Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cry Havoc...

...and let loose the dogs of war! I have returned, dear readers, with more tanky goodness from the forges of Sadoukad 16. I am working on 2 test models to use for my Russ MBTs. Here is the first one...

The base for this is a Tamiya 1/48 Tiger Tank. I am a new fan of this line, as it seems to match up great with GW minis. In addition to the size, these 1/48 scale kits include a die-cast bottom hull, with axles. Not only does it allow for fewer steps when building, the hull gives some real weight to the model and makes it feel extremely TANKY.

I did my best to work in some 40k-ish details...rivets, larger cannon, imperial icon, etc. I'm pretty happy with the way it's come out and I have 2 more on the way.

Here are some pics of my second test model...

It's based on the Russian KV-2 Heavy Tank. The kit is from the same 1/48 scale series by Tamiya. I have gone and started to do some additions to this tank to make it simillar to the DKK Ragnarok.

Another pic to show scale. I think this 1/48 scale works really well with my IG foot sloggers.

A close up of the front. I "boxed out" the front of the chassis to allow for installation for a heavy bolter and I have completed one of the front remote turrets as well.

Here's a comparison to the GW Russ...

(BLURRY...sorry, it's getting dark here...)

So that's it for now, priming will happen as soon as this current system of snow goes away. I will also have pics of my Senitnel Helis.

The war goes on,

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sentinel Stand In Progresses...

No pics today but I thought I would post an update anyways. I have finished my 3 Sentinel Helis and priming is coming soon, hopefully. As for the future, my house is going up for sale in a month so painting will be put on hold indefinitely as I start to pack everything up. I will continue to build anything I have laying around and will try to get as much of it primed as possible. Painting will resume once I have set up shop out in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.

Since I recently finished a squad of Vets, I have also been working on their transport and I will hopefully have pics up of that and my Sentinel Helis this week.

The war goes on,

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sentinel Stand In 3

I think I finally have this first Sentinel Copter where I want it. Work should progress quicker with the next two since I made all my flubs and tests on this one. I still am unsure about the length of the rotor blades but they will suffice for now.

I will be starting on a 2nd squad of these at a later date. Here's pics...

I've finally added the pilot and some more little bits
to make it look as Imperial as possible.

I sawed off the slightest bit of the rotor arm so it
sits level now over the cockpit.

Some plastic from a blister was scrounged to serve as a windshield.

And, in the interest of flexibility, I took the time to
magnetize the weapon options.

I think the final thing I need to add is a healthy dose of rivets, which will happen as soon as I get my rivet tool in the mail. That will be followed by a final clean-up and then it's off to paint.

Of course, C&C is welcomed and appreciated.

The war goes on,