Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Had a spare Tesla gun from one of the bunker boxes and thought it would look good as a towed weapon for Dust. The wheels and lower half of the gun are from a metal 1/56 152mm Russian howitzer I had in my spares box. The two pieces went together very well and after painting it was placed on a large AT43 base and 5 crew were added.
Did up a couple of plastic 1/48 Hobbyboss Sherman kits with the excellent Blackdog resin add ons. The Blackdog kits are very, very nice kits that add so much to your models and provide a realistic if somewhat hectic look, highly recommended.
I wanted to do at least a platoon of Australians up for my Babylon forces using the S1 Marine figures as a base. I removed the helmets and replaced them with Victoria Miniatures resin Slouch hats and then used the Bergen backpacks in the Warlord Plastics Commando box instead of the large Marine one present on the figure. Did up a Mercenary HMG as well to complete a large contingent to fight with any of the three other main factions (or by itself).
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Had these 1/48 DUKW models for a couple of years given to me by Terry, not great kits with lots of flash, pits and some very poor detail. I needed some amphibious vehicles for my Marines and thought these would fit the bill until Paolo Parente makes his LVTs. I added a 50cal MG, 4 crew, camo nets and seating. The windscreens were so badly cast that I decided to cover them with added armour. I might add some more stowage and fuel drums later on. I play Warfare so these will be Type 2 Amphibious vehicles with 4 wounds and capable of carrying 12 type 1-2 infantry.