Sunday, March 22, 2015

The last command...

I got my last batch of Anzac Diorama figures for painting from Sam on Friday night...

10 more Turks; 5 in charging pose with kalpak cover hat, and 5 with trail arms pose and a simple round hat.

Plus 10 more casualties, this time Kiwi's... These will be the first Anzac troops I will have painted so I'll have to get my nose back to the painting guides...

Now Friday night in the Bowman household is usually a relaxing evening, enjoying a family movie or DVD together, with a few tasty nibbles and a little vino for the grown ups...

But not wanting to waste any spare time, now that the deadline is getting real close... I decided to press on with the filing and trimming, and gaze at the TV from afar... but I wasnt going to miss out on my friday night tipple... and rather than get the glass all covered in the metallic dust from the filing, wifepoos came up with a solution...


Red vino through a drinking straw? Needs must at times...

So I made steady progress, friday night, had an archery lesson with No.1 son on Saturday morning, then pressed on with trimming Saturday arvo and evening...

Sunday saw models getting glued together... the attacking pose again needing drilling and pinning... I had picked some Vallejo Plastic Putty, for gap filling, through the week from Mighty Ape at Sams suggestion and I certainly found it better than the GW Liquid Greenstuff... as it didn't shrink on drying...

A blast with brown undercoating spray, and we are good to go for painting...

10 more Turks

I've got the Turks about 75% base coated so far... and will continue pressing on...

10 Kiwi casualties


Not long to go now, feels like every second counts... so what am I doing here?

Back to the paints!

Mustering the Troops

26 comments:

  1. Nice Scott. I wish I had more time. Just finished my first batch! Getting them to Sam on Tuesday. Ok, I did lose a week (and 2 weekends) with school camp and NZTC WHFB. Hope there are still some left to get me teeth into!

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    1. No comment of the red wine through a straw...a clear case of necessity!

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    2. No worries... LOL, most certainly!

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  2. Started off my last batch last night too. Keep up the very good work mate!

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  3. I admire your commitment. Tina says "shame on you" :-)

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  4. Ha ha! I admire your dedication...to painting and wine!

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  5. Good work on these guys, your work up to date has been great. However I advise less use of the straw when it comes to painting as I fear the results with a good single malt ;-)

    Ian

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  6. Good man! Excellent team work.

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  7. Top work there, and an excellent solution to the wine problem.

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  8. oh no my expensive finecast model has melted and I need to keep in in my full BEER FRIDGE, and now I have to drink a really big glass of wive through a straw!

    #firstworldproblems!

    and I bet people wondered why you emigrated! Good luck to yer ;0)

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    1. LOL... I'm not a 'plonkie'... really ... honest... ;-)

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  9. A brilliant solution to the conundrum, and far more classy that a adapting a beer hat to the task!

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  10. Nice work and working environment, Scott. Reminds me of an old Army cadence, "...sipping bourbon through a straw..."

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  11. Awesome. I shall have to check out this vallejo plastic putty.

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  12. Nice one - all you need is a sandwich or crackers and cheese on a platter next to it and your all go.

    Nice painting space too

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    1. If I'm lucky, wifeypoos pops tasty nibbles in my mouth as I as she passes... :) Thanks though could do with a tidy up!

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  13. Awesome! Now stop looking at comments and get back to work. cheers

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    1. LOL, wish I could... I'm at work...!

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  14. "Red vino through a drinking straw?"
    You heathen! It's not even curly!

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    1. I know , I know... oh the shame! ;-)

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  15. Nor does it have a cute cartoon character attached. That image of you should adorn every wargaming magazine cover in existence - the sacrifices we make for our hobby!

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    1. LOL, sacrifices, yes that's indeed a fair point! Wonder if I'll be up for a gallantry award!? ;-)

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  16. cant wait to see these all done! never seen someone drinking wine with a straw before...

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