Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Time for an update

So, what I have I been up to recently?

Let's call it a form of "Mickey Mouse Camo"

After 11 days in California, visiting with family and friends, I came back home to a pile of units needing attention.  I will say that I am becoming afflicted with the "ton of unpainted lead" (or resin!) disease that cripples so many of us.  So I need to knock that pile down.

I know reading about painting without pictures stinks.  But until I get better lighting, I can't really do anything about it.

Brit Paras - I have one of my companies (the Arnhem force) base coated.  I also have the crews from the 17pdr AT guns base coated.  The guns themselves are completed and waiting for the men!  I am using a little bit different approach to the paras.  I found a thread on FoW that seems to be more to my liking, so I am following it.  If they turn out as expected, I will post pictures and tutorial.  And to think I complained about American Infantry!  To go along with the paras, I have bases from King & Kerr, as well as the new Cassino bases that I will use to model the Arnhem paras.

Typhoons - I am so happy!  I have them completed and glossed, awaiting decals.  I am happy with the results so far.

Brit armor - This one just snuck onto the table and expanded in every way.  I know have 2 full platoons of Cromwells, with Challengers / Fireflies.  They are awaiting decals and weathering.  Again, they look pretty good.  I also have my HQ and a platoon of Shermans.

American - I have two priests waiting decals, weathering and crews.  I have a single Sherman ready for weathering only.

Terrain - Several buildings are in process.  I hope to get them done - if only from a "something different" view.

Upcoming - How do I explain?  I am from the Midwest USA and every winter we see a blizzard coming on the radar several days out.  You know it will hit, so you prepare.  You know it is inevitable.  That is how I feel about Early War.  I know it is inevitable.  So I am preparing.  Brit Armor is my choice!  Silly reason for it and not the one that everyone would think.  I am not going this route because the list is really strong in EW.  I just like painting green.  Funny I know.  But it is the truth!

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!