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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Reinforcements from the post!

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)!

Cheers all!

T.

16 comments:

  1. Nothing better than goodies arriving in the post, nice stuff Thanos...

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  2. I agree. Having a parcel on the mat really makes my day.

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  3. I have to admit the same, but of course the reverse is true i.e. expecting a parcel at it not being there. :(

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    1. The frustration in it is really sth...you got that right! But, in life one of the most important virtues one should get is Patience! We all get practiced in that!

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  4. Fantastic haul you have there Thanos. Convert the some of the US Paratrooper poses you have into gun crews. Those guns are far to pretty to keep off the table.

    Give me a comment if you want any ideas on how to do this, as Mr Megablitz Tim Gow, has flooded me with Paratrooper poses.

    Well done.

    Regards Paul

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    1. Thanks Paul! When (and if) I manage to paint these figs and howitzers, alongside with hm....dozens of other artillery pieces and elements, I think I'd go for the airborne Artillery units. Thank you for your kind thought!
      T.

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  5. Amen to the angry lurker, nothing better than opening a parcel from the postie, I got a type 59 Chinesee tank today!
    Bloody hell two hours fifty blokes deflashing well done mate!

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    1. Thanks Rich! We'll see how they will turn out! :)
      T.

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  6. oooh the post I am always excited when I get something I always gotta see what it is... Long live the postal system

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    1. The moment of opening the parcel! Pure magic! :)
      T.

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