Monday, 22 April 2013

AK47 Objective Marker Refurbished

I've set up a game of AK47 for the second week in May, so thought I'd dig out the unfinished objective marker that I scratchbuilt last year, to add a bit of variety to the set up. It's an old Maisto diecast APC with some Peter Pig Vietnam US infantry stuck to an old CD base alongside a Woodlands Scenic plastic tree and some resin sandbags. Nothing spectacular but relatively simple to put together.

I've given the APC and the sandbagged sentry post a wash in Army Painter dip. I'm really not convinced by this stuff and may well resort to a traditional layered approach when it comes to the crunch, but it has added a bit of tone to the UN style white on black basecoat on the ersatz VAB. If I can, I'll try to finish the objective marker off this week, ready for the game next month.

In the meantime, I've decided to focus on the Yanks for Bolt Action rather than the WW2 coastal warfare stuff. This has been a tough choice but is the realistic option, especially as I'm more likely to get a game 'off the shelf' with the late war US figures. I'm leaning towards a 'proper' paint job for this rather than the Army Painter approach but we'll have to wait and see.

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