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Friday 23 October 2020

18mm scifi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap

Hello again all,
These are my 18mm scifi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
The main body is made from the front plastic covers of old desktop computers.
They're polystyrene so easily cut and glued . Card and milk bottle carton cap. 
Missile racks and point defences from sprue, pvc & pc connectors.

I made the command apc with functioning rear door.

Simple yet effective. 3 Scudo Apc's for my Arditi & 1 Gladio medium tank.

I will do grav sleds for Mecha transport also.

Thanks for your comments.

And here they are all painted up. A word of advise, if you are going to use Polythene caps ( generally soft shiny plastic ) you have to use screws, forget about gluing them ( I tried a 100 times & failed , wood screws work wonders). The cracked tan paint is an experiment, watered down crackle paint mix.
Works well but flakes off in some places :(. Varnish helps it to stick.

Arditi - 18mm - Italian Scifi Special forces

These are based on GZG's superb Eurasian Solar Union troops.
I love these minis with their large helmets & backpacks.
As are the "Black Bear " power armour. ( photos show still to be weathered numbers)
I decided to do them as Italian forces as this faction is rarely seen in sci-fi.

And my personal favourite the Savoia Marchetti Lambretta XL jetbike

The leader & adjutant are from Brigade's Fasolini brigade. Very nice
minis also, most probably by the same sculptor. The leader represents 
a grizzled old high born veteran, Il Duca Guglielmo Vazarini di Manoforte ( Duke William )
Arditi ( Bold or daring ) is the name given to particular WW1 Italian troops. 

The Mecha are from Ion Age. Also solid nice models 

White undercoat, Reddish brown base and W&N peat brown washes.
Black + grey helmets & boots.
Dark grey weapons

Mecha done as above plus Tamiya dark brown panel wash

The leaves on the base are the madiera vine flowers and I put them one by one ... yes a trial of patience 
but well worth the effort 

 Thanks for your comments.