Thursday, 15 September 2011

More Gatling guns - this time in Khaki.

I have finished my second Gatling gun group, this time in khaki, next set will probably be in blue-grey as worn by the Camel Corps in the Sudan.
Does anyone have any suggestions/recommedations for what my next colonial set should be?
I am slowly making my way through painting some more Kelly's Heroes WW2 British, plus I have built the 1/72 Italeri Churchill III which I am in the process of painting. I have ordered some AB Miniatures tank blokes from Milicast which I am hoping to use in the Churchill & in an Armourfast Achilles which I picked up in a swap with Dan Dunbar.

Enjoy the pictures.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Something different - Gatling Guns!

Fellow blogger and all round nice bloke Nick Grant sent me a box of HaT 1/72 plastic colonial Gatling Guns with crews- 4 guns/crews in a box -and I have finished one sprue. These were great fun to paint and I tried to keep the paintwork relatively simple with a slightly shiny satin varnish finish.
 My painting and blogging efforts have really slowed down of late due to recurring lower back pain and pain in shoulders & neck- do any of you other guys have problems with this sort of thing? My discomfort seems to be aggravated by sitting at the painting table and messing about on the computer, add this to the fact that I sit at a computer quite a lot in my work as well- oh dear. Trying to work through these things with the physio, hopefully in time I will be able handle things better. Not quite sure what to do with my leisure time at the moment, and have ordered a couple more WW2 books off the net to try and occupy myself- one on Operation Bluecoat, and another on Hill 112 in Normandy.
I hope you enjoy the Colonials, first time I've painted them in this scale- painted a few Peter Pig 15mm Sudan figures before.
Look forward to hearing from you all.
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