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Offline Mr Kissyfur

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2019, 02:35:55 AM »
Some little progress recently. I scratch built a skip (weirdly fun to do) for a building site (based on a Faller kit). The water in the tyre tracks looks a bit better in reality than it does in the photo – I think it caught the sunlight a bit strongly  It still needs the greenery adding to it:





I also decided to have a go at a crashed aircraft to use as a “capture the flag” objective. I had to hand a fairly rubbish old Airfix kit so decided to beat the living daylights out of it:










It was my first go with Mig pigments. The first application was using enamel thinner. It reacted badly with the Daler Rowney acrylic varnish and just left brown brushmarks everywhere. I managed to rub most of that off with more thinner, then tried again with Vallejo acrylic medium instead of thinner, which worked a bit better. Also then used some Mig enamel mud wash, and a Tamiya mud pen thing.

It still needs the grass/greenery applied, then it’s mostly done, I think…
« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 03:05:52 AM by Mr Kissyfur »

Offline Blackwolf

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2019, 03:15:46 AM »
The MIG looks fab!
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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2019, 05:20:23 AM »
The MIG looks fab!

*F-18, US Marines.  lol  (pun on MIG...)

Does look fab though!
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Offline Splod

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2019, 07:48:43 AM »
That wreck is really quite lovely! For a crashed heap of junk  ;)

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2019, 08:59:26 AM »
Neat.

Offline Mr Kissyfur

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2019, 02:17:47 PM »
Thank you all very much! It was a lot of fun - it was a massively terrible Airfix kit that really wasn't good for anything other than beating to death, so it was nice to salvage something from it.

Finished the base for it, plus the building site:







Next item is an MG post, which will have a camo net over it:


Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2019, 02:25:32 PM »
VERY NICE WORK ON ALL THAT TERRAIN :-* :-* :-*

Offline Mr Kissyfur

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2019, 10:31:48 AM »
Thank you!

Next was finishing the machine gun post:







I tried to do some spent shells with very short lengths of copper wire but it didn't really work. I think the basil garnish really finishes it off, though.

Offline Schriv

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2019, 12:25:15 PM »
That is fantastic work all around.  I really love the terrain pieces.
I've been working on a similar project for the last year but concentrating on the vehicle vs. vehicle aspect since I am horrible at painting people.  :)
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Offline ichwillauch

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2019, 12:35:40 PM »
Simply wow! Especially I like the crashed plane.

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2019, 02:49:41 PM »
The Mg nest and the crashed jet diorama/terrain are nice. And don't be too harsh on yourself, the Russians and Americans look great!

Offline Mr Kissyfur

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2019, 04:09:20 AM »
Thanks!

Next, I had a bit of a play around with some scrap bits to see how to make boxes. They ended up a little too large for 20mm scale, I think, but they just about work. The scratchbuilt LAWs help bring the scale back a bit, maybe?! This will be an ammo dump for the purposes of the rules (free full reload without using an action)







Then some concrete barriers – very quickly knocked together from some scrap Styrofoam:


What next….

Offline Flinty

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Re: Project log - modern era 20mm European theatre skirmish game
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2019, 09:37:17 PM »
Can't wait to see...cracking stuff.

Doing the same thing (but muuuuch slower) and am nicking your idea for basing the buildings, I thought they looked a bit wierd by themselves - your garden and building plot are great.

 

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