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Old Collingwood

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  1. Hi there, I have made/painted about 30 so far but I am hoping to do about 100-150 for the dio. OC.
  2. The admiral and myself once had a strange thing happen to us - in the countryside a load of cows came over to us shortly followed by the farmer - he shouted at use "Dont talk to the xxxxxx Cows they are too busy" so I thought stuff this and stood there having a right moan at the cows about the farmer - Oh - should have said Its my own pic from that very day. OC.
  3. I dont have a pic of it but - I once saw a sign at a castle saying "Please Do Not feed the Ravens as they are on a diet" OC.
  4. Hi there all, I have decided my next bunch of figures will the 1st Tirailleurs - they are very similar to the Ligne regiments but for a higher plume instead of a pom pom and knee high gaitors. Pics when I start them. OC.
  5. Evening all, over the last couple of days I have been re - working some of my figures - starting with the French 54/55th Ligne regiment as firstly I wasn't happy with the tunic shade of Blue, I mixed quite a bit of Flat Black into my dark Prussian Blue and got a slightly darker shade, I the set about re painting the Blue areas, to day I have been concentrating improving some of the details including giving the faces Two/Three levels of shading and colour variations - from slightly rose'y cheeks to highlight areas on the noses and over the cheek bones - same with the hands, I think
  6. I have to say It (but please don't shoot me) - you know what she is Crying out for ? - some superbly painted figures, that would so compliment a Fantastic design and give the ship some life to go with all the details - I am not biased - of course I am not lol. OC.
  7. Found another Excellent video on the 200th anniversay event at Waterloo best played with sound up (Epic Stuff) OC.
  8. Evening all, right that's Five more KGL Light finished and put away in the box - ready for my next instalment. Oh, I also gave one of the chaps and eye patch after he received and eye injury. OC.
  9. Just brought a really cheap boomerang - ok its just a stick - seller said not to return it. OC.
  10. Tommy was out walking with his lad in the woods when all of a sudden the lad sees a dear wearing an eye patch he says to Tommy "What's that"? - Tommy replies - "No idea". OC.
  11. Thank you kindly mate - I still have someway to go till I get them better - getting the faces right is the challenge as most figure painters use different shades to hightlight/shadow the face and some use a fine Black pointed pen for the eyes. OC.
  12. The only kit I ever built in 1/700 was a Dragon type 42 Destrorer RN, I had to fabricate the front bulwarks to replicate the only version to have it HMS Edinburgh, I never bothered with any PE for it as it was my first road back into modelling. Sorry for hijacking your thread mate. OC.
  13. Im also here Edward - wont be long before the rest of the clan turn up. OC.
  14. Evening all, a bit more progress tonight - I have been carrying on with the detail painting on 2nd and 1st KGL - takes so long even to work on Five at a time - the Sixth one is having some time out for swearing, lol - have also done a bit of shading on the faces - not quite as good as the Perry ones as the moulded details are not quite as crisp. OC.
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