Saturday, April 11, 2015

Skyward Sentinel

Colabreta Anti-Air/APC Combo
15 mm scale



A distaste for excessive military production leads the People's Planetary Partnership to design flexibility into much of their equipment.  Although this armored infantry transport currently mounts a pair of radar-guided hypervelocity cannons to engage enemy dropships and ground attack flyers, the turret can be rapidly exchanged for a variety of other weapons, sensor suites, or even rescue apparatus for disaster emergency use.

Although it's often frustrating, I still find conversion to be fun and satisfying.  The AA turret here is made from an Ion Age "Moth 88" gun, plasticard, greenstuff and the end of a novelty pen.  Sometimes it's about working with what you've got in your bitz box and not being hung up on your original design (which was rather different).

9 comments:

  1. Lol, I like the teddy :). Shouldn't it be tied to the front bumper?
    Again, I like your work. A very nice and clean finish on both the conversion and painting.

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    1. Noooo, if they tie it to the bumper, it'd get too dirty!

      I've actually been wondering about the "clean finish" on these, I know for a fact that actual military vehicles get very mucky. I'll just say these "home guards" have time to wash them down every day.

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  2. Very nice work, Mr. M: painting, modifications, and picture setting of vehicles and troops.

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  3. Thanks Jay! I was actually going to get some of that dried lichen stuff you use for bushes but it was stupidly expensive at Michael's (though still cheaper than those $&+$# Woodland Scenics trees!). So I photoshopped in some shrubberies instead.

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    1. You might try a Joann's fabric shop for the dried moss. It's the least expensive stuff that I've found.

      And the Teddy Bear is a great tribute to your toddler: an inclusion of the little-one into your modeling-gaming world(?).

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  4. Very nice. The bunny is excellent, well done!

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  5. When I do convert models - like you I find it a bit time consuming to do it as often as I once used to - I try to make do with the items that I have to hand, the be master of the possible, if you know what I mean.

    Lovely painting. Is the teddy sculpted on to the model? Its great.

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