Saturday, October 23, 2010

Battlefront jeeps and M8 Greyhounds

Got a Cavalry recon platoon started for my Airborne. I'll be glad to finally be able to use the Flames of War recon rules! I still need to pick up three stands of 60mm mortars to finish it off, and paint another three jeeps to carry them in. And decals. I did decals on the 88 vehicles and they turned out alright. I'm just not in any hurry for that.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Two Months. Two Units.

Mr. Slow

Looking back through the blog, it looks like I started my Pak 40s back in August, around the 10th.  It's taken me over two months to get them and my 88s done-- and, technically, I don't have movers for my Pak 40s.  Man, no wonder I never get anything done.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Old Dog Learns New Tricks

Got my German 88 battery finished. My late war Germans are based using static grass. It's not a technique I'm crazy about, but I got a big tub of it in trade so what the hell, right? I had them sealed with gloss sealer then Dullcote, just bought a new damn car today, and had 3/4 of a bottle of Four Roses left, so I thought, frell, let's finish these puppies. I flocked them as usually-- an irregular covering of Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement followed up by the static grass and gentle lateral blowing to get them to stand up. But. I had bookmarked a recent page describing making more realistic terrain-- thought I'd pull it back and and see what they had to say about it. Lo and behold, they have a page on realistic grass. It's basically static grass drybrushed tan, light orange or light blue? LOL!  The only drybrushed static grass I recall are Keven Dallimore's Foundry figures-- I bought a catalog Askarai for $5 off eBay, just to examine his painting technique in person-- and it looked like paint slopped on static grass.  But whatever, I'm drunk, let's do it. A light drybrushing of Delta Ceramcoat's Country Tan, and a very light (although not quite light enough) drybrushing of DC's Wedgeworth Blue and what do you know-- it does look better. The picture really highlights the flaws, but in the flesh, they do look better. I'll be keeping this up. With or without the bourbon.  (probably with!)

Monday, October 11, 2010

In the Face of Adversity


I triumph! Well, soon enough, at least. I have just about finished my 88 battery. I realized after washing it that I forgot to paint the windshield on the Kfz 15. Also, seems like I found something else that I forgot, but which I've already forgotten again! And I need to get some large FoW base magnets. But, it's almost there.  Here you can see how I tend to paint figures.  The figures themselves are white glued to craft sticks, primed, then rubber cemented to the tops of craft paint bottles for painting.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Eff Me

Now my microwave has gone out!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

International D&D Contest

Bad LuckI'm entering Troll in the Corner's International D&D contest.  I feel like my luck has to break soon...  My luck is so bad.  How bad is it?  My luck is so bad I just went to look at a car, and the previous test driver wrecked it!  Stay away from me, people!

Monday, October 4, 2010

In just the last two weeks...

I've had to completely replace the water service line to my house, had my car diagnosed with bad bearings in the crankshaft (read: new car), dropped a tumbler and shattered my wife's ceramic cooktop, and now just had a screw put a quarter inch hole right through a tire, and spent an hour on the side of the road trying to figure out how to get the spare loose and change the tire!  The only upside of all of this is that vehicle needed new tires anyway.  My poor wife has spent the last three hours at the tire dealer, waiting around with our irritable two year old who should have napped two hours ago.  Ah well.  Having had two people in our lives diagnosed with cancer in the last couple of years, we're able to keep things in perspective!  I still want to complain to the Internet, though!!

Edit: Got home and my fridge light was out...