Thursday, May 22, 2014

Recon Thing

Riflething Scout Buggy
15 mm scale

Designed for rapid reconnaissance of dense urban areas, this lightly-armoured buggy allows Riflethings to get in and out, relying on speed and good steering to avoid small arms fire.  The driver is protected by slug-resistant, laser-ablative canopy; the gunner is exposed, but packs a punch with a plasma projector whose effects on infantry are best described as "horribly demoralizing".



This was a fun stress buster in the week after baby #2 was born, the chassis painting came together surprisingly quickly, though detailing took a bit of time later.  Frankly, I tried not to sweat the clumsy brushwork too much, in the interests of finishing it quickly.  The display base is as basic as it gets... printed paper on craft plywood, just something to place it on really.


9 comments:

  1. Blimey. Seems a shame to have to shoot at that and scratch your paintjob! Lovely stuff.

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    1. Shoot away... Riflethings might have a nice car but they're awful people, in as much as they're still people.

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  2. Very nice. It's a fine looking modeling endeavor. 1st time I've seen that particular KM figure in the turret of a vehicle.

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  3. I have the same car at home, you've done an amazing job. Motivated me to put one of my wasteland warriors in the turret and make it a mad max type of deal.

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    1. Thanks, and great idea. May I suggest ditching the canopy and putting a driver inside? The toy's cockpit is actually not badly detailed and a driver could probably be easily added with a mini's head and torso and some putty. Then put roll bars or rusty mesh over for that wasteland look.

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  4. Simply Marvelous paintjob on the buggy! Brilliant stuff! If only I could get close to such brilliant layering and highlighting skills!

    Great stuff!

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  5. Yes, finished off nicely, and despite your self-deprecation, both the brushwork and base look top dollar to me- if only I could do as well!

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  6. Mr. M., I have nominated you for the covetous Liebster Award! Congratulations!

    http://jaysminiatureenterprises.blogspot.com/2014/05/liebster-award.html

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