Thursday, September 21, 2017

Games Workshop 40k Penitent Engine

Inquisition icon ( the winged I) is a transfer, all the scrollwork is hand painted, from two feet away on a gaming looks very effective

The weak foot joint is pinned though base to leg, all the weight of the model goes onto these two points.

Deceptively large because of the outstretched arms, Catachan in urban camo for size. 

I tried to get some movement in the model as though it was swinging around towards something.
I painted this Games Workshop Penitent Engine for a friend and took these photos way back in 2008. It's a full metal model and a pain to get to sit together. The weight just dragged the glued joints apart and it required a fair bit of drilling and pinning to sit together.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Warmodelling 1/72 WW2 Late German Infantry

I picked these up from Wargame Miniatures in Melbourne (through the post). Delivery time was excellent and well packaged in a post box. The main idea was to get some more figures wearing the zeltbahn (a type of poncho made from a tent quarter) to match in with the AB Section in Zeltbahn figures I bought from Eureka Miniatures a few weeks ago. The soldier on the box front has one.

While i was getting them i spotted the Pak 40 kit which has four crew three of which are in the zeltbahn so that got added in to the parcel.

There are 20 figures in the box along with a tripod mounted MG42. Six figures in the poncho, an MG42 team firing over the shoulder of the loader and a crew walking with ammo cans and slung MG. A mix of smocks, Zelt's and normal tunic and short and long boots which is right for the time period.
 Warmodelling painted versions from Picssr album

It looks like there is some legal action pending with the original sculptor trying to stop a UK company reproducing the figures. The boxes i received are marked made in spain so im guessing they're older stock. Hopefully Xan will continue with his own sculpting and add some to this range when its resolved.

The animation is good on the figures but they seem a bit indistinct in their casting compared to AB's. Four of the gun barrels (three of the MP40 and one rifle) are severely bent and after a bit of a test i feel the material isn't going to straighten without snappping. 

Unfortunately the Pak 40 is missing the muzzle break. I'll chase that up and see if i can get the bit.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Valiant 1/72 WW2 25mm GI's

American infantry from the VM003 American GIs 1942/44 set by Valiant Miniatures. These came off the cover of Wargames Illustrated way back in 2009. I've waffled on about their size and it seems Armourfast are retooling them. There's a post on TMP with more details.

This is where i'm at with the figures, basic colours blocked in and a wash to blend it together. Highights to follow and I'll need unit flashes/insignia.