Today has seen a bunch of goodies arrive at Schloss Piper. Here is a pic of my workbench with some of them:
At the back, behind all the goodies, and on the bottom right of the pic you can see the fruits of my work last night - I was disassembling various vehicles for my next painting projects (and the two roller-coaster type vehicles to see if I can use the passengers as crew figures for my modded cars). This lot was ready to go into the stripping jar when the pic was taken (they've since been stripped and scrubbed ready for priming tomorrow):
The white dump-truck bed didn't go in the stripper - I just removed the decal design using a cotton bud soaked with nail polish remover.
OK, back to the goodies:
|Vinyl flame masks from LE Diecast|
|Containers, crates, turret weapons and Gruntz activation cards from Brigade Models|
|Weapons and scenics from Sgts Mess|
|I got some bonus oil drums! And a nice message|
|I bought these paints on Tuesday|
My recent Amazon orders also arrived today (screws and washers; crimp tubes) but I didn't take a pic of those.
This afternoon I did a bit of airbrushing. I added some red to the test car:
I think I still need some more practice to be able to pull this technique off properly, but I'm certainly getting there.
I also sprayed the other three Fast 4WDs with different transparent colours over bare metal:
|Sunrise Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Tropical Green|
Ahh! I've just remembered one bit I did get done during the week. I added coloured stripes to the "spikes":
I might have a go at putting them onto bases tomorrow while the gloss varnish dries on the Fast 4WDs.
"Come on now. We know you've bought more toy cars. Show us the pics!"
Back row is repeats; front row is new stuff. Well, the hot rod on the end is a minor body variant on one I have already so could be in either row.
With a full day clear tomorrow, I should get quite a bit of work done.