Sunday, 15 September 2019

Securing the Battlefield

Just a quick update, This weekend I've been going through my necromunda card terrain and edging it all with coloured markers. Hopefully I can get shots of it all when I've finished the bulkheads that go with it.

I have managed to get these two fences painted. Again I aquired these off a friend, so I'm not sure where they came from. Possibly a kids toy. Either way, painted and based on coffee stirrers, they have come out pretty well.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Underhive Scenary

I've recently come into posession of the old GW Battlefield Accessories from a friend. I've been tarting them up for Necromunda. Here we can see the first batch, the barrels, and tank traps (modelled by one of my escher juves). The barrels have made use of some old transfers.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

SU-85 or what you can do with a 3D printer

 Here you can see my latest complete project, 5 SU-85. These look like Battlefront at first glance, but where actually made from spare bits from the Battlefront SU kit after I made SU-100s, plus some PSC tracks, and also a 3D printed base and exhausts.

I've shied off 3D printing until now as I don't like the layed effect, however as a tool to replicate some less visible parts and a significant amount of filing, the end result has come out really well. It's also used some spare bits, so less useless stuff lying around!

Saturday, 27 July 2019

"We promised the Europeans freedom. It would be worse than dishonorable not to see that they have it."

Yep, I'm starting this one with a Patton quote. I've finished painting some Americans and some Soviets, and it reminded me about how Patton wanted to carry on fighting against the Russians , when German surrendered.

As such I've set up the following scene below, where the scouting elements of a US Armoured division in M5 Stuarts, have encountered a blocking formation of 45mm anti-tank guns and 37mm AA guns of a Soviet infantry division. One can only hope it ends peacefully.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Getting back into the swing

Well that was a busy few months! I've got a few hobby bits done, I played in Corrivalry, which I enjoyed. I've also got a lot of stuff built, but the motivation to paint has gone. Thankfully it has come back a bit.

As such I've finished off my Battle of Britain Luftwaffe fighters. You can see them below together with the British fighters I did last year.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Bringing out the detail

So in preparation for painting some Honey tanks for the desert, I was digging out a painted Grant from the British desert box for reference.

While I was in there I spotted my Humber armoured cars, which were painted before I started to pinwash things.

So they blend in the my newer painting style, I pulled them out and gave them a pin wash, and touched up some rough areas. I think it has really helped the models pop!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Little Katie

So I have finished 8 Katushka "little Katie" rocket launchers for my Soviet forces. These are Zvezda models which I have sprues up with some pipe cleaners to explain why the models bottom rack is empty.

Again apologies for the phone pictures.