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    Little British sports cars, painting historical - and more recently, gaming - miniatures, Middle East and military history.

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  1. Yes. Flats in various forms, have been around for centuries, but came into their own as the original 30mm toy soldier. The traditional flat is engraved in a block of slate and cast in white metal. Flats cover all eras of human history, both military and civilian and assorted nationalities. There are also sci-fi and fantasy pieces. The scales range from 28/30mm to 120mm. Reaper currently makes one flat - a 54mm Elf Ranger. The Sophie Xmas ornament is flat-ish, but is closer to demi-ronde/bas-relief. Pics below; all have been posted before. There are two flat painting classes at Reapercon.
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    Ordnance 4 - Japanese Type 97 Tank

    Don't forget to tip your waiter! Thanks all! Looking at starting Tamiya's new M3 Stuart tank in North Africa (faded OD paint+lots of light tan/gray dust). It'll be Ordnance 5 unless I sneak something else in here. Also working on a scratch-built naughty female elf flat. Copious amounts of dwarf ale are involved.
  3. Here's another bit of ordnance - a WW II Japanese Type 97 Shinhoto Chi Ha Tank from Tamiya. 1/35 scale, all plastic, with flexible tracks. The kit dates back to the 80s. Fairly easy cleanup and assembly. Paashe VL airbrush and Tester's Model Master, et al, paints. Colored pencils for the paint chips, scratches, abrasions, etc. Reaper acrylics for the various oil, gas, dirt, and dust stains. Finished off with chalk pastels (old school). The base is a cutup, sanded, and stained oak plank from Home Depot. Name plate from a local trophy shop. Now everyone can join in the fun in RC's Ordnance Category. Qs and Cs welcomed. Glen
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    Setting the brushes aside for a bit...

    Thanx all. I thought the headlight reflections came out well. The hardest part was painting the air in the tires... through the valve stems.
  5. ...because Spring has sprung! I don't get in it; I put it on... '72 MG Midget
  6. Team comps are common in IPMS (International Plastic Modeler's Society) shows. The teams are usually club-based. They can cover any variety of subjects - planes, military vehicles, ships, figures, Star Wars, hot rods, etc. Wrangling the participants and keeping everyone on track can be like herding cats...
  7. It's not glitter. It's unicorn bait. And the depression at the top of the steps could've been the remains of a royal litter box. But, that's just me; always pushing the envelope...
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    Athena: FeR bust

    Great idea melding the owl colors with the figure. X2 on the eyes. I like the head-on pic with the owl's wings spread - final approach, gear and flaps down...
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    01629: Maiden Bust

    Well Done! Cellphone or real camera? Gray background that is flat on the floor then curves up to vertical at the back. Real camera may need a white balance adjustment depending on your lighting. Again... Well Done!
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    Areas Operator 03 Soldier

    Thanks all. The pink teddy bear is a reminder that war isn't just about lost soldiers and military equipment; it's also about the civilian side - people, houses, businesses, infrastructure. I have incorporated the bear in other pieces as well.
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    Areas Operator 03 Soldier

    This is Scale 75's Ares Operator 03. It's a 40mm resin future soldier and apparently part of a gaming system. The package had some cards in it, but since I don't play the game, they're a bit lost on me... Anyhoo... The figure is four parts - head, upper torso/arms, lower torso/legs, and the rifle with molded on hands. Cleanup was taking care of the usual casting seams and the removal of bits and pieces of mold trash. I used the gray Stynelrez primer (brushed on out of the bottle) and Reaper MSP paints. I used a Dremel tool and ball/dovetail cutters to mark up/damage the armor and went with a splotchy green camo. While they have their place, I tend not to use bright colors on military figures because all they say to me is 'Here I am! Shoot me!'. The figure is mounted on a sanded/stained wood craft block with Aves Apoxie Sculpt groundwork, kitty litter rocks and somebody's weeds. I added a dripping rusty pipe coming out of the ground and a large putty teddy bear. Qs and Cs welcomed. Glen
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    Penguin. Artillery Shell. North Africa. 1941.

    Thanks. I was going for a forlorn look.
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    Penguin. Artillery Shell. North Africa. 1941.

    I forgot to add this first. I'm old. I forget stuff...