Saturday, 4 April 2020

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Goings on at the garage

I acquired this mdf kit a couple of years ago and built it over the weekend. I think it’s designed to accompany 28mm toys, so 1/56 scale or thereabouts.  It arrived in my possession without instructions so I blundered my way through assembly. In spite of this it turned out OK and I gave it a basic paint job using emulsion and cheap acrylic paints.
It looks like a lot of old village garages used to - and not just here in the UK. It’s pictured here with a couple of 1/43 scale diecast cars. A side project of mine is an attempt to amass a collection of models of all the cars I’ve owned. At the petrol pumps is a Volvo 850 in more or less the same colour as my 1992 2.0 20V GLT (owned 1998-2000) while lurking inside is a Saab 9-5 standing in for my 2004 Aero (owned 2009-2013).

Monday, 30 March 2020

Tatty twin Tigers - part 2


Here are the completed Tigers, resplendent in my version of the rather glamorous ‘ambush’ camouflage scheme. The challenge now will be to concoct a game which justifies their use!


Sunday, 29 March 2020

Tatty twin Tigers - part 1

In a batch of stuff from eBay a few months ago were three battered 1/48 Tiger B. From at least two maker, some of the bits came in this old Nitto box. I amalgamated the various bits to make two (more or less complete) tanks. Both already had a base coat of dark sand so I leafed through Panzer Colours for inspiration. 
 Completed models coming soon but for a preview check out my post on the Analogue Hobbies Quarantine Challenge blog.