Saturday, 25 February 2017

590 - Oops! Accidental Panther

"Oops" indeed!

I've been waiting for a decent enough break in the weather to prime the bases for Zzzzzz's Cadian medics (post 589) but I remembered that I had this old thing sitting around...
- I followed guidance from the excellent video tutorial from you-tuber The War Gamer: "Bolt Action Tutorial: How To Paint WW2 Dunkelgelb Camo - Panther" (youtube link to follow):

Yup. Enjoyed this. It'll look better in proper photos, I swear, but for now, I promise you that I enjoyed doing it!

- Drax

Monday, 20 February 2017

589 - Sorting Stuff Out (2) 40K Imperial Guard Medics?!


Yes - Cadia itself may indeed have fallen*, but these still remain untold millions of their brave personnel strewn across the shrinking Imperium...

...and here are a few of their finest. A wee side project for the indefatigable Zzzzzz, these models form a mixed medical squad - and boy are they mixed:
A 14-strong team. Assorted medics and their security detail.
Most were built on arrival; about six are painted, which gives
me an idea for the scheme. The delay was in getting some
rubble onto their bases. Luckily, I'm used to Zzzzzz's style.
A close-up. These models - differing slightly in scaling maybe -
are fantastic! Just beautifully made...if possibly a little deficient
in the 'blouse buttons' department..>!
Different crappy lighting
I shall get them painted up over the coming month or so (Ha! - you know my painting speed by now, right?) as they've reached the top of my painting list, but I need to mask off the models and get the bases spray-primed properly.

Oh, and I had the singular pleasure of a fleeting visit to Chez Zzzzz last week (Devos IV) and I came away with another construction project for him: six missile systems from these absolute beauties!
Ratgard's cool-looking 'Vampyrum' SAM launcher system
(used without permission from website, above)
So that's where I am with 40K. A little bit of a blast from the Draxian past, but I'm looking forward to practising the painting of whites and greys again - something I've always struggled with.

Watch this space, eh?!

- D.

*Spoiler alert.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

588 - Sorting Stuff Out (1) Bolt Action


Just a quickie: a week or so ago, I realised two things: (1) that I'd rediscovered four British infantrymen that I forgot I had, and (2) that I really needed to sort out a whole bunch of Bolt Action stuff.

Here's the skinny: 

This is just a selection of the armoured vehicles I've suddenly gained. That's a lot of work ahead of me...and frustratingly, I don't actually have any means of spray-base-coating them at the moment. Watch this space, eh? 
Vehicle recognition time!
Clockwise from T-L - in your own time, go on!
[there are two Hanomags missing, by the way]

The rest of these pics are the miscellaneous Brits I dug out, organised a bit more usefully into actual squads and teams. Look out for  a 10-man section, two medium mortars, a weirdly-crewed heavy mortar, a flamethrower, a 25pdr, a bunch of HQ staff and some spare sappers:

Next up? Either 40k or Flames. Not sure yet...


- D.