Work in Progress Wednesday

How is it already April? Although the weather doesn’t feel like spring the members have been busy again.

We start with Peter M and soaring above us is another Space: 1889 cloudship, this one is the Imperial German LuftSchiffe the ‘Valkyrie’, recently seen at the Salute 51 wargames show.

Speaking of shows Phil had a very small addition to the society show game Summer of 77, in the form of a freshly printer bridge for the railway station. We’ll have to see if someone got a picture of the finished one on the game.

Next up and I’ve been doing some work on my Wars of the Roses army. I realised my spearmen units were more often fielded as the heavy infantry version so I rebased them to fit with my other heavy infantry units.

And I’ve started on a command base to represent Richard III as our campaign is just one more battle away from Bosworth. The king and retinue are from Peter Pig.

Returning to Vietnam and Stephen has painted up a US Marine company before moving on to the Viet Cong troops.

And last but not least for this week Marcus has made some more progress on his sci-fi terrain pieces.

That’s it for this week, we’ll see you next Wednesday.

Work in Progress Wednesday

It’s Wednesday again and some of the members are getting into their stride when it comes to progress on their projects.

We start above with some 3D printed terrain from Marcus. These pieces will be making their way to a game of Stargrave soon.

Next up and Peter M has been busy again scratchbuilding some more Space: 1889 cloudships.

These are US warships ‘Wasp’ and ‘Hornet’.

While here we have the Austro-Hungarian ‘Radetsky’ from a few angles.

Word on the street says these any many other cloudships are heading for the Salute wargaming show this Saturday (13th April).

Next up and we have more Vietnam stuff from Mark J and Felix. Firstly some US Marines.

An M113.

And a film crew ready to report on events, or possibly needing to be rescued!

And last for this week Eric has started on some 15mm Brigade infantry for our first look at Xenos Rampant.

See you next Wednesday.

Summer of 77 show game coming to Salute 51

The Maidstone Wargames Society is pleased to announce our show game for 2024.

The Luftwaffe approach the south coast of Britain and their first set of targets, the radar stations.

We present the Summer of 77, a world war two Battle of Britain participation game. Why 1977? I hear you cry. Our show game is based on a simple game that appeared in the 1977 summer edition of Warlord magazine and is the brainchild of society member Phil who has turned it into a full scale 3D landscape.

Fully detailed landscape of the English countryside, towns and villages. Not to mention those all important airfields and radar stations!

The game has already made a successful appearance at this years Cavalier show in Tonbridge and will make its next appearance at Salute 51 on the 13th April, we are table GJ05 on the show plan. If you’re at the show come and try your hand at thwarting the Luftwaffe. You can also find out all about the game including how it was constructed on our show game page Summer of 77.

Spitfires prepare to scramble to meet the incoming German fighters and bombers.


Work in Progress Wednesday

It’s Wednesday again and we have another selection from the membership.

We start this week with some Necrons from Charlotte, and some Catachan troops.

Next up and Tony F who’s been painting up some tracks for a WWII game.

And he has also converted part of a toy gun as a piece of sci-fi scenery.

Now we move to the high seas and John La has painted up the SS Rochester Castle.

And here we have some more ships, destroyers and corvettes from the game John La is putting on.

And lastly for this week, I’ve painted up one of my 15mm bug miniatures. I was trying out a new colour scheme.

See you all next week.


Work in Progress Wednesday

We start this Wednesday with a gathering horde. Eric has been busy painting up some Morannon orcs.

Next up and Stephen is attempting two projects at one. First up a gang for Frostgrave.

And for contrast the jungle is coming along for a Vietnam game (seems to be all the rage at the moment).

And lastly for this week Tony F has completed his alien pylon as a bit of Stargrave scenery.

See you next week.

Work in Progress Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and we start this week with John La and a magic user, and for a complete contrast John has started on a tanker for a naval convoy game.

Next up and Stephen has finished painting his Trebuchet.

And a lord of the manor with Sir Tom dArcher

We move on to Andy next with a little more progress on his Arab light horse.

And Andy has added a drone for his Stargrave crew captain.

Lastly for this week and Phil is about to embark on a new project involving some 28mm Quar miniatures.

See you next week.

Work in Progress Wednesday

Well we skipped a week as the membership seemed somewhat busy but they are back with a bumper crop this week.

We start this week with Phil and more progress on the Battle of Britain show game he’s creating.

Next up and Stephen has decided his new project will be Vietnam (quite a bit of that going on with members at the moment). He’s started with a Phantom and Cobra.

Moving on and more Brits from Mark J and Felix. Mark did the infantry and Felix put the M10 together.

Also from Felix we have a T55

And last for this week Andy has made a little bit of progress on his Arab horse.

See you all next week.

Work in Progress Wednesday

This weeks been a bit of a quiet one (my fault for suggesting the members were starting strong for 2024!).

But we start with Tony F and some scenery pieces. Above is a nice looking fountain. Rather than stick this in only fantasy games Tony has painted it so it will fit in games like Stargrave. On that theme Tony has also painted a 3D printed tower.

Next up and Felix has been painting up more WW2 German troops.

And last but not least for this week Marcus has painted up some more Star Schlock miniatures.

See you next week.

Work in Progress Wednesday

It’s another Wednesday and we start with Marcus and some progress on his Pulp miniatures.

We follow that with Felix and some WW2 Germans.

Mark J has continued painting up some more Legion Imperialis miniatures.

And last for this week Andy has been painting his Arab light horse. We were impressed with the yellow Andy manged to paint on these, I believe the secret was a pink undercoat.

And that’s it for this week, see you next time.

Work in Progress Wednesday

Another Wednesday and the members are getting the year off to a good start.

First up Mark J has been painting up some of the new models for Legion Imperialis.

Next up Marcus has primed some pulp miniatures for an up coming adventure.

Now we have Andy who has progressed his Arab light horse.

And had to do a repair job on a Mexican infantryman who took a damaging tumble off the table.

And lastly for this week I managed to put together a homemade turn counter for my Sci-Fi games using a few round bases and a bit of scenery for the top.

See you again next Wednesday.