Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Continued effort on the paras

All base coated.  Two thirds have been dipped and varnished with about a battalion almost finished.  Vehicles and guns have been basecoated.  Gunners are in the shed drying from a spray of Dulcoat this evening.  Still lots to do.

And here's one of them after dipping and mat varnish waiting for selected highlights.  It is part of the superb Grubby landing parachutist sets.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Progress on the paras

Work has continued apace on the US Paras.  I have basecoated all of the infantry, engineers, pathfinders  and HQ units.  They have now been dipped and I am waiting to give them a matt varnish before highlighting some of the colours.

Also took advantage of the sunny weather today so that I could do all the CA glueing outside.  The stuff has started to have an effect on me - similar to asthma - so I only do it outside now.  All vehicles, guns and trailers built and undercoated. Need a trip to Robbyco to get some Tamiya paint to spray them with over the next week.

Next week should see quite of few of the infantry finished and the gunners and jeep drivers cleaned up and undercoated.  Hopefully get the basecoat on the guns and jeeps also.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

US Para Regiment

Wondering if I have bitten off more than I can chew - or considering that I should have started a lot earlier.

Photo this morning of most of the US Para Regiment that I need to paint for the September Market Garden game.  Not shown are the a/tank guns and the artillery (because they have not been made yet), and the gunners (because I have not got them yet).

Reg't HQ, 3 Bttns, Engineers, Pathfinders and Jeeps