Friday, 6 April 2012

Blimp by Tobsen 77

Recently the Gentleman's Wargames Parlour had a thread about monowheel vehicles in which somebody reccomended the products of Tobsen 77.  I would credit the person who reccomended this great manufacturer but sadly GWP seems to be down again today.  I rather liked the Monowheel but positivly loved the Blimp and impulsivly ordered one with the Driver figure too.  It arrived from Germany about 3 days later, brilliantly packed.  There was a small amount of flash etc to be removed but very little and the quality of the resin casting was excellent.  The propellor delivered was slightly different from the one on the picture on the website but I actually prefer the one that I got as it has a more home made look that supports the idea of this being built by a gifted ameteur in his garage for deployment by the LDV. 

Anyway, painting was an utter joy after very easy assembly although I was realy dissapointed as my undercoat spray went grainy as you can see in the close up; I really hate it when that happens, it's almost as annoying as when the varnish goes cloudy.  I used a slightly larger base than the supplied flying base as I wanted to add a little more stability on the battlefield.  I really enjoyed painting this piece today and I'm really pleased with the results.  I don't know why it looks so shiny in the photos as it's been coated with army painter matt varnish, but I think that it still looks nice.