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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Deer and Artillery


Waterloo 1815 makes a set of the US 75mm mountain gun.  


There are three guns per set.


I got eight sets, so far.


I use an awl to enlarge some of the holes in the model frame.


The model is kinda fragile. 


Buy enlarging the holes the cross pieces fit much easier and less force is needed to put the parts together.


I use Testors red model glue.


The glue comes with a little wire to keep the glue flow open, I add a little blue tape flag so I am less likely to lose the wire when I set it down.


Mass building the frames, here is the first piece glued on.


Deer and faun just outside the window as I work!

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Wargame Rules Projectile Weapons To Hit Chart


PERCUSSION CAP, RIFLED BORE, MINI BALL 1860 fire or move
                                    50         100       250       500
            Pistol                55%
            Carbine             75%      65%      55%
            Musket             85%      75%      65%      55%
RIMFIRE, RIFLED BORE, SINGLE SHOT, BREECHLOADING 1863 fire and move
                                    50         100       250       500
            Pistol                50%
            Carbine             70%      60%      50%
            Musket             80%      70%      60%      50%
RIMFIRE, RIFLED BORE, METALLIC CARTRIDGE, TUBULAR MAGAZINE 1863 fire and move
                                    50         100       250       500
Single Action Revolver  55%
Lever Action Carbine     75%      65%      55%
Lever Action Rifle          85%      75%      65%      55%
CENTERFIRE, RIFLED BORE, METALLIC CARTRIDGE 1870 fire and move
                                    50         100       250       500       750       1000
Double Action Revolver 60%
Bolt Action Carbine       80%      75%      65%      55%      30%
Bolt Action Rifle                        90%      85%      75%      65%      40%      30%
SEMI-AUTOMATIC, CENTERFIRE, RIFLED BORE, METALLIC CARTRIDGE 1910 fire and move
                                    50         100       250       500       750
Pistol                            65%
SMG                             85%      75%      65%                              1x leaf
Carbine                         85%      75%      65%      55%
Rifle                             95%      90%      75%      65%      40%
Automatic Rifle             95%      90%      85%      75%      65%      1x leaf
                                    50         100       250       500
High Capacity Pistol      70%
High Capacity Carbine   90%      80%      55%                  1x leaf
Assault Rifle                 95%      90%      65%      60%      1x leaf
HEAVY AND CREW SERVED INFANTRY WEAPONS
                                    50         100       250       500       750       1000     1250     1500     1750
Flame-thrower               85%                              Flame-thrower template
Hand Grenade               85%                              40mm template
Grenade Launcher         85%      75%      65%      40mm template
                                    50         100       250       500       750       1000     1250     1500     1750
.30 Caliber Light Machine Gun
Carry 1 Crew                 95%      95%      90%      85%      75%      65%                  1x leaf
Bipod 2 Crew                95%      95%      95%      90%      85%      75%                  2x leaf
Tripod 3 Crew                95%      95%      95%      90%      85%      75%      65%      3x leaf
                                    50         100       250       500       750       1000     1250     1500     1750
.50 Caliber Heavy Machine Gun
Post 1 Crew                  95%      90%      85%      75%      65%      35%                                          1x leaf
Tripod 2 Crew                95%      95%      90%      90%      85%      75%      65%      35%                  1x leaf
Tripod 3 Crew                95%      95%      95%      95%      90%      85%      75%      65%      35%      2x leaf

Percentage chance to hit and penetrate targets without armor by a stationary attacker.
Shotgun gets a +1 to the hit location die and 1x leaf template.  Pistol chance to hit is 30% less than contemporary rifle with a maximum range of 50m.  Carbine chance to hit is 10% less than contemporary rifle with a maximum range of one range segment less than the contemporary rifle.  Armor is penetrated at Long Bow and beyond.  .30 & .50 caliber machine guns with a four man crew can fire indirect fire.

Friday, June 14, 2019

JS-III Tanks


Roco JSIII tanks, in HO scale.  The JSIII was designed in World War Two and was ready for the very last few minutes of the war.  But the time it got to Germany, the war was over.


I painted one company olive green, one dark green, and one camouflage.  Later I will add some numbers and slogans to the vehicles, as well as detail painting the vehicles.


One vehicle hull was left over and just after I took this photo, I found the turret and half a gun.  I was hoping to find out they made an ARV version but I can't seem to find that. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sherman Tanks


My spray painting is done outside, on a patio table.


The Paul Heiser Models Sherman tank hulls.


I think they look very good.


Some of them have the applique armor on them.


My Sherman collection has a wide variety of hulls, and turrets.


A selection of both wide and narrow mantelet.