Thursday, 27 February 2014

Operation: Build a Village, pt. 2.

Much delayed, due to general dissatisfaction with my house, and lack of inspiration, I finally feel ready enough to post what I have so far. It took a long time to decide what to use as a base for the house. While at work the other day, I came across good sized sheets of corrugated card, that I felt were sturdy enough to do the job for now. 

I am aware how clean the ground looks, and there are no doors or window frames, but really, I am happy enough. I feel that "it will do" until I get the time to make improvements.

With most of the remaining foam board, I finished this ruin too. Not satisfied with just having a stand-alone corner of a building, I based it, and turned it into a full ruin. The rubble is cat litter. I used Crawford and Black acrylic paints for the greys and browns. The lighter shade of grey is an older Revell acrylic, and the inside walls are a colour from a box of paints I bought on ebay. I actually like this more than the completed house.

 Now to get inspired for the next building.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

It Arrived!!

I can't wait to dive into these. I have been lurking over on the forums for a long time now, looking at AARs, looking at terrain and models. I finally took the plunge. I can't wait to start playing them.

PSC Panzer IVs.

Today I completed my late war Panzer IVs. I have an early war one also, and will likely get another set of them with which I will make one late and two early war Panzers, ready for Barbarossa. 

These two were painted with the Vallejo Midstone, which looks much more yellow than my Airfix enamel Midstone. I can get used to it, though. This was also my first, large-scale outing for my weathering powders. I am not overly convinced by them. I loved how  they looked on my Soviet 45mm cannon, but this time seemed a little...flat. I will experiment more, though.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Revell Brits.

As a youth, in my hunt for more British soldiers to bolster my forces, I picked up the Revell set. I can't remember if they ever saw action, but they certainly felt my love. I found them so much better than the Esci set. My love for Brits over Americans has remained, and I am really enjoying painting them up. I find they go go fairly well with my PSC Brits (more pictures to follow), and have given me enough to probably field two under-strength platoons.

Monday, 10 February 2014

A couple of WIPs.

With some left over foam board, I thought I could make some corner ruins. I put a second floor in, which I think looks good. I just need to base it on something, which I am struggling to think of.

I liberated a bunch of these foam bricks. I am wondering what to do with them. Any ideas? Could I make bocage?