Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Lrdg (20mm) Chevrolet

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






17 comments:

  1. Great looking truck Clint. Your painting has really brought it to life.

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    1. Thanks Bob I will admit I am quite pleased.

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  2. Lovely stuff once again Clint. the stowage is superb, as is the weathered look on the vehicle. You're quite right, your painting style really pulls everything together and it looks great. I particularly like the shot of the vehicle driving towards the camera, those guys look seriously mean :-) Nice basing and great background too. Tempted to finish off my WW2 SAS now...

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    1. Yes finish yours off now. I have gotten side tracked this morning but will eventually do some more of these (Italians should be my next 20mm but have some 28mm Northwest frontier to do first).). I seriously think you should get yours done soon if not next.
      Thank you Blax

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  3. That is a cracking good paint job, Clint. Great model, too. These guys really mean business.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. Not as good in game terms , just not enough of them (yet).

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  4. Great stuff Clint, the end result has been well worth the effort you've put in.

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    1. Thanks Mate I am quite pleased with how it's come out. Got a few other things on the go now and the Mo-jo is returning. I even have an idea for a new project (OK an old one with fresh legs).

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  5. That's a gorgeous piece of work Clint.

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    1. Thank you for the very kind words. Cheers Michael.

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  6. Suitably beaten up and grungy. You can almost smell the passengers! Well done Clint, it looks just the ticket.

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    1. Thanks Millsy. I have more planned.

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    1. Thank you old bean. I can get it right sometimes.

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  8. Very nice Chevy...and not a bit of Desert Pink in sight!

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    1. Thanks Lee. I stayed clear of both pink and baby blue. Both of which I could have used but I did not want to "Over cook" it! I do so have a habit of over doing it!

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  9. Looks good - and plenty of firepower too!

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