I am currently working on a 20mm Vietnam Project. This is something I wanted to do for a long time already but never had the time for.
I spent the last two days building terrain and building for it. The dark brown hooches in the pictures I designed on the PC, 3D printed them and then put them on a balsa wood platform. The ammo/fuel dump and AA pit are resin models that I simply put on a scenic base and the bunker is also a 3D printed model that I “dug in” on a scenic base. I still need to paint the fuel barrels and ammo boxes of the dump but you get the idea already.
The terrain pieces are plastic aquarium plants on 2.5mm MDF bases that were lasercut with my lasercutter.
I already built a nice collection of helicopter, APC’s and attack aircraft and I will show pictures of those later.
Really happy with how the ruines came out. The grass and hay bales are not that bright really, the flash of the camera did that.
Making good progress on my 28mm Carentan terrainboards. The first houses and the farm are painted and I finished the grassland. Only 15 more houses and a massive church to paint now and I’m good to go!
Sorry for the “shaky” pics, can’t keep my phone steady enough to take decent pics.
It’s been awhile since I was able to do anything wargames related due to all the work that needed to be done to our house. That kept me busy for the better part of the year but with the end in sight and the wonderful anniversary gift of a 3D printer (actually 2 printers) by my dear wife I’m back in the game! 🙂
I was lucky to discover a kickstarter for 3D print files of Normandy 1944 buildings by a German gentleman named Jens Najewitz. He offers an amazing array of buildings at a very low cost and he is very prolific. He has done a North-African, Normandy, Age of Pirates and now a Wild West kickstarter and of course, I backed them all. 🙂 Consequently my next terrain projects will be a desert board (with 3D printed 8th Army and DAK vehicles and armour to game on it), a pirate board and of course a Wild West board.
The one you are looking at now is a “Band of Brothers – Attack on Carentan” type of board, completely printed from Jens’ 3D Normandy files. It is very loosely based on Carentan as it looked at the time of the assault by the 101st Airborne Division but it is not limited to that; I can use this board also as an early war Belgian or French village, for a Battle of the Bulge setting and much more with a little imagination and the right posters on the walls of the buildings.
I finished the basic layout after I took these pictures. I have a lot of painting to do now but that should go pretty fast with my trusted airbrush. I’ll post some more pictures when there is more to see.
PS. the MP40 hanging on the wall in one of the pics is also a 3D printed model in case you’re wondering. 🙂