Friday, 7 February 2020

Vintage car for Schloß Itter

The good thing with being all over the place painting wise is that somehow in the end things come together nonetheless. So, while I continue to paint stuff without anything approaching my usual "focus" I got another piece finally off the table. 



Some of you might be aware that former fellow challenger Michael Awdry (of 28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.com fame) and his mate James Walters (makeitminiature.blogspot.com) build a table of Schloß Itter for this years Salute. I can't remember exactly how it came about but one day I found myself agreeing to painting up a 3D-print of an old car  for them to put on their table. Admittedly I didn't get my finger out for way too long, but when going through the spots for this years challenge I instantly knew what to do for O'Grady's Gulch.
Inspiration was a similar model I painted for myself a while ago. I had a failed print gathering dust anyway so all I had to do was making a canvas cover from tissue paper and hunting down a cat for the bonnet. I decided to not weather the model as I did with mine but wanted it to look as if the car was still in useable condition. Who knows, it might be a "Special Item" in Michaels Salute game with which the prisoners of the Schloß might try to escape?


And why a white cat on the bonnet you might ask? Well, firstly it always helps to liven up the gaming table when you have some livestock and civilians on the table and secondly, well anything is better with cats, right? At the start of last year we adopted (or were adopted by?) a black cat (we call him Stinky) from our local animal shelter. So the cat on the bonnet of my own vintage car obviously was to be black. Now at the end of October we decided he might need a friend and so a white compagnion, now called Krümel (little crumb), was adopted from a local animal rescue organisation.

Like I said, anything is better with cats

10 comments:

  1. Lovely auto. The kitties are like Yin and Yang. :)

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  2. That's a great looking car with a very striking green! It will look great on the table.

    Christopher

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  3. Striking colours on that beast! Love the yin yang cats also.

    Cheers
    Matt

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  4. Nice looking piece. Like you I have a slightly scatty approach with projects at various stages, but they all come together eventually and it’s always pleasing when they do. I can’t get motivated to make or paint if it feels like a chore, so a few projects on the go means I can work on the one that inspires me.

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  5. Great looking piece. I've been off blogging a few days but admired this one over at AHPC.

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  6. Just brilliant Nick! Can't wait to see it in the flesh and place it on the table. Love the idea of of it being a 'Special Item' too, might need to give that some more thought. So thrilled that you agreed to be part of the madness. Thank you.

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  7. Indredible. Always with your work. This colors... Wonderful!

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  8. Very nice and the cat sets it off perfectly :)

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  9. A lovely green topped by an even lovelier detail in the cat.

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