|(Cover Art for the Regia Marina Starter Kit)|
Hi folks! I hope you've all been well since my last post of 29 April 2022.
I'm still in Recovery Mode: Dealing with chronic pain and fatigue, along with doing physical therapy. The need to exercise and rest gives me little time, or energy, to write. However, I'm a bit healthier, and mobile than I was this time last year.
Plus I have a topic that's motivated me to start writing again.
Several months ago I came across some nicely painted Bolt Action figures for sale on e-Bay. These high-quality figures were being sold by Artist Joe Keister of NE Miniatures and Models.
I was so impressed with Joe's work, that I asked him to paint, not just remainder of my Cruel Seas collection, but my entire Mound of Shame.
But taking things one step at a time, and thanks to Joe, I'm closer to having my "Mosquito Fleet" completed.
The first batch of figures I received, was my Regia Marina (article) vessels, and wrecked structures.
Nearly two years ago, I posted about the lighthouses I painted (8 July 2021), and the difficulty I had painting the structures white.
Joe painted-up the wrecked versions I had in a dull grey, so they can represent recently destroyed, or long abandoned lighthouses.
Here's the result of Joe's handiwork, who by the way, also took photos of his accomplishments:
One of the most neglected figures I had were the aircraft that needed painting. I had another guy paint the few that came with the Starter Kits I bought.
But they didn't turn out anywhere as great as these planes did:
|(Aircraft of all factions painted and photographed by Joe Keister)|
Now for the vessels themselves:
First up, is the MZ-Motozattera, (motor barge), used to ferry troops and supplies.
I'm currently working on packaging my remaining Cruel Seas vessels, this time, of the British Royal Navy.
Once I ship the package out, the only task I have for now is gluing the itty-bitty Italian flags on to the itty-bitty masts.
Before my British vessels "roll down the slipways," I hope to come up with other blog-worthy topics.
Thank you for reading!