Monday, 23 December 2013

Release the Tankettes!

I am now getting close to actually finishing the whole Malaya/Singapore project which began life in 2007, when I went to Singapore for work and had the opportunity to visit museums and battlefields of the British defeat there in 1942. As part of this project, I have just finished four Type 97 (Te-Ke) tankettes for the Japanese armour that accompanied the invasion force.


They are from Peter Pig and as usual with Mr Pig, they are excellent little models. With their thin armour, these shouldn't pose too much of a problem for the British 2 Pounder AT guns that I already have and the Boys AT rifles that accompany the British and Indian forces.


These are the tanks I mentioned in this previous post about frosting and they had to be stripped with Dettol and repainted, but second time lucky and I had no problems with them after the varnishing this time.


I have seven more tanks to paint (which I am waiting to arrive in the post) and then I think we can get this campaign under way!

As it's close to Christmas here's an extra bonus, recently Dean gave me a Battlefront Sd.Kfz. 231 (6 Rad), I painted it up in no time, but it is of little use to me at the moment as they went out of service in 1940...


In related war news, as a graduation present, I was bought a 1000 piece jigsaw of World War One Aircraft. It took two of us a week of flu to finish it and here it is in all it's glory!


And as today is the great day of Festivus, I will assume you all have your Festivus poles at the ready for the airing of grievances and feats of strength. If you don't know what I am talking about then it is best explained by Frank Costanza: 



I'll be back in 2014, so until then, keep your heads down and have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!! 

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