Posts Tagged ‘paint’

He ain’t heavy, he’s my loader…

October 17, 2012

Here’s a couple more Afghan support weapons by Eureka which I picked up at Salute 2012.   They’re the usual joy to paint, even if my photos aren’t very good. The recoiless rifle is on a very big base, and there’s a big space near the loader because the ammo box wasn’t in the bag.

Thankfully Nic at Eureka was happy to send me one all the way from Australia, not that I’ve had time to paint and add it. The weapon was a little tricky to get together right but plenty of testing was the way to do it, with gentle tweaks to get the legs of the two-part tripod the right height.

Here’s the Eureka Afghan mortar, which has one figure sculpted so you can set him up with his hand in the ammo box. Well I was impressed. A much tighter fit on the base which I prefer.

Again a slightly tricky assembly of the weapon with three pieces which have to be glued simultaneously as I see it. Should you glue the tube into the base plate seperately it might not fit onto the bipod without being too splayed. Tricky but not impossible.

Again a fine example of the brilliance of digital photography is the small hair on the base plate while making everything else slightly blurred. The hair has since been removed, imprisoned and under going severe interrogation.

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World’s Biggest Spraybooth

December 31, 2011

For the modern Luddite lacking an airbrush spraying from a can is a regular reality but breathing in the fumes of both propellant and paint is not the best exercise an ageing gamer can take. So here’s a handy mini-project which will solve your solvent worries by creating the biggest spray booth in the world but with minimum storage requirements.

First find a stick and a flat piece of plasticard, fix the plasticard onto the stick in the style of a fly swat before the invention of the hole. Above I’m about to spray the wheels for a Slug Industries Fred.

Then attach whatever you wish to spray to the pre-hole flyswat. I used blu-tac but other sticky gummy products are available.

Then approach a window and open it.

Then hold the stick end of your new device and stick your arm out of the window. Take care not to fall out of the window.

Then spray away to your heart’s content, while the wind carries away any fumes or excess paint. Why not build one yourself?