due to a mishap, I had to cancel the Tarawa project. What a pity... So I looked in the stash again and again, searching for a realizable project.
You know what? Some months ago I was at this point with another project, namely the Aerosan. Its skis broke and somehow I wasnt in the mood to correct this. The engine istn installed, but why cant there be something different?
The idea is to recreate the Aerosan - Victorian style of course. Co-starring is a gentleman from the French brand "MK35" - those figures are really - excuse me in advance, dear friends - BADA** quality. *cough cough*
Ah yes, the base. Selfmade of course with loads of artificial snow.
Thats the state of ideas so far...
Now everybody sing:
JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS JINGLE ALL THE WAY
OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO CRASH IN A ONE JET OPEN SLEIGH...
Last Edit: Oct 20, 2013 13:46:33 GMT -5 by tigrazor
How did the sleigh crash again?! Simple: There was a pole besides the road showing a speed sign (50). Mr. Drive-A-Holic was a bit too fast and landed just there.
Heres a little story for you, and I swear, it really happened some months ago in my hometown:
Once upon a time in the evening hours I just went shopping when I recognized a massive crashing sound nearby. What happened was this: A young guy (classic!) sitting in a slightly tuned BMW 1 series was way too fast in the middle of the city, and hadnt his car under control anymore. So the car sled backwards (!) into a lantern pole and caused it to fall down. Lucky him, this one was the only one on the road with a plastic mantlet - the other ones were made from concrete.
One of the witnesses said to me:
"Well... Im living on the first floor just here. And the light from this lantern pole always shone into my living room at night. It was about the m+++++f++++++ TIME that it was removed!"
Hehehe... Thats stories only life can tell.
Heres a short SBS how I did the lantern ehm road sign post:
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2013 10:11:40 GMT -5 by tigrazor
It may look a bit rough - but please keep in mind that this figure is 1/35 scale. With a view from 20-30 cm away it looks like it should. The stripes were done with a 3/0 red marten brush and veeeeeery thin light blue color from Vallejo (Azure 70902). Some highlights with the same color, this time a bit thicker because of the higher covering power.
Im quite happy with the result. Just did a Scottisch pattern before for the "Großer Hund" diorama. Scottish pattern, beast, do you hear this?! This figure was a partially scrathed punker:
BTW... Pinstripes are sexy
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2013 15:45:08 GMT -5 by tigrazor
Just found out that "ojos" also stands for the Spanish word "eyes". Hmm. I planned to put some decals on the sleigh. A face maybe? Or something similar... Mr. van Houten is slightly depressed - oh yeah, the SWMBO will freak out when shes told that their sleigh, bought on the never-never, just ended up in a rock!
Question No. 2:
Whats Mr. van Houten supposed to hold in his hand?!
A: booze bottle B: pocket watch
Last Edit: Oct 22, 2013 2:11:46 GMT -5 by tigrazor
It's me mate, for once using my proper Christian name, odd that it is!
Your call on the motor buddy, I guess much of the decision will lie with how well it fits to what you have built so far, I just think that German stuff seems to fit the sort of Steampunk type thing rather well.