here we are, with part SEVEN of the updates, and still not nearly done! This photos were taken a while ago, but with the speed I'm working on those, they aren't much different by now.
Before we start, I might show off a bit and tell you I've been on a meeting with my mentor for my paper yesterday. We talked a little bit about my paper (entitled "The Development of Tank Doctrines prior to WW II", in case anyone cares). As Interwar events can be linked to nowadays circumstances (people don't really like wars, financial crisis), we talked about that a bit and then moved on to WWII events as I am just reading a book about Partisan Hospital Franja ("Franya"). Now, the reason I'd like to make a post about something that was happening here during WW2 is obvious, I think the subject is quite unknown abroad, because no large front was established here. But on the other hand, warfare here was quite intense and somewhat different from any other. The reasons I don't want to talk about it too much, at least on my blog, is that it quickly boils down to politics. Politicians are still eager to use things that have happened during the war (there was a fight against invaders (so Italy, Germany, Hungary) and in the mean time communist revolution was taking place and with it a civil war). Perhaps an odd post about a certain battle or that funky hospital when my sculpting mojo will be dry again - I do believe I am capable of presenting things objectively - it is what I do after all. Oh and just to make it clear, in case any followers here finds him/herself in the area, please do let me know, I know places :P.
So, now that I've told you stuff completely unrelated to the topic, here is how far I got on the Humvees so far:
Just one more thing before we start. I was painting them with large tubes from poundland and those colours are bad. Really bad. I've stripped the vehicles once, put countless coats on them, the paint got weird white grainy traces, so I varnished them etc etc. A true nightmare. When I've reached a point where I was semi satisfied, I've decided to keep it that way.
For humvees its basic green with brown patches, but I've found out we got two greens. So now I've added light green patches which are not seen on the photos.
Landie is, according to my knowledge, wrong. I am not sure Brits have this exact type of Land rovers in their army. They're either more open or have less windows. Anyways, they can carry a section, so that is good enough. I gave it black camouflage patches and I'm quite happy. You can probably see that they were drybrushed lightbrown, but that wasn't good enough, so I've redone the patches on Landie and completely repainted the Humvees again.
Also, as i'm talking about trouble, front fenders kept falling off, so I've put some milliput around them to make them stay in place.
(you can also "admire" the blotchy camo I'm not too happy about, but I've ranted about it in my last post)
Aaand that is it for now. What needs to be done to completely finish the builds is paint the gunners' faces and helmets, varnish the vehicles as I am afraid to touch them as they are and paint some insignia on the doors.
Oh, also need to add some details, like recognition tarps, barbed wire etc.
Thanks for looking,