Past the Block

Or at least I will be if manage to paint some more tomorrow night. All it needed was a good Fokker – a Fokker D.XIII D.XXI.

I decided that I would work on the Winter War 1/285 scale aircraft that I have in a set – Finnish fighter, Soviet bombers and fighters. These game from Raiden Miniatures. Tonight I managed to paint a top surfaces white (Army Painter flat white), the under surfaces light Grey (Tamiya British Light Aircraft Grey) and then start on the Olive Green disruptive pattern. Photos below.

I stopped at the point I did for two reasons. One os that I was not going to paint past midnight and the second was that Tamiya does not play well with Army Painter paints and the top colour was starting to strip the white. Hopefully tomorrow there will have been a more thorough drying and thr Tamiya will not strip the Army Painter..

Lastly, I started on the Fokker D.XIII D.XXI simply because I could not find the Brewster Buffaloes. They will be next on the list.

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Biggles – The Camels are Coming

image002 I hate to admit it but it seems that recently I have been having a slight return to my childhood. Over the Christmas break I decided to christen my new Kindle with a copy of The Camels are Coming by Capt. W. E. Johns. This was first published on the 7th of September 1932 and was 259 pages long. The first three editions cost 7 shillings and 6 pence.

This book contains 17 short stories concerning Biggles life in 266 squadron and whilst we think of Biggles as a “Boy’s Own” kind of book, some of what is written there is quite adult in its content.

I will admit that the reason I looked for a Biggles book was partly because I want to do something aeroplane-ish in 2012, wargame wise.

I have plans … and I will publish them here shortly.