Tuesday, 28 December 2010
The name "Smillies Milk" was the wife's idea, I mentioned it was supposed to be a depot of some sort and she said that she thought it looked like it should be where milkmen went to pick up their round, so "Smillies Milk" it was. The sign was knocked together in photo shop and added with a balsa wood frame. The other posters were either pulled from the web and downsized by me, or supplied free of charge by 6milphil of GWP.
The roof comes off and at some point in the future I will add an interior, and I will need to make up some crates etc as scatter terrain around the base. Not the greatest looking terrain piece in the world but, not to shabby by my standards. It also fits the important criteria of having to fit on my model shelf.
Sunday, 26 December 2010
Anyway another couple of finished models for use in either VBCW games or small pulp games.
Saturday, 25 December 2010
In the alternative as my wife pointed out he does look a little like Mr dairy milk!
Either way I enjoyed painting him and like the results, although I'm not massively pleased with how his cats paint job turned out.
Friday, 24 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Sunday, 19 December 2010
I decided to paint this model up to accompany my Wittering Defence Force army, but I actually enjoyed building and painting the model so much I think I might get another couple and paint them up. I think I might paint one up for use in desert pulp games and the other as a general civilian truck or something similar.
Either way having noticed how well this scaled up with 28mm models I think I will have to look at the rest of Tamiya's 1:48 range and see what else might fit in with my forces.
Monday, 13 December 2010
So out came the built but not painted tower. I painted this up in simple greys (as that's pretty much what I had handy in any quantity) and picked out the odd brick in a different shade to add a bit of depth. I wanted the tower to be generally quite simple and open (hence the mashed side). I know a collapse on that scale should A. make the thing fall down and B. leave a big pile of rubble. But hey its still up and if I had left a massive pile of rubble it wouldn't have left much room for gaming. I think this could comfortable be used in any VBCW game, a more modern game or as a hideout for some cultists in a pulp game.
In the future I might make a big pile of rubble on a seperate base, or a similarly badly damaged hall to sit next to this, but for the moment I'm happy.
Model for scale is a Musketeer Lewis gunner.
Sunday, 12 December 2010
It was a very long knackering weekend, having worked all week to then get tasked up the road to Newcastle quite late on Friday. Still pays the bills.
It was clear though (as can be seen in the picture) that Newcastle really has had some snow!
Down side was I didn't get to do the painting I wanted to do. On the upside it meant my wife couldn't force me to clean out the cupboard under the stairs, so not a total loss then.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
I think my Anglo-Zulu war period will always be slow burning, and it's also likely that I will never really get into the Napoleonic period for the same reason. Although I quite like the look of Prussian armies and the uniforms look a bit simpler to paint. Maybe that will be a new 15mm scale collection.
Still another enjoyable afternoon's painting.