maandag 25 september 2017

Special delivery! (the prelude)

Just got an email that my birthday present for this year is ready to be shipped to my location. If I would not be so tired I'd be over the moon AND crying at the same time.....but in light of what Royal Mail did to my previous Wikkywok parcel I'm holding my breath till it actually arrives.

But the pictures....oh my, they are so pretty....... It has cost me an arm and a leg but it is so worth it. 3 part Normandy church for 20mm, with extra seperate church tower top if I want the church to be in England, church can be split in half for use as a chapel or small church, and enough walls to cover quite a bit of area, plus a gate, damaged sections and a nice entry.

I'll add graves and trees etc myself at a later point. I've got quite the vilage now, time to get working on the little details.

zondag 24 september 2017

Si Tyler's IRIAF colours

Again, I will keep up posting other peoples work from time to time to save it for future reference. This time it is for the colours used by Si Tyler for his Iran-Iraq Iranian Air Force.

(Edit: Tbh I don't think all of these colours exist anymore, but it is a handy reference none the less)
(Edit2: You can't ask Tyler for the decals btw, he had a HDD crash and lost everything. Yes, everything. The only ones you can get are the IRIAF roundels from Dom's Decals)

My first IRIAF Aircraft for the game. The Iranian roundels are from Dom all other decals are homemade. F-5 and F-4E to follow.

In terms of paint for these:

  • Vallejo Dark Sand over a white undercoat
  • GW Calthan Brown
  • Vallejo US Dark Green
  • GW Devlan Mud Wash
  • Vallejo Silver Grey undersides
  • Varnish
  • Decals
  • Varnish
  • Dullcote

 The original Blogpost can be found here: Iranian Air Force

vrijdag 22 september 2017

It's a sign!

Decided to take it easy tonight and edit a few billboard for various locations. Feel free to use them, just copy paste and put them in a Word doc, so you can scale them to the desired size for your table.

woensdag 20 september 2017

Feeling a bit fenced in - 3 metres of WIP

As I didn't have much time tonight, I went for the do just one or 2 things and in bulk. So, 15 strips of cardboard and 15 20cm cut down BBQ matches later.....

Yes, rather.......unimpressive.

When done, it is 3 metres of metal sheeting fence, so there. Tomorrow the rest of the framework will be done, again little time, and Friday I'll base them all up and start cutting corners again.

And in other news, guess what I found in a 2nd hand store in thge next village.
Weirdest thing is that I found the first column in a DIFFERENT store then where I went today......and I still don't know what they are! Also a very handy Thingamajig that will come in handy. All of this for the princely sum of 30 cents for the lot.

Now, off to bed, internship again tomorrow and a review by my mentor and my jobcoach. I hope I'm doing well. I haven't FUBARed my way around or burned the building down or anything....yet, so I have that going for me :D.

Feeling a bit fenced in - cutting corners

After a full day of internship I'm a bit beat, so not that much today.

1 90 degree inner corner, 1 90 degree outer corner and 1 very angled 30 degree corner just to see if I could make one without throwing it in the bin in frustration. Well, it worked. Well, apart from my shitty math then, one of the legs is 1 cm too short. Ah well.....

+29 cm.

194 cm's in total. Not too bad for a couple of evenings work. I'll do some more straights tomorrow and a backdoor I think. Maybe an extra corner.

maandag 18 september 2017

Feeling a bit fenced in +70cm

3 strips of 20 cm and 1 strip of 10 cm fence added today. Kinda overlooked the amount of time it takes to build these, so I've set my goal a bit lower, to +50cm's each day till I hit 6 metres.

And as luck would have it, when barbed wire has been added on top, it will make  a fine 28mm scaled fence as well. So there's that.

I'm now at 165 cm's of fence. Depending on how I use my time, I should have the basics done in a week or so.

Feeling a bit fenced in

Spent a enjoyable sundaymorning with the girls, and a enjoyable afternoon with the guys at the dinnertable, everyone working on their own projects. Made a very enjoyable dinner for all of us, and came to the conclusion it maight be handy to make those portable worktrays if we want to do this more often, to clear the table for dinner. After that, we all exhausted the girls by tossing various footballs and what not around. After that a bit more building and swapping of ideas, and the idea in our heads that we really should do this more often

Anyhoo, as I'm still acting like a fruitfly on Red Bull, I decided to test out something I had a seen a Youtuber do, and started out making iron sheet fencing. Thx to the trusty Lego box and The Chopper with a little sanding block, making everything properly was a breeze, even if the first part took me nearly 3 hours. After that it just went quicker and quicker.

 The first 95 cm's are now done. I need to sand and trim the bases, and some smoothing here and there, but basically these are ready and can go on with the next lot. I reckon I could use about 3 metres of the stuff, so taking my own advice to heart, I doubled that to 6 metres. If I can make more then half a metre wach evening I'm more then happy.

The fences are really simple btw, scrap plastic stuck together for the bases, matchsticks of various sizes and  a small sized wavey cardboard that I picked up 1 or 2 years ago in bulk for exactly such a project as this. I think I will make a quick tutorial on them at a later date. To ease setting up, this time I'm opting for a lot more 20cm sections of fence. I will do a lot more of those, plus corners, inverted corners, short bits, damaged bits and I'll make the sure the gate(s) will be a seperate piece flanked by concrete pillars. That way I can make a African gate, a Vietnamese gate, a UN Compound gate, a Russian base gate, a German company gate and anything else really. With some of the larger BBQ matches I should be able to make a covered area to park trucks and tanks and supplies and stuff.

I think I will spend the rest of the evenings this week with the radio on, churning out sections of fence with a few damaged and oddball panels in between. It's amazing that again I'm having the most fun scratchbuilding stuff with just wood, glue and paper. Well, not that amazing if you know me, but hey.

Oh, and the top of the fence will be topped off with some barbed wire, will make a small groove for that later and just epoxy it in rush to do all that now.

Yup, today was a good day.