So a few arrivals this week, nothing major but hopefully two in particular will see my weathering take a big step forward.
I bought this stencil to act as a simple mask for spray painting the centre of wheels after seeing the circles used by Rob in his Vallejo airbrushing book - such a simple idea!! Plus the kids will probably also be able to make use of it for their school work at some point. Two good uses and all for just 98p!
This arrival will help me finish off a couple of Panthers I have on hold in my very large 'partially built' stash.
I decided to take the plunge with these after seeing someone called David Damek use them on his Plasmo YouTube channel as DIY pigments (Link HERE).
I've never tried pigments before mainly because of the cost of each pot and this struck me as a good way of experimenting at a good price. I see a 30ml pot of Vallejo pigment is just over £3. David Damek reckons each stick gives you around 15ml of pigment meaning I have 360ml of pigments for only £18 and can mix pretty much whatever colour I'm likely to need.
If you've never seen his site you should check it out as he does some amazing work!!
He came....he saw....he played some battles and even won a few!!
"There is no such thing as a stupid question" - my junior school headmaster.
Love that model of Hashima (Gunkanjima)! While Fujimi also do sets of IJN ships in 1:3000th scale it is also a popular size with wargamers which means there are a lot of different vessels from different eras available (including projected builds that were never started, or completed, or ended up as something else...) so there's plenty of potential for including activity in the sea around the island. It looks as if the model represents the island about the time of its abandonment (1974); there has been significant collapse of structures and growth of greenery since.
Inchmickery in the Firth of Forth (a much smaller island) has also been referred to as "Battleship Island" because of its profile and the buildings on it, but unlike Hashima it was primarily an armed coast defence installation.
Last Edit: Nov 12, 2018 11:56:34 GMT -5 by moramarth
Well I had to do the RMD from my 401k again. So I spent some money again. * 1/32 bf109e4 , from Cyberhobby * 1/32 bf,109e3, from Cyberhobby * 1/35 Panther G from Takom(?) * 1/35 Jagedpanther from Meng (2 kits) * 1/32 Me163 from Meng Gary
Just giving one the quick look see, they really look nice. The Meng ME163 is a serious upgrade from the Old Hasegawa kit! Somewhere I have photos of the engine taken in Dayton Ohio. The RFM Panther G is outstanding, and wish I'd bought two of them. Also picked up the new Suffix Wellington. Looks pretty nice, and even the decals look better than the usual Suffix junk. Still they could be better! Gary