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donderdag 5 mei 2016

Esci Set 238 Muslim Warriors Part 1

I can't help it but during the Arnhem project I have to paint other things. I get bored when I have to paint the same things whole the time. Therefor I added a rule for myself. Not more as three things on the painttable. Only when something is finished I'm allowed to start something new. And these six figures are a result of this rule.

I wanted to keep these simple so I worked with not to many colors. I started with a white (Revell 5)undercoat and then I gave them a Vallejo Grey Wash. Then I gave them all a white drybrush. After that I painted all the skin parts with Tanned Flesh (GW), and a Flesh Wash (GW). For the red I used Blood Red (GW), for the guns Brown (Revell 85) and Boltgun Metal (GW) with a Mud Wash (GW). For the leather parts I used Snakebite Leather (GW) also with a Mud Wash (GW). Gold and Silver are also from Games Workshop. Black is from Revell (8).
They painted real quick and many more will follow. From this set there are nine more waiting for some paint (Esci 238 Muslim Warriors). After that some other sets will follow. Are in cue line:
They are also an addition to the earlier painted figures from this sets:
Here are the close ups of these painted figures.

I hope you like them!
Next time another update on the Arnhem Project. Keep watching!
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maandag 2 mei 2016

Arnhem Groupe Build Project Part 3

The progress on this project goes slowly for me these days. But I managed to do something. Not much but it is progress. The tank is painted in bronze green (Revell 65), and the wheels with anthracite grey (Revell 9).
Here you can see the top half of the tank. All is painted by hand and needed three layers of paint to cover it good.
As you can see here the turret is still moveble, but at the end of the project it will be placed forward. You can also see that the turret is still open. More about that lower in this post.

Here the bottom part with all the wheels glued in place. I painted them before placing them. For some reason I can't paint these when the model is put together. But that is maybe the reason why I'm not a great model builder!

I wanted to glue top and bottom together but realised just in time that the tracks need to be placed befor doing that. It's almost imposseble to place them after putting both parts together.

Here is a picture of the hatch from the turret. This isn't finished yet. Needs another two layers of paint and then I will cut it in two parts so I can keep the turret open to place a figure in it. I will use another color for the inside of the turret. I'm thinking about olive green.

I will paint the tracks before placing them on the model with rust, gun metal and black to give them some weathering. But that is for the next update just like adding the decals and weathering of the whole tank. I hope to get this finished before the end of the week. In the mean time I will try to paint some more figures to. I would like to place at least five or six on the tank.
I hope that you like what you see so far!
I would like to thank everyone for the kind words on my previous post about the surgery! Thanks for the support! Every day it goes a little bit better.
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woensdag 27 april 2016

Surgery and....Snowwhite

One week ago I had a two hours during operation on my back, to take away a hernia which was blocking a nerve from my right leg. It was taken away succesfuly and the pain in my leg is gone now. And for the jokers amongst you, yes I still have my leg!
Bad thing is I'm not allowed to do some things. Lifting, bowing, cardriving and I can't do things long. Sitting on a chair for example, one half hour, walking, same thing, standing, same thing. The doctor said it will take eight to twelve weeks to recover completely.
Luckely my wife and sons are taking good care for me and making life very pleasant for me. So I am allowed to do some things for the hobby on the kitchen table, so I don't have to do the stairs to the man cave. Also here I must take care that I'm not sitting to long in the same position otherwise the pain in my back is to hard.
I also would like to thank everyone for the support in my previous post. It gave me warm feelings!
And here is something that started as a joke on Benno's Figures Forum. When I posted my painted dwarves over there, a joker called Gunnar, was asking where Snowwhite was hidden. That's where I started to look for a suiteble figure that could present her. And of course I found one. First I show you again the seven dwarves.
And here she is with her escort of brave little men. The figure is from the Caesar Elves set. Only modification I had to do was cutting away the pointy ears. I gave a lovely light blue dress like we all know from the Disney movie. And black hair of course.

Here you have her in close up. I hope you like the lovely lady!

And now I must see that I'm getting back on track. A tank track! Otherwise I will not get ready my contribution for the FIGZ meeting.
Model on!
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dinsdag 19 april 2016

ACTA Norman Infantry

It was my intention to post an update on the Arnhem Group Build Project, but because I will have some surgery done on my back (hernia) I decided to post something small. So only one figure to show today but it is a big one (54 mm).

I bought this set last year just for fun. The box contains 16 figures in four different poses. As they are made from hard plastic, I don't know if modifications on the figures will be possible. I was thinking to try something with hot water, but I'm not sure if it will work. One thing I can do is to change the position of the shields. The one I'm showing here is painted as test figure. I used the color scheme that was on the back of the box.

I hope you like him.

PS: Cause of the surgery I don't know when I be able to do a next post. It all depends on when and how! Just keep on watching!

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vrijdag 15 april 2016

British Paras

While I'm working on my tank for the Arnhem Group Build Project I show you some other figures I painted. Nothing special just one radioman from the Airfix set and one is Hong Kong made. The last one is a bit to tease Paul from Plastic Warriors. I've been reading he would like to have this figures! But to be honest Paul, I just have this one and one other left from the battlefields from my sons.
Here is the one from Airfix. I painted this one for my montly duels at the Benno's Figure Forum. Yes I was mad enough to do another year of these duels. At the end I had 25 duels on a row (2014 and 2015). More pictures of this duels will follow later on this year. The result of the duel (one of the few I won in 2015) can be seen here.

For the Honk Kong figure I used the same color scheme as for the Airfix one. I had to remove a lot of flash from this one, but that is completely normal for this kind of figures. But after all I find it worth the try. He doesn't look that bad.

I hope you like them.
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maandag 11 april 2016

AWI figures

Today a small bunch of figures of the American War of Independence. It's a little mix of Imex, Revell and Italeri.
The first two are from Imex. These are two of the special figures who were add to the Original Accurate figure set. I think they are carrying the bosses tea set!

Next are five new painted figures of the Revell set (former Accurate). I use the one I allready painted as example to paint the others.

And finally I present an American Native Warrior. My inspiration for this figure I get from the movie The Last Mohican. As know these warriors fought on both sides in this war. Don't know yet on which side this one will end. It's a figure from Italeri.

I hope you like them!
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donderdag 7 april 2016

Arnhem Groupe Build Project Part 2

Here is the progress on this project I did so far. Not very much at this moment because I had some problems with painting the figures. I tried to paint them with of a lot of drybrushing but I wasn't happy with the result. The one I"m showing now is better in my eyes.
Excuse me for not so good pictures but I didn't take them in daylight and my camera is getting a bit old. I think it's about time to look for a new one.
First I started with the checkpoint cabine. I used one color of brown and gave the roof a black wash and the sides a devlan mud wash. I'm thinking to do a slight drybrush with some dark grey. What do you think?
Here I sorted out all the parts needed. I didn't do the barrier yet. That is something for the next days.

Some pictures of the cabine with an English soldier I painted in 2014 in one of the duels on Benno's Figures Forum.

And here is one of the volunteers that will take place on the tank. I used the Revell color scheme to paint him and finished him with a Sepia Wash. It looks better as with drybrushing. I'm curious about your opinion.
Pinned them!

White undercoat!

Finished figure front!

Finished figure back!

Finished figure left side!

Finished figure right side!
He really looks better in real. As said bad pictures. I hope to make some better ones next time. Now I will start with the tank. And together with the barrier I can start making the base. The figures on the tank will depend on how much time I have left.
And now again some promotion for the event. Maybe I can convince some people to pass by on this day.


Wargaming & miniatures event in the Netherlands

Sunday 5 June 2016, Arnhem (NL)

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