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Although I originally only wanted two combat jets I was so impressed by the simplicity and easiness of the kit I decided to get another one just for good measure.
Luckily I managed to purchase one for 11.99 Pounds delivered so I took the chance, not much you can do wrong there.

I know I originally wanted to stay to a authentic more natural colour scheme though having so much fun with the airbrush and wanting to learn and try out new things with it have forced me to go a little bit wild on this one!

I have now done 3 Models with the airbrush and wanted to try something new, I think it turned out quite well even though it is only my 2nd time trying flames, first time on a piece of foam board to try and get the feeling for it.
I gave the combat fighter a ghost flame paint job so the "Red leader" would stand out.

I thought this model would be cool if it would be in a take off position. I will make a little diorama around it with a landing crew and the pilot running to the jet.
Seeing as I have "Red 2" and a "Red 3 " I needed a "Red leader" right?
Perfect chance to introduce the first special character Duke "Blue Ghost" Skydancer a top gun pilot specialized in air to air combat, what else

It is still WIP, I am waiting for the missiles and I am not quite sure if I should have the cockpit open or closed? What do you think???


Lightning Viper DV-Z38 "The Blue Ghost"
Red Leader
Air to Air superiority combat fighter







As you can see this one has four laser canons instead of only 2 and will have an arrangement of long and short range AA missiles




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The Forsaken Legion

The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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6 foot underwater

Loving the vipers With the red tinged glass against the blue body, my vote is to keep the cockpit down... But it really depends on whether you want to do some nice interior detailing doesn't it?

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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
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 monkeytroll wrote:
Loving the vipers With the red tinged glass against the blue body, my vote is to keep the cockpit down... But it really depends on whether you want to do some nice interior detailing doesn't it?


Thanks monkeytroll !
The vipers are real fun to do, shame I can not get a few more at a reasonable price, but then again I originally only wanted 2.
I am going to do a ladder and a ground crew with it. The cockpit opens by pushing forward either way you are not going to see much of the interior mainly only the seat.
So yes I am also tending to closed.

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Something big is on its way!

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I present you with "Nuttcracker"






And his brother "Ballbreaker"




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So Walker nearly finished

What do you think?








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Your weathering is certainly very good. Do you use powders or is it mainly painted with foam?

   
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UK

The blue flames on the Viper look awesome mate, I think you should keep the canopy closed, you might have a hard time making the dark glass look realistic open.

The Walker is great too, looks like you are mastering the airbrush pretty damn quick !

   
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6 foot underwater

Beautiful weathering, and the OSL on the powerpack is great. That's going to be a lovely walker, can't wait to see what you do with the basing.

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Illumini wrote:Your weathering is certainly very good. Do you use powders or is it mainly painted with foam?

Thank you, I did not want to go too over the top as I am not fond of rust buckets
I use powders and a sponge / foam


Big H wrote:The blue flames on the Viper look awesome mate, I think you should keep the canopy closed, you might have a hard time making the dark glass look realistic open.

The Walker is great too, looks like you are mastering the airbrush pretty damn quick !


Thank you, although the canopy opens forwards not upwards so no real problem there.

monkeytroll wrote:Beautiful weathering, and the OSL on the powerpack is great. That's going to be a lovely walker, can't wait to see what you do with the basing.

Thanks Monkeytroll, though you have seen the base already


So at last the little one is finished!

Around 2013 bought the model for only 40 pounds and that was the start of it!
Bought a large amount of infantry, looked around for suitable tanks and artillery. And BAMMMM the Project was on. Unbelievable how just one good offer can start a whole project and before that I had no real interest in Sci-Fi, only fantasy.

This model is not just one of the centre pieces of the army but also the entire reason why I started.

The base has been finished for quite a while now, which I had shown back on page 1

I really can not quite understand why gatling guns this size exist, I mean what logic is there in a machine gun of that size? There are way more effective weapons in that size category.
If you think about it you are firing artillery size ammunition, due to the size of the ammunition your barrel is going to be empty before you even blink, especially with the size of the models magazine .................. wait a minute, if you think about it?

