[2003]
Insurgents Technical

This model was sitting on my table for some time with a rust undercoat. While working on my Dreadball boards today, I also salted this pick up. Tomorrow will follow the paint job.


[SiFi]
Colonists and Vehicles

The trucks received a wash of Vallejo Umber Shade into the recesses.

I also started to work on the colonists, painting them like the Tech Crew I already own. Three of them are going to be paramedics, in white uniforms with yellow reflective stripes. Red crosses are to follow.


[Modern]
Private Military Contractors

Just a small update, I cast the four boonies I need and glued them on.


[Warfork 40.000 - Rogue Rules]
Orks Marauders

I painted up 15 more Orks. Basically, they look exactly like the first 15, 5 in each of the three different skin shades, but this group all had some clothes painted in Khaki Grey, to get some variation to the brown.

Half of the models done :-)


[SiFi]
Colonists and Vehicles

I basecoated all the models with Vallejo Surface Primer White.

The vehicles were then sprayed black from underneath.

The smaller trucks,which belong to the technical services group, were airbrushed Vallejo Basalt Grey on the lower half.

Masking the lower half with a piece of card at the height of the mud guard, I sprayed the upper half Vallejo London Blue.

The next steps will be brushwork.

The other two trucks, from the construction services group, will be orange. I started with a basecoat of Vallejo German Orange through my airbrush, a very flat orange.

As a second step, I airbrushed Vallejo Red Orange as a highlight colour.

Again, the next steps will be brushwork.

I also sprayed the carriage with a coat of Vallejo Air Colour Rust on all four trucks, but forgot to take a picture of that.


[Deathball]
Gaming Board

With all the teams painted, the board is still missing some paint. Time to change that.

First, all pieces received a basecoat of black from my airbrush.

The second coat was of Vallejo Model Air Rust.

In preparation for the salt step, all pieces received a coat of gloss vanish.


[Modern]
Private Military Contractors

I bought these models in February, after seeing Outpost. Although I was a bit disappointed by the film (the characters don't actually do anything in the film, they just react to enemies they cannot harm), the setting was to my liking, and of course (as happens so often after watching a movie) I bought some miniatures to recreate the film (in a 'better' version) on my tabletop. Only seven months later, and I started to work on them...

I plan to have the group looking similar to the mercenaries in the movie, which were "ununiformed". Every member wore different camouflage clothing and used different weapons. My group will look like this, they will not all wear the same uniform and the same equipment. What did not make sense in my mind is the fact that the mercenaries in the movie also used different calibers. My group all use 5.56mm except the FN Scar and R870. Should make logistics much easier, as well as proof useful in combat, when one member runs dry...

These models are Private Militars Contractors from Eureka Miniatures.

These models are German Bundeswehr, also from Eureka Miniatres (left, center, right).

When purchasing them they looked good, now I need to say that I will probably not use the MP-7 armed model, as it seems to be wearing a winter jacket, and just seems too warmly clothed when compared to the rest of the models.

The last two models are from Hasslefree Miniatures, Freak and Bergil.

They are supplied with backpacks, but as they would have been the only models with them, I did not glue them on.

I scored their backs and will sculpt the backside of their protective vests.

When ordering the minis, and having my mixed equipped troops in mind, I had too many M4s. The Bundeswehr troopers and the Hasslefree minis bring some variation, but still. Therefore I also ordered:

from Hasslefree.

Some of the M4s need to go. Additionally, too many models are wearing base caps, so some of them also need to go. They will be replaced by the boonie being worn by the KSK Sniper. So I started to happily mistreat some models:

The Bundeswehr radio operator lost his head, and will receive one of the base cap heads, to make him overall look less Bundeswehr.

As mentioned above, I want to distribute some boonies among the models. I bought some time ago Instant Mold, but had no chance so far to use it; now needing to reproduce some hats it comes in handy.

Next I need to glue in the G36Cs and the SA-80s, as well as cast and glue on some boonies.


[SiFi]
Colonists and Vehicles

I built all the trucks, hid all seams/holes with Miliput and used some kind of plaster to hide the integral bases of the colonists.

While building the trucks, I noticed that one fender is missing. I will ask John to include one with my next oder with him.


[SiFi]
Colonists and Vehicles

Next project up are some additions to my 15mm colonists. I received an order from Ground Zero Games a couple of days ago, including 4 trucks for them. As a Christmas present, John included some freebies, which provided me with 8 new colonists - thanks a lot John :-)


[Dreadball]
Referee

The last model from the boxed game is done, the referee,