I previously posted a couple of examples of the Zuk van that I printed out in 20mm, this time I simply rescalled the 3D model file and reprinted them to match my 28mm models. As you have probably guessed these are heading into my Zone Alpha terrain collection.
I did one van a military green colour whilst the other is more beat up with different coloured doors and more rust.
The bit of scatter terrain is also 3D printed and should make a nice bit of setting for a bandit camp.
Quick post today… I painted these a while ago but given the recent weather I only photographed them the other day (I tend to do all my photos on the same day then blog tyhem seperately).
I got a pack of dogs and a pack of wolves from Warbases to use in any 28mm game- initially for Zone Alpha wandering hazard but I’m sure they’ll appear in the Dark Aghe games I planned too. They were quick to paint with the usual mix of washes and drybrushes.
One of the tank history blogs that I follow (and highly recommend) is http://www.tankarchives.ca – a bit ago they did a post on French tanks in German service after 1940. After reading it I thought it would make a nice project for my 3D printer.
The tanks were sourced from the ever prolific Bergmann from Thingiverse. Doing this project really made me appreciate my £d printer as it is not something I would have done if I had to buy the resin models as before.
The tanks were actually all printed out a long time ago- just after the publication of the blog post- but have waited for paint until I got the decals for them. I wanted to num,ber them properly as one platoon: 331-335, third company, third platoon, tanks 1-5 with number 1 being the command Somua.
I may yet print out more and do them in the later camo scheme for use in Normandy and the Balkans towards the end of the war….
It should be no secret that one of my favourite sculptor is Mark Copplestone; his future War range for Grenadier in the early 90s made a big impression on me. Since then he has gone back to his SF figures and it has been nice to finally get some paint on some of them.
These 10 figures are billed as ‘Partisans’ and are available here.
The ten of them come with four different gun types, two variations of assault rifles, an LMG and a SMG. Given their Russian/ Soviet stylings I painted them in a mix of green, khaki and Russian camo. As such they’ll be making an appearance in my Zone Afla games quite often. They are probably a bit too military to be fitted into neon drenched cyberpunk streets but I’ve my eye on some other models to fulfil those needs.
Firstly I would like to take this chance to wish everyone a happy new year. Here is hoping it is better for everyone than this year has been. On a personal level asaide from Covid it has actually been OK- PhD started and lots of gaming done in ways that I hadn’t explored before (this will be blogged on later…).
4th quarter saw me read 18 books (can do much better) paint 29 20mm and 27 28mm figures whilst finishing 13 1/300th, 2 1/100th, 5 1/72nd, and 2 1/56th scale models.
For the whole year that gives us a total of….
112 books read, 80 20mm and 138 28mm figures painted as well as 13 1/300th, 9 1/200th, 2 1/100th, 14 1/72nd and 3 1/56th scale models finished.
I won’t be a doing a plans for the forthcoming year list as I’m still working my way through my list from my earlier post; I’m happy with what I put on it so will stick with it..