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Offline Damas

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Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« on: February 12, 2020, 11:14:32 PM »
I picked up a basic set of Chinese PLA lunar troops at Salute a couple or more years ago, picked up the US starter set last year, and finally begun doing some assembly.

Here is my PLA force with support vehicle.  Base coat is the usual Halfords grey primer then a contrast paint wash over them, add details and call it done.
Vehicle weapons are magnetised for gameplay.



The first completed model from the US lunar marines.

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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 12:08:06 AM »
Nice work :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Can I ask why you have based them in pairs
I was thinking of basing mine on single washers

Offline Commander Roj

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 04:52:53 AM »
Nice work :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Can I ask why you have based them in pairs
I was thinking of basing mine on single washers

Yes, interesting. It begs the question, what rules will you be using? I think someone else mentioned moongrunt in a similar post. Is this the beginning of a wave of moongrunt? I haven’t painted the few bits I have yet, apart from GZG’s pre moongrunt pressure suited crew. Maybe that is a project for later this year. I will watch how you get on. Nice work on the Chinese.

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 07:18:57 AM »
Cheers both.  I did the 2p bases as I picked up AK47 at the same time and was going to use something like it for rules.

As is usual for my local club, if it doesn't come complete in a box no-one else will casually buy in so I have to provide both sides, rules and scenery if I want a game.  :-[

Offline NurgleHH

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 07:28:18 AM »
They look very nice. I feel a little bit retro, when I see them in these times of 40K. Interesting project
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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 07:55:56 AM »
Nice  :)

The contrast paints work well for the scale.

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2020, 10:49:03 PM »
Chasing that feverish dream of a completed army (HAH!) I've already re-based the Chinese PLA Space Force.



and their ride



The current Opfor, US Lunar Marines with the easiest paint job ever.  Spray white, contrast Apothecary White and paint the visors gold and a dash of colour to the shoulder pads.



and their ride, scout buggy and the beginnings of a support weapon section



All the vehicle weapons are magnetised and can be played with.

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2020, 11:31:01 PM »
Nice,the vehicles are top notch :-*
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Offline Jagannath

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 12:27:55 AM »
This is very cool. I must pick up my moongrunt project - using Contrast is a good shout.

Offline Commander Roj

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2020, 07:03:55 AM »
I like what you have done with the spare rocket pack mount and the US figures also look good, despite the simple scheme. As a result I have broken out a couple of packs of Chinese and painted them up myself. I am in the process of painting them too. No vehicles yet. I will remedy that at Salute.

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2020, 09:26:35 AM »
Cheers all!

Salute will be my go-to this year as well, more Chinese vehicles and another 6 wheeler for the US.

I've also looked at the civilians they offer for Stargrunt to make an independant faction.  Just need to browse the vehicle section (again) for ideas!  :D

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2020, 05:37:48 PM »
Looking good your figures are looking great
I have bought the British and to be honest I am not that impressed by them maybe better when I get some paint on them? The vehicle are nice though

Offline Metternich

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2020, 10:00:20 PM »
Both forces look very good.  My one quibble is that the PLA vehicle's yellow color scheme looks a little bright for a military vehicle (more civilian utility), though very well painted and "weathered" (funny adjective to use where there is no weather !).

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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2020, 01:53:16 PM »
Looking really great, I like your colors very much  they work well together and the color for your windows gives them that "Not to far in our Future" look.
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Re: Damas' Moongrunt beginnings
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2020, 04:16:47 PM »
Cheers all!

Salute will be my go-to this year as well, more Chinese vehicles and another 6 wheeler for the US.

I've also looked at the civilians they offer for Stargrunt to make an independant faction.  Just need to browse the vehicle section (again) for ideas!  :D

I’ve done a few of those, armed and unarmed. I borrowed the scenery from my youngest sons school project a couple of years ago:
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 04:18:21 PM by Commander Roj »