A while back, Zzzzzz sent me one of his superb 'care packages' which included a brace of Soviet 122mm howitzers for me to use as A/T artillery support and two really really sexy vehicles to act as tractors for them (more on them when I - eventually - get to them).
Anyway, I've been really frustrated recently by how much hassle and faff it is to get my paints out at midnight for an hour's painting before bed, but last night I remembered I had these to construct! As building (and converting) has always been my favourite part of the hobby I was delighted to give them a go.
Strewth, but 1/35 scale is fiddly! On the up-side (see pics), the barrel recoils (albeit with the breech glued open(?!)), the trails split and the rock-spades flip down, but the down-side? - ohmigosh these were absolute buggers to put together. The photos show two entire hours' painstaking work. Jeez.
Also, twice I had to dig around on the unvacuumed floor to try to find tiny rods that'd pinged off the table...the second of these bits I finally managed to dig out of the corgi's fur!
But thanks, Zzzzzz, for giving me the chance ot get a wee bit done - even if it is just a tiny wee bit.
Keep well, everyone - see you again when I can,