Friday, 27 August 2010

Fuel Dump

A couple of months ago I bought some bits from the junk box in a local model railway shop, including lots of fencing, a couple of storage tanks and assorted station accessories (benches etc.).

I've finally got around to using one of the storage tanks as part of a small fuel dump...

Base if a 10x10cm MDF base, painted with MDF primer. I paint the big sheet of MDF with primer on both sides, as this seals the surface, avoiding dust and preventing the board from warping when I add texture/paint. The fuel tank is one of the model railway items (used to be from a dairy tanker wagon?), bund wall from cork floor tiles, corrugated metal from a mushroom punnet.
The gantry is made from mesh offcuts from a bird feeder, shaped using a pair of pliers.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

SAS, civilians and a MAWP

No updates for a while as I've been away for a week at Scout camp (NorJam 2010 - 6000 Scouts and Guides gathering at the Royal Norfolk showground, an absolutely fantastic week!), followed by some gardening projects while the weather is good.

I've been working on finishing off some figures, as it's easy to knock out a few every evening whilst watching season 5 of Stargate Atlantis on DVD...

First off, we have a Rebel Minis SAS team. Detail is variable on these figures. The poses are great, but the moulding isn't as crisp as a lot of other companies. On the whole, they paint up pretty well.

I've gone for a very basic colour scheme with these; black, with grey sleeves & anti-flash hoods. Goggles are GW goblin green.
Next up is a GZG MAWP armed with a plasma gun. Black undercoat, brown base coat with grey/green blotched camo, to match my NAC marines and Old Crow armour.

Finally we have a few armed civilians. Here we have a Rebel Minis mercenary armed with an M4 assault carbine, alongside a GZG colonist.

More GZG colonists. It's been fun painting these, as no two have quite the same mix of colours.