Sunday 31 August 2014

Vietnam - Sheridan M551

These have been on my desk for a while, as with the SU12, if its fiddly or involves extensive modification it requires more time... and these were both fiddly and extensively modified! The basic kit is the 20mm S-Models Sheridan, sourced from Plastic Soldier Company.

 I saved some build pics as I went so the Mods are detailed as below:

One hull was opened up to add a driver, and the bird cage mounts have been completed. I now use Sgts Mess .50 cals for models intended for gaming as they are much sturdier than their plactic counterparts. Various additional stowage has been added to the front of the turrets, along with headlight gaurds and ammunition box straps.

The rear stowage boxes were tricky. A basic cage was formed from wire and then mesh added, green stiff and resin stowage then covered any inperfections. 

Here is the initial base colours, no specific fancy techniques here, basic airbrush highlighting to achieve some tonal variation. Whilst modulation is all the rage at the moment, these are to fit into an existing commission which has scale appropriate colouring.

The crew figures are a mixture of S&S Models SHQ. 

Ta Da! all done. 
I have a few Vietnam pieces just finished, included is an infantry platoon ( yes, I do figures as well.....and aircraft, ships, spaceships.........

Off to the shed now for some extended airbrushing hours, but will post up when I get five.

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Saturday 9 August 2014

20mm SU 12

Had this one on the bench for a while, unfortunately "one-offs" are at the mercy of similar commissions going through, and its was coupled with a two part build! This is a 20mm kit from UM and is really quite nice! there are two fully detailed metal crew dremmelled into the cab, you can just about see them!

Some WIP shots ....

This is at the two part stage; the cab has been built, painted and weathered, along with the two crew, you can see interior colour around the window frames. Essentailly once this bit is done and assembeld you start again with the colours!

As always, full photoshoot on my flickr

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Friday 8 August 2014

20mm Gamma Goat ( S&S Models)

Nice little resin kit from Shaun and Stewart At S&S Models. As usual I've added some extra details just to show it off a bit better

As always, full photoshot on my flickr

I've had my fun now, so needs new home, poa

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