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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


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

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.

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'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
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.