In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Camming Up


I noticed that two turrets for my Centurion tanks had misprinted stowage bins, which was a bit of a bother. And since Don printed them for me for free, it seemed rather churlish to complain. But I need all seven. 

So I'd have to fix them.

This was a conundrum since my scratch build or sculpting skills aren't that good.

But I could make a bodge that was close enough, if I then hid it under camouflage netting.

Thanks to a helpful article in Wargames Soldiers & Strategy #129 I had a solution for to how to make the camo nets.

Missing stowage bins. I'm starting to fill holes with gap filler putty.

New stowage bins sculpted out of Green Stuff and purple plasticene hardened with superglue. Ironically, I think the practice bins I'd done the night before with plasticene were better than the Green Stuff or the purple ones shown.

Squares of cheese cloth soaked in watered down glue and stuck on. Had some extra, so camo net added to the tank used as reference and on the engine deck.

This was a definite "Gah! What have I done!?" moment. Followed by "Relax. Breathe. Trust the process."

Once I spray painted the models, the cam netting was surprisingly hard. There weren't any issues with the glue letting go during painting.

After painting. Black undercoat, khaki drab, and then NATO Green highlights.

Wrapping the barrels was a bit of a bother. Might have overdone it?

Discovered a gap in the front of a hull too, so netting there as well. 

But I can now identify command vehicles, instead of my usual "HQ is the one with the commander in the hatch."

Painting on Mantovian trucks and Tartarian T54s and BTRs is on going.

Infantry for both sides should be arriving soon.

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