Artillery size shells, fired gatling gun fast ....... I need two!!

The Rule of cool
6th Heavy Combat Walker Battalion

"The hammers of Justice"

"Dragons fury"

Leviathan Class Battle Walker LD- 93





































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If you have to ask why you need so much firepower you probably didn't understand the question !!!

Absolutely stunning mate ! Definitely one of the best blogs on Dakka, and I will rob your ideas mercilessly !

   
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 Big H wrote:


Absolutely stunning mate ! Definitely one of the best blogs on Dakka, and I will rob your ideas mercilessly !

Well thanks Big H, although there many really good blogs on the site but that dies inspire me to get on with more goodness!
And please do rob ideas, that is what it is all about sharing great ideas and technics.

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Thought I would start with a little teaser this time
so what could it be?


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Cairo, Egypt

Great stuff, subscribing

 
   
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Denmark

That wouldn't by any chance be the Roc pattern dropship you are teasing?

Also: Fantastic work!
   
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Kid_Kyoto wrote:Great stuff, subscribing


Welcome and thank you hope to see you around.

Oestergaard wrote:That wouldn't by any chance be the Roc pattern dropship you are teasing?

Also: Fantastic work!


Well done Oestergaard!!
Very well spotted

So here is the Special Ops Drop Ship.
base and miniatures are not finished yet, will follow up with that.
Got this drop ship through the kickstarter. Pure resin and heavy but a nice model I think.
The model was without weapons so I have a few questions for you all, please do answer as I am stuck at the moment.

What do you all think, is the gatling to large? Should it only be one not gatlings at the front?
Should I add rocket pods underneath the wings?
I just can not decide, I originally did not want to add to many weapons but without it looks a little naked.

It represents a special ops Black hawk.

The main idea behind it is a "Special Operations Drop Ship". That is the reason for the darker colour scheme, I will add fast roping special ops on the open doors later.


Special Ops Dropship


"Black Dragon" BD- 239























Again I added some micro LED's for the interior lighting









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6 foot underwater

Very nice. I think maybe one rotary cannon might have been enough (heresy I know!), but two works

Rocket pods would probably be good - is it too late to magnetise without ruining the paint?

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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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 monkeytroll wrote:
Very nice. I think maybe one rotary cannon might have been enough (heresy I know!), but two works

Rocket pods would probably be good - is it too late to magnetise without ruining the paint?


Thanks monkeytroll!
Yes I think I need to redo the weapons on the front, I was not happy with the result.
No not to late at all, why did I not think of that in the first place, great idea thanks

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So I have now altered the weapons on the front, just looked somehow off





What do you think?


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Denmark

Nice! Where are the guns from?
   
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Oslo Norway

That looks much better. The first one looked unbalanced, now it is perfect

   
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Canada,Prince Edward Island

Awesome stuff as usual, everything is so amazingly detailed, love it!

   
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Oestergaard wrote:Nice! Where are the guns from?

Thanks, they are from a polish company called "Bits Pudlo although they were really baldly cast, not the resin of such but the modelling work is very wonky and not well executed. Needed a lot of work and they are still not straight.

Illumini wrote:That looks much better. The first one looked unbalanced, now it is perfect

Yes I think you are right there, thank you for your opinion!

Commander Cain wrote:Awesome stuff as usual, everything is so amazingly detailed, love it!

Again thanks to you too, wait until you see the base.

Please all do vote for me if you like for the 43rd Unofficial Painting Competition: Pick Up The Pace
Here is the link


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/764815.page


It would be very much appreciated

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Awesome forces and basing. Love the 48th scale leopard 2s. How do they scale against the infantry and Mechs?

A photo of these combined elements would be totally awesome.

A little something for the 1st Ironcore Galactic Expeditionary Force's recruitment drive perhaps?


