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Author Topic: Scrapyard (New item added 30/11)  (Read 8718 times)

Offline Gunbird

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Scrapyard (New item added 30/11)
« on: November 04, 2011, 08:32:44 PM »
Didn't paint anything this week but managed to get 2 more wrecks reasonably matte.

Britannia Beetle:






Tried matting the glasswork on it, this was only succesful on the headlights, looked like carp on the other parts. Tried it twice then gave up.

Hobbyden Isuzu:






Miscast piece I got during my visit to the Hobby Den in May this year.

Group shot of what I have sofar:


Will add 1 vehicle to that, and I hope to receive my scenery back from Ireland next week so you can a more scenic group shot.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2011, 11:01:53 AM by wayswatcher »
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Re: 2 more wrecks
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 03:09:09 AM »
Great wrecks.
Really love the VW.
Good looking shed also.
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Re: 2 more wrecks
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 07:30:41 AM »
Nice work again and I really like the wound down windows on the VW  8)

cheers

James
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Re: 2 more wrecks
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 07:38:52 AM »
Nice looking wrecks. I really like how you painted the VWs window to look like it is half open - very clever.
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Offline Gunbird

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Re: Scrapyard
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 01:47:06 PM »
I've run out of wrecks to paint so on to the bits of junk and assorted rubble.



15mm Roof Water Tank from The Scene




HO scale pallet pile from Preiser



Steel plate from the Sgts' Mess rubble pack



How it all ties in scale wise:

Offline john Hollyoak

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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 8/11)
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 09:27:05 AM »
Loving these. This sort of thing really moves a table up a level.
Can I hijack the thread slightly and ask what colours you use for basing - it is exactly the way I want my 28mm to look.

Thanks
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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 8/11)
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 09:54:16 AM »
Very good paintjobs, as always.  :)

I would like someday to see some sort of  battlreport using all of these well-painted miniatures and terrain.

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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 8/11)
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 10:36:41 AM »



Really nice stuff.  Keep it coming please :)

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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 8/11)
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 11:50:30 AM »
John: Either GW Foundation Brown or the Army Painter Leather Brown spraycan, and a light drybrush with GW Foundation Dheneb Stone. We set this on paper back in 2009 as the basing standard for the Big game 2010 and I've been basing everything the same since. Really ties everything in together.

Nimrod: I propably won't get a game in till early 2012. Please hold  :D

Cheetor: Will do!

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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 8/11)
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011, 12:04:03 PM »
Lovely stuff!
 :-*

Nice bit of thought has gone into these. They really look like they have been 'dumped'.
Those bases really are effective, too.
(Will probably have to cave in and get some tufts soon....)

Looking forward to more.

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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 8/11)
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 01:26:41 PM »
Tufts rule, you'll not regret them bud.

Anyway really nice scrapyard stuff there, the truck cab is inspired. Can I ask what you're basing them on, precut bases or homebrew plastic/mdf?

To make the wrecks a bit more wrecked paint wise, get some nasty paintstripper gel and pinprick it on with a pin or cocktail stick in places where the rust would form when it starts to bubble quickly use a little stiff brush to rub it off and key it in, then just add pigment powder and instant rustoleum! ;)

Suffice to say I have a scrap yard pile that I need to start, was going to do it as one piece, but your modular pics have given me a clear direction of travel here. Cheers

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Offline Gunbird

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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 8/11)
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 02:08:58 PM »
I buy big sheets of of various thickness plasticcard for modelmaking, and use 1.5mm for basing. I buy precut ones when I need to make a lot of the same, but almost never for model bases, I always cut to size.

Nice tip, but I don't use chemicals, I've got too many chemical burn scars already. And weathering powder, I prefer to paint my details, that stuff is too much hit and miss for wargaming if you ask me.

I've looked at bigger scrap piles, but everything for me has to fit in certain sized boxes as I have set limits to how much room my hobby can take up (don't want to piss off SWMBO) and big scrappiles don't fit into that. I do want to make a few stacks of wrecked cars, but I'm in no hurry./

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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 11/11)
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2011, 10:26:07 AM »
More scrap:






Cooker and bed both from Frontline, from their Blitz Bits line




Scrap diecast convertible Beetle, manufacturer unknown. About 10mm longer then my Britannia one.



2 more watertanks (red tap and yellow tap) from The Scene. Best not drink from the yellow tap!  :shock:




Steel I beam from Sgts' Mess rubble pack and HO refinery bit.





Aircon unit from The Scene.











And just to get an idea of the relative sizes:

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 11/11)
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2011, 10:46:11 AM »
Superb mate, really gritty, great for COD MW or battlefield games, can imagine Delta or rangers moving through the wreckage to capture the objective.

Can we have some weblinks for the bits cited please? Ta.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 10:58:42 AM by Commander Vyper »

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Re: Scrapyard (New items added 11/11)
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2011, 11:22:20 AM »
That is really good work, I especially like the way you have pained the windows on the cars, very effective.
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