Showcase: Cruel Seas Airplane Re-Basing

Apologies for the iPhone photos. Wasn’t happy with the base that came with the British Bristol Beaufighter Mk Ic airplane from the Royal Navy Fleet box for Cruel Seas, so I decided to try something different. 1/8″ acrylic rod superglued into a drilled out 60mm MDF base. Applied some layers of Vallejo Water Effects Texture (Pacific Blue) over airbrushed blues, then I added some washes and highlights for waves. My first attempt at water effects, so I’m happy with the results. Still need to finish painting that boat though!

Showcase: Cruel Seas, Vosper MTBs

Four British mid/late Vosper MTBs all finished (minus flags) for Cruel Seas. The cloth mat here is from GW’s old naval game, Dreadfleet, and I think it works perfectly for now! These models were a nice, relaxed experience painting – very enjoyable! Now on to the rest of the Royal Navy Fleet boxset while I wait for my starter set and rulebook to arrive.

 

Showcase: Chinese Captured Type 95 Ha-Go

Finished up a Captured Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go tank for my Bolt Action army, the Chinese 8th Route Army.

Taking inspiration from this historical photo, I’ve marked the side of the tank with the traditional characters 突擊 (tūjī in pinyin). For more on the meaning of this phrase, see here.

If I ever get motivated, I’ll likely strap some bamboo poles and a tarp onto the exterior as well.