Yesterday saw me unpack and start a few of MLS soldiers which arrived in profusion this week. They , as said elsewhere, are well cast, tall and with minimal flash. They are a easy to paint compared to others I tried recently. However l am currently tired and caught up with real life , if not physically then mentally. August, as we go through the latter half of the month, becomes a lead up to Jan’s anniversary on the 30th. The girls need extra support to negotiate this time be they local or far away.This was compounded this year by what would have been my late father’s 95th birthday on the 26th. There is a sense of relief when we enter September.
Anyway a start has been made with painting and I have even made a simple conversion, more of which anon.
So here we are. Watch this space for further developments…
It’s good to have something shiny to look forward to when you make it through this difficult time to September. You could always invest in a shiny new copy of King Ottakar Sceptre too!ReplyDelete
For a Nation names, try the hundreds of random ones on:
The Black Isle - Tintin in Scotland https://blog.historicenvironment.scot/2020/11/tintin-inspirations-for-the-black-island/Delete
Try the TINTIN webpage https://www.tintin.com/en/albums/king-ottokar-s-sceptreDelete
for some of the illustrations
I have sent off for a shiny new copy, it arrives today.Delete
Graustark v Ruritania? Ostmark v Moravia? Or any combination therein?ReplyDelete
Great ideas, thanks!Delete
King Ottokar's Sceptre is the Tintin book I thinkReplyDelete
I am looking forward to renewing my acquaintance with it…Delete
Getting the 'unable to sign in to comment' message!ReplyDelete
Anyway, if you're ever looking at using aircraft in your operations, look at Blue Rider Publishing:
They do a number of books on this such as 'A Scale Modeller's Guide to Aircraft from the Adventures of Tintin'!
And as the site says, 'Decals, Books and Magazines for Aircraft Modellers' - they do the decals as well.
The books themselves are basically full of colour drawings of all the aircraft showing colour schemes, markings and contex. Well worth it, also available as ebooks.
(To be fair, just now looked up when I posted it on my blog and you commented!)
Very tempting, l recall it now…Delete
Well done Grasshopper.ReplyDelete
Here's a little tip for a young one like yourself.
When 'undercoating' or 'priming' these sort of figures in 'old school' style paint the figure base the same colour and this will help the final 'smooth' finish of the whole figure. I expect the base colour will be green.
An excellent tip, many thanks.Delete
My figures have pretty prominent mould marks on the legs but nothing onerous. A few worms, a trend in moulding and casting that really annoys me - amazing that Minifigs and Hinchliffe managed so well without them ;-) Although troops usually had helmet/coat/trousers of a single colour I fancy a more colourful outfit as per some of Kevin Dallimore's painting for Mark.ReplyDelete
And do take it easy for a few days and recharge the batteries.
Thanks for advice. I look forward to seeing what uniform colours you decide upon…Delete
Look forward to seeing this develop. Are you going to create some appropriate heraldry (yes, and flags! ;-)) for them?ReplyDelete
Thanks, now that is a thought…Delete
I like Neil's suggestion of Moravia, but I would have that as the Czech-style state. For the others, why not pick a province of Hungary or Slovakia?ReplyDelete
Interesting additional advice, will investigate today…ReplyDelete