Why is this here..


A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?

I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.

My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Progress.. (past Murmansk?)

Quick paint on the decks of the carrier, plus  GW 'space-wolves grey' drybrush on the rest of the Red Banner..

Here's how they look day two..  red decks to go, interestingly I noticed on the older ships, the deck is a greyish red/brown, and the helidecks etc are quite a red brown.

Boris Chilikin - Fleet Oiler

The Flat-tops

Pauk & Tarantul Corvettes

Slava & Ukrainya

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  1. I'm looking forward to your next step ... the deck marking :-P

    Starting to look the business mate.

    And, in a further comment about grey, see:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/US_Navy_110220-N-6692A-058_The_amphibious_transport_dock_ship_USS_Denver_%28LPD_9%29_passes_along_side_the_Singapore_navy_endurance-class_amphibious_tr.jpg

    Which was taken in February 2011 which was taken in the Guld of Thailand and

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/US_Navy_111115-N-TU894-077_The_aircraft_carrier_USS_George_H.W._Bush_%28CVN_77%29_is_underway_with_the_Singapor_Navy_tank_landing_ship_RSS_Endeavour_%282.jpg

    Which was taken in November 2011 in the Gulf of Aden

    In both cases it is an Republic of Singapore vessel - different vessels I will admit - with two different US vessels. Note the shades of grey and how in the second picture the USS George H W Bush actually almost looks white.

    I guess there are somewhat more than 50 shades of grey!

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    1. I will have a crack at the decks tonight I reckon. Deck Markings are simple (I Hope!) There also seems to be a huge variety of them. But I have cunning plans...

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