Firstly, or is that fourthly? The Cover for the Montrose book is finished and I have to say I am rather pleased will the results of it. I strongly resisted adding green into the picture and adding plaids to him, the nearest was adding a bit of texture to the hat. But overall I really like the look of him and I am very pleased with the results.
Seondly, fifthly or whatever, there is a vehicle painting competition going on at the Very British Civil Forum where you;
1. Category: a single Vehicle (Air, Ground, Water) Self-propelled
2. In any scale
3. Suitable for the VBCW/SCW/2nd ACW Period
4. For any faction (or unaligned)
5. Basing….Up to you
6. With photos at the start (showing the unpainted model/kit you start off with), and final photos submitted at the end. WIP photo threads are encouraged.
7. Deadline for entries is midnight (GMT) Friday 25 Jan 2014, to be Judged by Poll later.
And what is really nice about the competition it that there is actually a prize which the wonderfully, lovely chap at Sloppy Jalopy are fronting up a prize for winner, a Interwar Vehicle. Now if you don't know Sloppy Jalopy check them out are they do some amazing vehicles and soon will be doing some cricketers and miners for VBCW. Feel free to come over the VBCF and join in the competition, its a great prize.
Anyway, enough of the advertising, I have decided to enter the competition with an Austin Type 3 Armoured Car from Sloppy Jalopy and it has been fun. I have finished assembling the vehicle and I have to say it was a dream. The instructions from Sloppy Jalopy where rather clear and the whole thing went together with minimal fuss. Now next is the undercoating which I am going to attempt today if the weather is fine, I have even washed the resin which is something I usually doing do. Here are some progress pictures.
Lastly I have another project on the boil too but this one is a little special and actually so English its should Law that every village in the land should have one. But more of that later.