For the last few days I’ve been a very busy bloke but today, Australia Day, I managed to have a couple of hours of being lost in the hobby. It was actually quite cathartic.
I didn’t achieve a great deal but I’m happy enough with the progress that I felt a WIP was justified.
First, I dry brushed the shingled roof of the treehouse. Made a nice difference I reckon.
Then I base coated the actual base of the diorama and gave the lean-to workshop a base coat of brown umber and then added some red.
Still lots more to do on the workshop of course.
Next I started painting the vehicle. I went for a die cast Kombi van. Here is what it looked like originally.
I decided to go for something of a rockabilly, rat fink type vibe with black, white and red. I still have lots, lots more to do on the van but I wanted to show you the basic colour scheme.
My Grandad used to hand paint life sized cars back in the day. Apparently he was so good at it that panel beaters and car sprayers thought he’d sprayed them. I wish I had his skills haha.
Lastly, I added some green, mildew, streaks to key areas.
In other news the IRO podcast episode 49 is available and is all about “Basing”.
Tomorrow is my Grandmothers funeral. I’m feeling somewhat somber but pleased with how it’s all come together. I’ve never had to organise a funeral before so it’s been an interesting time. I wouldn’t say it’s been a pleasure buts it’s certainly been an honour.