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Author Topic: 18mm Scifi GZG CDF.  (Read 634 times)

Offline zrunelord

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18mm Scifi GZG CDF.
« on: January 29, 2022, 11:33:32 AM »
Another nicely sculpted set of minis from GZG.
When these came out , I said that they would be great for near future British troops, especially since the helmets are similar to modern British ones.
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2022/01/18mm-scifi-gzg-cdf.html

The Mechs are scratchbuilt ( had them for around 7 years waiting to be painted )
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2016/10/scratchbuilt-sprue-stuff.html

& the vehicles are heavily converted
 https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2019/08/converting-176th-plastic-kits-to-1820mm.html

I decided to use natural terrain material instead of paste as in previous posts.
The terrain is all natural dried vine leaves & other dried organic material put through a metal sieve to make it as thin as possible, the metal sieve acts as a grater so only fine particles go through.

The bushes are hand made using synthetic grass, white glue & a credit card.
Just put drops of white glue on the credit card , sprinkle then press with another credit card, shake off excess, form them into nice rounded individual shapes with a thin flat tool whilst still wet, sprinkle more material. I use a piece of clear Perspex rubbed vigorously on a woollen jersey ( i.e. your sleeve ) to generate static electricity to gently pull up the individual strands. Once dry, you have individual bushes. Just shave them off & glue them with Pva. You will end up with a credit card size worth of bushes. The green material is synthetic , the straw coloured is dried natural material.





















Thanks for your comments
Z
http://castrarunis.blogspot.com/

Imagine & you can.
Most see shapes you must see possibilities.
Z

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: 18mm Scifi GZG CDF.
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 11:36:34 AM »
Nice  :)

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 18mm Scifi GZG CDF.
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2022, 07:08:03 PM »
Thanks Oshiro.

To add - the yellowish grass is dried asparagus fern. Put it in a plastic bag before cutting as it will get everywhere.

Z
« Last Edit: January 29, 2022, 07:14:29 PM by zrunelord »

Offline War Monkey

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Re: 18mm Scifi GZG CDF.
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2022, 10:02:04 PM »
What a great unit! The vehicle conversions are top notch, and the mechs are really great as well. Like a said what a great unit!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 18mm Scifi GZG CDF.
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2022, 06:26:36 PM »
Way to go, Z!  So cool.

Dan

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 18mm Scifi GZG CDF.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2022, 04:03:24 PM »
Your patience with vehicle conversions is astounding. Everything looks fantastic, Z.

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 18mm Scifi GZG CDF.
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2022, 04:44:44 PM »
Thank you all for liking them.

More to come .... soonish  ;)

Z


Offline Mako

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Re: 18mm Scifi GZG CDF.
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2022, 01:31:51 AM »
Very nice work!

I love the unified camo scheme.

 

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