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  • in reply to: Paint Scheme Of German Merchant Ships #68088
    Cuchulainn
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    It’s not silly at all, indeed I’ve done it in the past.  And with raiders such as Komet, if you really wanted to be picky, you could have models painted in different schemes to represent her in disguise.

    However I don’t know what colours are in that disruptive scheme, so it might end up being “Boring Grey”… 

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: Paint Scheme Of German Merchant Ships #68081
    Cuchulainn
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    First I want to thank everyone for taking the time to help me with this.  Also an apology for not getting back quicker, overseas relatives visiting has taken up a fair bit of my time and I’m only getting back to this today.

    I have been advised by Dr. Innes McCartney who discovered the wreck of the Komet that she was indeed wearing the disruptive scheme as shown in the link posted by Etranger, on the night she was sunk.  The next question now is pretty obvious I suppose: what colours were they?  Does anyone know as I wouldn’t have a clue.  If I’m stuck I would paint her in the scheme Mal Wright recommends through Kyoteblue’s post, but having her in a multi coloured scheme would add some colour to the tabletop which I would like as this might end up being played as a public participation game, if it work out to be a good game.

    So if anyone can point me in the right direction for identifying the colours, I’d very much appreciate it.

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: Looking For 28mm Chinthe #26024
    Cuchulainn
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    Very nice Mr . Average… very nice indeed!   A quick splash of gold paint, stick it on a base, and we’re in business!

     

    Thanks very much for bringing this to my attention, very much appreciated!

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: Where's Charlie Wargame Rules #23901
    Cuchulainn
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    Hi Paul,

    I know I sent you a private email, but I just want to thank you again in public for the file containing the file of  “Where’s Charlie?”

    I do appreciate your time and effort in helping me out with this.

    Many thanks Paul!

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: Where's Charlie Wargame Rules #23539
    Cuchulainn
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    That would be awfully good of you Paul, thank you very much!

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: Figures we would like to see made? #22652
    Cuchulainn
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    20mm Koreans for Vietnam, along with Ruff-Puff figures.  That would do me very nicely.

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: Firing Russian RPG's From Enclosed Spaces? #21224
    Cuchulainn
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    Great answers guys, and that’s a really good link John.

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: 20mm Viet Minh With AT Weapons? #21146
    Cuchulainn
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    Well as you will have noticed, I’m going down the 20mm route for this.  So far I have most of the VM for the game I’m planning, I need a few more bits and pieces, but I’ll get those sorted out when I send away for my French (none of those purchased yet).

    The VM are currently being painted by Mark Watkins in Middlesbrough, I was never any good at painting and now I’ve got dodgy eyesight which doesn’t help.

    I still have to sort out some vehicles and armour for the French, and the website of the Hong Kong Society of Wargamers has tempted me into getting a few bits and pieces to put together a Dinassaut.

    I will try to post photos of everything as they are painted up and finished, but I must admit I’ve never been very good at that unfortunately.

    Still… watch this space!

     

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: 20mm Viet Minh With AT Weapons? #21107
    Cuchulainn
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    Hi Nathaniel and thanks for your reply.

    Hmm… put bazookas on the backs of some of the figures; I never would have thought of that one, what a good idea!

    For reasons which I don’t know, the RPG 2 was called the B-40 when used in by the VM & VC.  This weapon entered service in the USSR in 1949, so I suspect it – or Chinese copies – would have started reaching the VM sometime in 1950.  Before that the only hand held AT weapon in VM hands that I’ve come across, was the US bazooka and foreign copies.

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #21091
    Cuchulainn
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    Hi Everyone,

    Well finally I’ve decided to try to knock together a short intro about myself and to just say “HELLO” to everyone!  The snag is I’m never any good at this sort of thing, still here goes!

    My name is David and I live in Northern Ireland.  I work in education administration, something I’ll have been doing for thirty years on the 5th of April (cards and especially presents can be sent via the editors ).

    I’ve been wargaming since 1992, and my interests are WW2 Naval, WW2 Land, Spanish Civil War, French-Indochina and the later Vietnam War.

    I’ve been actually a member of TWW for about seven months now, but while I didn’t post very much I was always lurking in the background, spying on all of you, taking notes and typing this in an extremely dark and threatening manner… (cue the menacing music).

    And that’s about it, so I’ll be seeing you all in the forums!

     

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: 20mm Viet Minh With AT Weapons? #21081
    Cuchulainn
    Member

    Thanks for taking the time to reply Gary, and with such a helpful reply too.

     

    Yes I was aware of those two companies but wasn’t sure how they would blend in with what I already have.  I was kinda thinking Platoon 20 might be a closer match than Britannia, but it always helps to get a second opinion.

     

    Again many thanks Gary, I very much appreciated your advice.

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

    in reply to: Photo Posting Test #3883
    Cuchulainn
    Member

    Right, having read the instructions by Mike on how to post these photos, I’m gonna have another go at them.  So fingers crossed…

    The German light cruiser Nurnberg entering harbour with the assistance of some tugs.

    This is the latest addition to my fleet. Seen here from the starboard bow, I had her painted in a scheme very similar to the famous Baltic Camouflage Paint Scheme but without the black & white stripes.

    Not being a very good painter myself I had this Neptun model painted by a modelling and painting service in Middlesbrough.

    To see more of their work, check out their Facebook page at: Mac’s Models

    Ships already in harbour include from top to bottom: Prinz Eugen (heavy cruiser), Schlesien (pre-dreadnought), Deutchland (pocket battleship) & Schleswig-Holstein (pre-dreadnought & sister to Schlesien).

    The Schleswig-Holstein earned her fifteen minutes of fame when at exactly 4.47am on 1 September 1939, her guns shelled a Polish garrison in Danzig – the first shots of WW2 had been fired…

    The German supply ship Altmark, famous for supporting the Admiral Graf Spee, and in February 1940 for the “Altmark Incident” in a Norwegian Fjord.  On 30 November 1942, an accidental explosion in Yokohama, Japan blew the ship (renamed Uckermark) out of the water,  and sank the German armed raider Thor and an Australian passenger liner Nankin which the raider had captured.

    A flotilla of four Z Class destroyers.

    Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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