Friday, January 10, 2014

Wet weather

The howitzer

12 pounder plus Guard Chasseur figure

Comparison of Italieri and Del Prado 

For the first time I painted a leopard blanket on a figure! Pretty cool really.
I managed to get the majority of my project finished over a couple of days. The weather in North Otago has been pretty patchy this year and this has resulted in quite a few hours at the dinner table in my mum's kitchen painting. None of the figures are display quality but I really had fun painting them and listening to documentaries on Youtube. Next job is to base the figures and do the final gluing of the equipment. 1/32 painting is really quite fun and actually quite a lot different from the massed ranks painting that I usually do. Who knows maybe I will do some more!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Work continues apace

I managed to torpedo our bike trip to Palmerston today by burning my front bicycle tyre on the exhaust of the van. Instead I ended up painting more of my artillery and having a walk to Moeraki with the girls. Here are some pictures of the progress so far. I am off to Dunedin today to take Josie to the airport. She is up to Auckland for a week to attend a computer programming camp at AUT. It will just be Tori,me and Nana for a week. Looks like I'll get a bit of painting done.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year - New Project

This year I have decided to do something a little different. Over the last few years I have painted 1/72  figures but this year things are going to change- at least in scale! This year I am going to embark on a project of painting 1/32 scale figures.

I have a couple of Italieri boxes of artillery which seem like might be within my meagre painting talent range. I am planning to base them as well - perhaps with a plastic casing for each model?

So here are the first batch of photos after a quick spray painting.  It was a pretty cursory paint just to help the main undercoat to adhere and to give the figures some better definition. I am planning to take these very slowly over the coming weeks. With Mari off to an Ashram in India for a month and me looking after the girls as well as getting back to work I don't think I'll have a lot of time. Still we will see how it goes.