Sunday, 13 November 2011

Caesar Israeli defence force check point 1/72.

Hello all,

Here is a few pictures of the new Caesar IDF .I quite like the look of this set and it has a few conversion possibilities already.The base was knocked up today and the figures I managed yesterday before the England game and beer halted painting.
Here is the full picture, a Palestinian being frisked.

Another angle, the bloke peering round the corner has gone on a NAAFI break, honest!

Shame the rifles on this set are crap.No real detail to them at all.

I used Panzer Aces British tanker green for the uniform and Vallejo brown violet for the webbing.A bloody good wash of burnt umber all over finished them off.

The Jersey barrier is from GEM and the building are from EBay that I have had knocking around for ages.

The base is sand, PVA glue, and MiG pigment Iraqi sand.


The crackle is made by painting the sand just before it is dry.

I really should painted a few more but beer is calling and I have two days off work and intend to  enjoy them!
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Cheers for looking,    Rich.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

CP Models WWII Russians and UM Armoured Railroad car 604 1/72


Hello all,
I hate blogger "STILL!!!"I just cant post how I want and have to use the caption box!!!!
Anyway, here is some CP  models WWII Russian infantry and a UM self propelled railroad car.



The figures were a dream to paint, I got them as part of a lucky dip 8 blokes for a fiver from CP models.I quite liked the idea of something turning up and being a bit of a surprise.

The armoured car was a simple build and my first time with photo-etch.A weird job but something that has promise in the future for me.I managed to cock up the turrets by not dry fitting it a finding them to tight. A bit more sanding would have sorted it out but hey ho!

I know I shouldn't have mixed helmets and soft caps but I always wanted to have some Russians so why not.

The base is just a photo frame with a bit of shaped polystyrene, sand, and static grass.The rails came with the model and the gravel (called ballast by all accounts) is from hornby.

Apart from cocking up the decals by putting them on after the weathering and the turret , oh and the flaps over the wheels I was quite chuffed with this one.
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW AND ANY COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME!

Cheers for looking,    Rich.