A bit of a delay since my last post. A mix of being on holiday and not painting a huge amount.
After the last batch of WW2 mini's, I decided to do something a bit more arty and unusual, so started work on a couple of 3mm scale 3D printed titans acquired last year. I used some of the Vanguard Stalker arms, which with a bit of whittling I got to fit. These have been painted up in a similar style as the Vanguard Cybershadow 3mm Stalkers I previously did. These are in my version of the Legio Praesagius colour scheme.
I used some 40k decals I picked up on the cheap to add some interest.
I'm not sure they look too great in the pictures, but they look a lot better on the table. I've now got 6 of these 'medium' scale robots, which I plan to use for Vanguards own rules and a 3mm version of Titanicus.
Painting wise, that's been it. I think the potential house move in September has put a bit of a dampener on my painting mojo. I've not mentioned it here previously, but in addition to the move, I'm going to be a dad again in the autumn. Suffice to say all this is having an impact on what else is happening with my time! I am planning to clear some of the stuff on my painting desk before the move though.
This year for holidays we were down on the south coast, in Hastings.
|79 years ago, you might have been able to watch the RAF and Luftwaffe tussle high in the sky above the channel here.|
As you can see, the weather was rather changeable!
I did go on a visit to Battle, the supposed site of the Battle of Hastings. Bit of a waste of time and money, to be honest. I didn't find the information available about the battle particularly interesting (in all honesty, the Bannockburn museum was smaller and far more interesting and interactive). I was particularly annoyed to find, having paid the extortionate entry fee, that a large part of the abbey is a private school with no access to visitors. Money goes to money I suppose.
On the journey down to Hastings, I had the opportunity to stop by a proper museum in the form of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Properly cool (although a very warm day)! Here I had the joy of a Mustang and a Hurricane being towed past me as I walked through the museum. I took so many pictures by phone died. Some pictures below:
|My mothers dad did his national service in Scotland as an armourer in the RAF. He served over by Stranraer (Wig Bay, I think), which at the time was a base for post war Sunderland Flying Boats.|
|Airborne Assault Museum|
|Briefing boards used for planning and teaching the troops prior to the Pegasus Bridge attack|
|Another planning map from WW2 - I can't remember what operation this was for. The maps are 3d reliefs, which was pretty cool.|
|Better view of the Sunderland|
|B17G out on the tarmac|
|The Mustang in RAF Invasion markings which was towed past me. I have a cool video of that!|
|PR Spit? Late mark, I think.|
|Later mark Spit. There were a lot of these!|
|Earlier Battle of Britain Spit.|
|Crashed Battle of Britain Me109|
|The sweet looking Hurricane which I filmed being towed past. I think this took off later but I missed it as I was in one of the hangers.|
|B25 in the American Airforce Museum|
|A10 - bringing the Brrrrt|
|German diorama with a Pak38|
|Some more German guns. A 15cm IG and a 105mm arty gun.|
|88 Diorama - that gun is pointing directly at the tank commander...|
|Sweet little LCA model|
|20mm display of rear areas forward to fighting troops. Pretty cool.|
|Frontline part of the diorama|
|Another view of the frontline|
|Some nice lifelike dioramas|
|For my own reference, an artillery tank LCT(A)|