Wednesday, 25 February 2009

February Figures

Life has got in the way a bit recently, preparing for a baby and plotting a flat extension. Been buying all the paraphernalia for a child, Car seats, cots, nappies, changing mats etc etc. Our baby is due in April and it's getting nearer and getting more exciting. I should be able to make it to Salute again this year, as it's in March, and that could be the last huzzah for figure spending for a little while! I have managed to finish two Franco-Prussian figures this month. Another Bavarian for the collection and a Turco in winter kit. I doubt i'll have the chance to up the painting tally for February any more. My very limited time has meant the Napoleonic diorama is still on hold as is just about everything else.

Friday, 6 February 2009

SdKfz 251/9 Schutzenpanzerwagen Update

Not been up to much this week, apart from struggling to get to work due to all the snow on Monday. Took these shots of the halftrack last week. I'm no expert on painting vehicles, and been a while since I worked on this one - worked up some of the highlights, done some blending too. In the absence of decals, have hand painted the Balkenkreuz on the side and the tactical sign at front. Added the number plate too. Holding off on doing the numerals on the side. Working out a template so as to get them fairly neat.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Figometer Update (January 2009)

6 miniatures painted in January, quite a productive spurt. I Have been working on Napoleonic, Franco-Prussian War and WWII stuff, and am a little closer to finishing the German halftrack I started just over a year ago! I Saw Valkyrie at the weekend. Cruise (Tom) was well, Cruise, and if you can get over him speaking in Cruise english and the numerous Brit actors doing what they always seem to do for hollywood (playing German officers), its not a half bad film. Some great little touches at the beginning and the Junkers transport scenes are good shots. Overall, I think the subject was handled very well.