Sunday, 11 September 2011

Valdemar medieval mounted casualty 1/72.


Hello, blogger is being crap so I will have to post like this.

He is from Valdemar skirmish set,I think this is the second horse I ever painted.





Sorry for the brief post but This is all I can do on this on.

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Cheers for looking,   Rich.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Tamiya weathering master (for Peter).

Hello all,

This post is for Peter (http://peters cave.blog spot.com/) I said I would show how I used this product.Unfortunately I have been suffering a massive hangover today and couldn't pick up a paint brush let alone paint so I have tried to find something nearly finished.
You will need to click on the images for a closer look and you can double click as well.





All I had knocking around was this tent and a pack Matchbox pack mule.This picture shows the two sides of the tent one weathered and the other left alone.


Here is the weathered side of the tent in better lighting.


It is really simple to apply this stuff, you just brush it on the raised bits.This picture was not easy to take one handed with a hang over.

For some reason Blogger is not behaving and making this post a nightmare.I am using the new version and I don't like but trying to stick with it. 

Here is the matchbox pack mule before the weathering powder has been applied.Today has been an utter right off, ohhhh my head!!!

You just brush it on like make up (so I have been told).It picks up the raised bits quite well.My stomach feels  like it is churning over and over and over and over.

Then brush it off with the other end if you go a bit mad with it or just want a bit lighter weathering effect.Why do I bother drinking, never again.

It is hard to tell how much it has improved the look with the crap pictures that I have taken but trust me it works.It lasts for a bloody long time as well.There are smaller brush's available.

I have also done the mule as well but only lightly.This not the world's greatest tutorial (At all!)But I hope this gives you an idea of how to use this stuff mate.Sorry it's not a figure but I am far too blurry eyed, self pitying and praying for a swift end to attempt it!!!
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Cheers from a very hungover Rich.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Even more 1970's British SAS Dhofar 1/72.

 Hello all,

Yes even more Brit SAS ready to  take on the "Adoo".
On Paul's (Plastic warrior Paul) advise I tried to vary the uniforms to make them a bit more "irregular".I have seen pics of troops wearing RLI camo hats and different webbing.
 I also took Paul advise on using a brown wash on them, and to be honest it looks pretty good.The black I was using has made the other's  look a bit too dark.
The weathering powder from Tamiya came out again and I will do a post on how I use them (just for you Peter mate).
 A lot of washing has gone on this job which has done most of the work for these figures.
Vallejo flesh wash for the "flesh", then a bloody good wash of burnt umber for the uniforms and webbing.The SLR got a dose of black wash.
Here is a line up of the lads and you can tell which one's have been washed in black and which ones have been washed in brown.
The radio men need an Ariel and the base's removed with the jewellers hacksaw, then its base time again.I still think I need to get a few GPMG's in the line up but I think I am nearly there.

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Cheers Rich.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

CP Models "Darkest Africa" British Infantry Zulu war 1/72.

 Hello all,

Well after a wedding this weekend (not mine already been done!)I thought I would post this fine figure  on the Blog, already made it onto Benno's forum.
This is another CP Models production from Mark.
Darkest Africa, is the name of the range so expect some more figures in the future.
I do not know if the colours are 100% right, I should know I have watched "Zulu" enough times but you never know if the film makers got it right.
It is a great pose and an usual one.It would be nice to see if they went with the new HaT range that include a few commiserate poses.I think the don't quite go with the old ESCI/Italeri boy's but who cares there is enough do make a bloody good dio with what you get.
The ammo box I am quite happy with.For a change the wash worked better than I expected.The carrying rope has also came out nicely.
The face has really come up well.It helps have a good base to start with.The way I paint figures is mainly using washes to shade rather build up with paint, very lazy I know but it works for me!
The bloody epaulets took for ever.Many attempts to get it right took place.
The usual Tamiya weathering powder made an outing and have worked well.To be honest I am quite chuffed with how this bloke turned out.

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Cheers for looking,   Rich.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

More 1970's British SAS Dhofar 1970's 1/72.

Hello all,

After surviving camping in the wild west of Dorset on a bank holiday weekend (Rain), I managed to get some more reading done on "Storm front".A stonking read on a great subject.
 I was determined to crack on with this era and plan to expand it, if my bid on EBay goes to plan!
I was glad to read that the British government did not want to be seen to getting involved so they didn't always wear standard uniform so it gives me a bit of lea way.
I am not sure about the boots looking right but they did wear desert boots in Oman because the standard  boots couldn't cut the mustard.Most of the pictures I saw int eh book was of the FN having brown furniture.
Again a good dusting of Tamiya weathering powder gives a good dusty in the field look.I thought the green fatigues would have been out of place but the book said that the terrain had green areas at different times of the year and the pictures all show them in green, so I will not argue.

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Cheers Rich.