Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hornby Power Pylons

Recently I started to do some work on items of terrain, so I could start to either finish off older projects, repair damaged projects, and figure out what the priority is for new items. It has been quite interesting to see what items I have stashed away - such as half a dozen power pylons.


Power pylons: A nice piece of infrastructure.
 In the repair  damaged items category falls these Hornby power pylons that got quite munted through both earthquakes and moving. I figured the easiest thing to do would be to base them, and to glue them back together where they had broken apart.

Same Pylons, now with a Matchbox Battle King for scale - which I also just recently refurbished.
The basing was very simple, glue plyon onto mdf coaster, brush on artists medium, paint, wash with GW brown wash. I think the result is quite pleasing.

I also did a quick wash and touch up paint job on some diecast BTR-80s, and assembled two S-Models 9P148 BDRM-2s.

BTR-80s and 9P148 BDRM-2s. I got side tracked from working on terrain by Warsaw Pact goodness.
I'm quite impressed with the S-Model kit and will be getting more. The 9P148 sprue contains the turret for the regular BDRM-2 , so I have made them up for use with another project. The sprue seems to be the same for both the 9P148 and the regular BDRM-2, but with key components snipped out. In this case the missing piece is the upper deck with the turret ring.

More BTR-80 goodness!
I have yet to make up any additional S-Model kits, but I can see that they will be something I will be buying more of in the future, as based on the two models I have made, and the online reviews of others, they seem to be quite detailed and accurate kits.

11 comments:

  1. Awesome work all around Brian. The pylons look massive, just as they should.

    Extra nice WARPAC items as well. Top notch.

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    1. Thanks Paul, now I have to make up a substation or two, and perhaps make the nuclear power plant I've been thinking about making for the last ten years:)
      I do like making up WARPAC gear that goes together nicely, ACE kits can be a real beast to make!

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  2. Great job I need some of those for my 1/72 modern. I will look in to those Hornby pacs. Great job on the S Mart models ( that's what I call them from the Army of Darkness) ;-)

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    1. Thanks Grey! They would look good in both phases of your game - although you might want to have a couple broken, or repurposed as watchtowers, etc for the Gamma World phase.
      S-Mart models - nice:)

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  3. ASH from Army of Darkness. (SHOP SMART SHOP S MART) lol ;-)

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    1. Nice! You should make up a ruined S-Mart for your Gamma World:)

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  4. That's a Great Idea! I never thought of it for the Gamma world or my Terminator game. I did think of it for a Zombie game lol. But to make a store like that for Modern Zombie time like just as the old Zboys and girls come back. It's hard to think how to make the items in the store look good:-( like small bottles cans etc... Been thinking on this for a while now. But what you said makes a far better idea. Then I don't need to make it look more clean. I can just make a few things left here there Brocken stuff mostly. I'll give it a shot! Thanks for the idea! Take care now. Grey

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  5. I'll use them for the Powerlines in both times hey look Great! Very well done Sir Thanks for the tip. Take care keep posting :-)

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  6. Those BTR-80s came out absolutely killer!

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