maandag 8 april 2024

Well, isn't this fun

 After much, much contemplation I finally gave in and decided to purchase 2 15mm painted armies for 1945. I bought a very nicely painted German one and have dibs on a large Russian one.

The German army arrived today, and....

Nothing was wrapped, everything has damage, chips, broken parts. 

Ah, life is fun. So

I received a partial refund and lot's of help online. I'll sell off the parts I don't need as is, and strip the remainder after my move and then send it out to friends.

And now I can use some sleep. What a day.

zondag 17 maart 2024

AK-47 Group Build - Checkpoint - WIP

 This months build over at the AK-47 group is themed to Checkpoint.

Any kind of checkpoint. No specific rules but at least one Peter Pig figure, vehicle or knick knack should be included...goes without saying really.…

Well, I ordered up some SCW models and heads  from Minairons (who also sells Peter Pig). And I like challenge, so here I go.

Used a Israeli para jeep, snipped off the drivers head and replaced it with a Officers cap and removed the insignia. Also filled in the Peter Pig scream with some putty and a fresh scalpelblade so he would finally shut up. De-legged (just the right one) a kneeling SCW commander cause I liked his pose, and pinned him into place so I could sculpt him a new leg. Added a cover over the wheel for some reason, and added a police light. So that's the Police vehicle done and ready for primer.

Now, the checkpoint. I want something more official looking so it can pull double duty for an airport, army base or big factory, so out came the scalpel, plasticcard, sateh sticks and cardboard. Plenty of cutting,glueing and other bits of ministuff later we have this, also ready for primer.

And with that, my entire sunday afternoon was just gone. And I managed to make the entrance to a British base cause I fudged up the locations of the guard shacks. Oh well.

Seperate bases as always, so I can use them singular or with different widths of road. The centre section is shelter for the days the weather sucks and is made from card laminated with a sheet of paper rubber banded to my 25mm shell till it set to get that nice curve. The outside colums are just there to hold a few signs and posters of our beloved General Admiral Aladeen, long may he rule.

As always, funny how I spend good cash on models and then just use scrap stuff all the time, but ey....that's me I guess. 

13 days to go get em finished and table ready.

woensdag 13 maart 2024

Rocket Pod Technical WIP

 Cobbled together a Technical using the 1:100 Revell Rocketpod (B-8V20A 20 shot launcher) and some spare bits of plastic and the Battlefront American militia truck. Excellent combo. Want to get primer on this asap.

maandag 26 februari 2024

What lurks in the Jungle....

 Trying my best with 1 fucntional eye, 1 crappy brush (cause I'll be damned where my box of brushes is) and working 1 hour each evening. Quick pic of this for 15mm Vietnam. More later. 

woensdag 17 januari 2024

On the 17th day....

 ....I have not spent money on new models, but I did trade old models for a few boxes of Battlefront rice paddies. I now have 5 boxes worth of paddies, but the boxes are trashed so these will get their own box. 

Should be fine for a 2x2 table (small Russian truck for scale)

For Vietnam I'm now sorted for GI's (need to base and paint), Vietcong (same), paddies (need tufting), I have houses etc in MDf ready to be built, plenty of roads. Anything else can come later.

Mostly sorting out old stuff otherwise, trips down to memory lane seeing some things. But I can't keep everything, I'm lacking in space and if you have not done anything with it for a good point in keeping it (scenery excluded).

Otherwise no news from the hobby front. Can't see <ahem> anyway with my right eye, hopefully it will be a simple fix. 

maandag 1 januari 2024

First post of 2024 - we are going to keep it simple

 Right, 2023 is gone, long live 2023.

I don't have a lot planned cause it turns me and plans just don't get along. But I do have these:

  1. I'm not buying new models in 2024. I have more than enough for several lifetimes, and with my hands not getting along (and to add insult to that injury, my right eye will no longer focus or turn properly so I'm seeing double most of the time). I can sell models, I can trade models, but I can't buy new stuff. 
  2. Keep the goddamn room clean - Work, clean, and keep it that way till the next time. Yes, eczema sucks, but so does having skin dust all over, wvereywhere. Especially in your paint or varnish.....
  3.  Do more reviews. I have a lot of stuff still needing to be built, and in the past people enjoyed reading them.
  4. Just have fun. I don't have a endgoal hobby just have fun.


And that's it. If I have stuff to sell I'll list it here first, just in case. 

Have a nice year y'all

woensdag 13 december 2023

Race to the drain cancelled.

 I've had a little setback hands and brainwise so nothing new to show.

I have however a little bit of news. Not bad or good, not sad or happy news. I've been declared 100% unfit for work or arbeidsongeschikt as we call it here. It took me 7 years of fighting to finally accept that this isn't going to work (ha, pun!) anymore.

In my last report the Doc cleared me for 6 hours a day, 30 hours a week of light office work, but the Jobcoach (Arbeidsdeskundige) not only fully disagreed with thatc onclusion, he went against it in full force as the Doc was being very vague and overly optimistic that I would be fully healthy again soon. A pretty bold claim seeing I've been slowly getting worse year after year.

Final call, 100% unable to work. And I'm forbidden to work in a callcenter again as those are deemed detrimental to my health.Which leaves....nothing, in my condition. 

So that is that.No more constant pressure to get back to work, crash again, repeat.

Next week back into the hospital for more Neurological tests, after that possible surgery on my hands again, which might make things better.....questionmark?

Hobbywise....I hope to have something nice to show you soon. maybe.