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Well, sort of. My husband went a-prowling for steampunk-themed minis for my birthday earlier this month and found these 15mm armored cars for the game "All Quiet on the Martian Front." They are said to be based on Rolls Royce Spectres, circa. 1910-ish. While assembling them, the theme from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" kept running through my head. Oh yes, assembly. There were no instructions. Grr. What I had were three baggies, each containing the following pieces (originally the tyres were on sprues): After a while I worked out that the chassis went over the running boards, but its wheel axles slipped under the mud guards and the rear box. This had to be done before the wheels were attached, but fortunately I had only tried to assemble one car to start and the epoxy was still soft. Here are partly assembled cars: After a dry fit, I decided that priming the inside of the car bodies black would save a lot of heartache later. I did not glue down the turrets because I like being able to pose them. Hopefully this will not be too much of a nuisance to paint. And here they are: I find the green paint job on the box cover utilitarian but uninspired. I think I may go down weirder paths.
This is one of several terrain pieces my husband gave me for my birthday earlier this month. Technically this thing is called a "Small Hovel", but it seems more hut-like to me. It has a removable roof that I'm not planning to glue on, something which might be a bed inside, and a surprisingly good-looking door. It says it's resin, but whatever this is it's very different from the other resin terrain I have, which feels plasticky and resists paint. This feels more like terra cotta and it absorbed paint and water the first few layers. I have primed it thinly with white and washed over that with Burnt Umber to bring out the details. I am probably not going to paint it in any orthodox fashion.