Thursday, November 17, 2016

Running with the Tortoise

The past week has seen me dive head first into preparing for the January Blitzfreeze 2016 tournament I’m helping hold for the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.  We’ve capped out the available venue space of 18 participants for the January 7, 2016 event and I’ve wasted no time in making preparations for the event.  I’ve spent a fair amount of time discussing plans with the venue, evaluating rules and scenarios, and preparing media that will be handed out to the participants, preparing awards that will be given out, and preparing a board that I will be providing myself.  I managed to score an Urbanmatz roll-away terrain mat that I’ll be writing a review for later.

Aside from planning the tournament, I’ve been busy preparing gift commissions for friends who’ve been encouraging and incredibly helpful along the way with this hobby.  Up on deck is the Tortoise by JTFM, an ISU-122 assault gun, and a 1/72 corsair.  An Italian tankette is on the way, but it’s currently in the post.

This week I’ve been having a blast working on the Tortoise.  Once I have completed it, I will write a detailed review along with a step-by-step on how I painted it.  Until then, here’s a brief glimpse at the lovely resin Tortoise, courtesy of JTFM!


If you enjoy this blog, feel free to leave a comment below as it really helps the site out.  Additionally, if you'd like to pick up this resin beast of British engineering that is the Tortoise, head on over to Die Waffenkammer or follow this link to the direct listing.

I’ll be following up with this post as I begin to paint Rubicon’s ISU-122.  In a future post, I will be reviewing and painting one of Warlord’s kits: the Italian C3 Tankette!  Until next time, have a great one.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Biggest Fish in the Pond (For now)

The ISU-152 is no longer the big fish in the pond.  The beastly British post 1945 tank destoryer, the Tortoise, from JTFM Die Waffenkammer has arrived

A huge thanks goes to Jeff and Rich!

If you're as excited as I am about working on this thing and would like one of your own, follow this link to the Tortoise or head on over to Die Waffenkammer and check out the vast selection of models.  Jeff has told me that this is just one of the many "after '45" kits they are releasing!

With the Alte behind me, and in the case until it's used for play, I've resumed priming the rest of my Finns and aim to complete my 1,000 points of them for the tournament I'm co-hosting on January 7, 2017.

Thanks for looking!