Monday, 21 August 2017

WIP: Prodos Games M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier...

...aka 'Aliens APC'. I had a few issues with Prodos regarding the very late delivery of the 'Cheyenne' dropship but the M577 has arrived as promised and it's an absolute cracker! It has a very detailed interior and comes with three crew members - commander, driver and gunner (there are also a couple of bonus items that are included as part of a pre-order offer - more about these in a later post); I'm a little surprised at the decision to split the hull in two as the join is directly through a couple of screens and the commander's desk but the fit is pretty good. The hull parts virtually clip together after a little clean up so perhaps it won't be too problematic. It also looks like you can leave the roof loose so the interior can be viewed though in doing so it becomes obvious that the driver could not use his door to enter.



WIP: Spectre Miniatures MRZR-2 fast attack vehicle...

...second crew member. I'm painting these as 'operators' so I've gone back to the first one and repainted his top.
























Tuesday, 1 August 2017

WIP: Spectre Miniatures MRZR-2 light attack vehicle...

...just about finished. I may add add a little wear 'n' tear and a bit of dust when I eventually add it to a diorama but for now it will go to one side while I await (on the way!) and paint a few figures to display alongside it.





Monday, 31 July 2017

WIP: Spectre minaitures MRZR-2 Light Attack Vehicle...

...I had originally planned to incorporate the 'Razors' in a 'near-future' diorama with my second Antenociti 'Superhawk' landing craft (they actually fit perfectly in the hold) and I was going to use the more futuristic looking Puppets War Tactical troopers to accompany the vehicles (similar to the Infinity Ariadna minis on the first 'Superhawk' diorama) hence the first vehicle being built and painted without crew in/on the vehicle. When I ordered the 'Razors' I did actually order the two crew sets but hadn't planned to use them this time  but the more I looked at them and at the minis on Spectre's website the more I liked them so I thought why not?....except it might mean painting multi-cam!
Now I've painted camoulflage patterns on numerous minis over the years reasonably successfully but it has always been on sci-fi minis and therefore very much open to interpretation. Could I paint a real-life pattern like multi-cam? Well I've given it a go...



Saturday, 29 July 2017

WIP: Spectre Miniatures MRZR-2 Light Attack Vehicle...

...sorting out the stowage - still needs strapping down somehow! Spectre do a couple of nice vehicle stowage sets in their accessories range; one set is MRZR-2 specific and consists of a spare wheel and two fuel container (gerry-cans) panniers while the other one is more generic and contains a selection of ammo boxes, gerry-cans, weapons cases, LAWs and cooler boxes.





Thursday, 27 July 2017

WIP: Spectre Miniatures MKRZ-2...

...dwartist does moderns! I know, I know! Just couldn't resist this little beauty from Spectre Miniatures...you can get crew figures and cargo too!