I can't tell you how happy I am to report: PROJECT FINISHED!!! I ordered a boatload of aircraft from Thomaston last years, for WWII Pacific, WWII Battle of Britain, and various moderns (from the Korean War to present). Previously I'd completed the WWII Pacific set, and even played quite a few fights with them using the very simple "Battle of Britain" rules (https://oldleadbreed.blogspot.com/search/label/Battle%20of%20Britain%20Rules).
However, the WWII Battle of Britain and Modern sets had languished on the painting table... until now! I recently had a surgery (emergency appendectomy), so while convalescing I sat down to base and paint in snatches, and this weekend I finished them up. What now? Well, first up is probably going to be heading to Cuba Libre for some modern air fighting over South Leon (https://cubalibrewargame.blogspot.com/), and then it's either back to the War in the Pacific, or over to the Arab-Israeli Wars (https://swordofgideonwargaming.blogspot.com/) for some dogfighting during the Suez Crisis. Unfortunately, Battle of Britain is just going to have to wait, due to the amount of projects I've already got going on... But enough talk, let's see some pics!
Which is part of the really cool campaign for Battle of Britain. You play the war one week at a time, with one fight per day, casualties racking up and carrying over from fight to fight. Then, when you start a new week, everyone gets replacements, and carry it out again. So, the British will start each week with 9 Hurricanes and 9 Spitfires, while the Germans will start with 8 Me-109s, 4 Bf-110s, 6 He-111s, 6 Ju-88s, 3 Do-17s, and 3 Ju-87s. While aircraft are somewhat generic, each of the named models has slightly different characteristics.
Thanks for looking, and stand by for some gaming (probably during the Independence Day holiday).