Finished painting the Warlord Game British Mark IV tank - work was interrupted while I worked on the Perry Napoleonic Russian Infantry.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Finished them up today - not the best quality painting, but good enough for the table top. This was a down and dirty project with broad brushstrokes and heavy reliance on Minwax staining.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Yes, all of the basic painting is done. Fun Fact: I painted about 1,400 buttons - most of these on the cuff flaps (3 per sleeve) LOL! Plan to stain with Minwax Tudor Satin stain tomorrow.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Pulled a marathon painting session today and managed to finish the main parts of the uniform; facings (cuffs, collars, etc.), equipment straps and shako cords (less the officers' silver cords and sashes).
Monday, January 18, 2021
Just a quick update; painted the flesh (face & hands); brown for the hair and mustaches on the grenadiers; black for the shakos, grenadier plumes, shoes, backpacks, sword/bayonet scabbards, as well as undercoating the bayonets and mitre plates for the Pavlov guys; and also had to painted the green coats - to inspire me :).
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Actually, I don't have a workbench per se, as I just use our dining table - which also doubles as my telework desk too. Anyway, just wanted to post a quick update to let you all know what I'm working on for the start of the new year. First up the Warlord Games British (captured) Mark IV tank needs finishing up.
So far, just dry-brushed a light gray-blue over a darker gray undercoat. A little bit of camo will be added, as well as crosses - once the decals arrive (hopefully, they'll fit as they are for 1/72nd aircraft).
Also, an ebay purchase of a 1/48th Pz.Kpfw KV-1 kit by Hobby Boss. A first by me with this manufacturer (made in China). It went together very nicely with few parts; similar in quality and build to Tamiya, IMO.
Finally, the start of a Napoleonic Russian army. The Perry Miniatures Russian Brigade Deal arrived yesterday. Incidentally, I placed the order on Dec 29, and looks like it was shipped just last Friday via DHL. It was tracked and only took 4 days to arrive here in Washington State - the left coast of the USA. Pretty impressive! And this was "Standard" shipping too.
Friday, January 8, 2021
Finished up painting the tank - had to use a Frenchman from an earlier era for scale as I don't have any WW1 French figures yet.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Just a quick update on the FT-17. Did the basic camo.
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Worked on these fine Warlord Games resin and metal kits today; an FT-17 and a British Mark IV. Check out all of the nicely detailed rivets.