So the year 2019 has past nearly. It went so quickly indeed. But I think the older you get the more time flies by. When I had a look at all the pictures I took this year I thought it might be a good idea to do something like a photo revue of the year 2019 .
The year started with lots of games of cruel seas and the scratch building of a lot of ships for that game:
I build the steamer Rheinland:
In February I went to a local convention , the Kiepencon in Münster. I hosted a cruel seas participation game there:
Until this years Salute I build a lot more ships for cruel Seas. Like the S.S. Bellota and the S.S. Green Island:
Then I started on the Hunt II escort destroyer:
Then came one of the main hobby events for me this year Salute 2019 at Excel London. Here are a few of the over 200 pictures I took. If you want to see more have a look here
After coming back home with a bag full of goodies I resumed building ships for cruel seas. Next were the coastal colliers. Three little ships with different loads:
The last ship I build for Cruel Seas so far was a VII C submarine , Das Boot
Then I stoped building ships for now as two companies started to release miniatures for a conflict I was always keen on building and gaming. The Vietnam war . Empress miniatures and Gringo 40 both released wonderful miniatures. Here are a few of the Gringo 40 Miniatures I painted this year:
And a few of the Empress ones:
After my summer holiday i got myself a 3d printer and started on doing terrain for my Vietnam war project:
Then I thought about doing the jungle terrain I would need . I figured out that I would need a lot off scatter material to do the jungle pieces . so I went to a friend who has a upholstery shop and got some old foam upholstery pieces to make my own scatter flock . If you want to know how I did it go here
In November I went to Antwerp like every year for Crisis run by the tin soldiers of Antwerp. For all the pictures go here.
After returning from Crisis I build some jungle terrain pieces with plastic plant pieces , plastic palm trees and the scatter I did myself:
After Crisis i decided that I would drop one line of Vietnam miniatures as the size of both Empress and Gringo 40 don’t fit properly. I decided to go with the Empress miniatures.
The last thing I did this year was to start on some elefant grass for my set up. I used some offcuts from artificial grass to build these:
So that’s it for this year. There are a lot of projects in the pipeline for next year . Especially concerning my 3d printer. Expect to see a lot of vehicles for mt Vietnam project, trucks, gun trucks and even a huey! So have a wonderful new year 2020 and keep up the hobby. Hope to see a few of you at Salute 20 or Crisis 20!