Good day everyone!
These past few days I am trying to create an ''inventory'' of what I've painted so far and what elements I should add in order to include all the ''arms'' of my small Axis and Allied armies (Artillery, A/T guns, A/A guns, Halftracks, Trucks, Mortars, Infantry etc.).
In the meantime (that's the good thing about working for companies of the private sector, you can do many things simultaneously!), I placed some orders through the net and I was waiting to receive them. Yesterday morning I received some kits that would be used as complementary to the artillery forces I planned to create.
I had to buy two additional 122mm Russian howitzers (Zvezda #6122) some crew for them (Orion #72041) and some crew figures for my US artillery battery (Waterloo #038 75mm mountain gun) - I still don't know what to do with the guns, perhaps I could use them for my US paratroopers forces (if I manage to find the appropriate crew figures)!!!!
Last night while watching football on the telly (Europa League championship), I started preparing all these figures and guns, in order to start (hopefully in the w/e) painting them. It took me almost two and a half hours to complete the whole process (remove the flash from the figs - Orion's figs had quite a lot, a good kit nevertheless, basing and priming), which is not too much if you come to think that we are talking about 52 figures and 2 guns)...
I am still waiting some additional models (105mm US Howitzers, GAZ trucks, GMC trucks etc..), but until I receive them I think I have plenty of things to prepare first! :-).
So as my friend from NZ Paul says from Plastic Warriors blog (an excellent blog by the way, truly consistent in terms of posting new posts, updated and very very inspiring), ''Model on''!!
P.S (I hope you don't mind Paul, but, if you do I'm willing to pay the copyright expenses)!