Thursday, 17 November 2011
AK47 Patrol Boat 
I went back to add a few more details to the patrol boat this evening, having left it to concentrate on the unit bases of late. I painted up the AAA forward and aft mounts, which had been a bit of a pain to assemble, then washed them in future based gunge (hence the nasty shiny effect).
The crew figures also got a basecoat and a single overlayer in GW Regal Blue and Enchanted Blue, so that they stand out a bit from the monotone grey. I need now to paint the faces, hands and details on the figures, add some weathering and highlights then finish off with some suitable decals.
I also need to make a textured base to represent the water surface. I did this for the pirate sloop that I scratchbuilt and it added a lot to the overall look of the model, whilst making it easier to move about on the tabletop.
I have aquired a second Dinky diecast from Ebay and may have a go at converting it in the same way, perhaps with a slightly different armament fore and aft. Together, they'll represent the cutting edge of the Mbote Coastal Defence Force, with some cunningly scratchbuilt Lego based landing craft in the pipeline.