Monday, 26 June 2017

Getting The Next Batch Ready.


Having got my painting table somewhat cleaned off it is time to prepare the next figures for painting . Decided it was time to revisit my plastic Crimea project , I am going to do another Highland regiment and a Russian battalion . The Highlanders were a gift from the gallant 'Conrad Cinch' and had been already snipped off their sprue and had hardly any flash at all , the Russians however were still on their sprue and boy do Stretlets make it hard to get them off - two broken knife blades later (and much cursing) I finally got them ready for spraying a black undercoat , which will be done this afternoon before summer vanishes for the rest of the week .




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  1. Highlanders will be fun to watch as you apply your talents to the complicated uniform.

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    1. Yes they are rather complex figures ,offset by the Russians in drab greatcoats.

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  2. I never give advice at our age, but please get yourself one of those snips that are sharpened on one side only, while you still have all your fingers. Quick snip and tidy with a sharp blade, the only way with Strelets. Games Workshop do them for the young folk, but mine came off the market for 99p'

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    1. Yes been looking on eBay for a set

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    2. I bought mine from a model railroad catalog (don't have it handy, sorry). Their main warning is to NEVER cut anything other than plastic with it!

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    3. Yes been looking on EBay for some - think I buggered my last set up by cutting metal

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  3. I look forward to seeing them progress.
    Alan

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    1. The Russians will be the easiest , may do them first

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  4. I'll resist the jokes about tartan paint and very much look forward to seeing your thin red streak.

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    1. Think somebody did tartan transfers/decals once upon a time , but I will rely on an unsteady hand

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  5. Good luck with the tartan, always a daunting prospect!

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    1. Yes , going to try and just suggest it rather than paint it accurately

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  6. Glad your getting back to the Crimea - a favorite Period. For cutting plastic spru...CITADEL market a very handy set of Side Cutters - especially for cutting styrene kit figures from spru...well worth the investment- saves a lot of heartache. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Yes have seen them , I must get a pair next time I'm in their local shop

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