Green house dreams

Hello all garden lowers

We have been planning for a greenhouse sins the moment we bought the loot. In the initial plan garden plan was there also a greenhouse planed. After living in the house and working with the garden have we come to the point where we can start planning the green house and make some more real plans. 

We have put sticks in the ground to get a rough size and a feeling for the height. We have also kindly got windows from my wife's sister when they did a window change on the house from the 70´s. So we have a set of windows with certain sizes to use. Now could I start in Catia V5 and move the windows around and try to get a good layout. After a few revisions do I think I nailed it. It´s a big greenhouse roughly 14 square meters and the challeng is that half of it should be dug in to the ground. This because the greenhouse is place in a slope but we get benefits also. The brick foundation will work as a heat storage magazine and prolong the season of the greenhouse. 

Here is the existing design. I think it will be redone a few times more. But this is the base at least.

Here is where it should be placed on the garden.


Fallschirmjägers get´s gardened

Hello again

Last step on my Fallschirmjäger main platoons. They need to get some greenery around them. Before this step are they a bit brown and the colours do not pop. So to add some contrast and colour to them do I add flowers, flower bushes, shrubbery's and some green grass tufts. 

Before this step they look like this:

After the garden fairy have been there do they look like this:

Products that I have used are following: ( Most of it is bought on ebay.co.uk. )

Green tufts, various size

Leafy shrub´s green and autumn colour

 Gorse bushes

Fuchsia bushes

 Flowers Heather Tufts


Fallshirmjägers; The painting continues

Hello all

I am making progress on my Fallshirmjägers. I am pleased with the result so far. But I have more the half off my company left to paint and my dead line is with in one month! It feels some time that the paint will still be wet when I put them down at my first game.

But there is light in the painting tunnel because these two platoons of 10 teams each and the HQ have only taken 2½ weeks. That is 92figures and 24 bases in 2½ weeks with the family at home and 40 hours of work every week. What is left is the Fallshirmjäger Pioneers platoon, mortars, 7,5cm leig gun, pak40 platoon and four 88´s. I will start with the cleaning process on Monday and go from there. This time is it more guns and euquipment then men. There will be uploads on the process.

And here are my nearly finished core platoons. There will only be added some static grass and flock and some shrubbery. But the big time consuming steps are done. Please leave comments of what you think.


New tournament => New list (Fallshirmjägers)

Hello all again.

I have pledge myself to play in a late war Flames of War tournament in the neighboring city in 1½ months.  The tournament is themed around the months after the operation cobra or the break out from Normandy in the late summer of 1944. And the tournament is a pair tournament one side will play the Allied nations and own the Axis nations (Germany), I will as usual the Germans. This creates certain restrictions off what companies I can chose from. This time and area of the war are the Germans more and more hampered by the lack of men and material. There tanks are getting old except the formidable Panther and King tiger.

So this time it was really tricky to build a fun and themed list of what I had in my closet. So I searched on "easy army" and talked to my friends to find a solid company. My first thought was on my trusting pioneers but they lack the proper support and I have used them in a few tournaments now. I went on and looked at the various tank companies. But with the recent change of the AT value to 15 of the fire fly are the Panthers and tigers out of the question. Then I could use my StuG list but they are built for the east front and should remain there. So I had problems to choose a good and solid list that I wanted to play.
Then I got the suggestion to look in to Fallshirmjägers that though around the Market Garden operation. I loved them from first sight. They are a volunteer unit of hardcore fighting men so they are expensive in points and you will not have that many platoons. But the one you have will hope fully stay on the and not run away. I started to play around with the choice in the company and the finial rooster was with about any mobile assets but with a solid amount of anti-tank guns.  Also am I lacking normal artillery but I have mortars that can pin and smoke. The only problem now when my company rooster was set was that I do not own any models that represent Fallshirmjägers and they look different compared to normal grenadiers. This leads to myself painting a complete infantry company in 1½ months. At the moment are there 96 models getting paint on my table and I guess that I have 40models more to paint.

I have never painted splinter camouflage before and search the net to find any help. And help I found from this really good painter. Will not do it as detailed as him because I do not have the skill or the time for it. But it  is good help to understand how to proceed.

I have also some other inspiration from a painter from battle front. I want to create scenic bases and have a good spread on the uniforms sins it is late in the war and the soldiers have grabbed what they can find.

This is my progress so far. I will keep updating as is a continue painting


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