Friday, 25 August 2017

A short progress report ... and another 'thank you' to Ian Dury

Work on re-writing my Spanish Civil War book continues apace, and the end is in sight. On the Heroscape front, after some experimentation I have now chosen the three basic shades of green I am going to use. They are
  • Main colour: Humbrol Matt Grass Green (No.80)
  • Wooden areas: Humbrol Matt Dark Green (No.30)
  • Marshes and poor going: Humbrol Matt Mid Green (No.101)
I am now thinking about the colours I want use to signify areas of sand and rock as well as roads/tracks.

I recently received another small parcel from Ian Dury. This one contained two further gun emplacements suitable for use with ROCO Pzkpfw VI Tiger I turrets. They look very impressive ...



... and I hope that he will write a short article for one of the wargaming magazines to explain how he scratch-built them.

I think that they could serve both as part of a system of land defence (as was done across Europe during the Second World War) and as part of a larger coastal defence fortification.

6 comments:

  1. That is a nifty piece! Will this fit within your grid system?

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    1. Jonathan Freitag,

      They are very nice, and look even better in real-life than they do in the photographs. The gun emplacements will fit in my into my Hexon II with ease, but cover several Heroscape hexes.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Conrad Kinch,

      He has a great gift for making models from all sorts of odd and ends ... and I for one really do appreciate the models he has sent me.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Now you are making me blush! They were just a small quid pro quo for all those Peter Laing figures you sent me.

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    3. Ian Dury,

      You are a very good modeller, and I see no reason why your ability should go unrecognised.

      I think that I did very well our of the swop .. and you seem pleased with the stuff I passed on to you. I was just glad that it went to a good home.

      All the best,

      Bob

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