EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Friday, October 6, 2017

Preparing for the Fall Campaigning Season

"Yes, I know that I approved the order,  Willoughby, but still, I mean, it IS rather a bright yellow don't you think?"

"Never mind, it is very modern after all and as you say, in the Fall, the ripe grain fields can be quite yellow.   Should do very nicely. Well done........Now, explain to me again why you had them paint little targets on the side?."

20 comments:

  1. Ross Mac,

    A very nice addition to your early twentieth century forces ... even if it has a rather bright colour scheme!

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. do like the feel and look of the diecast vehicles, have since my sandbox days. Its one of the joys of the smaller Scruby & Zinnbrigade 40mm to the top of the head that they fit quite well with 1/43 scale vehicles.

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  2. I have one of these and sacrilegiously I have painted it green !

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    1. I haven't ruled our that option, once I'm past the sticker shock and the "Ooh Shiny!" bit and get a chance to see it in action but I have an idea that the ones used in the Caucasus probably came through the Mesopotamia campaign and thus probably were yellow. Must have a look at some of the B&W photos.

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  3. Lovely models Ross, so much character in those figures and the vehicle :)

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    1. Thanks Lee, they are close to my heart and my imagination.

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  4. Spiffing, simply spiffing old boy!

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  5. Looks cool. Maybe it just needs a little weathering...

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  6. "Never yellow, old bean. It's mustard."

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  7. I reckon I could live with the eye-watering colour scheme and the bulls eyes on the sides. But if i couldn't, I'd try giving it painted on sepia wash. That would mute the colours nicely, I think.

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    1. Might sorta spoil the glossy toy look though.

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    2. That's true. Given the thing's excellent condition, I'd find that a bally hard decision.

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  8. On the matter of the horses, that bonnet looks quite roomy. I reckon you could fit maybe 80 horses under there...

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  9. The best looking of all military vehicles? Personally i prefer the RN blue

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    1. If there'd been a colour option that might have been a hard choice.

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