Saturday, May 22, 2010

Finalizing The Loose Ends

Well, after finishing the build and priming of a 5-man Rough Rider squad, I am finally caught up on all my unfinished builds. That means one thing...paint time. I will go back and work on the vehicles first, followed up by infantry.

The first painting project will be a big one...

I pulled my Titan-Knight out of the display case and it needs some touch up work (some rivets, some filing, etc.). Please pardon the dust, as well. I'll make good use of the airbrush for this monster and I will be adding banners to the undersides of the arms. I will be researching color schemes this afternoon and hopefully get some paint block out by tomorrow.

If anyone has suggestions for colors for the households, please let me know. To check how this build progressed, check the sidebar to the left under Started Projects.

1 Year Gone By.

I would like to thank everyone who subscribes and /or reads this blog. I have been at it for a year now and my love for this hobby has only increased. I set out to make this a place for people to get ideas and be inspired. Hopefully I have been able to spark someone's imagination to try something new or different. Rest assured you have inspired me. Thanks to everyone!

The war goes on,
Col. Hessler

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ragnarok & Rough Riders

I refined my design on the armor skirts for the Ragnarok and I'm pleased with how they came out...

And, in case I get tired of the battle damage look, they are magnetized...

I have completed 3 of my mechanized rough riders. As I indicated in a previous post, the hunting lance is represented here by a high-powered spear gun. A fellow blogger suggested this idea and I forgot thanks, whoever you are.

This is my biker version of Mogul Kahn...

Received two more riders today in the mail so they will be armed with meltas and my squad will be complete.

Has anyone ever fielded a full 10-rider squad of these? How do they fare on the battlefield?

C & C is always appreciated.

The war goes on,
Col. Hessler

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ragnarok Tank - Opinion Needed

After going back and consulting the picture of the Epic Armageddon Ragnarok, shown here...

...I decided to revisit my Ragnarok and add some side armor. What I have come up with is this, just roughed in mind you...

Here is the tank without the side armor...

which should I go with?

Input is greatly appreciated.

The war goes on,

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ragnarok Tank

Finished up on the first of three of these. Here's pics...

This thing even looks cool from the back. Yeah...the backs of tanks never get enough respect :-)

As I haven't started the second & third of these, I will take the opportunity to move on to my next unfinished build...Mechanized Rough Riders, first revealed HERE.

That's all for now...C&C is always appreciated.

The war goes on,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Unfinished Projects...There Is Hope

Sitting down to finish projects can really be a challenge for me. Fortunately, I have found the strength to attack it with full force and I made some good progress.

Here are some pics of my "Copperhead Valkyrie". The canopy will be added after everything is fully painted. Also the top of the body is removable so I will be able to paint inside.

One of the things I notice right away as I post these pictures is that the rivets on the lift jets look too big. There is one size smaller on my rivet press that I started using and if I make another of these, I will use the smaller rivets. Also, I have a tool that allows you to make "dimples" in your surfaces, very similar to the GW rivets on the original wing surface. Here's a pic and an example of what it does. I used .20mm plasticard for this example.

Next are two "Tiger Russ" tanks from my armored column. These were based on the Tamiya 1/48th Tiger I kit and turned out really sharp. Again, riveted and 40k'd up as much as I dare and primed and ready for the paint booth.

Finally, I will put up another pics of my hobby assistants. They are very quiet and have a great disposition. I never would have thought a pet could so perfectly mimic my own personality...but they have succeeded.

Well, that's it for now. Up next on my hobby "to do" list is completing 2 of my Ragnarok Tanks and after that, it's time to tackle my mechanized rough riders.

The war goes on,