Sunday, March 11, 2012

At least it wasn't a year ago...

... more like six months ago.

So you might wonder, what happened? As written earlier, both me and Boomo got new jobs, 40K got in some sort of a standstill for us. Hordes turned more and more into the Games Workshop syndrome with more than 35pts being the norm (at least in our metagame). Boomo became a father, I somehow ended up in a relationship even though I do my best to dress and live like some redneck white trash dude.

No time for either 40K, hordes, hobbying or stuff. Which meant no more time for blogging as well.

But... the 6th edition of 40K is around the corner. Hopefully that will mean some more action on the tabletop for both us writers on PX40K. I've also gotten bit by the modelling-bug and just recently finished building and painting a 1/35 Tamiya Stug IIIb. Sitting on the workbench is a 1/35 T72 waiting for the second layer of wash. And when that's done, this little fellow just begs for me to be painted.

Maschinen Krieger S.A.F.S. in 1/20 scale.

So, hopefully some more content during the next months. Perhaps not as frequent as earlier, but I will promise at least one post every other week.

I leave you with some pictures of my StuG. Not the best modellingwise (straight out of the box) or paintingwise (I hadn't touched my pigments or airbrush for about six months). But hey... it's a tank!

The Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun was Germany's most produced armoured fighting vehicle during World War II. It was built on the chassis of the proven Panzer III tank. Initially intended as a mobile, armoured light gun for infantry support, the StuG was continually modified and was widely employed as a tank destroyer.

The kreuz-decal broke while I was applying it. So I had to improvise a little.

Boomo once showed me pictures of his platoons IFVs after one outing. They were far more dirty than this StuG is. But Lifter said to me when talking pigments/weathering that I usually just have a pile of pigment and a tank under it. So I tried to restrain myself this time. 

Tools for tools.

"Hey, is this the way to Warzaw?"

MIG Oil Stain mixture for the engine hatches. Works out really nice when layering it on.

I was thinking of leaving the hatches closed. No matter how realistic the 1/35 scale figures are I cannot shake the feeling of them making the whole model feel "goofy". They do add some scale reference to the model though.

I opted out on the commander for the T72 I'm currently working on, mostly because it's such a hassle painting the insides of the tank and then have it covered up by the turret/cupola. In the case of the T72 (Tamiya version) there was no insides so it would be kinda silly to be able to look inside.

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