Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

Ma.K Hover Tank – part 24

Posted on April 28th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

At the start of this build, I was not thinking – “What Scale Shall I Build This Model?” I was looking to produce a scratch-built Ma.K tank, very much in the style that you can find on the internet, instead the construction moved ahead using bits and pi…

Ma.K Hover Tank – part 23

Posted on April 26th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I have added a couple more decals following the first set (see earlier post). Once the decals were in place and sealed with Future floor polish, I varnished to whole model with brushed-on Galleria Matt Varnish.Then the weathering…..The weathering was…

Ma.K Hover Tank – part -22

Posted on April 25th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

These first four images show the choice of transfers/decals I applied to the model. All of the transfers were applied over a brushed on coat of Future floor polish. The snake motif was a real pig to apply – the carrier film was thick and would not resp…

Ma.K Hover Tank – part 21

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The painting continues…..I have sponged on a second highlight of Linen and Leather Brown and Forest Green for the turret. The highlight has the effect of ‘popping’ the modelled on detail but is a little too light for my taste.I have therefore ‘washed…

Warhammer Ancient Battles for sale on e-bay

Posted on April 21st, 2016 under , . Posted by

Two more-bay auctions this time Warhammer Ancient Battles. See this auction.And Warhammer Armies of Antiquity supplement . See this auction.Both books are in near perfect condition, never having been used and stored in a box file for years.Go…

Ma.K Hover Tank – part 20

Posted on April 20th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I have re-painted the base colour using the sponge technique (see earlier posts for details) on both the hull and the turret. I still need to add a lighter highlight colour over the top but as I have commented on earlier posts. I am much happier with t…

Ma.K Hover Tank – part nineteen

Posted on April 18th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The turret was painted green while the hull and turret have been given an all-over dark wash. I have given the engine nozzles and grills an even darker wash/undercoat ready for the first highlights.I think the brown hull and green turret works better t…

Ma.K Hover Tank – part eighteen

Posted on April 17th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The painting had reached a bit of a stumbling block. I’m not sure I like the green on brown camouflage – maybe the green is a little too bright. What ever the cause I’d found myself not wanting to proceed…..So where now?I found this image of a sand c…

Secondhand Book Shop Finds…..

Posted on April 15th, 2016 under . Posted by

I have just returned from a morning out in the small village/town of Pershore, Worcs.  I picked up these two books from SEDGEBERROW BOOKS the second-hand book shop on the High Street. Just £10.00 each and I could have spent much more.

I have written about this book shop in previous posts, but feel I should point out to anyone interested in aviation, railways, naval or military history that this really is an Aladdin’s Cave of fine, rare and secondhand books.  If you are in the area, please treat yourself to a visit.

I know what I’ll be doing for the rest of the day. Settling down for a great read.


The Chapel at Rofenburg – for sale on e-bay

Posted on April 14th, 2016 under , . Posted by

I am selling this scratch built model of The Chapel at Rofenburg on e-bay, for full details of the auction please go to this link.The model was built some time ago for a planned Flintloque scenario that never happened and featured in Miniature War…

Ma.K Hover Tank – part seventeen

Posted on April 12th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I have started to paint the camouflage scheme. I have used the sponge technique (see earlier posts) and have used colours from the illustration posted on this earlier post.I have used the same colours and techniques on the turret.The next two imag…

G-8 and his Battle Aces

Posted on April 11th, 2016 under . Posted by

I came across these two books in a local Charity Shop.  They had others but I thought I’d try two before buying loads.The best way I can describe them it Biggles meets H.P. Lovecraft.The first is Squadron of the Scorpion (1935) and the second Scou…

Ma.K Hover Tank – part sixteen

Posted on April 10th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Once the shading wash was dry, I re-applied the Leather Brown basecoat. As you can see I used a piece of Broken sponge rather than a paintbrush. For details of the technique please see this link.I then highlighted the tank with a lighter highlight…

Ma.K Hover Tank – part fifteen

Posted on April 8th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

At long last the painting proper…..The base colour is a watered-down Leather Brown applied with a large brush. I have not tried for an opaque layer as I wanted the grey of the undercoat to show through in the recesses.Once the Leather Brown had fully…

Portuguese Town House or Barn for sale

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under . Posted by

The clear-out continues, this time a Portuguese Town House or Barn that was originally built for the Alternative Armies game Flintloque and has featured on this Blog. See this link.This is a large model, the building is 140mm x 85mm x 110mm tall a…