Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by paintpig » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:52 pm

And there was much rejoicing :lol:
Admin Fella wrote:Pack 4 is now funded! :)

Also changed the packs around as suggested, which I think makes for a smoother path of development.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by fanai » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:46 am

Matt I am Interested will post over on your web site soon
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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by pbeccas » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:20 am

Just chucked in for a 100 now that I can see some NCOs & support weapons in the future plan.
Character figure. Love to see fat old Blamey mimicking a boy scout when his visited Kokoda.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:10 pm

Thanks mate for throwing in.

Blamey, that is an interesting suggestion.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by pbeccas » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:13 pm

Cheers Matt, should be a real person of note I reckon. One of the commanders or a VC winner like Bruce Kingsbury.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Sarah Jane » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:03 pm

pbeccas wrote:Just chucked in for a 100 now that I can see some NCOs & support weapons in the future plan.
Character figure. Love to see fat old Blamey mimicking a boy scout when his visited Kokoda.
Well done Paul, I did the same donation.

I like the Blamey idea, although ideally I want to use the miniature in my games so could represent an overweight militia officer.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:05 pm

I am very happy to say that Pack 5 is now opened!

This is great news and this 5th pack helped in a large part by a very generous contribution (the 2nd from this person).

I feel that we are now in a position to discuss further packs namely NCO's (3 figures), Vickers MMG and Medium Mortar (while not used much in the early stages of Kokoda due to weight/encumbrance).

I also had a suggestion for Boyes ATR and Sticky Bomb pack (3 figures) who if in Khaki would suit early desert and allow players to field complete forces for their gaming.

The NCO pack I consider essential and as mentioned, while not strictly Kokoda the last 3 packs certainly allow you to round off your collection.

So please post your suggestions for the further packs including look, pose etc and we can add these to the list.

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P.S I will have some pics of the 2nd officer figure in the next couple of days as well and the masters for the SMLE and Lewis shortly which when moulded/cast will move things along more noticeably.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by pbeccas » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:20 pm

I will have to add a request for a 2" mortar if you want to cover the desert as well. Thats the only Aussie desert figure you can't get in 28mm. Oh, and the sticky bombers.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by paintpig » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:34 pm

Sarah Jane wrote:
pbeccas wrote:Just chucked in for a 100 now that I can see some NCOs & support weapons in the future plan.
Character figure. Love to see fat old Blamey mimicking a boy scout when his visited Kokoda.
Well done Paul, I did the same donation.

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Looks like some of us are going for some Aussie escalation on our gaming tables.


The only suggestion I can make (made to Matt off list) is some suitable figures and/or conversions for the Independant company (Sparrow Force) left behind in Timor to grief the Japs. However this is not directly relevant to the current range, I have a feeling a lot of the militia figures particularly the raggedy sculpts will probably work as they are.
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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:00 pm

Hey All

Here is a couple of pics of the next master. Please let me know what you think either by posting here or send me an email/message.

I have the Lewis and Enfield masters now and will have them to the mould maker by weeks end.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Dropbear » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:22 pm

Looking great :D

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by pbeccas » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:26 pm

Thumbs up from me. :D

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by fanai » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:21 am

this is a good one mate
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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Sarah Jane » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:38 am

Works for me too.

Thanks for the update.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by christo » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:47 am

Great work Matt...

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:11 pm

Bit of an update all.

I have been snowed under with work and illness for a number of weeks and as such only got the weapons masters etc off to Nic for moulding today. I was hoping this would be the end of the delays, but Nic also informed me due to his workload at the moment he may not get to making the mould until November 15! Which will make the end of November before the sculptor can get the parts to continue work.

This is a significant delay and I can only hope Nic may get the mould earlier (which he will do if possible), otherwise our planned timeline is pretty much redundent.

But they will still get done and I have received the 2nd master which is lovely. :)

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by pbeccas » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:12 pm

Admin Fella wrote:I can only hope Nic may get the mould earlier
Poor Nic :shock: :lol:

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:18 pm

Well chance has it and Nic was able to make the mould today!

Chance can a wonderful thing and it has definately worked in our favour.

So back on track!

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:12 pm

Weapons and other peices were posted to the sculptor today. So look forward to the first Riflemen and the Lewis Team in the coming weeks.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:34 am

Update.

I am still waiting for the weapons to turn up to the sculptor, but I have paid the deposit to start the riflemen packs and Lewis pack.

This will allow the sculptor to start work on all the figures pending the arrival of the weapons or me having to post more should they not turn up this week.

No further advance on more packs being funded, but I am hoping that further figures will help to generate interest and keep things ticking over.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by pbeccas » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:29 am

Great news. Even if you don't get the extra packs it's going to be a great figure range.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:23 pm

Hey All

Firstly a merry xmas and happy new year! :)

A quick update. The sculptor is working away on the figures. He has all the bits etc now for the 2 riflemen and Lewis Gun pack as mentioned. So the initial release will be those along with the command pack, He is about 2 weeks away though from having them completed, which does mean I will not make CanCon for release. I do apologise for this but did not factor enough for xmas/new year the sculptor getting a decent dose of Man Flu etc.

Any issues for anyone, please let me know.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:24 pm

Just need to ask if anyone has any pic/references/info for what field telephones and/or radios the Militia used on the Track??

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by pbeccas » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:23 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kaiapit

Best I could find using google. 1943 - Aussie using a 208 radio set at Kaiapit.

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Re: Australians for Kokoda in 28mm

Post by Admin Fella » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:42 am

Hey All

Here is a WIP pic of the upcoming packs:

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WIP pics are always hard as they are so unfinished, but I just wanted to show everyone that work is progressing.

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