The painting front has been a bit 'subdued' for a few weeks due to work issues, holidays and 'stuff' but I'm determined to change that this week. I have some big plans for my 6mm North Africa 1942 forces and a lot of models and terrain to paint. The first stage is to get as much based up and ready to work on as I can, then I'll break the project down into manageable chunks and start painting in earnest. So whats on the table.... lots of Crusaders mostly.
Currently being prepped are 16 Crusader II's, 6 Churchill's, and six 40mm Bofor's guns with accompanying tractors. These are all from Heroics and Ros. I also have three 6pdr Anti-Tank Gun Portees by GHQ that I bought a while back. These actually came with an etched brass frame for the canvas cover but I somehow managed to break one during construction and eventually I decided to leave them off the models entirely. I don't think they would have survived rough handling on the games table anyway. I also have a dozen Universal Carriers which can be used as reconnaissance but I haven't based them up yet. Also un-based but waiting in the wings are more Sherman's. I have a load of these (painted for the European theatre) that are in a very sorry state and need to be stripped and cleaned ready for repainting in desert colours. I'm not sure yet how many I need but I have plenty in my bits-box so I could easily throw together an entire company of these.