Sunday, 20 August 2017

Lacock At War Show

Myself and Brian popped over to Lacock yesterday for the annual "Lacock at war" show and a very nice day it was too. There was plenty of interesting vehicles to see and other items to admire as well as a good mix of re-enactment groups present. Brian even got to grips with some SLR's, sterling sub machine guns and browning 9mm pistols, re visiting his youth and warrior like career! Just don't ask him about the paperclips or dangerous typewriter ribbons!

I particularly enjoyed the dingo scout car which was beautifully restored and an interesting BAOR VW beetle which had a very interesting history. Also there were two very nice ferret scout cars which I thought looked superb. The show is reasonably compact and possibly due to the location vehicles are limited to wheeled only but there is still plenty to keep you interested. The best thing is entrance is free.

It's also a good opportunity to have a wander around the historic village, slightly bizarre as it is seeing German troops and home guard soldiers enjoying the scenery and having a pint in one of the pubs. Talking of which we also enjoyed a spot of lunch and a pint which was very pleasant. The show is usually held around the same time in August each year and is well worth a visit.

Friday, 18 August 2017

IDF Centurion Chipping

The cent has had some restrained chipping added using a fine brush and sponge. I used my usual Vallejo German camo black brown for this. Most of the wear is around areas of heavy traffic and the exhaust shields. Here I also used Vallejo panzer aces dark rust, light rust & yellowish rust. Next will be a round of washes, filters and oil fading.


Belgian M47 Figure Painting

The figure for the M47 is now almost done with just the flesh areas , beret & boots to paint. I added some oil stains to the overalls as well for that authentic maintenance look!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Belgian M47 Primer & Figure painting

Whilst the spray booth & airbrush were out I went ahead and primed the model today. I've used a lighter shade of primer as the model will get some pre-shading before the main colour goes on. I've also started painting the figure and have blocked in his overalls. 

IDF Centurion Gloss,Decals & Chipping

 The gloss coat went on first thing this morning so this afternoon I added the decals such as they are. I'm now making a start on some chipping concentrating on areas of obvious wear such as the exhausts and shields. I will be keeping the chipping to a minimum so as not to loose the main colour.