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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 8:17 PM

We all have our own filing system - no judging here.  Cannon looks good.  I have a civil war gatling gun kit, all white metal and didn't realize they painted them green.  Any backstory there on the green?  Figures look great - happy to see you back on this.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 9:10 PM

A cannon guy here; carriages were painted a light olive green, and the cannon were painted black if they were iron or left unpainted if they were bronze. It did not matter if they were guns (smoothbore), rifles, howitzers, or whatever. Implements were natural in color, and fittings and other accoutrements were black.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 9:24 PM

Looks more organized than I! 

Looking forward to seeing what you do with them! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by sprueman on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:21 PM

[quote user="Gamera"]

Looks more organized than I! 

Looking forward to seeing what you do with them! 

 Thanks I don't feel so bad

 

My wife thinks I procrastinate. I just put things off till she forgets.

  • Member since
    March 2005
  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:01 PM

It's not disorganized if YOU know where everything is (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

That said, the clear plastic tubs you can get at the dollar store, in all kinds of sizes, are wonderful for things like paints, scratchbuilding supplies, "random bits of crap I know I'll need someday" and tools, among many other things. My wife turned me on to those and it's improved my modeling experience immensely.

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