Tuesday, 23 June 2015

STONKING! More; lazy, cheap, easy: shelling

Well I've had a couple of days off and managed to do all sorts of bits. Why on earth I took up a full time job when I retired I will never understand! Hindsight is always 20/20.

Reacquainted myself with a good book.

Well worth the read if you haven't before. However it takes a bit of prior military knowledge and can get a bit complex and confusing at times. It's worth the read and I fancy doing a similar account for a VCBW conflict.

Did some cellar work in my club.

Celebrated the youngest heir's 12th Birthday.

And managed to make some battlefield markers for 'shot and shell.'

There are plenty of 'how to's' on the web. But here's my photos anyway.

The kit you'll need. Cotton wool balls, pipe cleaners and glue.

Half way through

Finished and undercoated in grey primer

Bit of a close up

Once they're dry, I'll tart them up with some black spray and flick some brighter reds & yellows.

Back at it tomorrow, with luck more VBCW goodness at the weekend.

 Take care out there.


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Lazy, cheap, easy tracks.

Well another tough week. Wanted to some gaming or some modelling and couldn't get around to it. The training job is getting less training and more battling with the management and pastoral. Why do adults pass on their problems and not take responsibility for themselves? My alternate skills as a cellar man have been in demand as my club's manager packed in expectantly leaving us in the lurch. So it's all hands to the pumps (quite literally).

Anyway to relax I thought I'd lay some roads. So here they are.

The stuff you'll need.

Sticky back floor tiles and sandpaper sheets. All from the pound shop.

Peel off the backing and stick down the sandpaper sheets.

Cut to size and shape.

I rubbed some ruts with an off cut of sandpaper but it didn't photo well.
Maybe a bit of wash would help.
  Viola, cheap, quick, lazy and I've got my modelling fix for the week.

Have a good time out there. Thanks for popping by.