In August last year, before my big move and my discovery of the Paint and Chats, I had done a video and some pics and a video of my British 15mm Flames of War collection.
With all the painting I've done in the last 8 months, I've had a lot of comments made about the size of the collection now, and requests to see the whole lot again. It's taken a while (the joys of living in someone elses house) but I've had a few days to myself and managed to lay the whole lot out.
I've made a video of this layout, with me droning on a little bit.
But I also took a load of pics, as I know not everyone likes YouTube videos and the quality can be a bit poor (especially with me holding the camera!).
So, here is what I had done up till August last year - this is A Coy, 7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 51st Highland Division and 144th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps, 33rd Independent Armoured Brigade in early August (7th and 8th) 1944 - plus associated support units.
And here is a similar layout for everything done up till June 2016:
I think I may have a problem... much more of this and I will need a bigger table!
Everything here I have detailed individually as I have completed it, but I have taken a load of close up shots as well (apologies for the lighting):
In addition to this little lot, I also did a similar layout and film for my painted German collection. These guys are for 89. Infanterie Division on 7th and 8th of August, 1944.
And pics (again, sorry for quality - some are blurry or dark):
In addition, over the last year, I have painted several Full Thrust ships and a load of 3mm armored vehicles.
So where do I go from here? I've a lot of plans for my 15mm Flames of War project. Specifically expanding my forces to be able to represent other units and nations that took part in the Totalize battle. This includes units I already have models for or are actively purchasing models for:
Polish Armoured Recce
Polish Mechanised Infantry
SS Heavy Armoured
a second HD Infantry Company
And units planned/considered but with no purchases being currently made:
This is going to be a mammoth long term project, and involves army list and scenario writing as well as modelling and painting all these forces. Any and all help is appreciated! I'll be posting some blog articles in the future, as well as army lists based on this particular battle. At the same time... I'm going to need a lot more models! Donations or good deals are welcome!