Archive for June 17, 2020

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After a sort through the hidden boxes in the gamesroom I have found some forgotten projects to start work on again.

1 MDF Figure storage chests. I use these mainly for my samurai and two fit neatly on my bookshelf which helps. These are a good option for the narrow book shelf where my usual Really useful boxes would not fit.


2 An Elven MDF Gazebo from Kings of War.

The above are drying having been put together with wood glue. This is because I am waiting on a delayed UPS paint delivery from GW.

3 Main Project WW2

I have a lot of WW2 stuff waiting for painting. I have started with the Warlord Games stuff which is metal so requires less assembly. That is except for the artillery which does not even come with instructions.

I have stuck them on round bases, sprayed some black after “scattering” the bases and adding Dragon’s teeth to the AT gun bases. I will zenithal spray the black artillery and the others are waiting for the spray to arrive.

I have:

Soviet FOO team. British Para Specialists. German Flamethrowers. German Heer AT Artillery Pak 40 , British Army Vickers Machine Gun and 6 pounder gun (AT).

I still have one box of British and one of German Plastics on the sprues. I already have done at least one German so I suppose the British should be next. I also have the rest of the Ham and Jam stuff to do which is incredibly daunting.

Painting Guide

I found a useful guide for using Citadel paints. Unfortunately I found it after ordering from GW but there you go. Look up the original link so I don’t steal their ideas!

I was planning to use the GW Contast paints to try and make some progress with my WW2 stuff. The author has set out some good ideas of which ones to use for WW2 and I shall certainly follow them. Hopefully this will help me get my WW2 project unstuck once more.

Posted June 17, 2020 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

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