Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Doll Drums

No not a new girl band-although the name would make sense. Just the fact that I am struggling to get anything wargames productive. Still I have managed to get one Armoured lorry for the SCW done. The figure is Pendraken 10mm (code SCV3) Republican armoured Truck. It comes with the option of an open top but as you can see I have selected a closed top with a Machine gun. It is a big lump for a 10mm vehicle, noticeably larger than a T26 tank. In essence this armoured truck is a "normal truck" covered in boiler plate. It does have a single machine gun facing forward but no provision for Anti-aircraft mounts as aircraft were still very rare in the SCW.  I have given it a very crude camouflage pattern which is similar to many local effects in the Spanish Civil War.

Not in any way the best paint job, but just a vehicle that rounds out my forces a bit more. In many ways it's quite crude and would be limited to roads only being perhaps too heavy for cross country. There would be quite a kafuffle if it got bogged down for example as there would not be any recovery vehicles and as such it would require teams of draft horses to move it, or maybe 2-3 tractors! So for convenience probably best to keep it to a road! Not that many roads would be as we think of them today.

That's it for today. With luck I'll get my mojo back in the next few days. Well here's hoping.

All the best take care and enjoy any sun about. Clint

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  1. Very nice addition to the collection clint

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    1. Thank you Loki. I wish it were better painted, but we can't have everything.

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  2. We all suffer this from time to time mate. I have it at the mo trying to complete my Reiklander warband for the Mordheim campaign at my club. Its my first game on thursday against Orcs and my figs arent even completely blocked in yet :-(

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    1. I would offer to lend you mine. But the Post office is just not that swift. Good Luck with Mordhiem and I look forward to an aar. Thank you Carl.

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  3. Considering that you were going for a crude camouflage effect painted by the locals I'd say you've done a good job, mate. Anyway, I do hope you find your mojo again. Believe me, I know what it's like to lose it.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. Yeah I know it will come back.

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    1. Thanks Bob, I know it will come back but waiting is a real bore.

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  5. Welcome to my world Clint, I feel like you do about 99% of the time, but even a little progress each day is still progress.
    The truck is a great addition to your SCW, very typical of the ad-hoc vehicles used in the war, camo is very appropriate too.

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    1. Thanks Jo. Yes a little progress is still progress. I think this will be my last vehicle for the SCW for a while.

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  6. Do you need help finding the mojo!

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    1. Well there are many many many things I do need help with. Thank you Fran. Currently toying with Donnybrook ideas.

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  7. That is really seems the limits of taking a standard truck and arming and armoring it. Nice work

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    1. Thank you Dean. Nationalist trucks seem to emphasise this point well.

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  8. I go through slumps as well. Right now I've got three figs that have been "almost done" for the past week and should have been done last night. Oh well, I get round to it.

    That's not a bad looking vehicle and it will work for its purpose.

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    1. Thank you Anne. Trying to push through it. Got a few figure on the paint table and will overcome the doldrums. Might end up doing something very colourful.... You are warned.

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  9. Looking great! I don't think paint job is bad at all, the photos always bring the worst out, plus at 10mm - how much better could it be?

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    1. 10mm how much better could it be? I guess you have not seen the Pendraken annual painting competition.! Thank you though Mathyoo. Your words are encouraging.

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  10. Nice work Clint, i need to dig the mojo out of a very big hole!

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    1. Thank you Ray. Next post probably Donnybrook Review. And maybe what I am planning..... but probably not!

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  11. I know how you feel, back to work today and too tired to lift a brush on my return - bah humbug!

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    1. Yeah I realise that we all go through ups and downs. Thanks Michael. Good to know I am not alone

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  12. Nice work Clint you've done a great job. I'm dreading the camo for my Bolt action project!

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