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dr beard Inactive Member11 Jan 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Please take a look at my blog for some WW2 updates with lots of pics.


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

Really nice figures! I also like your desert basing.

dr beard Inactive Member11 Jan 2017 9:41 a.m. PST

Many thanks Big Red. I was pleased how they came out. I hope I wrote down what did…

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Jan 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

Cool stuff, thanks for posting!

That's awesome you got your wife to play, even if she gave you a bit of a spank ;)

I love the troops and the table itself (is that a mat? I love the texture). One last thing (and please forgive me, I just want to help): that's a Pz III with a long 50mm gun, not a Pz IV.


4th Cuirassier12 Jan 2017 3:08 a.m. PST

Agree, very nice game board and "tableware" (IYSWIM)…

Ben Lacy Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

OMG! You are an artist sir. Well done, Ben

dr beard Inactive Member13 Jan 2017 4:11 a.m. PST

Jack, you're right. I've had Pz Ivs on the brain lately (soon to the subject of a post). It is a Pz III and I've corrected the blog now.

The "table" started out as a large (6ft x 6ft, 1in deep) piece of insulation material that I got years ago from a builders merchant. I remember I had to take a bread knife with me and trim it down to get it in the car!

I got it to make a wintry sort of board and gouged fox holes into it etc. A few years after that I turned it over and made the desert one. All it is is lots of different sizes sand and even some sawdust stuck on with PVA and then painted in yellow ochre cheap craft paint. I then kept mixing the ochre with white and brown to add shade and highlights. And repeat until happy. It hasn't been out of the loft for years and I was really pleased to see it looking ok.

Thanks for the kind comments.

All the best
PS. And whether it's WW2 or Warmachine my wife always seems to kick my a***!


Really nice camo!!!Well done.

uglyfatbloke26 Jan 2017 6:31 p.m. PST

dr beard; welcome to the club of defeated husbands. I did score a victory recently but I was using her Canadians and somehow (don't quite know why) I'm not sure that that really counts.

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