Sunday, April 25, 2010

A minor update

Not much to report on lately. I just haven't managed to get much modeling done. Other priorities, bad weather, colds, allergies and a bit of modelers apathy have combined to sap my modeling mojo. I've been trying to figure out how to make the distinctive antenna mount that is seen on the Cromwell. I've tried to make one using a bunch of different materials: fine wire, shim brass, metal tubing, styrene; only to be unhappy with the results. I got close using just styrene, and decided to make one more attempt, and am very happy with the results. It's made of 7 tiny pieces of styrene!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm oh so close to being done!

Boy it's been a long time since I posted anything, but life's priorities get in the way as usual. Nothing to complain about though, a month in New Zealand, lots of work, yada, yada, yada...

Anyway, I'm so close to being done I can taste it. I wasn't happy with the weathering, so I decided to try something new, streaking the model with various shades of heavily diluted Tamiya Acrylic. I still need to do a pin wash in a few areas to make some of the details pop a little more. The figures were finished, so I added them in for the picture to see how they'd look, and I'm very happy with them if I do say so myself, my best effort yet! I did manage to break off the coaxial machine gun. I'm turning some evergreen rod in my Dremel mini-mite to replace it. Now I just need to figure out how to do the distinctive antenna guard, and a few tine bits and I'm done!