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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Update from the Left Coast

Brian has been painting his hippy keister off out in California.  He sent me an update a few days back!  Here they are in all their glory!


Dirty Jon said...

Lookin' good, Hippie! =)

Secret Squirrel said...

So here is my write-up. The above pictures represent a fraction of what I have done with the plastic bases. So far I have busted through 3 packs of the bases and have some pointers.

I followed the battlefront method for using these bases. To that end I ended up going through 12 bottles of my super glue of choice. So for each pack of bases I spent and equal amount on the glue. An alternative method can be found on the Kerr and King website:

They use a combination of putty and PVA glue. If you are going to go the super glue route I found that the gel based worked better keeping the sand in place.

Painting was pretty strait forward and I followed the BF tutorial. What I was amazed with is how fast the process went. So far I have based.

3 full FJ Platoons
1 Mortar Platoon
1 MG Platoon
1 LG40 Platoon
1 AA Gun Platoon
HQ w/ all the options

On the PAK40s I wanted the camo look that was seen on the Peter Pig PAK40s. To duplicate that on my ho hum Old Glory 15s I just used thin strips of toilet paper dunked in a mix of water an PVA. I just laid the strips on around the gun shield a barrel, let them dry and painted them up. I am going to use this method on the Stugs and PZIVs tonight and will have some pics this weekend.

grumpus said...

Greetings from Santa Cruz California , the hippiest place on earth. besides maybe vermont and parts of oregon...anyway, very nice job, i'm really liking the tissue and pva deal, looks great.
carry on.

Secret Squirrel said...
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Secret Squirrel said...

I just TP'ed 4 StuGs and 3 Panzer IVs tonight. I will snap a few pics before and after I paint them up tomorrow night.

Lachlan Cannard said...

Always good to see more FJ!

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