#666 Axis Of Chess
Welcome to “Axis of Chess”, my little excuse for using up a bunch of spare Pit-Road 1:700 vehicles.
1:700 scale turns out to be a nice size to do little base vignettes on S$0.10 coins. It took quite a few weeks to make the pieces and a couple of modelling sessions to make the chess board. The chess tiles are actually plywood decals from @proper.plane; I was originally going to do two shades of wood tile, but I stopped at this midway point that I really like - gives the impression of a marble and wood hand-crafted board, though it’s actually just plastic and decals;-)
I love these 1:700 vehicle sets from Pit-Road. They give you a good selection of vehicles and are wonderfully moulded and detailed for 1:700. At the moment the range is quite limited but there are more kits in development that will add US, Soviet and British subjects to the line.
At present though I could only get axis forces, hence the red-on-red action!
The MI02 WWII German Military Vehicle Set 1 features:
I decided to assign the pieces as follows:
Main paints used:
|seats and trim||Flat Black||H12/C33||H12|
|tires and tracks||Steel||H18/C28||H18|
|Desert Camo||Dunkel Gelb/Sandy Yellow||H79/C39||70.824 German Camo Orange Ochre|
|Europe Camo||Field Grey||H32/C40||H32|
The Pit-Road 1:700 military vehicles are both incredibly small and also incredibly detailed
A bunch of 5c (S$) coins and primed models from the Pit-Road kits - perfect together.
Afrika Corp ready for action
The only problem with the Pit-Road kits is that they are limited to axis forces, hence the red-on-red action!
Making a chess board - some plasticard and bass wood.
The magic starts to happen with plywood decals from @proper.plane