Since I have finally managed to finish a technical that I started some time ago in the distant past,
I figured I should post the finished product here, along with some other bits and pieces that I have been working on.
|As you last saw it.|
|And now with added paint and wash! The crew is quite the mixed bag - Esci driver, with the figure with the M16 being a Mars kitbash clone of Esci figures, while the Arab is of unknown make.|
|The view from the other side. Is it wrong that I like the Mars Mujahideen figures?|
I also gave the finishing touches - a driver and a brown wash - to another diecast. This time it was a Matchbox Field Car
that had survived from my childhood - although it had taken a few hard knocks in the process.
|The folded down canopy at the back is a bit from a Battlefront 15mm model. I think it works well here!|
|I am rather tempted to put a passenger in the back. I am also tempted to put in a nice recoiless rifle|
The next diecast repaint was a Jada Toys Battle Rig from their Battle Machines line
. I bought this in a Walmart sometime in 2008 thinking that I could use it in a game of Dark Future, but I am tempted to use it as technical gun truck in either AK-47 or CD 3. Of course, I would have to field a force that matches it in all its
|Behold the beast in its original paint job! Big boomer is a very shiny Battle Rig!|
I gave it the usual treatment of disassembly, undercoating with primer, repainting, assembly and then a wash. However I did add a gunner to the main armament as it looked somewhat empty.
|I added a gunner using the driver from the Airfix Matador.|
|The truck is labelled as 1/87 but i think it can fudge as being 1/76.|
|Of course I gave it the usual brown wash.|
And last of all some Johnny Lightning Humvees that I purchased second hand in around 2007. One was from the Military Muscle
range of vehicles, while the other was a civilian Hummer H1
. They were badly painted so I disassembled them, put them in Simple Green, and finally many years later have undercoated them with grey spray primer.
|Disassembled and ready to be sprayed.|
|And now sprayed in Dulux grey primer!|
The Johnny Lightning Humvees are meant to be 1/64 scale, but they size up fairly well to both my 1/72 scale Dragon premades, and my Matchbox diecasts, so I think this could be another example of the stated scale not always being correct. I should probably do a post comparing diecast Humvees at some stage....