You see, there have been some supply issues at The Last Square - specifically on the MIG Dark Wash. So that had me looking for other stores - with the approval of Bev and Karl (owners and wonderful people). It did feel weird. Anyway, I ordered the washes direct from MIG USA, so I am still in a holding pattern at the wash step while I await delivery.
But in checking out the blog ring, I saw the story on Maelstrom. When I discovered free shipping anywhere in the work AND 25% Flames of War, well in I went. Plus it seems that the exchange rate causes the models to be a little cheaper than the American Dollar price, so that even added to the discount.
So guess what showed up in the mail yesterday?!?! My order from Maelstrom. Unfortunately, I was a good boy and did not go crazy on the order. I think I should have just gone out to the website, found the Flames of War American page and simply stated "Yes Please!!!". But I just ordered 2 M10s to finish off the Tank Destroyer Artillery option in Dogs and Devils, 1 M18 Hellcat to finish off the two sections and I grabbed two colors from Coat d'Arms - Olive Drab and Faded Olive.
After bringing the package into the house, I changed into comfortable clothes, kissed my wife and headed into the painting area. I resurfaced for dinner, hung out for about 11 minutes, then went back. The net result is this:
- M1 90mm Anti-Air Arty is based and awaiting flocking. In a pinch, I could put it on the table today.
- M18 Hellcats - Three are basically finished - simply awaiting wash and "detail" decals. Stars are on the models, but not the numbers and other decals that I place on the model. The newest model is ready for decals, details and washes. Like above, I could put them on the table if I had too.
- M10 - The two new models are also ready for decals, details and washes.
- DUKW - poor guy. He is just sitting there in his base coat wondering why everyone else is getting the attention.