TT Combat's Tavington Heights (Part One)
I was delighted to get some time over the weekend to start work on another excellent kit from TT Combat. This one is Tavington Heights. I'd purchased it a year or so ago at least. I'd never gotten round to it for a number of reasons. However, we've recently started playing A Fistful of Kung Fu. Having thoroughly enjoyed assembling, painting and gaming inside the Warehouse, the opportunity to do the same with more buildings is really appealing. Don't get me wrong, I love scratch building my own scenery still. But the MDF kits are great to game inside, something I've struggled to find a way to replicate in foam core. I know how I could do it, but the shells wouldn't be as rigid and I fear they might warp either in the painting stage or over the years stored in my loft.
And it was at this point that I had a really clever idea. But it turned out not to be. At all. Let me explain...
Unfortunately, as you can see from the picture above and below this text, the paint decided it wasn't going to behave. I certainly wasn't going to cover the MDF. At all. It sank without trace into the edges of the frames. It soaked into the surface detailing never to return. Before I knew it, I had run out of paint.
'No worries,' I thought, and toddled off to Poundland to get a replacement. They only had one left on the shelf. I obviously got there at just the right time.
I returned and went and sprayed them all again.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get on with painting each of these parts by hand. And since I'm dealing with gloss, I'm away to a hobby store to buy a Humbrol gloss white enamel paint. Oh, and some turps.
This is clearly going to take a lot longer than I had originally hoped...