Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wings of War WW2

The start of our first WW2 campaign played over the Holiday weekend showing off our new home made altitude bases.


  1. Very nice! I really like the smoke effect. Any tricks to share? Is it spraypainted cotton-balls?

  2. I love dogfights and I don't care if they are WW1 or WW2. This reminds me of the TV show about the Black Sheep I watched years ago...a lot of years ago.
    Are the planes pre-painted?

    Baron von Whiteface / Oliver

  3. brutpaul, the smoke belongs to Jil, I'll try to remember to ask him how it was done. It looks a lot better than the stuff I just spray paint. You could also go to his blog and ask him. There is a link on the right (The Historical Miniaturist)

    Baron Von Whiteface - You are thinking about Baa Baa Black Sheep I think which was very loosely based on VMF214 and Greg Boyington.
    The planes are painted out of the box from the Wings of War miniatures game.

  4. Like your altitude stands ~ care to share the knowledge?

  5. Jason
    I got a bunch of telescoping mirrors from harbor freight when they were on sale for 1.00 each. I cut off the mirrors, leaving the stem. Then I got some heat shrink tubing from the electrical dept. at home depot and cut short sections that fit over the mirror stem and the little stem coming from the airplanes. I initially made some small bushings that fit in the end of the telescoping mirror that would fit into the original stands. This last part I am not too crazy about because the stands are really not big enough to handle the weight of the assembly too well, and they are prone to tipping. I am planning to keep everything the same but make some heavier bases.

  6. Cheers, might give it a go if Ican get the parts cheap enough.
    pity you didn't get to fish the Napoleonic scenario using sharp practice rules ~ very interesting.
    keep up the great blog.