I’ve finally got around to working on one of the Ebob Opel Blitzes that has been lurking on my paint station for over a year. I’ve finished and varnished the cab, but the back tray still needs a little work. Mind you I like the model without the tray. It looks like an abandoned junker – perhaps street Arabs have stolen the wood for their cooking fires?
The windows were done with blister plastic, unfortunately I glued them in before varnishing the vehicle and of course the matt varnish fogged them up nicely. This is a little annoying, particularly since I’d painted the interior but it’s not bad enough to drive me to re-work them.
Next vehicle off the block (hopefully before 2007 closes) is at least one 1/56th Bolt Action Sdkfz-222 armored car. Then I can stage a lovely Pulp .45 Adventure scenario with the heroes fleeing through Cairo with Germans in hot pursuit! The number plate is also a nod to George Lucas (of the Lucas/Spielberg partnership that bought us the Indiana Jones movies). In Arabic it’s meant to read ‘11380’. I had to add the zero to fill the plate!
This weekend I’ve also knocked off two more figures for my Cairo crowd. A seated swami playing with his snakes (or noodles? hard to tell) and a suitably attired Egyptian woman. Not the most stellar paint jobs but fine for the gaming table.