Ratch

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My next task was to dry-brush the brickwork. I used Andrea Color 1st Shadow & 2nd Shadow with Humbrol Acrylic 70 Matt Brick Red, not really mixed though the colours were allowed to blend. They were dry-brushed to allow the mortar to remain.

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Maybe the Jerry can was filled with water. A WW2 tank commander I knew said they didn't carry fuel externally in case they were hit (and he'd had 3 tanks blown from under him).

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Just look at the indexes on the Airfix Tribute Forum Patrick. There are 50 new products per page, 5 pages in the 2010s and then you have to add those introduced since 2006 (count from 2007).

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Many folks shop on line these days - a lot of my purchases are on line. I know what I'm looking for, where to look and what the right price is, and its delivered to my door.

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Now we have the Humbrol Acrylic 60 Matt Scarlet jacket, followed by Vallejo Model Color 169 70950 Black ‘Belgic cap’ shako, bayonetted scabbard, cartridge pouch and Trotter knapsack

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Back on the farmhouse - this is where it sits. I have used Vallejo Model Color 163 70868 Dark Seagreen for the loft interiors Vallejo Model Color 1 70951 White mixed with Vallejo Model Color 5 70918 Ivory on the interior walls, except for the stables, where I used Vallejo Model Color 36 70804 Beige Red. The exterior walls have had diluted Vallejo Model Color 111 70987 Medium Grey brushed on for a mortar wash

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For their uniforms I have started with:

Humbrol Acrylic 61 Matt Flesh and 234 Dark Skin Tone for their skin tones

Humbrol Acrylic 34 Matt White gaiters

Vallejo Model Color 166 70994 Dark Grey gaiters

Humbrol Acrylic 33 Matt Black boots

Humbrol Acrylic 106 Matt Ocean Grey overalls

Colours to come:

Humbrol Acrylic 60 Matt Scarlet = jacket, base of battalion plume

Vallejo Model Color 169 70950 Black = ‘Belgic cap’ shako, bayonetted scabbard, cartridge pouch, Trotter knapsack

Humbrol Acrylic 64 Matt Light Grey = greatcoat

Vallejo Model Color 1 70951 White = belts, haversack, Centre companies had simple shoulder straps with white worsted tufts at the outer ends, cords crossed the front of the shako with two tassels on the right, Grenadiers plumes, wings decorated and edged with white lace and fringed in white worsted tufts. The light companies had wings as for grenadiers. Fusilier regiments wore a white over red plume to the left side. Drummers sleeves were covered with five, lace chevrons, point up

Humbrol Acrylic 25 Matt Blue = canteen.

Humbrol Acrylic 16 Metallic Gold = officers lace

Humbrol Acrylic 11 Metallic Silver Fox = officer’s sword

Humbrol Acrylic 110 Matt Natural Wood = drum sticks

Vallejo Model Color 32 70946 Dark Red = officer’s sash

Vallejo Model Color 148 70941 Burnt Umber = India Pattern musket

Humbrol Acrylic 53 Metallic Gun Metal = bayonet, musket fittings, halberd

Humbrol Acrylic 54 Metallic Brass = front plate to ‘Belgic cap’ shako

Humbrol Acrylic 80 Matt Grass Green = light companies shako tufts and cords, bases

Facings are collars, cuffs, shoulder straps and turnbacks to the coat tails.

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Before adding ground scatters to the diorama base the farmhouse must be constructed and fixed to it. Like the other buildings in the Airfix range of forts, the Waterloo Farmhouse was designed to be easily assembled and taken apart to reduce storage space between play-battles. There are 30 components that initially look quite clean and well moulded. Closer inspection reveals that many of the locating slots are flashed over and require careful cleaning up to ensure a snug fit.

Much trial and test fitting should be undertaken before introducing glue to the parts. I decided that a partial construction would help the painting process and that the farmhouse and stables, barn and main gate could be constructed and painted separately before final assembly.

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I like a mix of Winsor & Newton's Artisan water mixable oil colours for the groundwork. I put dabs of 074: Burnt Sienna, 076: Burnt Umber, 317: Indian Red, 422: Naples Yellow Hue, 465: Payne's Grey, 552: Raw Sienna and 744: Yellow Ochre in selected areas and used my biggest brush to merge, blend and stipple the colours into what you see. This is merely a base upon which scenic scatters will be spread.

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I have posted pictures of ones I have done before but not many folks seem interested, but they will appear over a period of time.

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