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Offline Mason

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2017, 12:30:53 AM »
Thank you.
Much appreciated.
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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2017, 08:34:55 PM »
I really like your repainted vehicles! :-* :-* Very nice work and great looking bases too. I have been wondering if it was worth it to base vehicles. Your work is a strong vote for them.
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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2017, 10:58:21 AM »
We are like minded - I have never based my vehicles because of my terrain but have always lost track of which vehicle is moving during the game so this sorts that problem too.
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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2017, 05:48:17 PM »
IRA home built armoured car. Empress model and figure. Wanted it to look like rusty basic metal . I know they never had one for real but in my games I intend to utilise plenty of what ifs? It won't get silly but if you fill things out a bit it can only make for more interesting scenarios.

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2017, 08:44:21 PM »
Great work! You have rust down :-* :-*
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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2017, 10:04:41 PM »
Thanks mate.

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2017, 11:22:27 PM »
From Dixons Gangsters to IRA and G Men or Special Branch 'Cairo Gang' or even Michael Collins lads from the 'Squad'.

Have to Matt varnish these and paint the weapons then it's into their vehicles next.

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2017, 11:25:26 PM »
More tomorrow ...
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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2017, 11:34:34 PM »
Enamels???
Blimey!
I have not seen anyone using them for a long while.
 :o :o

You are achieving great results, though, so why not?
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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2017, 12:28:41 AM »
Quote
IRA home built armoured car. Empress model and figure. Wanted it to look like rusty basic metal . I know they never had one for real but in my games I intend to utilise plenty of what ifs? It won't get silly but if you fill things out a bit it can only make for more interesting scenarios.

I hate to be one of those "actually" guys, but actually during the civil war, they had a couple. There was at least two improvised armored vehicles involved in the capture of Bruree from the Free State Army. 

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2017, 01:21:50 AM »
That's brilliant mate - please pitch in whenever as I am painting and reading/researching in tandem. Thanks for that as I will now search for more info and even better still - feel more justified in my idea of the car. It's gonna be flying a tricolour soon too.

Enamels - yes , guilty as charged but I am going to have to step into the world of acrylics soon I reckon.

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2017, 09:56:39 AM »
The Diehards in the city revered the
name of Brian Boru. The Staters also held
the name in high esteem, but neither
reverence nor esteem can win a battle. In
their own modest way the Diehards were
practical men and knowing the advantage
of mobile armour, they created an
armoured car. It was created in the image
and likeness of a battleship on wheels. It
was a double turret and made of heavy
steel plate. It had heavy iron wheels with
solid rubber tyres and was a Declaration
of a Republic in its own right. The Diehards
called it the Hooded Terror. It was
their secret weapon.
This armoured car was used by the
Diehards in Limerick. Later in its career it
was run off the road and abandoned. The
Staters, finding it abandoned by the roadside
like some rare botanical specimen
fashioned in metal, plucked it from the
mire, cleansed it, refurbished it and called
it Brian Boru.
The entry of the Staters into the city
was comparable to the Entry of the Gladiators,
the cheers and applause of the
citizens being as moving as that stirring
piece of music by Uulius Fucik).
The Diehards regarded the entry as an
invasion of the territory, to be repulsed
with a display of strength. Only the pure
cleansing flame of the Republic could burn
them out of the city. That Declaration of a
Republic, the Hooded Terror, left the New
Barrack and, going downhill, moved slowly
into Catherine Street and halted near the
junction with Thomas Street. It could go
no further, as the street was barricaded. It
was armed with a Hotchkiss anti-aircraft
gun, which fired incendiary tracer bullets
at the wood and canvas aeroplanes of that
day.
As the Staters advanced into Co.
Limerick, a small force was left in Bruree,
as it was an ideal hideout for lawless
elements to combine their forces. Several
hundred Diehards, who had fled from
Limerick city and places in the county,
converged on Bruree and attacked the
place. Even as the Diehards attacked, a
force of Staters who had been in pursuit of
the Diehards arrived in Bruree ahead of
them and reinforced the garrison. I
The Battle of Bruree was a balancd
affair of equal numbers in opposition. The
Staters had the armoured car, Danny Boy,
and the Diehards, who were well dug in in
the village, had the cumbersome, doubleturreted,
lumbering battleship on wheels,
the Hooded Terror. The battle started with
both cars opening fire on their own
positions and then chasing each other
around the village. While the Hooded
Terror was splendid in reverse,


Found some bits of info.

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2017, 10:22:56 AM »
Great vehicles! Will follow this, thanks for sharing!

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2017, 12:00:28 PM »
Thanks Traveller.

Many thanks for posting that info Macconermaoile . Really interesting and I am going to get something that fits that description of twin turrets etc. Very much appreciate you posting.

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Tues 11/4 page 3)
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2017, 12:14:40 PM »
The first of the manned vehicles. I need to use these vehicles for a number of scenarios and across 1914 through the IWI and Irish Civil War and 1919 in Germany and also I am thinking of a made up British Civil War around late 1920,s and into the 1930's .

To that end the drivers are glued in but the gunmen are only tacked it.

I enjoyed knocking these out. I found the Dixon Miniatures to be easy to paint and quite chunky .

This first vehicle I have two of. One is innocent looking just carrying boxes of tea for delivery. The doors open and close on this model so I thought it might make a nice surprise for Steve my long term wargaming Buddy to find the doors swung open and this Tommy gunner firing out the back!

 

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