quinta-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2013

The Brigada Tripeira Christmas Reunion (2)

Nope, this post is note dedicated to the "WWII Locomotives & War Series"

This post is dedicated to create many JEALOUS followers out there!

Here we bring you all the dios that Carlos Briz made on purpose and brought to our reunion, as christmas GIFTS for the rest of US!

But he was not the only good soul present, since JP also painted and OFFERED each of us a wonderfull cavalry figure, related to the Napoleonic Period - but somehow JF forgot to take the necessary pics.

Are these guys real, you ask? 

Yes they are!

All you can do is: look at them and weep...

These are some of the benefits we have as BT members!

I'm still wondering what CB's and JP's benefits are...

This one was MY treat!

And this dio was JMM's treat.

But this one has a story to it, that I want to share with the world:

As you can expect, when we saw all the goodies CB brought and what he planned to do with them (offer them to us...YES!), all the guys started to line up and share envious stares at each other, wondering who would be the first to choose.

The more rational guys among us decided to make some sort of lotery, to sort out by chance which dio belonged to each guy, and avoid the inevitable bickering.

But at that moment JMM stepped in and said: 


"I am the first one to choose and I choose THAT one!"

"That one is mine, mine, ALL MINE!"

I can assure all of you that these were his exact words. We became frozen and, I must confess, a little scared of him, and we said: 

"It's alright JMM, you can calm down now, we will give you that dio and then you can go home and play with it"

And that settled it...


terça-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2013

The Brigada Tripeira Christmas Reunion!

Well, here you have them, all the BT members together in one place for the first time EVER!


Not really, when you know that we have guys from Porto, Coimbra, Torres Novas, Palmela and Algarve, all in the same group.

Here you have them, in person (from left to right): Jorge Faria (http://obrigadeiro.blogspot.pt/) - Mário Laranja (http://orange-scenics.blogspot.pt/) - Carlos Briz - Mário Peneda - Pedro Casimiro - João Pedro Peixoto (http://jpwargamingplace.blogspot.pt/) - Miguel Mendes.

Here we have one of the most prolific modellers in all of Portugal!  Carlos Briz

And here you have another masterpiece he brought for the guys to check out in person.

Vehicles - Heli- Shapeways (3d Print) / Figures - Pendraken (Falkland War series)

This dio is related to the portuguese colonial wars, in Africa, where CB places some of the most iconic pieces of hardware used at the time.

Check out that vehicle, custom made (as all the other models placed here in the dio) in a 3D Printer!

And now guys, get ready for the piece de resistance: 

João Peixoto "Man Cave"!

As you know, this guy lives in Coimbra, and, together with CB, has one biggest wargames and modelling colections in Portugal!

Let's start with this model, related to the island of Tarawa

And where did JP buy all this stuff, you ask?

Nowhere: it's ALL scratch-built!


Above you have the artist himself, pointing and saying: I did that, and that, and that, and that...

CB is wondering: I have to improve my (already considerable) output, if  I want to catch up with this guy...

Mário Laranja is staring (mouth wide open...) at the walls - what else can a guy do in this place?

All the nerds together in the same place, sharing the dialect that only modellers and wargamers understand...

ALL the figures exhibited are painted to the highest standard, related to pratically EVERY historic period.

ALL 30.000 + of them, that is....

A model of Minas Tirith  (Lord of the Rings) - scratch-built, of course...

And more figures...

And more figures...

Warships, airplanes and landing crafts, all in the same place.


JP has SEVERAL armoured divisions stationed in his "Man Cave"

I just do not know how he manages to feed all those guys...

The proud owner, and the jealous visitors...

Unassembled models boxes?

Yes, there are hundreds of them there, some related to rare and discontinued models.

Mário Peneda just stares...

Lord of the Rings: Uruk-Hai and Troll's

More stuff from hobbit land

An Oliphant (from Lord of the Rings) and Portuguese "Caravelas" (XV century)

The Samurai collection!

JP Samurai armies were a sight for sore eyes - that was how our eyes already were, at that time...

More armour.

Several 1/72 scale landing crafts, related to WWII - ALL scratch-built

JP is not content with scratch-building these boats: he feels obliged to FILL them with armoured units!

JMM and MP checking out a 1/72 scale WWII patrol boat - guess what: scratch-built!

Here you have JP again, teaching us poor guys how he does things that we will never be able to do ourselves.

Never mind: this only shows that he is a bigger NERD than the rest of us...


sábado, 23 de novembro de 2013

WWII Locomotives & War Series nº 86 - by Carlos Briz

Veichles and figures - Minifigs

(Class BR 80 locomotive - German State Railways)

Well, we are fast approaching the magic 100 number, related CB's to WWII posts, not to mention the dozens of other posts already placed, related to other historic periods.

This guys is a machine!

Awsome pic!

This pic allows for a thorough read of some of CB's modelling expertise.

Who knew that on the back of that factory, a guy would find a rocket propelled fighter (Heinkel He 162)?

The Germans were miles in front of the allies at the end of WWII, when it came to the use of that technology. Fortunately, at that moment they did not have the resources or the time to used it properly.


quarta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2013

WWII Locomotives & War Series nº 85 - by Carlos Briz

Locomotive - Shapeways 1/148
Vehicles - WGS
Figures - Minifigs

Close up and details!

That's right, CB sent us some nice looking pics, but none where a guy could identify the locomotives (armoured trains) involved, and I am just too lazy to search for it on the internet...

Check this out: rolling armour aplenty!

The armoured trains were put to good use mainly in the eastern theatre during WWII, were it had a good cost effective weapon against the partisans.

Great job CB!

By the way CB: 

Do not forget that CHRISTMAS in coming up, and you already know the kind of present(s) that we want...