Friday, 24 August 2012

6pdr portees

Had a bit of a problem with these, firstly my desert wash wouldn't take, I had to add extra diluent (dilute floor polish) to make it work at all and then shade when it dried was too dark and patchy. So from then on it was a battle to get something reasonable. I'll have to find n accceptable commercial wash as I suspect then the mix I originally used was unstable and there is certainly sediment in the jar.

By contrast I'm pleased with the way my British uniforms have turned out. I wanted something similar but different to my DAK.

Vehicles and figures by Britannia.

5 comments:

Archduke Piccolo said...

What scale are these fellows? Years ago I scratchbuilt a 6pr portee (and followed it up with a 2pr portee) in 1;76/72 scale, but never continued with more. Part of the problem is the lack of a 2pr gun kit in this scale - so I had to scratchbuild that, too. It was not a complete success...
Cheers,
Ion

Martin AJF said...

These look great Will !

Martin

Fire at Will said...

Ion, the portees are 1/72, but the Britannia figures are the "chunky" metal style, so I wouldn't mix them with my plastics. "pdr in plastic are now available from ACE and shortly from Zvezda.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Nice work Will...

Archduke Piccolo said...

Thanks, Will. I'll keep a weather eye out.
Ion