Tuesday, December 31, 2013

How to attach those blood spears on your Saxon Warriors

I know most people hate attaching the metal spears on the warriors.  90 percent of the time the suckers fall off in the middle of an epic battle.  The other day I decided to post for help of  TMP.   The answers came in from fellow gamers.   I decided to post these methods on the blog.


1. Apply a small amount of white glue on to figure's hand. Apply superglue on the spear. Join. White glue will goo in few seconds because of contact with superglue. It will hold your spear until superglue sets completely.

2. Dab of locktite gel crazy glue on the hand, lick the spear (or otherwise wet it), attach; water accelerates the grab of the crazy glue and will hold it after a few seconds until it completely cures


3. Contact cement. Small dab on hand, likewise on spear , wait 5-10 minutes, join. Set up a dozen at a time. For extra solid support, after a few hours, put a small drop of Gorilla super glue on join. So the cement holds the join and the glue solidifies it.

4. A friend has a good method, He closes the hand with pliers , then drills a hole for the spears and drops them through the holes . He then superglues the spear


5.Put a little brown stuff in the figure's hand, and super glue on the spear. The brown stuff holds it on place while drying, strengthens the bond, and may even accelerate drying time.
Green stuff would probably work too, but I haven't tried it


6. well my solution is resin epoxy and patience thet rarely come off then .Supa glue is fraught with fragility.

As you can see the white glue covered with super glue is the leading method.  Now time to go into the dungeon to working on my Saxon's

 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

IDF vehicles during the 73 War

These picture are from a IDF forum.  Only using these pictures to show the paint colors of the IDF.








IDF vehicle paint colors

I found this on the web a while back.  Hope this helps some of the folks in painting their vehicles.  Not sure on the 73 War color.  Have seen some paint in the late colors.


There has always been a lot of discussion between modellers over the right colour of IDF vehicles.
I do not intend to give here the exact colour to use, but just one possible solution. Be careful concerning the periods: for example, some vehicles used during the Six Days War were in fact painted in Olive Drab (like the M7 Priest).
Also remember that it does not look realistic to paint two vehicles exactly the same colour in a given diorama.

Colour of IDF Vehicles
Period
Lifecolor
Tamiya
Humbrol
Sinai War 1956
UA 003
Olive Drab

UA 003
XF-62
Olive Drab
066
Olive Drab
Six Days War 1967

(FS 30372)
UA 020
Israeli Sand Grey 61-73

UA 020
50% XF-60
Dark Yellow
+
50% XF-57
Buff
85% 083
Ochre
+
15% 117
U.S. Light Green
072
Khaki Drill
Yom Kippur War 1973
UA 020
Israeli Sand Grey 61-73

UA 020
33% XF-57
Buff
+
33% XF-59
Desert Yellow
+
33% XF-20
Medium Grey
50% 092
Grey Green
+
25% 093
Desert Yellow
+
25% 034
White
50% 072
Khaki Drill
+
25% 093
Desert Yellow
+
25% 034
White
Lebanon War 1982

(FS 36134)
UA 035
Israeli Sand Grey 82

UA 035
50% XF-20
Medium Grey
+
50% XF-57
Buff
50% 164
Dark Sea Grey
+
20% 163
Dark Green III
+
15% 062
Leather
+
15% 121
Pale Stone