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Author Topic: 28mm SciFi Colonial Defence Force 15/05 WIP Infantry  (Read 1240 times)

Offline Belgian

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28mm SciFi Colonial Defence Force 15/05 WIP Infantry
« on: April 14, 2024, 09:24:41 PM »
With plenty of projects in progress, I started yet a new one. This time a near future/ scifi Colonial Defence Force for service in the colonies. The force will be low tech scifi with trucks, tanks and infantry along with some attack helicopters and drones.

As I wanted to stay frugal I sourced cheap diecast vehicles with a more or less scifi angular look where possible and will be repainting them in army green. As this is one of many projects the paintjobs will be basic but good enough for the tabletop. The vehicles will include multipurpose trucks, tanks and maybe even apc´s, tracked artillery, support and engineering vehicles. Infantry will be the Wargames Atlantic male and female cannon fodder miniatures that I had already laying around.

So first up are three repainted diecast trucks originally painted as military ambulances. Now repurposed as multipurpose trucks with armored cabin containing for example a command post, troop transport, supplies etc and armed with a heavy duty machinegun. Quite happy with the result.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2024, 09:11:50 PM by Belgian »
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Offline v_lazy_dragon

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Re: 28mm Low Tech SciFi Colonial Defence Force
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2024, 11:08:56 PM »
Promising start! Looking forward to seeing how it evolves!
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Offline Mako

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Re: 28mm Low Tech SciFi Colonial Defence Force
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2024, 12:39:53 AM »
Looks good.

I'm planning to do this in 15mm/18mm scale, so went with Modern/Ultramodern Cold War, West Germans, since with their really big, shoulder-fired RPG, they look pretty SciFi to me.

Offline Belgian

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Re: 28mm Low Tech SciFi Colonial Defence Force
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2024, 06:24:28 PM »
Looks good.

I'm planning to do this in 15mm/18mm scale, so went with Modern/Ultramodern Cold War, West Germans, since with their really big, shoulder-fired RPG, they look pretty SciFi to me.

Thanks, well that sounds great too! Looking forward in seeing your approach!

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Re: 28mm Low Tech SciFi Colonial Defence Force
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2024, 09:25:46 PM »
Quick work-in-progress, some toy tanks in primer.

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Re: 28mm SciFi Colonial Defence Force 15/05 WIP Infantry
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2024, 09:14:09 PM »
Some WIP pictures of the infantry and support weapons. All miniatures are male and female cannon fodder by Wargames Atlantic with some arms and weapons from Warlord Games.

Mostly the arms without weapons and the PIAT's which looked suitable low tech and had them laying around. The soldiers with kepis are armed with the weapons from the Death Fields single conversions sprue. These are more like police/ vehicle crews etc

The mortars are from Games Workshop while the heavy machineguns are toys made to go with some kind of lego figures. Last but not least some AT mines made from spare toy wheels.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2024, 09:22:44 PM by Belgian »

 

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