29 Jun 2012

Inking 1/300th scale models..

I'm in the middle of doing a highly complex trade in which I've agreed to tart up some 1/300th scale USMC for someone, in exchange for a whole set of 1/300th West German tanks (that of course I don't really need).

This gives me a chance to show some "before" and "after" photos which I reckon are quite interesting..

This is an AAV7 which has been based and sprayed in an overall sand colour. I've then "manually" painted the tracks - fairly roughly - in a dark grey.

I used the same dark grey which I picked for the wheels of the Humvee's in this force, on the basis that painting "black" tyres creates a visual effect that is a lot less forgiving should you be unable to paint perfect circles (like, erm, everyone), or where the models castings are a bit indistinct. By painting them in grey any wobbly-hand syndrome mistakes seem to disappear as if by magic at the next stage.... which is:

..the now traditional Army Painter Quickshade Dark Tone wash. Quite a difference eh? But still not really table-top ready. 

How about doing some detailing, then drybrushing with GW Bleached Bone and adding some sand for basing next ? 

OK, this is a slightly different model, but after a coat of Testors Dullcote varnish I think this is not at all shabby for a 4-stage process.

Here are some infantry (from Magister Militum) done the same way. 

And here they are together..

Right, time to get back to the painting table... ! 

20 Jun 2012

PBI on the South Coast

3 match reports featuring WW2 action as I take a trip down to the coast, close to Peter Pig HQ and renew acquaintance with the game "Poor Bloody Infantry".

See how the Germans and Americans fare against the Russians, French and Polish Partizans ins ome intense company-level action

19 Jun 2012

Modern Stuff in 1:1 scale

Just published, a set of photos of brand new, "box-fresh" modern equipment in 1:1 scale !

14 Jun 2012

Website outage

Apologies for the website outage over the last 24 hours - apparently I'd set something up wrongly which was breaking my ISPs servers! All fixed now and normal service is resumed...
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