Thursday 2 December 2010

Still snowing...

More snow has fallen overnight, and my village has been mentioned on the national news as the scene of a 'major incident', with over 100 vehicles stranded on the nearby A57 for a second night.

On the plus side,I managed to do a bit of painting over the past few evenings.  The first model to be finished was a Sherman Crab.  This is one of JR's old conversions - I have simple effected some repairs and added the deep wading trunking before painting it.  The flail 'chains' (made from thread) look quite convincing.
 Next up are some vehicles which will form part of 7 Armoured Division.  The AEC Armoured Command Vehicle is an impressively large lump of resin and was a easy kit to build.  I forget the manufacturer - Raventhorpe perhaps?
 Staying with 7 AD, here is the logistic 'tail'.  In the background is a re-bodied Matador made from the fuel bowser with a plastic card GS body added.  Nearest the camera is a similar conversion of the Matchbox Leyland Retreiver from the 'Monty's Caravan' set.  Setting both off nicely (and despite my painting) are the splendid figures by AB.


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


I have just got in from work. The boss finally decided this morning to shut the school ... for the students. Staff were expected to get in and work.

I found this out when I got to work ... and picked up the email she had sent to staff from home. When she finally managed to get in herself, she told us that we could 'work from home' IF we could justify leaving early because we had a difficult journey home.

The journey home was quite reasonable until I got about half a mile from home. London Transport has refused to send buses along our road because it is too icy ... and the local council won't grit because the road is no longer a bus route.

This means that the last half mile had to be driven very, very carefully as the road is icy and cars are parked on both sides of the road. Even when I got home there was nowhere to park as all the people who live on the side roads (which are even worse) have parked in our road. I eventually managed to park outside our house, but if I had not had a 4 x 4 I would not have been able to get it into the space.

Needless to say, I am expected to go to work tomorrow.

All the best,


Tim Gow said...

I can imagine the roads near you being rather challenging!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Nice late war Brit kit, I like the painting, very dramatic and atmospheric

Tim Gow said...

Dramatic? That must be the language I use while painting.