More late-night mobile phone pics...but this time I'm rather proud of the result.
It's a lorry, of course, to transport some of my Sikh troops.
Or all of them eventually, I suppose...but that'd take longer...
The things of which I am proud in this case will not appear particularly clearly in these photos are as follows:
- I actually hand-painted the Type A RAF roundel on the cab roof. This involved (a) practising and (b) thinning my paints - two processes in which I hardly ever indulge;
- the canvas tilt has no fewer than five - FIVE! - different gradations of colour on it, to give the otherwise flat material some 'depth'. This is a real first for me (in twenty-mumble years of painting); I even mixed some paint!
- the headlamps have actually been painted carefully, with outlining and even a spot of light;
- Finally, I used three different and quite liberal dry-brushing layers on this lorry: dark brown, light grey, then Bleached Bone (equivalent). In part, this was because it seemed apt; it was also, however, done in order to complement the colours of the weathering done on my Churchill I/II.
This means that - Sikh-wise - I have now completed my HQ, three sections, a sniper team and a lorry. Thirty-four figures and counting...!
|"LILIUM INTER SPINAS"|
|My new lorry alongside its two completed 11AD lorries.|