Tuesday, 28 May 2013

100k Giveaway broadcast!!

You probably already know, but I am plugging this 100K giveaway shamelessly nonetheless! The first prizes look great, and I am definitely trying for some others as I broaden my model-making horizons.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Finished Achilles

Oh hi, guys! Long time, no blog. I have been just busy with other things, and my most recent projects have been somewhat neglected. After a few weeks of inaction, I made some progress yesterday, which included finally finishing my Achilles, a Sherman 76, and almost completing some German infantry.

The Sherman is from PSC. I lost the tank commander figure, so decided to make this one with a closed hatch, and pretty much no frills. I am still pleased with it. The decals are from a set of Skytrex allied stars that I picked up at Salute.

Now I look at it, I think I need to something more with the gun barrel on the Achilles. Maybe some kill stripes, or the camo pattern that hides its length. The decals are from the Airfix Cromwell model. One of these days I will put more markings on my vehicles, but at the moment I want them to be fairly generic.

I am very pleased with how the additional stowage turned out. I am happy with my drybrushing, and find it much more convincing than my previous, un-blogged efforts. One day I may post them, for a laugh.

The shells are the ends of cocktail sticks, super-glued in. As far as I am concerned, they will do. I have neither the patience, nor skill to try and make anything more intricate. Eventually I will find some figures that make a suitable crew. But until then, I am not phased by having an empty open turret.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

1000 views and some buildings.

I wasn't sure what I was expecting when making this blog. I am surprised I even have this many views. I guess it is here to try and gauge how much I improve at building things. I think I am going to start posting more WIPs with the intention of getting help and tips. I also hope to post more after action reports, but that will require my schedule to become more stable so I can become a regular at a gaming group.

As a celebration of my views, I present two buildings I consider finished enough to post. It was actually while painting these that I decided to try out acrylics. The black base coat is watered down Vallejo black. I then dry-brushed the other colours on. The first building is a Wills barn. I think it is generic enough to fit onto any battlefield. The roof lifts off, and is strengthened by plasticard supports.

This is the famous Dapol church. I am pretty sure I got this for Christmas on the same year my Dad built us a model railway. I'm not sure if I ever made it properly. At some point I cut the roof and back wall up to make it a ruin for wargames. Since then it has sat in a box, unpainted for over ten years. I finally got my act together and painted it up. I am pretty happy with the result. It will serve well in my village.