|Basing gunk added|
|Trunks and earth base-coated|
|Trunks and earth washed|
|Brown foliage added to cover ground|
I'm off work on annual leave now until 1st September. Seventeen days of freedom! Woohoo! Knowing myself and what will happen if I'm out and about shopping, I've done myself a deal. I am allowing myself to buy one new car model per day (weekends and bank holidays count as double-days), so a maximum of 24 new car models while I'm off. This morning I bought these new car models.
"Errmmm, hang on a minute. "new car model" could be interpreted two ways, couldn't it? I bet she'll interpret it in a way that means she buys more than 24 cars! J'accuse!!"
I'm offended that you would think such a thing. If you count carefully, there are 17 diecast vehicles there, all of them car models that are new to my collection. Actually, just 13 new car models - plus a big truck, 2 vans and the orange pick-up is technically a truck, isn't it? I mean you never hear people refer to a pick-up car do you?
Now, I might have bought more than one copy of a particular model of car, and I may have bought extras of particular models that I already have, but that doesn't break the rules really, now, does it?
Oh and these.
I already have one of these "Cockney Cab II" models, so they don't count toward the 24 new car models limit. These will be repainted to use as Christmas gifts for work colleagues.
Of the new ones I bought today, these are ones that I'll probably buy a few more of:
|2008 Lancer Evolution|
The Evolution, Urus and S2000 look good for doing custom paint jobs on - large areas for applying masks to get effects like flames and for adding decals.
The Driftsta could be used for either custom jobs or for doing CW mods on.
Anyway, that's enough of that malarkey for one day. You probably want to know what I'll be doing with my fortnight off.
1. Finishing the trees
2. Finishing the 6mm ACW infantry (yes, they were still looking accusingly at me, so I stuck a sheet of newspaper over them)
3. Finish prepping the 25mm GZG figures
4. Work on the post-apocalyptic road-sweeper
5. Try out some airbrushing techniques on some cars I've been prepping
6. Finish painting Cyber-Scooby
7. Paint the figure I still owe Dux Humonculorum from our side-bet in the Challenge