I've finally got around to giving the mighty Motor Home an outing. This wonderful hunk of resin is available from those good people at 'Slug Industries', the company set up by '6milPhil' and his son, 'The Boy Slug' to produce a limited range of bespoke resin loveliness ranging from Hesco Barriers to Art Deco houses.
This is a two piece cast and so I fiddled around with the base while deciding which way to go on the paint scheme, but ultimately it had to be a homage to Dale's R.V. in the wonderful series, 'The Walking Dead'. Armed with the appropriate reference material the model was given a black undercoat, then several coats of paint later I had returned the vehicle to its original colour - sometimes I marvel at my own stupidity!
Slowly, but surely it started to come to life but I was soon faced with more decisions, this time how to render the windscreens? Phil had made mention of posting updates of his own progress with the Motor Home over at the 'Lead Adventure Forum' so I thought I would pop over and
steal glean some inspiration. With a certain amount of serendipity I stumbled across a post by the Talented Mr. Bungle who had painted urban landscapes as reflections in the windscreens (the original post can be found here.) - I just had to give this a go!
With the addition of some weathering, rust patches and paint chips to the chassis the basic paint job was complete; now it was just the small matter of fixing the decals. Here again I need to pause to praise the great customer service of 'Slug Industries'. My first set of decals fell foul of an apparent 'black hole' in the postal service, but without any hesitation a second set was winging its way to 'Awdry Towers', but my goodness I'd forgotten how fiddly these water slide transfers can be!
Fortunately for me the 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry' was out when I tried to affix these infernal transfers so much of what was angrily muttered has been lost, most certainly for the best! Again I should point out that there is nothing at all wrong with the decals, just that my clumsiness made their application much harder than it should have been.
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out love how it looks next to the miniatures. I did notice that there had been some debate over at the 'Lead Adventure Forum' with regards to its size, hinting that it might have been a little on the small side. I, for one have to disagree; yes it is small in scale but if it were to the exact proportions required for '28mm Undead Warfare' then it would just simply become too unwieldy and dominate the table.
As an added bonus my version made it to the 'Slug Industries' PDF catalogue, perfect for browsing their eclectic range in readiness for some 'Salute' purchases; you can get your copy here.