woensdag 27 november 2019

Sarissa Precision Airstream trailers, also a mini-review

My Sarissa Precision Crisis purchases arrived today (together with my Zinge order, which was nice)

I picked up 2x Airstream Trailer (28mm) for my TNT Trailer park, 1x Russian Dacha (20mm) and Russian Timber townhouse (20mm) to go with my Russian collection for WW2/Modern (of which, to date.....nothing is built?)

I had planned to take a rest with my hands as ye olde hands are giving me all sorts of trouble, but when this lot arrived today I really want to stick to my guns......MDF gets built, Resin gets washed and based (and nothing for plastic as I've been selling a ton of that, not buying any new).

 It's a kit with 1 sheet of MDF and 1 sheet of greyboard/cardboard, and 2 pages of instructions, which are pretty clear, even if the cut card  at the ends of the trailer is different than what is shown on the instructions....but the end result is the same :)

Building an MDF kit isn't hard, take your time and dryfit after cleaning the parts, then glue and do it 1 step at a time. I'm using my knock off Mod Podge for it, for the drying time mostly and ease of use.

Rubber bands are your friend in this case, it makes sure you get a nice bond on all the curves. And this has a lot of curves.

 Even with my hands as they are, I made this in a bout 3 hours (so you people with functioning hands shoudl have it done in 60 minutes or so) as it's not a ton of parts you have to put together.

I did make 2 changes, the gastanks as supplied are a bit too basic for me, but that is why I picked up the Zinge small gastanks as it just looks better. And a Zinge breezeblock to support it as the cruciform stick that comes with it is a bit bare. I'm also looking at replacing the ventilation thingamajig on top with something else. Oh, the door doesn't come with a doorknob, but from the picture on the website I can guess they used the round punch outs from the trailer frame as a knob. Works fine, so I will do that too.

To ensure a long life, both of these will be based, and put in my Post Apoc collection. Not sure when I have these finished.  

All in all, a nice little kit for the 9 Euros it costs (when writing this), and for that, you get a nice caravan you can use as is, with other caravans, as an objective or as a LOS blocker, and equally at home on a Cold War, Zombie War or Post Apoc table.


maandag 18 november 2019

50 cent challenge: "Please hold"

Todays episode is brought to you by free stuff from the Goodwill. When asking what these 2 cost I was waved off and told I could have them for free. So....0 cents this time.

They are from a Burago playset I believe, as I had this as a child, with roads, and curbs, signs etc. They might be a tad large, but the shape is fine and and the plastic is decent-ish, pretty solid even, with a minor bit of flex.

So, with a Warlord 60mm base, some skellies, lots of dirt, paint, paper, some 28mm scaled books I picked up for Frostgrave, a old Chaos decal and a GW Imperial Guard telephone later, we have these 2.....

 And these go right into the Post Apoc collection.....

zondag 17 november 2019

Rusty old hog

Finished the first of the GW 40K bike wrecks, only took like....forever. Wheels will get recycled some way, they live in my bits box now. No papers or anything, thought it was good enough and I want to clear the table. Goes straight into my Inq28, Necromunda and Post Apocalyptic pile.

Oh, and 2 aluminium canisters, like the ones I keep hoarding in Fallout 4. From TT Combat I believe. To be put inside scenery at a later date.

zaterdag 16 november 2019

Gaslands Biker

Picked up 2 sets of the new Gaslands sprues at Crisis, and this is the first biker built and painted. Nothing earthshattering, small conversion with a Matchbox PaK40 gunshield and a old plastic Vickers from the Matchbox SAS set, and a blanket roll from the same set. And 3 other small bits on the exhaust and the gunsight. Decals are from the Revell 1/144 A-10 Warthog.

vrijdag 15 november 2019

Spare teeth

Sometimes less is more. I had a bunch of slanted Dragons Teeth from Italeri spare, so some simple 10cm bases, a bit of sand and done, no need for tufts etc. 6mm SciFi game anti mech barrier, 15mm scifi roadblock, 20mm Gaslands barrier, 28mm parking barriers. Anything goes really., and covers all of my interests

dinsdag 12 november 2019

The neighbours are quiet. Too quiet?

2 more pieces for the Motel set, the skeleton on the matress is a rebuilt whatever the brand is now resold by Warlord.

maandag 11 november 2019

Would you like roomservice? Sorry, not available.

Halfway through my resin purchases from Crisis, feeling good about them. Just wish I had some resin bottles....didn't see any at Crisis, so I need to look at the guys at Anvil for these.

Matress and lockers and the safe are from Crooked Dice btw, 3 more matresses to go

zondag 10 november 2019

The old and the new

Safe picked up yesterday at Crisis, Fallout PC I got from DeltaDog a few years ago. I really want to increase my output as it prevents me from shopping around, and it decreases the stash. And it is supposedly fun to paint stuff and have it ready for the table, or so people tell me :P

Ready for matte varnish, a bit of dust and then set aside to go with scenic pieces on a later date.

vrijdag 8 november 2019

When the dust settles...

DeltaDog over at the LAF was kind enough to sell me a cast of his bubblecar from Fallout. This then languished here for a few....years? But now she is done, finally.

28mm scaled bublecar, GW 25mm base for reference. Lots of weathering and a hint of concrete dust.