Monday, 24 November 2014

Minotaurs 40k - Assault Marines - Badab War - Finished


All that was left for me to do was to add highlights to the shoulder pads and finish off the details like the scrolls and eyes to complete the models.

My Minotaurs are growing with each of these squads and my problem is thinking of what  to add next??

It is nearly Xmas and a Forge World set of Asterion Moloc and Ivanus Enkomi would be a fantastic addition to lead my army.

Hope you like theses guys.


Monday, 17 November 2014

Minotaurs 40k - Assault Marines - Badab War - WIP

I have bits from a box of Death Company, Grey Knights and Sanguinary Guard that I used to make up my 5 Assault Marines with Jump Packs, finished off with more Forge World shoulder pads.

As with all my Minotaurs I primed the models black then base coated with Tin Bitz.

Next I painted a good coat of Brazen Brass followed by a generous wash of my custom made verdigris mix.

Lastly I dry brushed Brazen Brass again to finish off the armour.

I then painted in all the base colours of the details.

So far looking good, finished article coming up next.


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German 88mm FLAK 36/37 - Finished

All that was needed to finish off the model was to apply the 50/50 mix of brown and black wash and highlight or dry-brush where necessary.

I used the same ground black pepper and oregano herb technique for the base as standard for my army.

Very happy with the results and any enemy tanks venturing into range should be very afraid!!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German 88mm FLAK 36/37 - WIP


Progress has been slow on the hobby front these last few weeks but I am making progress on my latest addition to the Germans. An iconic piece of weaponry the Legendary 88mm Flak 36/37 which was turned into a most effective tank killer as well as its designed anti-air role.

As of late I am priming with a grey primer as that is all I have on hand.

The model itself is very detailed and comes with its firing base or platform and some crew unlike the previous box set of Pak 36, Pak 40 and 20mm Flakvierling which does not have enough figures to crew all the weapons. it is however a cheap purchase and well worth the money.

After priming I painted a layer of Middlestone.

Then gave the model a heavy coat of 50/50 black /brown wash.

I then dry-brushed the model with Middlestone again. I have also painted the crew in their base colours. I am using a slightly different commander than the box set comes with.

This is a close up shot of the Pea Dot camouflage of the commander.

After application of the wash it should be pretty good.

The base brown camouflage was a 50/50 mix of Middlestone and Chocolate Brown and a 70/30 Chocolate Brown and Middlestone mix for the center part of the camouflage. The green was a 50/50 mix of Reflective Green and Middlestone as a base then a 70/30 mix of Reflective Green and Middlestone for the center of the camouflage.

Below are some pictures of the real thing. I am using them as reference for the camouflage pattern.

Stay tuned to see how this turns out.


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Italeri 1/72 scale WW2 German PAK 36 Finished

After the model was painted I made the base from plastic card cut to size then primed with the grey followed by a coat of dark brown paint. I then painted the base with white glue and added ground black pepper, when that was dry I added a few spots of white glue then added some oregano herbs for the final touch.

I like the natural effect of this combination and the fact that it requires no painting is a great advantage.

Here are the rest of the pictures.


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Italeri 1/72 scale WW2 German PAK 36

The next model in this amazing set is the Pak 36. At the start of the war this was an effective anti tank gun however by mid war it was woefully inadequate and got the nickname Heeresanklopfgerät (literally "army door-knocking device").

I started with my usual grey primer.

 Then followed with Middlestone base colour.

 Then a heavy brown / black wash.

 Next the crew.

 Followed by the same wash for the crew and drybrush of Bone to highlight the gun.

Next the finished model.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Italeri 1/72 scale WW2 German 20mm Flakvierling - Finished

Here is the finished model. It is a pity the model does not come with the proper base you can use when the gun is in firing mode rather than the trailer for transporting the gun, but in a game scenario it should not be an issue.

Overall a nice model to build and paint up.