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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Armies Army Minis & Vehicles Part 2 + Penal Brigade

Hello again all,
I'm going to continue with my Armies Army Minis.
Just finished my first batch of the Penal brigade. I got 30 of them when they came out at the discounted price.
I must say that imho I think that these are the best minis AA have made yet.
Flash & mould lines are almost non existent, Quick & Simple to paint , with great results.
The bare heads are good sculpts though the least I like is the one in the middle below.

The female of the group is slightly smaller & is one of the nicest 15mm female minis around. Hopefully AA will develop this line more , with Saws , Flamers , Close Assault ( e.g. with shields ), Nco's etc.

I think that these minis can be easily used as minions, security , cultists ( e.g. WH40K Blood Pact ) , Afrikaans etc, especially if AA brings out conversion heads like berets, hard hats , KKK hoods & gas masks. I like also the thin base unlike the previous AA models.

I highly Recommend them , though I don't recommend trying to convert them by bending the legs .The metal is of the hard brittle stuff ( which is a good thing as it takes bumps better without damage but is almost impossible to bend ) , I almost broke one off at the ankles when I tried to make one running.

More pics below.....

I finished 2 squads of Sas - Grey undercoat spray, Vallejo Stone base, then olive drab,light grey ,black & thin bleached bone lines.

Built another Electric Cannon tank & painted brown for the guards

Love these wheels & now that AA have sell them separate, I must get some to build one of those huge Russ lorries.

White undercoat,Vermin fur base,peat brown wash & bleached bone highlights. 4 different shades of grey for equipment..The r/h one is the only female of the group.

Comparison pics, AA , Gzg robots , AA & RM Shalur

Comparison pics, AA , Khurasan Agents , AA & Khurasan Agents

Comparison pics, AA , Khurasan Agents , AA & Khurasan Agents

Monday, 11 August 2014

Camo Pics

I'm going to post any interesting camo pics I find on the net on this post.


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Armies Army Minis & Vehicles

Hello again all,
Here's my 2nd part review on AA minis.
Brit SAS Sgt, Grey Primer, Vallejo Light stone overcoat, then camo done with 2 shades of khaki, black & stone.

One of the nicest vehicles around . AA Btr290 is a solid design with clean lines. Some horizontal 3D printing lines can be seen but these add character to this mini..I decided to paint one in camo for the Guard & one plain for the Militia. Grey primer, Liquitex Ink base, dark  + med green & black camo.

Decide to make both vehicles higher  ( both benefited from this greatly ) & one of them with turned tyres. Got to say these wheels are some of the nicest I have seen & would be great for conversions etc. They take paint well in their detail.

I added the front armour plate. Was going to add a spare tyre but there's no space to do it, except on the rear door  but that would spoil the detail.

The numbers are dry transfers ( don't find those anymore , unfortunately )  , hand painted variation of the Rusk flag roundel & painted flag bar ( have to do this again as it didn't take well ) . This was my third attempt on the decals.I wanted something different from the usual Soviet Red Star.

Militia model, simple brown base +  WN peat brown wash + Ivory drybrush.

Plain brown uniforms on the Militia.

Whilst the Guard have some camo

Both Militia & Guard are nice minis with minimum flash. So much so some I only noticed some the flash after I had done the base coat !!!!

I found the remains of around 5 old ( 1976 vintage ) Matchbox 1/76th T34's at home & decided to convert some.Liquid soap turret, rawl plug cannon ( experimental Electric cannon),paper & plastic tanks , card ablative armour & flat cable tracks.

"Zapper" point defense made from PC connectors.

Enjoy & be inspired  ...