Sunday, February 26, 2012
I have been lucky enough to pick up some beautiful 6mm microarmour over the years. All of it, and some of the buildings, are painted by Tanner. Unfortunately, he hasn't been taking commissions for a while. I was, however, very happy to pick this up...
Absolutely beautiful work. It puts my own efforts to shame! Unbelievable detail. You would thing these were 28mm!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
i never get rid of, ever...
Many years ago (and possibly still) there was a UK radio show Desert Island Discs. Basically, guests interviewed were asked to pick records that there would take with them if abandoned on an island. Phil Olley, in Classic Wargamers Journal did something similar recently with gaming guests.
|Generic city state hoplites.|
Well, my choice would be 15mm strip Minifig Greeks and Persians- made in the 70s. I absolutely love these little fellows (or as an ex once called them little metal dollies)! Many are those I purchased as my first metal figures from the now defunct (and much missed, at least in its original set up) Tin Soldier in Sydney, Australia. Always on the look out for these.
|Boo, hiss...the evil Thebans. Medisers to a man!|
|Hooray for the good guys - taken down by those evil Thebans and Athenians...|
And, although not the best photo, some peltasts.
More Greeks and Persians soon.
A WIP by me. T34/76s. East Germany had 119 of these in 1956 - the most in any formation being 31 in one of the motorised infantry divisions. Sources vary as to whether they were solely B models, or a mix of A & B. I went with 4 B and 2 A models.
The colour is best captured by the above photo, although there is a noticeable change in hue from the actual model. The next photo was exposed incorrectly although does show the open hatch. I need to work on the rust on the exhausts.
I had dullcoted these but there was still a sheen - something I notice dullcote doing more and more. I then used Armypainter Antishine varnish. Although it has dulled it right down, it leaves a gritty feel to the surface...I thought it was the fact I hadn't shaken the can properly, or a reaction with dullcote.
I then used the Army Painter army green spray on another model and was left with the same gritty feel. I had forgotten that this had occured in my previous experience with Army Painter blue and yellow sprays...
Next are 3 SU 76. Crews to be added.