Monday, 28 February 2011
Sorry I have not been around for this week, I had a lot on at work and home so I have not be able to reply to every ones blogs.
This is my last ditch post for truck month.Its an older work (again) and yes its THAT base again.
The face turned out a lot better than I hoped,so another big thanks to Vallejo flesh tone wash for that one.
The green coveralls were a bit of a cop out.I was caught between desert fatigues and European DPM.Being a bone idle git I went with coveralls.
I have another of these kits and a NATO version is on the cards to go with my twin seater "TYPHOON" from Revell.To be fair I would like to try another desert kit and a good go at it.
I have masked up some new base's so I think this will be the last outing for this base even I am bored with this one.
The model kit is the same as the Bedford truck so there is not a lot I can say to add to it so I wont bore you with that.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
This is my weekend,good AND bad!
This weekend I went to the Fleet air arm museum model show which is one of the largest in the south west of England.Its HUGE!!!And the best thing is it is around my birthday.
So the car is loaded up with the wife,west1871 junior and the in-laws and 1hour and 20 minute trip west and I was in heaven!
As you can see I made out like a bandit,Paul I now have my fancy pants T-55.My in-laws rather generously got me the Revell Lancaster and the Zvezda 20mm Flak for my birthday pressy.I now have a paint mask for my Italeri CH-47 and now I have to buy a new Airfix sea Harrier because I picked up the wrong mask model(no real hardship,you can never have enough Harriers I say).
This was a mistaken purchase and done in a rush.I thought it was a filter not a wash but I will see how it works and you never know it might do the same job.
I also managed to get my hands on one of the last pieces that I needed for a dio I have been planning so watch this space!
Thursday, 17 February 2011
I am back blogging again,nearly finished decorating the hall.It would have been quicker to have got Michelangelo when he did the Sistine chapel.
Anyway this is another older work (just to show you I am still alive) from Revell Modern British infantry, a bloody brilliant set that I have converted to bits.
The set is a more 1/76 than 1/72 but most of the best tanks and trucks are that scale anyway.Or you could use them for Gurkha's, borrow some kukri's from the Airfix World War II Gurkha's, put it on the webbing job done.
The Bergen cover is just a blob of GW green stuff pushed on the back of the figure,a bit unsteady but if I glue on a dio not a problem.
As you can see I was missing mold lines back then as well, so nothing has change there!
I think I used Vallejo Iraqi sand and saddle brown for the camo and Russian green for the webbing.
A good wash of GW mud brown finished him off.
I tried to paint some insignia on him on the sleeves,to keep Al happy he is meant to be a Royal marine.
Due to the lack of body armour he will have to be from the first gulf war.
Why no other company has made a set of modern Brits in plastic I will never know.It looks increasingly likely that Caesar has binned there planned set,BBBBOOOO HHHHIIISSSS!!!!
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Cheers for looking Rich.
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Well this is my "truck month" contribution.It's another older work re-visited but what with the six nation's rugby,decorating, and Mrs West1871 I am a bit short on time.
Yes,yes,yes I know it's another JB models and yes it's in a desert on the same base but I love the JB range.
This is another brilliantly simple kit to build,the only down side is the trap is a bit rubbish.It just doesn't look right, a bit of filler or putty might sort it out.
I have a conversion set from CMSC (now kingfisher miniatures) for an open back version.but I managed to cut off the hinge brackets we trying to clean it up.It was the first time I had tried resin and it put me off for a long time.I feel I could bodge something now so maybe before the month is out you might get to see it.
The decals are also a pain in the arse.They just curl up an do not want to stick to anything.Paul of Paul's bods fame suggested wood glue so I will give that a try.You do however get several options including a UN version.Judging by when this kit was released I would say it was for the Balkans conflict.
The cab is made out of clear plastic and looks good.A good idea for the lazier of us modellers.It's a shame they do not come with wing mirrors but I could and have made them out of plasti card and Staples before.
In the conversion kit it comes with a roof ring that could be also made out of plasti card.You also get a template for bending wire for the oped body version.
I will do the next 4 toner in European colours and at a pinch if I am a good boy, get one for my birthday and do a UN truck.
I would recommend this kit to anyone interested in modern era models or the British army.
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Cheers for looking Rich.
Saturday, 5 February 2011
This is an idea I had a while a go.I wanted to paint a Royal national lifeboat institute crewman because I think they do a cracking job and I live in the town on the south coast where they have there HQ.
They are a voluntary organisation and are funded solely by the public so if you want to donate follow the link RNLI,.
I used an Airfix NATO ground crew, pilot because it was the closest match I could find.
I did a bit of research on the net to find the right colours and after 8 pints of larger(accounts for the rubbish face) during the rugby last night I decided to finish him.I am now paying the price for it.The wife got me sugar soaping the walls today,no respite!!!!
The base is from Willis and the background is off the net a very simple dio and nod and wink to some very brave men and women.
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Cheers for looking Rich.