts a professional eye over the whole process. Again this group is destined for table dressing for the demo game at Partizan in May. Figures are converted Great War Miniatures with headswaps from Footsore Miniatures BUF types (these were in the bucket of heads having been decapitated a couple of years ago).
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Sunday, 15 April 2018
Waiting for the fog to lift
Four pilots and Sopwith the dog chat amongst themselves as they wait for flying conditions to improve. These four chaps belong to a Royal Naval Air Service squadron, hence the dark naval cap. The telescope on the wheel was inspired by a photo from the Imperial War Museum.
Posted by Over Open Sights at Sunday, April 15, 2018 8 comments:
Labels: Vignettes, WW1 RFC/RNAS/RAF
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Mutton Chop WW1 German Jaeger. Pack GER11.
Part of a job of sixteen of these chaps. This is the first tme I have had the opportunity to paint up the two Jaeger packs from Mutton Chop in their normal uniform rather than that worn in Palestine. Pack GER12 is currently on the table. Basing to be done by the client.
Posted by Over Open Sights at Tuesday, April 10, 2018 1 comment:
Saturday, 7 April 2018
Improvised Ottoman Archie WW1
The first of three different WW1 Ottoman Anti-Aircraft elements. This one inspired by the guns in background of the period photo showing guns used at Gallipoli. The figures are converted Perry Sudan Egyptian gunners, a Woodbine gunner and the gun is the carriage from the Perry Krupp 6pdr with an Irregular Miniatures barrel from the bits box. The whole wooden structure is made up of matchsticks, thick card and a couple of circular MDF bases. A pedestal mounted gun and a Maxim on a wheel will follow.
Posted by Over Open Sights at Saturday, April 07, 2018 5 comments:
Labels: Vignettes, WW1 Artillery, WW1 Turks
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