If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
Basing-
Buy a pack of earth and fleshtone dry pastels. Scrape it with a knife, sprinkle dust to PVA glue on base.
Conflict on Ardus fiction 40k

Oldmate's Alternate Aeronautica- Cobbled together pilots and 1st gen British Jets

 
   
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Sorry if you already said it but where is that drop ship from?

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Sorry if you already said it but where is that drop ship from?


Looks like the Roc from Antenocitis Workshop - https://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/product/roc-dropship/
   
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OldMate wrote:Awesome forces and basing. Love the 48th scale leopard 2s. How do they scale against the infantry and Mechs?

A photo of these combined elements would be totally awesome.

A little something for the 1st Ironcore Galactic Expeditionary Force's recruitment drive perhaps?



Hello OldMate, thank you for your compliment and interest, they scale up perfectly. on the second tank, the command tank you can see a commander on the top looking out.
But I will post you a picture with an infantry man next to it.

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Sorry if you already said it but where is that drop ship from?

A Roc dropship from Antenocitis Workshop altered a little

beast_gts wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Sorry if you already said it but where is that drop ship from?


Looks like the Roc from Antenocitis Workshop - https://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/product/roc-dropship/

Yes that is correct, got it from the kickstarter

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The Roc looks sleek with the revised positioning of the guns. I can imagine it noiselessly touching down in the dark of the night. Are you planning on making a commando team to deploy from it.


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I don't think it needs rockets, (Realistically I think giant rocket pods would compromise its stealth profile(they'd have to be right out on the wings to avoid cooking the commandos when the passenger compartment is open), the guns are nicely placed and packed away close to the body to maximize on stealth)


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Thinking Tactically
If it was a gunship like a hind and you didn't care about stealth, rockets all the way. You want maximum fire support for your troops. Stick as many ATGMS and rocket pods on as you can.
If it is a stealth transport (like what was used to transport a certain seal team) you'd be more concerned with delivering your operatives as quietly as possible so they have the element of surprise. I wouldn't think you'd want to be weighed down with rocket pods of all things.

You could have special sub-sonic ammo for the revolving cannons so the craft can provide stealth fire-support without breaching its primary purpose as a stealth transport. It would totally be badass too.

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If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
Basing-
Buy a pack of earth and fleshtone dry pastels. Scrape it with a knife, sprinkle dust to PVA glue on base.
Conflict on Ardus fiction 40k

Oldmate's Alternate Aeronautica- Cobbled together pilots and 1st gen British Jets

 
   
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 OldMate wrote:
The Roc looks sleek with the revised positioning of the guns. I can imagine it noiselessly touching down in the dark of the night.


Yes I am happy with the alteration and I think it suits the vehicle quite well.

Are you planning on making a commando team to deploy from it.


Yes indeed, there will 8 -10 special ops guys fast roping, taking cover etc. Pics will follow as soon as I have the base done, which I am working at the moment

I don't think it needs rockets, (Realistically I think giant rocket pods would compromise its stealth profile(they'd have to be right out on the wings to avoid cooking the commandos when the passenger compartment is open), the guns are nicely placed and packed away close to the body to maximize on stealth)


Yes I do agree this was also the main reason I did not attach any in the first place, just the wings seamed so empty without anything.
But I do agree and thank you very much for your in depth thoughts about it, very much appreciated.

That is exactly what I love! Please do show in again.
By the weekend I should have a few pictures of size comparisons and a picture of the "up to date" state of the army

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Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm glad you didn't buy the Abrams, Those leopard 2s look mint.

Asthetically the Abrams is getting pretty retro
(At least the Leopard 2's got that arrowhead spaced armour upgrade for the start of the millennium with the A5 lol)

If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
Basing-
Buy a pack of earth and fleshtone dry pastels. Scrape it with a knife, sprinkle dust to PVA glue on base.
Conflict on Ardus fiction 40k

Oldmate's Alternate Aeronautica- Cobbled together pilots and 1st gen British Jets

 
   
 
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