Monday, October 24, 2016

Paint Removal

A Matchbox Coyote 500.

Drill out the rivet and separate the metal hull from the plastic parts and wheels.

Soak them in Purple Power.

Rinse off after a few days soaking.

Soak again if the paint still remains.

Use a toothbrush and even a dental pick to get out all the small bits of paint.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Artillery Limber

Four pin Lego bricks.  Cut the pins off.

Sand down the blocks and glue paper thin plastic over the block.

Trim the edges.  Use Plastruct Plastic Weld, works great on Legos.

Use Evergreen Plastic angle pieces 1/4 inch sides and cut to the length of a Lego brick.

Glue them to the bricks like this photo shows.

Glue the wheels and center pole from a HaT Industrie Napoleonic wagon onto the bottom of the brick.

And you have a generic limber that will work for the last 200 years.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Gas Attack

Troops at the ready.

Prepared for the worst.

Gas warfare is difficult, wearing  the mast just to breathe...

Impossible even to get a drink of water.

The whole unit.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Gas Attack

Gas backed up by lead.

One poison or the other.

Troops move forward.

Guns at the ready.

The attack begins.