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Colonists and Vehicles

I finished the last two vehicles. They were painted like the first two (same colours for windows, tires, antennae, same chiping technique), just with blue/grey instead of orange.


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Colonists and Vehicles

Last post for this year. I painted the windows and highlighted the grey and blue body colours. At the moment the gloss varnish coat to protect the current status is drying.


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Colonists and Vehicles

As a last step, I added some srcatches. First, I painted lines in orange mixed with white.

Next, I painted over the upper part of the light orange line with chocolate brown.

I call them done.

The Rangers are up next, I started by blacklining them with secret weapon washes heavy body black.


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Colonists and Vehicles

I finished the techs/paramedics.

The purchase of their ambulance vehicle is already planned.

I also continued to work on the construction vehicles, applying a highlight with the brush with Vallejo 70.910 Orange Red. Next the wheels and antennaes were painted black, and highlighted with 70.867 Dark Bluegrey. The headlights were painted white, the direction indicator yellow, the brake light red.

The windows were painted with a horizon, using blue with more and more white added for the upper part, brown with more and more white added for the lower part. Heavy Body Black (Secret Weapon Washes) was then used to blackline the windows, and very dilluted white to create some reflections.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 :-)