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PostPosted: January 1st, 2017, 6:37 pm 
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Firstly a continuation from last year, repainting Revell's 02581 British Rifles and two new sets of Italeri 6083 British 95th Regiment “Green Jackets” Napoleonic Wars that I started at the beginning of July last year :ha:
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You have your work cut out!
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They look good Ratch. I reckon I'll be asking you for some advice when I come to doing some work on my Waterloo Gift Set :)
And Happy New Year.

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Dont know how you have the patience to do all them figures Ratch.


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Here comes another lot :twisted:
Having just pulled these three from the stash
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I needed some figures to go with the Sahariana and I'd previously bought these Wee Friends figures
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The tan figure came with the Carro Armato M 13/40

The five extra heads that you get with the Wee Friends gave me the opportunity to swap heads in the Airfix 01757 Italian Infantry (for a bit of variety) :ha:
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Some Italian stuff on the go then Ratch. I've never built any of their small scale vehicles but am a long standing fan of Italeri's 1/35th scale ones.

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That's some going on the figure painting front Ratch. You're accumulating quite an impressive army there 8-)

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Thanks guys, on with the Carro Armato M 13/40
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I don't know how old this tooling is, but it doesn't feel very new. I think a modern tooling would have been somewhat different; not that it's bad, the detail is quite crisp :)

The Camionetta AS 42 Sahariana does feel more modern (though I expect someone will identify them as the same age :lol: ) and again, the detail looks good to me 8-)
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I have a crew from Wee Friends that will feature with this, and there's the driver :razz:

I've just started the Autoblinda AB 41 and my initial impression is that this and the Sahariana are closely related with identical chassis :ha:
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Some of the Vallejo paint is rubbing off the figures as I handle them to add further colours :-| I intend to go through the pallet before retouching wherever necessary
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Bit one-sided there, Ratch.
Those poor fellows didn't stand a chance!

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Bit one-sided there, Ratch.
Those poor fellows didn't stand a chance!

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Great progress Ratch.

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Thanks David and Stuart :)
The bulk of the Carro is complete...
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paint next...

The Autoblinda moves forward...
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After several rounds of painting and re-touching the Italian Infantry are almost done...
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Then I remembered I'd intended to give them a wash

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This is interesting Ratch, there isn't a great deal of Italian stuff built on here really (I'm as guilty as the next man and have only one Italian subject, a Hasegawa Macchi Folgore, in my entire stash) and it is good to see. That Carro is a very charismatic little tank!

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Thanks for your interest Shaun. My grandfather fought the Italians through North Africa, Tunisia and into Italy. Consequently he did not think kindly of them :-| I wonder what he'd have thought of these :lol:
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I gave them a wash with thinned Humbrol Enamel Wash AV201 Black, so I'm now calling them complete. More pictures in the Gallery ;-)

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He probably wouldn't have been as impressed as I am with them Ratch, but then again, I haven't had to fight through a major world conflict!

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Today I experimented with my range of Vallejo Model Air paints to find a reasonable match for the Italian Desert Sand swatch in Armour Camouflage & Markings North Africa 1940 – 1943 ISBN 0 83568 101 5 by George R. Bradford. The assembled Carro Armato M 13/40 was air-brushed with Vallejo Acrylic 74604 German Dark Yellow RAL7028 Polyurethane Surface Primer before Vallejo Model Air 71081 Tank Dark Yellow was applied.
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I have decided to use the figure provided in the Carro Armato M 13/40 to occupy the turret of the Autoblinda.
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