Sunday, February 18, 2007

Was it the ice - or the beer?

Finished. Scenario - The Scout Car has crashed through the wall (an ex German Feldgendarmerie HQ) somewhere in Belgium in early 1945. It looks a bit relaxed for the Battle of the Bulge so lets assume that this is afterwards. The two MPs have arrived - jeep out of shot - and are discussing how it happened. The guy in the greatcoat is pointing back at the ice and blaming that. The other GI is protesting that it could happen to anyone. MP 1 is pointing at the damaged wall whilst the MP in the blouse has the look of a man who has seen it all before -especially the crates of beer in the back! I leave it to you to make your mind up.

You can click on each picture and see its larger version.

I am VERY pleased with this. It could have done with a bit bigger board but in fact I think that the compactness makes it work better.

So what's on the board.
1 Revell M3A1 Scout Car
1 Pack Verlinden GIs
1 Pack Verlinden MPs
1 Plus Models wall and gates
1 Plus Models pack of beer bottles, glasses and crates
Games Workshop Grass and Snow scatter
Vallejo Water Effect (for the ice, which doesn't show up too well in the photo)
1 SBX MDF Base

Also the scenery base is made from Polymorph.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Scout Car almost done

Well - here we are. Almost done. I am going to put it onto a thermo plastic base which will help disguise that one wheel is higher than the other three so it rocks - or I could just say 'It ROCKS' which is what I feel about it as I am quite pleased how it has come out. It still needs a coat of flat varnish but overall I think it looks the part - its dirty, it black with grime and you can barely see out of the windscreen - what more could you want.

Comments on a postcard to - well anyone except me really :-)

Just noticed - and I will say this before anyone else - I have left the radio aerial off. That's for tomorrow as it is now 22:57 so goodnight!