Friday, 5 January 2018

1967 Six Day War begins.......πŸ™‚

Gradually the Christmas bug is clearing away, with the help now of antibiotics and steroids ! No Tour de France for me this year. Instead I have started working on some Arab Tank forces for my new Arab/Israeli project. I have ordered a number of new bits for the project but already had a number of items which I was planning to build the expansion around.

A small group of SU100’s
A formidable force of heavy JSIII tanks
Some long in the tooth T34’s (these will play as T34/85’s)
All these are appropriate for Arab forces from 1948 through to 1967, and can be stretched slightly further at a push. The pictures have given a slightly odd colour as in real life they are quite sandy yellow. I plan to add a bit of variety with other units as at 6 mm it isn’t a great idea to paint everything exactly the same. Having now looked at the bases I might lighten the sand on the base slightly to reduce the contrast with the background basecloth, again under the natural eye this isn’t as obvious. I am now awaiting a parcel from Heroic and Ros for the rest of the Arab and Israeli force to arrive. I do have a few trucks and such like which I might get done....πŸ˜€ the fun part is during the research I have discovered the Syrians had Quite a bit of old German armour and I have a few bits floating around for them too.

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  1. Nice, you've been productive! I do like the js3, I hope you're better now.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain.......doesn’t take long to paint 6 mm πŸ˜€

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  2. A New Year and a New Project is a perfect combination!
    Glad to see you are on the road to recovery. The flu I picked up over the holidays is not letting go.

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    1. As if I didn’t have enough projects πŸ˜‚

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    1. Hopefully the rest of the forces will arrive soon !

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  4. Looking good. I have small forces of Israelis and Egyptians in 10mm but haven't had them on the table for a while. What rules do you intend to use?

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    1. We’ll be using Cold War commander. As we know and like Blitzkrieg commander it is an obvious choice. Realistic enough, fun but fairly easy to remember.

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  5. Looking very, very good! Interesting arena of war.

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    1. Something different is always good for motivation

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  6. Not a scale I’d entertain, as you know, but each to their own. Glad you are on the mend, though sorry you’ll not be cycling through France this year!

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    1. I simply don’t have atable big enough for tanks in 28 mm πŸ™‚

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  7. Nicely different and they certainly look the business too.

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    1. Thanks Phil very simple paint job....the Arabs Egypt, Syria and Jordan were kind enough the keep their paint jobs simplem in 1967....we’ll especially at 6mm scale

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  8. Get better quick! The Tour de Yorkshire will soon be upon us and Richmond won't celebrate itself (Scarborough isn't Swaledale, so isn't worth mentioning ;) )

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    1. May have to wait till next year lol

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  9. Very Nice Matt, can't beat a new project for the new year :-)

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    1. Thanks Stu yes anything to distract me from going back to work πŸ˜€

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