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Saturday, 29 March 2014

NSL Feuer Truppe Zeta

Here are my NSL Feuer Truppe,

Painted in Vallejo Aircolour sand base & Humbrol white + Windsor & newton peat brown ink.
First white undercoat, then sand airbrush ,then white dry brush , then peat brown ink wash ,then white.
Then blending with white + ivory & touching up with brown wash.

Flesh in 3 tones on white base.
Black + Grey weapons ,goggles , belt + backpack in 3 shades of grey over black base.
Based on 2 euro coins,Pva + granulated dried plaster of Paris which first painted in grey watercolour wash.Granulating will give you various shades of grey , perfect for urban .Snow was bought from Antenocities & mixed with Pva.

The ruined buildings are handmade, using engraved sandstone which was first cut to the desired thickness.High walls made out of black jablo & attacked with solvent & soldering iron.Then simply drybrushed with varying shades of grey + white.Black airbrushed into shell holes.
Finally finished 70+ NSL Grunts

3 more NSL conversions.I think the best one that came out is the LMG one.The legs & feet snap off very easily & I ended up with 2 broken off legs & feet.The one on the right ended up with a slightly bent leg as I couldn't drill it properly.Still some more work left on them. I enjoy doing conversions as it adds variety.

I made up the HMG team using the 2 prone figures, I lengthened the hmg barrel to make it look heavier
The standing missile launcher upper torso was swapped the the one from the kneeling one,so as to have 4 different ones.

Drone controller converted from NCO mini ( head made with white milliput, his l/h hand is from the female on the right) I hollowed his helmet & stuck it to his belt.The Female ( now an NCO ) got the pointing arm.I'm used to converting 28/30mm minis but converting 15mm especially pinning is a different thing altogether. Making a head in 15mm out of putty is definitely not easy and my respect for self made sculptors like Armies Army & PF went up by 100%

Drone made from a GW TAu helmet ,plastic sprue & PVC ( for pvc sculpting see my other post)


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Friday, 21 March 2014

NovaCorp / NeuKorp Outpost

NovaCorp / NeuKorp ( in my Agineus ( Aah-Ghee-neyoos) setting ) is like any mega corporation & has the money & the means to do just about anything.It is one of the corporations that fall under the NSL.Even the Mega Korp have to bow their heads to organisations larger than them.

This model is of a pre fabricated basic outpost hab as seen by the 100's where NK has interests.All one has to do is fit addons, weapon pods/turrets, comms nodes etc.

The basic model was made from a large toy robot's shield plus loads of card & mdf .
  • Nylon fly screen
  • Antenocities Bunker doors
  • Olive Oil bottle anti drip cap
  • Silicon tube top cut offs ( the plastic tubes we get here have a blunt conical point which has to be cut off before screwing the nozzle)
  • Various Pc cable connector metal bits ( when you remove a flat cable connector you would find metal bits on the inside, which can be pulled out with a thin long nose pliers to make aerials etc. )
And last but not least , may you be inspired.
Coloured wire,soft iron wire,copper lugs & paper sockets.The conical air vent are silicon tube points

Nylon screen cut & fitted into grill

Nylon screen painted with black marker & pressed on pavement to create tile effect.Always keep your eyes open for interesting textures.
These Antenocities 15mm blast doors are beautiful, good design & detail .I was pleasantly surprised that although thin these are absolutely flat & no warpage

Models was base coated with Airbrush & all streaks made with paint brush.Browns, greens & blacks mostly.One of the things one has to take care off when making streaks is the natural way water will flow ( this is easily forgetten when you get carried away whilst painting)

Fueling cables made from thin wire

Olive Oil bottle non drip cap

MicroPanzer mini for scale

Top view with the 4 parts put together

NSL trupp for scale

Another different type of Olive oil cap & pill blister turrets.

Netting was painted then pressed on floor to get patterned tile effect

Dave Graffam Space port tile.Printed several times,stuck to different thickness card,cut up with scissors & glued to create a convincing 3D effect.Sometimes things have to be done in the traditional way ( literally cut & paste) instead of on a PC to get the best output.

Rebel Minis ( rebel) HAMR & GZG NSL just for scale as they are enemies in my setting

Pill blisters filled with milliput , drilled & fitted with Pc connector aerials.Card + fly netting fan.Originally I had built this for Necromunda some years back, I often build things on a whim & then use them months or years later.

Great ground art is by talented Spanish Topo Solitario ,look him up, he has this for free download