That building looks my local Aldi.A liitle bit of lighweight fluff for you...
I'm not up to the standards of aircraft modelling shown here but I do enjoy wargaming with model aircraft. I recenty ordered three 1/200 scale Dornier Do17z for wargaming the battle of Britain and they arrived yesterday. The models come ready painted, with basic markings, plus flight stands and all the counters and bits for playing with them. The box also includes a decal sheet...
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These models represent aircraft from KG 76 and are pre-painted in the standard early war colour scheme for the Blitzkrieg and Battle of Britain period.
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This evening I spent nearly 45 minutes putting the decals on the models - fuselage numbers, unit ID letters and heraldic badges etc. I do not get on with decals...after half an hour my wife put her head round the door and said she could hear me swearing from the living room. I was working in the sun room on the far end of the dining room... Hey ho... got them all on in the end and only need a spot of black paint to finish the swastikas. Like most models sold in the EU they are not allowed to have proper swastikas...
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I am planning on having a game with these in the next few days so I'll try and remember to take some pics.
Finally, I have been working from a much smaller table at home for the past 10 weeks, rather than my usual desk at work. I have been renovating a couple of old designs which need new moulds and designing some new 1/144 scale model buildings rather than designing new 1/144 AFVs.
The company that makes the AFV moulds and does the resin casting has had to reduce its staffing levels and cannot start on any new models until they can get their staff back in. I have therefore had to put the AFVs on hold for the time being and instead have been designing modern (1980's - ish) German buildings for use as scenery to go with the the NATO and WARPACT models. Apart from anything else it is easier to make the buildings on the smaller table as I don't need much in the way of reference material spread around while I am working.
I've done a bunch of town houses, detached houses, schnellimbiss/cafe's etc and I am working on a church at the moment. I am also rather pleased with my supermarket...
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It's still a work in progress and needs more detail to finish it off. We make the moulds for these and cast them in house, so we don't need an outside company to do the buildings for us. Looking forward to getting some of these into production and seeing how they paint up.
Rodney2q family trivia. The table I am working on was the dining table in my parents house from before I was born. It is a plain, very old drop leaf table, must be best part of 100 years old by now, and I made my first models and played my first wargame on it when I was a kid. I told my mother that I wanted the table when they they no longer needed it and I inherited it due course. It's kind of nostalgic to be making models on it again.