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'A gaping silken dragon,/Puffed by the wind, suffices us for God./We, not the City, are the Empire's soul:/A rotten tree lives only in its rind.'

Thursday, 20 June 2013

At last...

... finished! Well, nearly. After much unexpected fussing (the large number of tiny stencil decals took two sittings to get on, and they're almost invisible against the hellblau), the Arado looks, more or less, the way it should:

Given that it is supposed to represent an Arado embarked on a free-roaming auxiliary cruiser, I tried to make it look worn, but not too much, as I suspect that it would have been kept hidden for much of the time.

As you can see, the floats alone sported a range of tricky stencils, marking the danger area for the prop, and the contents of the various hatches - spare mg ammunition, rations, first aid kit etc.

Not a bad looking kit for something so old. And I quite like the unusual overall blue finish, minus national markings.

The Skua is next up, but I think I'll have a quick foray into 42mm wargaming, as Ross Mac has recently posted some new rules - 'A Rattle of Dice'...


  1. Great plane.I too am pondering a 40mm game.In my case with my vikings.

    1. I see you went for a 25/8mm medieval - with cracking hills!

  2. I like it too - I'm something of a 'collector' of Luftwaffe subjects that can be finished without recourse to the airbrush. There are more of them than you'd think. This is a goodie

    1. Excellent ! I shall keep an eye on your blog - it's a bit hit and miss with brush applied late war Ger finishes, so easier to manage cammo would be welcome.