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TheTerrainTutor16 Jun 2015 2:15 a.m. PST

The start of a very long project log …

So, I've been itching to talk the plunge into BA for a while but I finally decided to get stuck in and picked up some models. Initially I was going for Para's but a friend I'm getting into BA with wanted Japs, so a slight change of plan led me to the Chindits.

Anyway, every army starts with a squad, so here's my first Chindit section ….

Thing is, I'm not just doing an army, I'm also planning on building up a modular jungle that hopefully when finished will be a 8'x6' board with all the trimmings.

So, expect more Chindits, lots of Jungle terrain and if anyone knows where I can get a Chinthe model/ornament, pls let me know!

Mel :-)

EricThe Shed16 Jun 2015 2:34 a.m. PST

Hi Mel

Lovely figures and looking forward to seeing how you jungle develops

Ref: Chinthe Statue I assume you have scoured ebay and aquarium sites?

scrivs16 Jun 2015 4:46 a.m. PST

Nicely done.
I'd also suggest that you take a look at The Assault Group, they do some excellent 14th Army and Chindits too.
I did quite a bit of painting and terrain making myself for Burma, you may find some of this nonsense useful: link

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2015 6:31 a.m. PST

Good lookin' figs.!

I've got Chindits waiting to be painted too, and look forward to seeing more of yours, and what you do for your terrain – keep us updated.

Fatman16 Jun 2015 10:16 a.m. PST

I'm hurt not one of them look like my Dad!

Other than that they are excellent figures. ;-)


Gaz004516 Jun 2015 10:56 a.m. PST

It's a temple lion ( and rider!) ……….perhaps available singly?


Bellbottom16 Jun 2015 1:18 p.m. PST

Ainsty Castings, I saw these at Colonel Bills at Durham on Saturday


TheTerrainTutor17 Jun 2015 1:23 p.m. PST

@EricThe Shed – Like you wouldn't believe mate :-)

@scrivs – Excellent work on all counts mate

@FlyXwire – Cheers bud

@Fatman – Cheers mate, did your dad ever talk about his time as a Chindit? Just curious :-)

@JARROVIAN – Well you just mad it onto the christmas card list! Thanks mate :-D

TheTerrainTutor15 Aug 2015 11:45 a.m. PST

It's taken a little while (I've been busy) but I've got them up to platoon strength ….

I've also got into a tale of three gamers with two of my mates, so fingers crossed I'll be upping the model count pretty soon and starting on the terrain :-)

poiter5016 Aug 2015 6:50 p.m. PST

I'm building the same force for Chain of Command but I'm having trouble sourcing Burmese Scouts, WG only have 2 poses. I'm thinking of using Perry DRs with separate heads, been suggested to use West Wind Indian heads from their SHS range. My platoons are base coated and the support troops are ready to roll.

I do like the look of that piece from Colonel Bill, have some other bits I want from him after seeing his stand at Devizes.

TheTerrainTutor26 Aug 2015 8:08 a.m. PST

Let me know how you get on mate.

I managed to add some support to my Chindit force along with the main man, Orde Wingate …

Next up is a section of Gurkha's but at some point, I'm going to have to stick Wingates head on a naked celt, give him an onion in one hand, a toothbrush to brush his pubic hair in the other and hang an alarm clock around his neck.

Get into historical gaming they said, it's not silly like those fantasy or scifi game you play they said ….

TheTerrainTutor30 Sep 2015 9:13 a.m. PST

Managed to get my Gurkhas done and actually started on the terrain. I figure I'm going to need around 20 2'x2' modular boards for the setup I want, so this is going to be a long project log lol.

Anyway, progress pics ….

It's good to get started on the terrain, ironically, I'm looking forward on doing the tiny scatter bases the most! More pics soon, I want to get this jungle built!

There's more pics and info on the terrain build in my BA vlog folks – YouTube link

TheTerrainTutor08 Nov 2016 4:51 p.m. PST

It's been a while but I've started working on my terrain build, managed to get the scatter pieces plastic planted up but still a lot to do on them …





Loads more to do but it's good to get the project going again :- )

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2021 4:38 p.m. PST

How does my Burmese battlefield look?



Volleyfire04 Jul 2021 4:51 a.m. PST

Love the figures and terrain. What are you using to cover the bases that looks like dead leaves?

PistolPete04 Jul 2021 9:10 a.m. PST

@volleyfire it's herbs. He has an excellent youtube video on how he constructs the terrain and i used it myself to some striking results.

@tango01 it's impressive. Using the edges for the depressions has me thinking something similar for river banks.

Volleyfire05 Jul 2021 1:15 a.m. PST

Thanks PistolPete, the sound on my 'puter doesn't work (don't buy an Acer) so I can't watch Youtube.

arealdeadone17 Aug 2021 11:29 p.m. PST

Absolutely stunning.

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