Wounded Chindit

Wounded Chindit

Monday, 22 May 2017

varnishing - my way forward.

Thank you to all that helped me with my last post on greying when varnishing.  I decided to go down the route of brushing on the varnish and on Thursday my wife bought a  250 ml bottle of Windsor and Newton's Galleria Matt varnish from Amazon prime for under £10. And it was delivered Friday.
On Saturday night I tried it on one of the figures that I part repainted and yesterday  I had a look at the result and was very happy with it.
I have now hand varnished all 20 figures and just need to finish the bases off, though it's unlikely to be this coming week or next weekend.

Anyway I'm feeling a lot more motivated now and looking forward to finishing these Frostgrave Gnolls off.  

Here's the 1st of the batch - just need to but some grass etc on the base.

Now just need to sort out the photography side so you can see the shading etc.
Anyway thanks again. 

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Varnishing blues.

Or should that be greys.?
Yet again the varnishing has gone grey. I was near the end of the spray can but there was more than enough for the job in hand. 
Yesterday Conditions were right not too hot or cold and not damp. Good shake and afterwards of the 20 figures 8 were awful  about 4 were needing a bit of repainting and the 8 were good or in need of a small amount of touching up.

So the question is what's the way forward? I've had enough of spray can varnish and watching my hard work going grey. I have  heard of people using a floor polish - Klear  I think? How does that work? Where do you get it from.

I know many of you will have felt my pain before.
Thanks from Mr bloody Frustrated.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

British Paras engineer plt & mortar plt.

This little project has been finished for over a month and I'm being really slow in getting these photographed and on the blog. At this rate my next project will be done and dusted before I've posted all the pics for the paras.

The rifle platoons are supported by an engineer platoon consisting of 2 flamethrower bases a Lmg (bren) base, a sten base, 2 rifles (satchel/demolition charges) and a  platoon commander.

Flamethrower bases.

The mortar platoon consists of 4 medium mortars, a rifle base and a platoon commander.

That's all folks.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Aviation Archive

I picked this magazine up the other day as the content wad on medium bombers of ww2. Included within​ the pages are details of 27 aircraft with b&w photos,some colour drawings and some cutaway artworks.  

Planes covered include the Heinkel He 111, Vickers Wellington,Ilyushin IL 4, B25 Mitchell and a old favourite of mine the Martin B-26 Marauder. 

All in all looks like an interesting read.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

British Paras 2nd plt.

I'm flying back to Heathrow later this afternoon from Ireland so no Salute for me.  I've a little time to kill so i thought I'd post some pictures of the 2nd plt.

Same composition as the 1st plt.

A piat

A light mortar.

Plt commander

3 x brens

3 x stens

 And 3 x rifles

And that's it for today - need to travel.
Take care all.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

British Paras 1st platoon

All painting on this project has now finished, figures are all based and bases completed. Some are photographed and the rest will be done over the next couple of glorious days.

First up are a few pictures of the 1st platoon. Pictures are poor but I'm hoping to take some better ones tomorrow in natural light.

The complete platoon of 12 bases, including platoon commander, a light mortar and a PIAT along with

3x rifles

3 x stens

And 3x Brens.

There are another two platoons (of the same composition) , a MMG platoon, a medium mortar platoon and an engineer platoon along with the 6pdrs and tows.

Take care all.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Starting a new project.

And to start off this new project we have the following pictures of British infantry marching (cbr1) from Baccus. Colonial range.

April fools - i did enjoy painting these even though they were hard work. I had a go over Christmas to see how they would be to paint up. I don't think this is a scale i will go with but saying that Baccus's new ECW range look very tempting.

Thanks for dropping by.