I've been looking to do a bigger scenic piece for TNT since going through my stash. As the bits I had wanted to do were not found during my last rummage in the attic, I had to either start something new skill wise (foamboard buildings) or go with the old favourite (the Hornby power pylon) that I did find. I also wanted to test how far I would come without painkillers and if I could do a major piece in one weekend, drying time and all. I would also go full out on weathering in the fastest way possible.
So, casually browsing Marktplaats the day after Kim had returned, I spotted a Aquila Lander wreck from the Macragge starterset form 15 years ago. Painted, asking price 5 euros (locally these usually sell for 15-25 euros for a full wreck set, at least when I watch those auctions). Luck favors the bold, so a quick email was sent and an hour later I was the lucky winner of a Aquilla Lander (and 5 euros poorer). In my mind it was the perfect item as with the right paintjob I knew I could make this fit for Fallout, and since I can't afford 3D printed vertibirds or 1/48 aircraft hulls, this was a genuine bargain. I told Kim what I had done (and she wasn't happy) and that I planned to paint and finish it asap, as in this very weekend. I always like a challenge.
So, friday around 18:00, the doorbell rings and PostNL drops this in my (cluttered) lap.
I hereby declare Dolly done. Look at her and think Fallout + US Army Air Corps 1940's and that is what I aimed at. I'm happy with her, I hope you are too.
Job well done. Didn't manage it without painkillers, tried half of my prescription on saturday and it wasn't enough, I'm now on 2/3's and it is manageable. Arm still keeps going numb and cold but I can still use it, so another improvement.
For use with, but not limited to, Fallout, Sci-Fi, Rogue Trader, Inquisimunda and what not.