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Badder last won the day on October 7 2018

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  1. This is not just a Stug. This is a Stix Stug. Super job all around, and above and below. Rearguards, Badder
  2. Thanks Stix, In the process of stripping off the Dil Tops and thinning the canopy out, I've realised why the canopy was so thick. There are bits in there that are NOT fit for viewing lol. I am having to tackle those issues now. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to chop the top 1/3rd of the tree off and re-build it. It's really not as drastic as it sounds though. As Les Dawson might have said 'All the parts are there, but not necessarily in the right order'. TC Rearguards, Badder
  3. Hi Moondrome, Nice progress. The 'small details' like the net are always a good idea. The more the merrier. Children did fight on both sides as things got desperate, so I'd think one much smaller figure could be explained away.......... The face is fairly 'fresh' an young-looking so that's a help. Rearguards, Badder
  4. Work is still in progress, but I thought I'd show what this tree looked like before I started re-working it, and then a series of photos showing progress right up to the present moment................... So, how it looked a couple of years ago, after I had 'ruined' it by adding Dil Tops. How it looked after the removal of some branches and a lot of the Dil Tops. More branches removed removed for cleaning. And the current state of affairs: There are still a lot of Dil Top
  5. Hi Harry, YES, it definitely looks more natural with just 2 figures. Now you have 2 to use elsewhere! Win, win. Yest to the 'footstool' base (apologies if that's NOT what it is) Yes to the 7 samurai, and yes to the beer. I had my first drop of beer in almost a year today! 1 can lasted me 7 hrs. lol. I will try to catch up with your other work when I can. TC Rearguards, Badder
  6. Hi Harry, I hope you and yours are well? LTNC, I know, but I'm afraid I don't have as much time to get on BM much nowadays, well not for much more than 'flying visits' anyway! So, I've been feeling quite guilty about not viewing or commenting on others people's work for a while. I have noticed you've been posting a fair bit again, so I was looking forward to seeing your latest vignettes/dios and having the time to comment rather than just hit 'like'. I am not surprised to find that your work i as beautiful as always. I'm particularly liking these 90mm figures. I've been w
  7. Hi Wayne, That's a corker! Beautifully photographed too. I know it was a pretty naff tank, but I do love the look of them. My father and I were both in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (T.A) although not at the same time, so I know a tad about the history of Crusaders. During WWII The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry were equipped with various tanks including Crusaders and fought in the middle-east against French Vichy forces in Syria. Later they saw action in North Africa during the SECOND battle of El Alamein, leading the breakout of the 2nd New Zealand Division, After the war the RWY
  8. Ok peeps, the tree has been given a good raking over to remove those unsightly blobs of Dil Tops. In so doing I've also been separating strands of fishing line which were glued together by those blobs, and have been able to splay them out and take up a bit more room. I have removed 2 large 'foliage-twig-branch' assemblies in order to clean those up, and at the same time give me room to get to foliage deeper within the tree canopy.. So, all is going well. This is the kind of job one can do by feel alone, so I've done most of it whilst watching films lol. Now though, I'm at a stage whe
  9. High Cesar, Your work is always perfect, and this KT is no exception. It's not often one can say that a killing machine is beautiful, but your KT really is. There really is no better candidate for 'ambush' camo either. I have a KT in the stash and it'll be getting the same........ if I can master it. So, own up, did you use half of a very small potato as stamp to print the dots, or what? lol No, really, what did you use? Rearguards, Badder
  10. Still in the process of removing some of the bad bits, and improving some of the not-so-bad bits. The tree is much more open now, and the last of the worst of the Dil Top blobs are being crushed with pliers. Once that's done, the bits I've removed and improved, will be re-attached to the tree armature. I will then have to think about what to do with the foliage, if anything. If I were to decide that this is DEFINITELY a Yew Tree, it may in fact be fine just to leave the leaves as they are and give the tree a few sprays with some very dark greens. The dark greens will have only slig
  11. Thanks Pete, There is now a Youtube video showing how I made it, and what I'm doing to it now as I 'tidying it up'. I'm marketing it as 'the INDESTRUCTIBLE TREE, and I think most people will be shocked by what I do to it in the vid lol. For those who don't know, there's a little clue as to where to find the vid at the bottom of this post. Rearguards, Badder
  12. It's the same here Rich, including moss, algae and lichen on our cottage's once white walls and mold on the inside walls! lol. The drawbacks of living in the countryside in a cheap house made for 19th Century labourers. Still, I have woods almost at 'the bottom of my garden' a great source of inspiration and moss! I am really going to try and up the amount of greenery in this dio and get the undergrowth, hedgerow and tree(s) looking much more realistic. Imagine Hobbiton lol. Rearguards Badder
  13. That's a real treasure trove, full of lovely little and not-so-little gems. An incredible amount of work has gone into that fine-detailing. If that were mine, I'd be making little doors in the backs of all the buildings where I could place a camera and photograph the square from inside the rooms, looking out, ground floor to top. May I suggest the addition of some 'greenery' though.......... maybe a tree in the centre of the square and potted plants either side of people's doorways, window-boxes, that kind of thing? And maybe some clothes-lines with washing hung out to
  14. Hi Dennis, The only things I've ever built which had wings on them are the Space Shuttle and the original BSG Viper back when I was in my late teens, but I do like military aircraft and do occasionally browse what's on offer. Nice work on the 3 shown above. We do have a few things in common............ the use of coke bottle lids as palettes, mixing paints, holders for varnish etc being one, and the 'tidiness' of our work-stations. Mine would look similar to yours on a 'very tidy' day. lol Rearguards, Badder
  15. The trunk is short of touching the bottom of the jar by about 20mm BTW. I may shorten it and thicken it up a bit, making it more gnarly and interesting, with ivy and whatnot. I must confess it's great to be able to work on some 'greenery' for a while, as opposed to stone, bricks and mortar. TFL Badder
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