segunda-feira, 31 de outubro de 2011

Modelismo em Maceda - Exhibition & Modelling Contest (2011 Edition)

The guys from BT were present in another edition of this outstanding anual event, that took place in the air museum of the Portuguese Air Force Base AM-1, located in Maceda, Ovar, to promote wargaming.

As usual, there were a lot of good quality models exhibited, within an inspiring setting.

Here you can see PC playing a DBA wargame (Spartans vs. Thebans) with a young full-fledged airforce pilot (or close to it...).

After taking this pic, PC tried to board this A-7 P Corsair to take it for a ride around the base.
He even showed his driving licence to the nice airforce police people that prevented him from doing it, but they were not convinced...

Here we have JF standing next to the same airplane.
He also tried to board it, but he could not do it. 
However, his failure was due to another reason: he could not fit in...

Profiting from a momentary distraction from the airforce police officers, PC finnaly managed to board this airplane (C-212 Aviocar) and take it for a ride around the base!

Look! This one was large enough for even JF to fit inside it!

This is a BIG airforce hangar!

We managed to play a few DBA wargames.
Here my Numidian army was set against the Early Imperial Romans.

Great paint job, huh?
You can readily see I was not the one who did it. This is JF artwork!

JF did a nice paint job, but managed to lose my Gn element!
You are in trouble for this, dude!

After all these years, DBA is still my favourite wargame. I love this game!


quarta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2011

Rough Riders!

Ok, I agree the title has nothing to do with anything else, but that was what came out in the spur of the moment. It only serves to provide a glimpse of how a modest bunch of guys we are...

Here you have a pic of most of the guys that are members of that outstanding wargames and modelling club  called "Brigada Tripeira"!

Although the expression "Tripeiro" is usually applied to guys who live in or near the city of Porto, it seems that nowadays most of our members live abroad...

Here you have Carlos Briz, with one of his masterpieces in hand.

I guess that in the whole wide world there must be only one or two other guys that manage a modelling output similar to that provided by Carlos (in quantity and quality).

We know one of them - our good friend JP, from Coimbra.

The next question is inevitable: where is the remaining guy?


segunda-feira, 24 de outubro de 2011

Elephant Hunting!

Here we leave you an original document, dug up by JF himself during his vacation in Kursk (or close to it...), related to the best way to "kill" this 65 ton beast that roamed the Russian plains at will.

As you can see, none of the advices given suggest that you face it head-on - something that many allied tank crews seemed to forget, to their own regret...


sexta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2011

WWII Locomotives & War Series nº 35 - by Carlos Briz

(Class 2-8-0 locomotive - US Army Transportation Corps)

Here is one more great dio for the modelling addicts out there.

The P-51 was a really cool fighter.

It's speed and performance in aerial dogfights helped change the course of the war.


quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2011

SCW & North West Frontier & Locomotives and War - by Carlos Briz

(Class 4021 locomotive - Madrid-Zaragoza-Alicante Railways)

(Class 2-1-1-Steam Locomotive)

When you mess with the Afghanis, you are liable to get burned.
From the age of Alexander to the XXI century, there is always some people who think they can set the record straight over there - and they usually get it wrong.

This dio is pretty clear about what you can usually find in Afghanistan: a lot of hard rock...

This is another outstanding dio Carlos! Great inspiration!


terça-feira, 11 de outubro de 2011

WWI & Boer War & WWII locomotives & War - by Carlos Briz

(Class 280 locomotive - United States Transportation Corps)

Here you have a few more "fresh" dios from our friend Carlos!

However, I am forced to place a complaint here: the pics do not show all the nice details!

(Armoured Train)

Take for instance this pic related to the Boer War dio: I cannot see clearly all the good stuff that is placed there!

(Class SU 131 locomotive - USSR State Railways)

These two pics are a little better.

Carlos: have mercy on the guys around here and send us a few close-ups of this stuff!

My eyesight is already poor - you will be doing charity work...


segunda-feira, 10 de outubro de 2011

WWII Locomotives & War Series nº 34 - by Carlos Briz

(Class P8 locomotive - Romanian State Railways)

Here you hav'em, two more outstanding dios with their paint still fresh!

The P8 locomotive was early XX century vintage, originally from Prussia, and the last one was built in 1926. This one here was used by one of the Axis members during WWII - Romania. 

(Class Ge 6/6 locomotive - Swiss Federal Railways)

That Me 109E over there blends really well with that herd of cows...

The markings made by the Swiss on the Me 109 (later in the war) were designed not for camouflage but to avoid mistakes in identity, by the Allies.

More than 80 E-3´s (Emil) were bought and delivered to this country just before the start of WWII and were later used in several engagements against...the Germans.

This makes a guy wonder if the Swiss had some inside information related to the beginning of the war, and meant to stock-up some usefull stuff for the future...


quarta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2011

A short Espimodel 2011 photo report.
Complete photo event report:

Where Espimodel 2011 took place

Setting gaming tables to play a couple of WWII scenarios
Ambush Blitz & Frontal Atack

Direction dice (from Dice shop)

Ataque Frontal / Frontal Atack (house skirmish rules) small scenario

Pedro Santiago (left) owner, and JF.

7th AD Grants (WGS) and "Honeys" (Pithead)
JF collection
Ambush Blitz practicing game
PC vs JF

terça-feira, 4 de outubro de 2011

Brigada Tripeira Around the World!


From this post you guys can notice that "good taste" is a world wide commodity!

Here we have two outstanding companies that are giving considerable exposure to a couple of our friends great work: Carlos Briz modelling skills and Jerboa's wargaming expertise.

And the publicity made to our little corner in the world wide web is also very welcomed!

Best wishes to you guys!