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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

TT Combat Filling Station


Real life is trying to weigh me down a bit, so it took a bit longer than hoped to get this kit to a playable state. It didn't help that the cheap red paint that I'd picked up was a real pain. It was marked "water paint" which I naively took to mean acrylic turned out not to be anything of the kind. Despite being dry for the best part of a week , any fluid, including neat paint, caused it to re-activate and smear. Fortunately repeated blasts of Matt Varnish Spray (I daren't have brushed it on) sealed it enough for me to continue.

There is still work to do. I didn't like the large "DinoGas" signage that goes on the roof so didn't add it. Haven't had time to fill the holes yet. Also I've not had time to do a proper interior yet past gluing down a printed out floor.

But it all stands as playable enough for the moment as I'm aware that Zomtober has started properly now and those participating have rushed out with the early Sunday.

6 comments:

  1. That looks really nice Sam, sorry to here your painting woes, but the end result should look the business!

    That's just the sort of thing I need to get myself, just never seem to have the cash available to buy some (still keep buying figs though (strange that?).

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks, Dick. I think it's because terrain is useful but new figures are exciting. Exciting will always open the wallet quick! :)

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  2. Looks great Sam, Yeah I have used that paint before its a real pain in the ass when it reactivates and smudges I feel your pain!

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    1. Red was the first colour I painted on (happy in the knowledge I could tidy the edges later) so I have to admit a bit of panic on the first unintentional "blend". Thank goodness for spray varnish is all I can say!

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