Anyway back to the walls, these are OK actually, you get quite a few bits and pieces in the kit and can make complete walled enclosures or simply a line of walls with or without a gate, I went for sandstone rather than the usual grey, this complements my bridge and is a nice change. A coat of Desert Yellow, a wash with Sepia then a dry brush with Dark Sand and a stipple of a suitable dark green to finish. I was thinking of varnishing them but as they are terrain pieces and probably will not get a lot of handling I'm leaving them as is and if needed in the future I can always repair with a dab here and a dab there.
I have got the maps under control so am now doing a bit of work of my own of an evening and have built my "Stuka zu Fuss" ("Walking Stuka") or Heulende Kuh ("Bellowing Cow") Hanomag as it was also known. The build is fairly straightforward and you can leave the rocket frame off if you want to use the vehicle as a normal transport and the rack offends you. I foresaw problems with taking it on and off as it could quite easily snag on the machine guns and break them as they are very delicate, so I glued mine in place.
It also recommends painting the rockets before completing the cages they are sat in, I agree with this, what I also did was cut off the little nodes which were on the cage sides as I found it easier to glue them in place without trying to find the holes.
|Early days and my extra riflemen in greatcoats.|