Work continues on the AAB. The toys have had some (but not very much!) detail painted. In the case of the infantry, this consists of weapons, boots, packs, hands and faces. The beret-wearing Paras have had their headgear painted pale blue, and I sometimes dab on a bit of paint (red in this case) for shoulder and cap badges. When done, they are treated to a wash of white spirit with some dark brown oil pigment mixed in.
|The paras during painting. I lightly glue them to strips of balsa to made them easier to handle during this process.|
|The vehicles of the AAB, and a couple of BTR-50s destined for a 'special' unit.|