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it’s Moving Time

On July 22 we move to our new and hopefully last house! It has a huge attic that will become my wargames room, a barn that will become my carpentry workshop and I will even have a painting/PC/3D printing room downstairs so needless to say that I am pretty excited about all this. I really not excited about packing up and moving everything again but I guess that’s the price I have to pay for all of this.

So in other words, this blog will be even quieter than it usually is for the coming few months but once I’m installed in the new house I hope to become more active here. Let’s wait and see!

Gotta love 3d printing!

I have been busy searching the Internet for free 28mm 3D printable tanks and vehicles that I can use for my Western Desert armies. I found many, not only for the DAK, Italians and 8th Army but also for every other theater and period of WW2.

The ones you see above here took me about a week in total to print. Agreed, the quality is a bit less than metal, resin or plastic models and you can see printlines, unavoidable with the kind of hobby printer that I have, but I assure you that those are not visible on the wargames table once the model is painted. A bit of balsa wood or plasticard if necessary, some stowage and a commander figure where possible and you will have a hard time identifying these 3D printed models when placed next to my bought models. I do of course make sure that I print these in the exact same dimensions as my bought models and that helps too of course.

I do not have a bought model for the CM truck in the pictures so I cannot compare it scalewise. I have the impression that it is a bit large, what do you think?

The nice thing about 3D printed models is that they cost a fraction of the cost of metal, resin or even plastic models and that I can print them as many times as I like in whatever scale I want. I will print a lot more models in the next few weeks so keep an eye on this blog if you’re into this.

Rats of TOBRUK DONE!

Knocked these out in only 3 days! I will not win any painting competitions with these but they will do just fine on the wargames table. Next up some more Brits.

PS: their uniforms are actually painted with Vallejo Iraqi Sand, the greenish tint on them in the pictures is caused by the flash of the camera.