Monday, August 22, 2016

1/76-scale M-36 Jackson

Apologies for the long break in posts. It was entirely unintentional--August just got very busy with the garden and vacationing.

I picked up this M-36 Jackson from Terry this spring. It is an old 1/76-scale Niton model that came with a small diorama, a jeep, watch tower and 37mm ATG. Nice enough kit for its time although olde timey flocking is hilariously bad.

I didn't build the engine or interior of the driver's compartment. I ended up stapling the tracks but the decals were in great shape. Pictured below with a 1/72-scale Sherman and a downed Mosquito fighter-bomber (funny what you notice when processing pictures).

Up next: Another game of Aurelian with Bruce, some 15mm vampire hunters and maybe a game of Airfix Battles (if I can get my act together and finish sorting the rules in my head).

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Club night: August 2

We had nine guys out at the club this week, including newcomer Bob. Justin hosted Bob and Chen in a wild west (?) game.

Bruce brought out some new space rules from Sam Mustafa called Free Jumper.

We played an abbreviated campaign of three games, which gave us a taste of ship building and some of the strategies available to us.

Dave and Scott played a WW2 game (French v German paratroops).

Up next: Some painting, although the ear;y harvest season is cutting into my table time.