Saturday, October 26, 2019
This is always my favourite part of the job, peeling of the blue tac to see what’s underneath. It’s like unwrapping a Christmas present.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
At first I just had them stuck to the hull, this wasn’t perfect as they were low down and couldn’t swivel. Also they got in the way of anyone coming out of the hatch. It was around this time I remembered the magnets. Using some tiny but very strong ones I managed to build up the height of the gun mount that took it off the hull which allowed it to rotate 360%. Also when it was glued to the hull it was fragile and kept breaking off. I knew this would be a nightmare in storage, but with the magnets, the whole gun moved and could be removed without any worries. The main bonus for me though is the fact it can be moved around to aid game play and is now high enough to turn 360%. Finally got to use some magnets, another thing of the hobby bucket list.
I also used a larger couple of magnets in the command vehicle, again much joy at the sight of the turret rotating and staying in place. There has been ups and downs with this project but tonight has been a high. Magnets got to lov’em. As for the ‘Ground hogs’ they now look much more apt and look like they can put down some serious covering fire while their men mount up.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
It’s late now so I have to stop but I think I’ve gotten it into a place I’m happy with. It certainly looks like a vehicle that is in use. Let’s see what I think tomorrow when I look at them with fresh eyes. It’s all a learning curve at the moment and it’s the most fun modelling I’ve had for ages.