Sunday, February 22, 2015

Amphibious Attack

Amphibious Assault Hovercraft
15 mm scale


I was a bit stalled on my pirates, and my sci-fi roots must have been showing, because I whipped this off in less than a week which is pretty speedy for me.  The hover is of course an Ion Age "Adder Combat Lifter" missile pod variant I've had kicking around for a while.  A nice model; it has its own style but you could use it for a lot of different factions without it looking out of place.


 
The riders are Clear Horizons' Hell Divers, which were the only seated figures I had, but turned out looking perfect.  I painted them to look very "Star Wars clone trooper", without actually intending to.  I just wanted to distinguish them from my other squad and not be green.  I picture this vehicle doing high-speed shore assaults, rapidly disembarking a team of infantry and then falling back to support them with missile strikes.


9 comments:

  1. Very nice dry brushing on the vehicle. The riders, for me, make the model really desirable. Maybe 15mm UK will use your idea to promote their neat stuff.

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    1. Thanks. Drybrushing isn't an ideal technique, but it suits my time constraints. Maybe if I do another one of these some time I'll try using the airbrush. Mine can be adjusted to a pretty fine spray and I think it might do a nice job on linear highlights like the ones on the air cushion here. If nothing else, it makes base coating go a lot faster.

      I love the riders too, but then again the Hell Divers are an excellent line in general. I like the guy aiming his rifle, though a moving sea vehicle seems like a shaky sniping platform.

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  2. Thats has turned out wonderfully well! Lovely job and as already said by Jay the riders really add a lot of cool factor to it.

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  3. Very cool. I really like the Ion Age vehicles.

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    1. Me too, I've actually got a couple more ordered - the new Colabreta and Hazelwurm armored cars. Very stylish :)

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  5. Very nice! And I think grey/white looks best on the Hell Diver sculpts, you need to show off all that detail in a way that green can obscure.

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    1. I do like my classic army green squad, but these turned out great! It was fun to take a totally different approach on subjects I'd already done, too.

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