Monday, 30 July 2018

Peg WW1 Light Bomber - Part 5

Painting Check...
I've been a little unsure about my paint scheme for my little bomber aircraft so I've taken some test photos just to reassure myself that everything is going OK. Sometimes you need to see some photos, which seem to give you a little 'distance' from which you can assess your progress in a more detached way (that probably makes no sense to you whatsoever)!

Anyway, here's where I am so far...





I *think* this is going in the right direction..?

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Peg WW1 Light Bomber - Part 4

And so, the painting begins...

I've decided to go with a pretty plain and widely used colour scheme for my bomber, a 'canvas' buff. While this was associate with earlier WW1 aircraft - from, say, 1914-17 - I'm imagining that my Molatarian Rebels of the 1918 uprising might be using older aircraft (I'm making this up as I go along - like everything else I do).

I thought the overall buff colour went nicely with the older 'pusher' design of aircraft. But will be adding a rather novel rebel slogan to the upper wing to add some interest to the scheme. The faction colour will be the blue, white and black scheme that I have designed for my rebels.

I designed my revolutionary slogan in Adobe Illustrator using a
vaguely Romanian/Cyrillic looking font. Then I printed it out
and traced the design onto the top wing...
My imaginary nation of Molatero is loosely based on Romania (ish)
and so I have used the modern political slogan of 'Rezist' as it
seemed so apt for a catchphrase of a civil uprising.

Otherwise, the rest of the painting is very straight forward and pretty easy. Being a simplified and stylised model detailing is pretty much non-existent and there will be few colours used. I'll start 'inside' and work 'out'...



To be honest, this paint job - being family plain - shouldn't take too long finish...Hopefully!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Peg Racers - Molatero Grand Prix, 1936.

These are the sort of little models that would have given my late Father a lot of joy. They are intended as tests for some Christmas decorations I have in mind.


Great Britain
Germany
Italy
Molatero
:)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Note on Regularity of Posts

Hello all. First of all, thank you to everyone who reads my blog and follows my hobby activities. My readership has been growing slowly and my stats have been very flattering. It's nice to know that people are coming back regularly to read my nonsense and even nicer that I'm starting to get more comments on my work.

Anyway, to the point. I've been posting a lot since I started my wooden peg projects, mainly because I've been trying out a lot of new techniques which I thought would be of interest. However, the whole reason I got into the 'peg figure' hobby was that I had an idea for some novelty Christmas gifts for my family...



Well, taking into consideration how long it takes me to make these peg figures - and that it's now mid-July AND that I have a lot of presents to make - I will have to start to get back on track and get on with those Christmas gifts.

This means I will be busier than even and producing even more peg models BUT - and here's the point - I won't be able to show you what I am doing!!! I don't want to ruin the surprise for my family.

So, while busily producing things I will not be posting as frequently as I have been. I'm going to try and alternate my work so that I am still making things for 'me' and for the blog. But, the posts will only be on a bi-weekly or sometimes on a weekly basis from now until Christmas. Sorry.


I hope you still find what I am doing interesting enough to visit every week. I'll still be working on my peg 'Franco-Prussian War' project and alternating this with my 'What Else Can I make With Pegs' projects (making planes, vehicles, artillery and ships).

Again, thank you so much for reading my little blog,

Steve