Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Imperial Guard Aegis Defence Line

So I've decided to build an Aegis Defence Line for my Imperial Guard a week back. I also wanted it to be a sort of display for my army and I want to make it unique on it's own too.

Thanks to Carl, he managed to encourage me to use green stuff to sculpt the sand bags, and yeah, that's a lot of green stuff used.

I wanted to make it feel as if they have been camped in the same position for a while now, and they will obviously bring extra equipment with them. Picked out some bits and mixed them up. The green barrel is from Tamiya.

Just a comparison with a text model.

The gun is not glued, just in case I don't need the gun, I can use the Aegis on it's own.

Adding a little doo dads and making sure I don't over clutter the place.

Some pictures of it complete. I didn't want to use weathering powder as I don't want to overdo the thing.

Some communication equipment, tool box, and some extra lasguns.

In case someone wants to be cheeky with me, I can put my tanks in it too.

So yeah, I'll need to paint more infantry to fill up the ranks of my Imperial Guard.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Merkava Mk IV LIC

I actually started on this tank a couple of months ago, but I've been neglecting it after assembly since I had a very hard time selecting the correct colours for this tank. But in the end, I finally got around to finishing it.

Assembly was simple enough, the only thing is that some of the parts are really fragile and small. With patience, it was completed after about a week.

The crazy part about assembling this tank is the forming of the balls and chains. I had to cut hemispheres to glue them on the brass etch.

The kit doesn't come with the cloth drab. So I used some leftover paper bag to form the cloth drab for the tank, there is no way I could pass up the opportunity to display the tank's markings.

After doing some minor colour modulation, detailing, and adding the decals, I finished the tank. I'm quite happy with it since it's one of my favourite modern tanks out there.