Thursday, 31 July 2014

449 - "Brewing-Up" Objective...Finished!

Yup: I'm done - and honestly I'm pretty happy with it!

Here 'tis; notes to follow below: 

yay - details!

You'll note I've kept the Carrier free from unit markings - this is in the spirit of keeping it for general use.

Things I'm proud of include the following:
  • The painting of general details like the driver's moustache and the rims of the enamel mugs (I remembered to paint the stock and furniture of the Tommy gun too);
  • The painting of the Corporal's stripes and the Lieutenant's pips;
  • The painting of the vehicle loading weight - it looks far better in real life, honest!
  • The modelling and painting of the officer's map in the back (there's some dark green kit bundled up on the floor behind it too);
  • The modelling and painting of the track marks - they worked better than I hoped!
  • The modelling of the two brens...and the base on the whole, I suppose.
So there we go. A rather fun project...ticked off!

- Drax

19 comments:

  1. Looks cool Drax! I really like the first picture with the "natural" background.

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    1. Thanks, Dan - my Midwestern wife is rather enamoured with the South Devon countryside which surrounds us: it's lush and green all year round!

      [I may have had to amateurishly crop-out my hand, holding it].

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  2. Really fun idea for an objective. Paints a great scene!

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    1. Thanks, Greg - it's certainly a very familiar scene! Thanks for stopping by, mate.

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    2. Drax,
      Yup, over at feedyournerd.
      http://www.feedyournerd.com/greggles-tabletop

      Stop by if you get a chance!

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  3. I love it! You've done an excellent job, all the little details really add up to something special. Cheers, Paul :-)

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    1. Thank you - my evidently anipodean friend!
      [D'oh!]

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    2. No worries, we colonials are frequently mistaken for civilised people :-)

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  4. It looks great. Lots of great details. The figures look very nicely painted. The scene is set very well. Great work!

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    1. Thanks, mate - I thought of your excellent backgrounded photos when blagging the first one with the local trees!

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  5. Top stuff Drax. The tread marks in particular are the stand out for me. Very well done. overall basing looks schmick too. I need to invest in some shrubbery I think to add to the normal static grass look.

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    1. Ta very much, matey! The clumpage is a real game-changer, I think, if used sparingly...

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  6. Beautifully done, Drax! So much cool detail on such a tiny model - you've outdone yourself, mate!

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    1. Cheers, Mate - praise indeed from you, too.

      Did I glance some good ol' King Russes on your blog, perchance?

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  7. Very well done. Love all the details and the Carrier with MG's and so forth painted looks superb.

    Saying that, who the hell would be having a spot of tea during a Recce mission? Only the Brits...

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    1. Smashing - thank you so much!

      And if in doubt...brew-up.

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