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Peterborough model show 2020

Started by Grahame, September 02, 2019, 03:12:44 pm

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Grahame

We have been invited to put something on at next year's model show- sunday 1st of March
Grahame

martink0646

Hi Grahame,

I have purchased some Airfix 1:72 Commando test figures off ebay. I'm not looking forward to painting them...they look tiny  :cheesy:

MartinK
28mm: Ready for Action - Home Guard, Brit Recon Force, US Army, US Marines, Battling Bastards of Bataan, early war French. 
28mm: In Build - 'The Eagle Has Landed' list, Brit Commandos, Captain America & the Howling Commandos
28mm: Wish List - Hungarian/Romanian army
Cruel Seas: British & German starter forces.
Wish List: Star Wars Legion box set

Reuben Turner

Quote from: martink0646 on September 04, 2019, 06:45:16 pmHi Grahame,

I have purchased some Airfix 1:72 Commando test figures off ebay. I'm not looking forward to painting them...they look tiny  :cheesy:

MartinK

Martin, i'm going 20mm for WW2 and have tried Airfix infantry before. They're awful to paint due to the plastic they're made of. Much better are Valiant and Caesar Miniatures (and others).

Mike Whitaker

I have memories that one of the best tricks for getting Airfix plastic to take paint is to paint a coat of PVA on them first.
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada
28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, KoW Elves, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.

Reuben Turner

Quote from: Mike Whitaker on September 05, 2019, 11:15:23 amI have memories that one of the best tricks for getting Airfix plastic to take paint is to paint a coat of PVA on them first.

That and a good wash and dry. Being sofft plastic they will always be inferior, and they're not particularly well detailed compared to more modern models.

martink0646

OK, thanks guys. They were only a couple of quid so it's no biggie. It'll be interesting to see the scale (small) of the chllenge of painting them.

MartinK
28mm: Ready for Action - Home Guard, Brit Recon Force, US Army, US Marines, Battling Bastards of Bataan, early war French. 
28mm: In Build - 'The Eagle Has Landed' list, Brit Commandos, Captain America & the Howling Commandos
28mm: Wish List - Hungarian/Romanian army
Cruel Seas: British & German starter forces.
Wish List: Star Wars Legion box set

Grahame

Got some commandos too! Happy to take on painting them - the airfix set comes with canoes. Have replied to the model club and booked a 6x4 table.
Grahame

Mike Whitaker

Quote from: martink0646 on September 08, 2019, 10:31:23 amOK, thanks guys. They were only a couple of quid so it's no biggie. It'll be interesting to see the scale (small) of the chllenge of painting them.

MartinK

If 9 can manage Battlefront 15mms with my eyesight....
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada
28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, KoW Elves, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.

Andy Miller

With commandoes it is notoriously difficult to paint their pants  :wink:
Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada. ECW Parliamentarian army.