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Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2013, 06:28:55 PM »
Had a go at converting some Paras, used the 'U.S. AIRBORNE INFANTRY BOARDING AIRCRAFT' from TQD castings @ CP Models. Chopped off their weapons and replaced them with some rather oversized SLRs from MJfigures, they are about 20% bigger than the rifles on the previous models. Even after chopping bits off to shorten them they still look huge. I filed down the helmets to look more like the British ones and chopped off the boot knives, entrenching tools etc. Just a bit of fun.

« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 10:41:06 PM by Ash »

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2013, 11:49:58 PM »
Decided to have a go at some huts, this is where I'm at so far:



« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 10:38:42 PM by Ash »

Offline Slayer

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2013, 01:45:24 AM »
man they look good :D
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Offline AlexM

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2013, 04:18:20 AM »
Dude, those look awesome! What did you use for the hut walls?

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2013, 05:09:22 PM »
I'd been wanting to have a go at some huts for ages and once I'd found some suitable bits they were fairly straight forward. The bases are just that foam core board; the walls & fences are made from sticks ( Beech seems to work well, as nice straight lengths, it's also thin enough to look scaled to the little blokes). Cut little holes in the board with knife tip, push in stick with a bit of PVA; once dry I put some masking tape around the inside to stop them moving and added some filler to the outside (don't forget to leave a gap for the door!).
The roof, a little framework of sticks and PVA, then chopped the bristles from and old paint brush (I think the MK 2 huts will have more layers of bristles). Attack with paint . . .







« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 06:32:05 PM by Ash »

Offline Arlequín

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2013, 10:02:27 PM »
Very impressive!  :)

Maybe the roofs should be thicker, but to be honest they work for me as they are.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2013, 11:04:34 PM »
Very nice - the colours and textures are very pleasing.
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Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2013, 02:49:49 PM »
I picked up a couple of armoured cars to add into the mix. A Ferret MK2/3 from bw models and an AML-60 from ACE:







« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 06:32:44 PM by Ash »

Offline Earther

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2013, 09:39:20 PM »
MORE!  :D

I love this thread! Thanks for sharing Ash!

Offline Goosegog

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2013, 09:30:22 AM »
Great work. This is a period which has caught my interest of late. But so far I have resisted buying anything. I don't think I could give the figures the justice you have in 20mm. 

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2013, 06:05:55 PM »
Thanks for the comments, @ Goosegog just go for it mate, pick up some troops ( I'd recommend the Under Fire range all day long) check out some of reference pictures ( I can send you links to a couple of good sites) and paint some tests. I just make it up as I go along, so long as I'm in the mood for painting . . .

Finally got around to painting the paras. Made a bit of a mess with a couple of the rifles, ended up buying some more from a company called BM, but they were as too small as the others where too big. Ended up chopping them up, then mixing bits from both.
A weapons pack from Underfire would be top of my list (hint,hint) FNs & MAG, AK47 & RPD . . .



« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 06:33:13 PM by Ash »

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2013, 09:32:03 PM »
Wow mate! :-*

Offline Earther

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2013, 11:53:47 AM »
Nicely done!  :D

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2013, 09:59:56 AM »
Cheers chaps.
Well that's me now totally out of 20mm things to paint . . .

Offline juergen c. olk

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Re: 20mm Rhodesian Fireforce (Under Fire miniatures)
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2013, 10:44:59 PM »
Your work is awesome,I am glad to see how well the  "UnderFire",miniatures paintup,and the para conversions are great.I love the helo's,I found some diecast in poland for a good price .I lost my love for building models I had when i was younger.Also I would like to ask if I could post a few of your pictures on my http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/ModernAfricanBushwars    it's a group I run dedicated to post WW2 warfare in Africa,all albums are available for downloading by members,info sharing encouraged.It would be a honour to post some pictures,my favorite area is Rhodesia,with due credit given of course to you and this site. Sincerely Juergen C. Olk,keep up the good work.

 

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