Not the offical Chenkov though as I don't like the figure very much.
Sunday, 12 September 2021
Thursday, 9 September 2021
You may have seen this one before.
I was never happy with the finish as it looked too Dolls House picture perfect to me as I knew I had rushed it to get it on the table. So during lockdown I took it off the table where it was being used for a game and dirtied it up again and then did some dry brushing. The roof also looked too plain and boring so painted a pattern on it. I'm not sure this is any better but I will leave it now.
Monday, 6 September 2021
Oh dear I seem to neglected my Blog. I discovered that Twitter is really easy to post using photos taken directly from my iPhone, without messing around with my old camera it is so much easier. I will continue to Blog as I find it is a really useful tool for recording my Hobby and easy to go back and look things up. Twitter seems to be rather difficult in that respect, or maybe I just have not worked it out yet?
I needed to order some MDF bases for my DBMM Army and saw a couple of cheap bunkers on Mini Bits site so ordered one small and one large for WW2. However when they turned up they seemed to be better suited to 40k. I assembled the large one and then once dry I sawed the front off and rebuilt the Embrasures. I then covered the MDF with some Hobby Basswood and also covered the roof in green foam. One side is designed to hold an AT Gun, in this case a Soviet 76mm and the other side a Wargames Foundry LMG on AA mount. The other Bunker will be getting a Black Tree Design HMG.
I will take more photos once I have painted the crew figures and made the other Bunker.
Saturday, 10 July 2021
I really should be painting Celts.
I have another batch ready to undercoat but wanted to do something different. I decided that since I have just finished a Panther and a Tiger that I should add an American 76mm to my collection. Looking through my stock I discovered that I could do three of the Tanks from the Movie Fury.
Fury, an M4A3E8 from Tamiya. I think they actually used a Post War A2 in the Movie.
Lucy Sue, M4A3 75mm from Tamiya.
Old Phyliss, M4A1 76mm from Hobby Boss.
I'd also like to do Matador an M4 105mm HVSS which would have to be converted from a M4A3E8.
And also Murder Inc, an M4A3 75.
I have been painting Fury today with my Airbrush, but remembered halfway through that I should have left Black camouflage instead of coating it totally in Olive Drab. I guess I can go back and repaint the bands with a mix of Black and Olive Drab next session. The Black is really subtle so I wouldn't want it too dark. In some spare time I have also managed to assemble most of Lucy Sue. The most time spent on Fury was assembling the stowage. I had intended to get it as close as possible to the photos I found, so spent ages scratch building as much as I could. It's not exact but will give a close resemblance to the real thing.
I might be able to recreate some of the scenes from Fury using What a Tanker at some stage.
I had to laugh today as it is the first time that I have spray painted an M1 Helmet in 1/48th scale.
Saturday, 19 June 2021
This time of year I realise that I really need a light box. Usually the light on my Desk is enough for photography but not during the winter months. These figures have just been completed which brings my total to 13 Chariots and 132 figures. Still quite a few to go to make a 450 point DBMM Army.
Five of the figures were left over from the Chariots. These were such nice figures that I could not just discard them, so three of them got swords and shields, one got some heads and a shield. The fifth just needed a shield.
The other eight figures are an Infantry Pack. I really wish that I had bought more of these when they were for sale as they were such a pleasure to paint. Shield transfers may be available as well if they were. They got spears cut from left over Victrix arms.
Saturday, 22 May 2021
I have done some more investigating into my collections of German WW2 vehicles. My painting efforts started with a collection of 20mm Wargaming models. Some were resin but most were plastic. Back in those days (post 1987) I would have been using Humbrol German Dark Yellow. I sold off my stock of Humbrol's some years ago so don't have the product code on hand. This is a slightly yellow version of Dunklegelb and is pretty accurate as far as I remember. At this time I also made some 1/35th scale vehicles and which looks like I used the Tamiya version. The lightened version I used on the Tiger looks similar to the paint I used on my 20mm vehicles as seen on this Halftrack below.
Somehow I think I have too much for CoC and maybe should go back to Troops Weapons and Tactics (TWAT). I certainly have enough for What a Tanker (WAT).
So in conclusion I think I will keep on using the Tamiya XF-60 but following a suggestion I saw on You Tube I will add some yellow and white to the bottle. 25% of each was the suggestion but I will have to experiment with this first. I could just buy some XF-88 which is the new paint but have so much XF-60 I might as well use that up first.