Hi, I´ve jus built my first one which was a PzIVH... I´m also planing to build three more plus a couple of Tigers and Panthers, so I can play Fow scenarios related to the fighting round Caen in 1944 (Op. Goodwood, Epsom, and on...).
About the use I´m planning to make of them... of course wargaming! So you can do both things, play and meanwhile, enjoy the view
I plan to build an army for 1/72 solo gaming. Waiting for my son to grow up to be my gaming buddy... he's 5 .
God grief sir! You stole my life! ;D I've started to get into wargaming and back in to modelling (plastic, not catwalk...).
My little boy is also 5, and at the moment we fight it out with his Gormiti figures - we use dice instead of the cards, so there is a more random element. I'll then introduce him to "To Hit" and movement. One step at a time.
But, as there isn't much wargaming around here, except WH40k and so on, I'm going solo. I'm aiming at 1/72nd WWII (North Africa) and 1/300 Napoleonic (1808-09 Suomen Sota (Finnish war)).
I bought some Heller and Airfix kits a while back, but have not got around to finishing some and starting others. Also, I used to build about a kit a week when I was a kid. I never had any major build problems. But these kits I've got range from OK-ish to down-right crap! That's how I came across paper-models. You can get a good looking model for about half the price, and it is much easier to build with no painting required Though once I've built one or two of the same, I usually start to embellish it, by adding raised or recessed details.
For the wargaming, I picked up some cheap Airfix and Revell British 8th army, DAK and German infantry. I've started to paint them and mod a few.
But currently, most plans are on hold as we're getting ready to move house... Still, got a couple of A13s on the go.
Post by cliff button on Apr 6, 2011 11:39:10 GMT -5
excellent.... some of the airfix models are classic. some, not so good. the problem i noticed finally was that many of their models (armor mostly) are scaled 1/76 but sold as 1/72. just enough to be noticeably incorrect.
p.s. moving is such a chore. we have moved about 5 times in the past 2 years, but have finally settled in...
That's one of the annoying things about Airfix - their aircraft are 1/72, the vehicles a mix of 1/72 & 1/76 and the figures are labelled 1/72, but somewhere between 1/72 & 1/76, and yes, it does notice.
As for the moving, yeah, pain in the posterior. When I was younger, much younger, I moved around a lot, but then I could fit my entire world on the back of my motorbike. Now, we send the Mrs & sprogs up by train, then the oldest lad still at home, the animals and some fragile stuff go up in the car with me, and the rest goes in 10m truck!
But this time we'll be closer to family, so it'll be more cosy...
Last Edit: Apr 6, 2011 13:20:24 GMT -5 by alloydog
Post by uptrainfan89 on Jun 23, 2011 18:48:05 GMT -5
I plan on building the models to war game with. I'll take a good war game over a video game any day. The pacific theater was my favorite so I'm hoping to do some battles in that setting. ;D
I've done sci fi paper models before (ebbles miniatures) but I still like the ww2 era a lot more and I also like the smaller scale more due to you can fit more on the table than the 1/60 scale I've been working with, also saves on paper and ink a little bit.
I also hope to find some good ww2 war game rules that are fun to play and have a good amount of detail and strategy to them but not so detailed that the game moves slow due to the game mechanics.