terça-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2012

British Armour Company HQ Finished

Ontem me dediquei um pouco mais aos meus modelos e terminei o company hq dos meus Britanicos. Esses modelos tem alguns erros de montagem, e o tanque que vai ter o company commander deveria ter 2 bonecos, e o 2iC deveria ter um, eu me dei conta disso depois do modelo pronto.

Yesterday i finished my company HQ of my british armored company. Those models have some minor assembly mistakes. I had to build the company commander with 2 commander models, but i figured out this after the model was ready.

Eu não sei se a camoflagem está fiel aos modelos historicos, eu fiz uma pesquisa rapida e achei esse padrao de camuflagem, e também descobri que cada compania fazia um tipo de camulfagem, entao era uma confusão.

I dont know if this camo pattern is true to the historical veicles, i made a quick research and i found this pattern, and also i found out that the camo pattern of the british was a bit confusing.

sábado, 25 de fevereiro de 2012

British Tank Company WIP IV

I'm working now on the shermans, who will form the bulk of the company. I'm painting the basic colors, but the work is proving to be boring. I have to paint 3 layers to get an even color. Because of this I convinced myself to buy an airbrush.

After I finish those tanks I will paint a rackham miniature, as reward!

The color that Im paintin is British Kahki from Coat d'arms, and the tanks are from the plastic soldier company.

terça-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2012

Boardgame Weekend (17 - 18/02)

Well, the carnaval holiday has its advantages. I think almost everyone from our group appeared to play boardgames.

Its not all that like to go party, so we turn on a rock'n roll and began to throw some dices.

First we started with a match of the defunct AT-43. The miniatures are amazing, the game mechanics are simple but it could use a small upgrade or a clarification of the rules.

I lost the match, but i didnt thougth that those Red Blok striders where so tough.

The guys in the other table played LoTR the card game (that one co-op game) and Stone Age.

After we finished playing AT-43, we joined in the boargames. We played Smallworld, then tryed to play Gears of War (no one knew the rules). After that we tested Macao, a good game but very difficult to create a strategy. 
 As our Club Boss said "when everybody is standing up when playing a game, is that thing is getting serious"

After dinner we finished playing MAcao and started to play 7 Wonders, this game become very interesting when played with seven people.

On the other day we played GOZU, this game didnt catch the attention of anyone. After that we tried to play Civilization, but again, no one remebered the rules. Then we played Steam, this one a great game. After that we packed our thing and drive back home.

Again we had a great time playing those games, and thanks again to our host Mr. Montagna, for lending his house for us to play.

quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2012

Stuart 15mm Finished

Tonight i finished the Stuart squad, for Flames of War. Those models are from Forged in Battle.

I glued the machine guns in the wrong place, and i tried to unglue one ant it broke. I didnt glued the antennas behind the turret. The only piece that came was the support, so, as i dont have any material to make a good antenna, i left these parts behind.

But here they are, the firs models of the year.

segunda-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2012

Suart 15mm WIP I

COntinuing to painted my british armor company, I did today all the greens for the Stuarts, and paint the first color of the threads. I am using Coat d'arms colors, for the base color i used Olive drab, then i lightly drybrushed with army green, then did a final highlight with  olive drab and british khaki 50/50.

For the threads i used Citatel Dark flesh, wiht a drybrush of boltgun metal and a devlan mud wash. The dark flesh gave a nice contrast with the green of the chassis.

Now i figured out how i need an airbrush, i will see if i buy one next month. It will be a xingling for sure!

The base color was boring to paint, but after that, the painting was a breeze! Tomorrow i will try to finish the details.

Now the pictures:

quinta-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2012

Stuart 15mm Test Model

Today i tested the color shceme for my british armor company. I did a small research and i decided to paint that green color on my tanks. On the shermans i will try a camo pattern.

I liked to paint the tank commander. Im looking forward to paint the m10 and the crew.

Im using a coat d'arms paints. I bough from Maelstrom the british uniform kit. 

terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2012

British Armor Company WIP III

Today I finished the assembly of the 4 M10 and 4 Stuarts, both models from Forged in Battle.

They have good detail, but are a little difficult to assemble. But the M10, and the crew, are amazing. The stuarts had some small parts that where difficult to remove from the sprues. The other thing i missed was some instructions to assemble those kits.

I had finished the shermans before i went in vacation, those models are from The Plastic Soldier Company. I am thinking to assemble another 5 turrets with short barrels, to swap between shermans and fireflys.

Tomorrow, if the weather helps, i will prime those miniatures.

ps: Awww crap, now looking the pictures at FiB, i saw that i glued the MG in the wrong place :(

segunda-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2012

Back from Vacation

After spending 20 days travelling through US, i'm back home and back to the blog.

I didn't found any wargame store near the hotels that i stayed. only found a nice comic store in Orlando that i bought a Conan series.

At Epcot i bought that Gundam model, at the Japanese district.

I didnt geeked out at US, because i spent most of the time with family, and our people spendt most of the time at restaurants, and, of course, drinking beer.

For this week i will continue the work on the British armor company, and i have to move back my studio to my grandmothers basement.