Thursday, 31 December 2015

Shelf queen

This 1/35th kit has been languishing in my collection for about 14 years, it was virtually finished but I lacked the interest to finish it. Then the modelling forum I am active on decided to hold a shelf queen group build. Having as little time and trying to clear some space in my hobby room this was a fitting candidate, so a few hours was spent repairing the damage and finishing off the last few additions. This is the Academy M12 GMC 155mm, its been detailed with Eduard etch and value gear stowage, with some extra bits from the spares box.
Paint was Lifecolor, best stuff for authentic colours (well I think so) and weathered with AK Interactive weathering washes and effects, and Mig pigments.
Completede as a vehicle stationed somewhere near Aachen, Germany 1944.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015


Not quite sure where I'm going with this blog, very few views and even less comments. Am I doing something wrong, how can it be made more inspiring???? should I continue? or wrap it up and spend more time painting!?

This is now the paradox, is it going to get seen and maybe get commented on....... now where's the laughing emoticon !!!!

With that said there are some excellent blogs that are very inspirational!

My library received a boost this week, four new books on the Napoleonics!

Monday, 7 December 2015

No Money! No Swiss! more Napoleonics

Another day another update, this may be a record!

So another infantry regiment, this time the 3rd Swiss, mercenaries the lot of em! They had the privilege of fighting both on the Peninsular and also into Russia, so this fits into my overall collection nicely as I'm hoping to cover Leipzig too. This should at this scale just require changing the elite companies due to the distinctive headgear amendments.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Painting rather than posting

My time has been spent painting furiously of late, so please excuse the lack of updates.

That painting has predominantly been concerned with Napoleonics. Hammering through the Artillery, First full regiment completed and some caissons for good measure.

More to come........