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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

A Tale of a 1000 Rivets - Scifi Ork Scratchbuilds Part 3

Hello again all,
Here is a new Orky thing I'm working on .... a rivetty Flying Box ........
All made of card as usual , wire exhausts & loads of rivets.
May you be inspired

Z





Here be Robots

Hello again all,
here are comparison pics of 6 & 15mm robots & walkers which can be used in 15mm.
I'll use the newer sculpt GSG robot as the base figure.

The oldest one I have is the 15mm co uk cyborg, I bought it way back in 1986, if I'm not mistaken along with the Laserburn game books.
2 GW Epic Sentinel ( the first one is converted as I had lost the top part) ,15 mm GZG Robot, GW Epic newer style DN & 2 GW Epic older style DN's

2 GZG 6mm Dirtside Robots, 15 mm GZG Robot ,2 GZG 6mm Dirtside Robot

2 GW IG Epic Robots,15 mm GZG Robot, 2 GW IG Epic Robots

GW Epic Eldar DN, GZG 15mm  Robot, 2 GW IG Epic Robots

Khurasan Robots & GZG 15mm  Robot

15mm co uk  Robot ( The day the world stood still typre ) , GZG 15mm  Robot & 15mm co uk  Cyborg
Enjoy
Z

Monday, 22 September 2014

Rusks & Kazaks

Hello again all,
Here are my newest updates - my mix of Rusks & Kazaks ( Cossacks ).
This is a 1/72 Revell T80 & a converted Matchbox 1/76th T34. I decided to add a black star instead of the normal red one & changed all the red ones I did into black ones.
Converted commander's turret , added milliput crewmen & 3 one shot missiles.Fuel tanks were modified to make them stronger as they are flimsy in the original kit & will easily break off if handled roughly.

Here are the pics before weathering.
Plasticote grey primer , then plasticote terracotta primer , peat brown washes & light W&n  brown drybrush.

Now all I have to do is find suitable 15mm cavalry to convert into Cossacks.
Enjoy
Z











I built this in the early 80's from a hand soap plastic cap & playmobil parts.


Decided to refurbish it & called it Sputnik















Sunday, 14 September 2014

Rusk Army

Hello again all,
Decided to take a break from painting brits & continue with the Rusk.
Armies Army Rusk & Penal legion ( 2 converted to Saw's), Rebel minis Ursas ( Heavy Mecha) & Gzg 6mm Mecha ( Scout Mecha)  plus a T 34 Command vechile conversion.

2 of the Ursas have had modifications to their left or right leg so as to have 3 different leg poses.All one has to do is saw 3/4ths of the way through the foot & bend to have a walking pose.

All photos taken with a Fuji AX600 compact in daylight.

Have to say that I've enjoyed painting more AA penal legion, quite fast to paint & the result is very nice,I love them wish more poses would come out as they are near to impossible to bend without breaking ......here's how I painted them.
1) Plasticote sandable Grey spray undercoat. ( this is the best undercoat I found ,better than white)
2) Black weapons & shoes
3) GW Leprous brown overall.
4) W&N peat brown wash all over.
5) Dry brush lightly with Gw Bleached bone.
6) Highlight weapons & boots with 2 shades of grey.
7) Drybrush skin with Flesh.
8) Highlight flesh + white or bleached bone ( nose,cheeks & forehead)
9) Mix very small dot of medium blue with flesh & paint shaved forehead, can be used for shaven face also especially on 28mm.

The terrain mix is different to the one I used on the Brits - Dry green & brown vine leaves,brown sand, green flock & small twigs.


Hope you find this useful .Enjoy
Z
Drill right through this into the filed flat peg.Then press steel pin into mating holes










These 6mm Gzg mecha have almost the same type of hood.