Playing EPIC in 28mm.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Repainting DKK Leman Russ

You may remember the green LRMBT with the broad white and orange stripes.  I did the salt and hairspray on it and duly transferred it to it's new unit with a smart new panzer grey livery. 

Which I promptly attacked with warm water and an old, soft, toothbrush (actually a teethbrush, I still have most of them).

You can see the green through there as well.  I'm pleased with how this turned out.

Where the clean up lifted the orginal paint up, humbrol enamel bare metal turned real damage to deliberate weathering.

Still a bit more to do - another coat and wash on the hatch liner, homogeneity for the mud on the tracks and a bit more mud'n'rust.

Even as I write this, the decals on yellow to match the markings on green have been applied.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Mortian King Russ nearing completion

So here are all six at the same stage. 

The top tracks are done, but I plan on more actual mud on the bottom tracks, largely to hide the missing or broken ones which I cunningly managed to get at the back on all the models

A little bit of the painting needs tidying up; the rotating barrels in the sponsons could do with a bit of work as well, there are lines of resin where from when they were sprayed in the first place and one has had an interesting encounter with mig rust.

I'm thinking one last thin wash - it would be a pin wash, although these babes have very few rivets...

And then the lenses on the searchlights - these are green on all the other ASL vehicles.

So I'm thinking of a bit of sponge chipping. 

And then a final flick of rust and one of mud.

And then when with a final varnish, hopefully that decal backing line around the number will disappear.

But despite taking an absolute age, I'm liking them.

Rust and soot on the exhaust, black and burnt umbra oil paint as oil around the engine areas.

The green panel on the back of the bustle will get a white aqilla and a repeat of the tank number. 

And the type of gap that the mud will have to hide.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Reverse building DKK heavy weapon teams.

These are part of the large fb DKK page purchase made a couple of years ago. 

I'm just getting around to removing the 1/35 Italiera sandbags.  They're too big so they gotta go. 

That arch, nice though it is, is for the chop.  I would save it if I could, but the polystyrene cement was applied generously and so I'll saw it off as close to the ground as I can, but remembering that the aim here is to save the HW teams for re-painting.

Some sandbags are already gone, but some will need creative removal methods to avoid the actual weapon systems.

There, a short post about the squidgy bits of an Iggy army; now back to the armour !

Monday, 11 June 2018

Progress report

OK, so whaddave I done ?

Here's the list:

Mad max post apoc scavvies                    WIP, some built. 
Post apoc war rig 
DKK Engr, golliaths, Hades Drill               Engrs Done, rest is WIP. 
2 DKK Engr Chimera
DKK Gren                                               Built
DKK re-arms                                           Un-built, need arms.
DKK Hvy Wpns                                        Need to be un-built
Jornathi grunts                                       Built
Meridian Infantry Coy
Delaques                                                WIP
BP BFG Crews
BP Bradley                                             Opened the box
Blood pacters                                         WIP, but at least they're not shiney any more
Last thunderer
Assorted civvies & pilgrims                     WIP
7 BP Half tracks
4 Esienkarn APCs
2 Lynx HQ vehicles
1 Chimera HQ vehicle
Ad mech bodies 
6 SAM launchers                                     3 Done
2nd regt rebuilds
2 Chaos spawn (bones cthuloids)             2 built, 1 painted
4 Star Wars Vendettas
ARC 170 fighter bomber
2 Thunderhinds
=I= Gun Cutter (Millennium Falcon)          Needs more work
TGG Nuns with guns                                Done
And an entire Space Wolf army.

And some added things:

3 ASL STuGs                                          Done
DKK LRMBT                                           Done
6 Mortian 'King Russ' MBT                       Done
Gregor Eisenhorn
Loki the Trickster

Friday, 25 May 2018

Armageddon Steel Legion muster

With the new, additional units I fancied a look at the whole detachment.  There was a sunny day and they suddenly appeared around the BoS. 

There's not much room on the little green table and they're jammed in hull to hull.

Part of reason for getting them all out is to compare and contrast where the tracks and the weathering are and decide what needs doing next for the sake of homogeneity.

Most of the stuff is OK and doesn't look too out of kilter with the rest, obviously the WIP mortian tanks need work but that's just the base colour on there

A troop of stompa-hunters, 'cause Sentinels rarely get much love.

And the other troop.

SA7's not much good without missiles. 

Panzer Companie leader and 2iC. 

The Chimerae tracks are entirely rust atm, so they need work as well.

And there's some WIP stuff on the table as well, This is the first of the next three Sentinels and there's another Zug of Mortians to get table ready as well. 

Happy days.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Random DKK Leman Russ'

This is just a post to let you know that I'm still alive and have not forsaken the long war.   You may be familiar with my DKK panzer squadron and have seen these three individually elsewhere, but there they are together - I was re-organising some storage. 

The green vanquisher is an orphan from a DKK batch from a fb DKK page a couple of years ago.  It was clearly the best piece there and one of the few which didn't need major re-working.  Now I would always do the triple stripe with equal width stripes over the first panel.  But as you can see in the photo below, the stripes are consistent both sides of the tank. 

Justice Extremis is the commissar's tank from the larger grouping.  Included here for no particular reason. Although under the harsh lens of photography I can see some areas where the shading could be stronger.

211 was another 'opportunity' which I could not resist.  However, I do now have enough random extra DKK LRMBT so no more.  Honest.  It is a Mars Alpha hull, but lacks the DKK filter system and trenching rails.  It was grey when it arrived so it basically just got the same treatment as the commissar's tank.                   

The rain streaking is from the Mig Early War Panzer kit.  If you click the pic you can see that the blue filter was more heavily applied to the commissar's tank. 

I'm thinking that perhaps hairspray and salt and then panzer grey might be the way to go with the vanquisher (?)   The number 4 on the commissar's tank is down to the DM; all assets must be accounted for and loading for interstellar traveller is going to be done (quite literally) by the numbers.

There.  Nothing new, but I'm very slowly churning through stuff in my hour and half a week hobby time. 

Sunday, 22 April 2018

WIP Macharius

Well, absence makes the heart grow fonder, back to Devos IV: 

With two still in bits, these are now part done.

Base colours, decals and filters done.

Pin wash, chipping, rust and dust still to do.

And these have black numbers, a departure from the usual red numbers on the ASL and DKK vehicle fleets. 

Patrolling in the vicinity of the Brick of Scrutiny.

So far, so good, eh ?

Bugger !  Fortunately I still have the errant muzzle brake.