So one of the things I really like is all the nicely done terrain, yes, we aren't all going to game on terra-formed squares depicting every undulation, but you can get a decent mat, and make sure the features have basing that matches, paint them properly and so on. One of the things that can make a layout feel real and have lots of points of visual interest, is the collection of little things, livestock, a haystack, a ditch diggers cart and so on. Scatter terrain is the usual term.
So I am always on the lookout for inexpensive pieces that can be added to a table to create interest or add to the verisimilitude of the scenario, whether that be telegraph poles, a garden shed or a peasant on a bicycle. I came across 'AnyScale Models' on eBay, it appears to be a small company doing resin castings for a variety of scales, plus some wargames items in 20 & 28mm. The prices are very cheap, so I made a small order for a variety of stuff.
|Flakvierling, clever use of nails, but good luck with drilling out the barrels|
|Storage set - I liked the cable drum|
|Oil barrels.. anyone know what oil company labels for 1940 France?|
|Tyres, sold as 'fenders for boats'|
|You can see a couple of bubbles in this stowage set|
In other stuff, just working up some of the models I picked up at Carronade, both terrain and vehicles.
|Just some WIP vehicles, you can spot the PzII & Sherman I got at Carronade|
|A quick Wings of War/Glory game with Jimmy & the nephew last week|