Monday, February 18, 2013

WiP on few Lend-lease trucks

To change from the Russian dark green I decided to give to my Assault gun recon platoon American lend-lease trucks. And because I didn’t want to just paint the back part of the cargo with black I decided to use my Dremel tool and make holes big enough to put seated passengers. I used the US passengers because I didn’t have enough Soviet guys seated (on the online shop it’s written that they come with Soviet crew but they don’t), they shouldn’t be visible enough to be very problematic and the green of my uniforms is so different that it should make the trick.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Earth Reborn Mammoth MK II

A friend asked me if I could paint this bipod from the game Earth Reborn for him. He likes to paint but he knew that I wanted to paint something different than my usual stuff, something which looks modern. Of course I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to make a break with my tank painting period.
So, here it is: the Mammoth MK II walker with an urban camo.
I wanted to try something quite simple without too many effects but with a good visual impact on the board.
I didn’t use any pigment, just a mist of sandy color to represent the dust on the legs.

The products I used to paint it are:
Vallejo Model Air 71050 Light Grey
AK Worn Effect
Vallejo Model Air 71052 German Grey
Decals from the German decals sheet from Battlefront
MIG Dark Wash
Citadel Layer White Scar
Vallejo Glaze Medium
Citadel Blood Red
Citadel Dark Angels Green
Citadel Scorpion Green
Citadel Chaos Black
Citadel Fortress Grey
Citadel Mithril Silver
Citadel Washes Badab Black
AK Rust Streaks
AK Streaking Grime for Panzer Grey
Vallejo Model Air 71075 Sand

Saturday, February 9, 2013

First try on 15mm infantry

Finally done!! It took me more than one month to paint just this platoon! I’m very slow, it’s incredible, hopefully with the time I will improve my painting speed.
Anyway, it’s done, I can now play with those guys.
The first picture was taken just after the pre-shading step. I will not do this step next time, it took time and didn’t really help.
I took the book “The soviet soldier of world war two” as a reference for the colors of the uniform and gears.