Sunday 30 August 2009

Mea Culpas

Its true, I am a (typical) wargamer with no sense of consistency, and wade between gaming genres with no rhythm or plan. Indeed you can see from the posting rates here - its feast or famine, with not much to rave about of late.

Anyhow, with the last of my tertiary efforts now complete (and hanging on the wall), the VSF flame has been rekindled. Ironically, I found that this is the exact same time this happened a few years ago when on the first day of Spring (here in the Colonies that is), I got out all my stuff and cataloged it. A few small additions since then but nothing too significant.

Anyhow, I figure the time is ripe to delve into the big box of unmade lead and see what inspires me in the run up the White Wine Sauce's 4th Anniversary next Feb. I think the Russians might be well overdue for some attention actually, and of course their worthy Japanese adversaries too...

(Image courtesy of Wessex Games)

Saturday 29 August 2009

More Germans

Here are some close-ups of Nuni's lovely German Nefs. I really like the way he has added colour to them with the red keels and the deck staining.

He tells me:
These I actually did some research and found that some German ships of the period had a reddish lower hull side and I tried to go for that look, with a grey superstructure. I decided I wanted the deck to feel darker than was the actual case

- white undercoat
- 1:1 vallejo game colour gory red/blood red for the side of the hull
- GW ogryn flesh wash on the decking followed by a watered down GW badab black wash
- GW foundation adeptus battlegrey on the turrets, superstructure and the sides an rear of the tail
- GW bleached bone on the top of the tail and superstructure, followd by devlan mud wash
- GW chaos black for the chimneys
- Devlan mud wash on the masts

New Brits and Germans

Nuno (aka Rastamann from the TacCom boards) has finished up his British and German starter sets and they have come out beautifully!

Well done Old boy! They look great and I love the thematic presentation style you've adopted. Great stuff!

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