Last week I started work on a Long Range Desert Group (Here) yes feel free to check. Well I finished the vehicle over the weekend. There are no more work in progress shots. Trust me you do not want to see my messy painting and nor do I want to show you how rough it was at certain stages. (On this I am firm and my mind will not change.)
On this side there was a bright green fingerprint on the vehicle. Where I picked it up after painting something else. Whoops!
Those that care of such things will not that I have added one more machinegun. For a total of 3. A Lewis gun for the driver, a Vickers K for the passenger seat and a m2 0.5 Browning in the rear. One for each of the crew members so while they may have trouble reloading on their own the initial firepower should be very intense.
Very observant people will not that the Chevrolet Truck is now a right hand drive. As an American manufacture I had assumed it was a left hand drive like all (OK most) American vehicles. Given there were no instructions I thought this was a logical and straightforward thing to do. Well I was wrong. I was looking at these vehicles on Google Images and to my surprise ALL the photos had the driver on the Right. So I had to rip him out and the front passenger and their guns and reposition them. It was a pain but I am learned now so will not make that mistake a second time (Crossed fingers)
As you can see I have kept all the stowage in muted colours mostly different browns, tans and greens. Then dry brushing a desert sand colour over everything. This dulled everything down quite a bit. And then a watered down black in and flesh wash was applied to bring out the contrast between highlight and shade.
So that's it for this day. I think the model will fit very well on my desert town terrain and do indeed look forward to seeing it played. I have a strange feeling that my players will want to use it! The other vehicle I got at SELWG was an LRDG jeep. The bad news is that I have lost a wheel while assembling it (behind a cupboard and between some floor boards) So I will need to make an order to Andy at Grubby Tanks to replace the wheel and get one or two other things.
Anyway onwards and upwards. The Paint Monkey has started some 28mm troops so you may expect them early next week. Thanks for looking today my next post will be Saturday so anyone playing the Blog game get any relevant turns in by 9 AM Saturday Morning. The post will be in the afternoon for me as I will need to get some more ink/printer cartridges and that always takes most of the morning to do.
So take care, have fun and keep on trucking.
All the best Clint