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Penticton BC Canada

Hello and greetings from Canada! Total picture count: 100

Many of you may have seen my work on recovering an Imperial Guard plastic kit with Forge World upgrade, a plastic and resin Vendetta Gunship flyer:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/749735.page


Before:







After:









I had so much fun restoring, modelling and painting the Vendetta that I acquired not just one, but two ( 2 ) Forge World Vulture Gunships from eBay!!

Here are two colour pictures courtesy of Forge World; first some GW artwork, then a FW-completed Vulture Gunship:







This proved to be fortunate, as the new 8th Edition 40K Rules states that a "Air Wing Detachment" must be composed of at LEAST three ( 3 ) Flyers minimum, with a maximum of five ( 5 ) Flyers



The Vulture Gunship is mostly resin model as opposed to a resin "Upgrade Kit", but it does retain the use of many Valkyrie plastic kit parts such as Wings, Landing Gear, and Tail Struts.

The next five ( 5 ) black & white photographs and courtesy of Forge World:







I decided to acquire a Forge World Aircraft Punisher Cannon Kit as well:








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Penticton BC Canada


I once met an Englishman in a home brew club who taught me the sage advice of "Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance"

Thus I find it important to have the proper tools and equipment for the job at hand;

GW sells a Saw ( $ 36.00 Canadian ): https://www.games-workshop.com/en-CA/Citadel-Saw-2017-Non-Sale




I would love to try out the Citadel Saw seeing as how it has multiple blades; however, I use the Atlas Super Saw:





Also, working with Resin means being protected from inhaling dust:







I purchased the Vulture Gunship Kit on eBay, so when it arrived I was eager to unbox it ...





After trimming the components off the sprue they were finished for gluing by filing and sanding. The parts were then scrubbed with an old toothbrush in warm soapy water, and laid out to dry thoroughly:





Vulture Gunship Assembly Instructions:










Here is the Vulture Gunship, the build is a "Mock Up' as it is not glued yet:






After full assembly and gluing the Vulture Gunship together, ready for spray priming with Krylon Flat Black:


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Penticton BC Canada


The inspiration for the paint scheme: OV-10 Bronco :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Rockwell_OV-10_Bronco

However I was particularly inspired to paint the Vulture Gunship as a specialized model that was flown by the VAL-4 "Black Ponies", colour scheme at the bottom:






I had seen the new Dark Angels Nephilim Jetfighter released in my issue of White Dwarf and it looks quite sharp:





Here is the Vulture Gunship after spray priming Flat Black, on the right hand side of the photo:





So I started applying highlights with Mechanicus Standard Grey, but then I realized the Vulture Gunship looked very drab and sullen:



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I then researched the Bronco OV-10A in Vietnam War era action:





The topside of the Vulture Gunship was then re-painted with a Base Coat of Caliban Green, after which Highlights were painted on by Layer of Knarloc Green:





The following two Vulture photos were taken in a home-made Lightbox ( the Vendetta Gunship is in the Lightbox ) :





Here is the Vulture Gunship in the Lightbox, with the Chin Turret in place using Rare Earth Magnets:



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The underside of the Vulture Gunship was painted completely with a Base Coat of Mechanicus Standard Grey.

Metallic parts were painted with a Layer paint of Leadbelcher before Highlighting with Chainmail :





Fine details on the Vulture Engine such as Power Cables and Fuel Hoses were also picked out with an Army Painter "Insane Detail" brush:





The same brush was used to complete the Cockpit Details; also, originally the Vulture Gunship Crew flight suits were painted Troll Slayer Orange, as in the stock photo of the Bell AH-1 Cobra:




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_AH-1_Cobra








The entire Vulture Gunship was then given a Wash, which is a custom mix of Devlan Mud, Vallejo Black Glaze, Vallejo Brown Glaze, Drying Retarder, and water.

This really helped give the Flyer a weathered look, as well as blending in the armour panels:





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_Really_ nice job- especially the weathering. I'm getting to the point where I think I'm fairly good with washes, but did you highlight the edges of the panels by just painting the contrasting line along the seams? And then the wash help blur that out a little? Very nice effect! (I need to try that on my next vehicle.)


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Penticton BC Canada

 Meer_Cat wrote:
_Really_ nice job- especially the weathering. I'm getting to the point where I think I'm fairly good with washes, but did you highlight the edges of the panels by just painting the contrasting line along the seams? And then the wash help blur that out a little? Very nice effect! (I need to try that on my next vehicle.)



Hello again and thank you so much Mr. Meer_Cat !!! I truly do miss Devlan Mud as Agrax Earthshade just isn't the same formulation...


I learned to blend flat armour panels on my first Flyer, the Vendetta Gunship and yes sir I did highlight the edges of the panels first,
trying to replicate the formula with a mix of water, Drying Retarder, Vallejo Brown Glaze and Vallejo Black Glaze but alas it's just not the same...


I admit that having worked for Games Workshop, i am a "Chronic Drybrusher" which is a technique to mass-produce basic table-painted armies.

However; the Brush Blending technique produces much more artistic results; and the key, as Mike McVey mentioned, is to thin your paints down to the consistency of milk.





At this point the Vulture Gunship was painted to a level of completion where I felt Decals could be added.

Once again I looked at historical pictures and photos of the AH-1 Cobra and had some designs in mind, using decals from the Imperial Guard Hellhound Transfer Sheet:





The Vulture Gunship pilots were changed out to "Hollywood" and "Wolfman" as I decided on a final Flight Crew paint scheme:





The chin-mounted Heavy Bolter and Cockpit were painted in the same technique:

Base Coat: Regal Blue
Layer paint: Macragge Blue
Highlight: Ice Blue





Here is the Vulture Gunship with Vehicle Nose Art and Emergency Escape markings:

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In the previous photograph there is a detailed Flying Base next to the Vulture Gunship, this is a Resin Casting from Models and Minis.

I made an Order from Models and Minis; here is a link to the Models and Minis website: https://www.modelsandminis.com

The design and craftsmanship of the resin products is of excellent quality and unique creativity;

Here are Resin Products received from Models and Minis:







Here is a link to the 120mm Oval Trench Flying Base on Models and Minis website: https://www.modelsandminis.com/120mm_Oval_Trench_Base_Flying/p2965327_14550074.aspx

Here is a photo courtesy of Models and Minis website:





Here is the 120mm Oval Trench Flying Base at the bottom of the photo, scrubbed with an old toothbrush in lukewarm soapy water:





Here is the 120mm Oval Trench Flying Base fully painted, alongside Steel Legion Heavy Weapons Teams:





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Penticton BC Canada

Close-up photographs of the 120mm Oval Trench Flying Base taken in a lightbox:







Vulture Gunship mounted on the 120mm Oval Trench Flying Base:

The tail fins have been painted to resemble the US Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 103 ( VFA-103 ) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VFA-103





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Penticton BC Canada

I researched World War 1 photos in colour, and in order to make the 120mm Oval Trench Flying Base more realistic, I bought some resin "Spent Ammo Casings" from Anvil Industry, which makes some fantastic products.





Here is a link to the Anvil Industry website: http://anvilindustry.co.uk





Here is a link to the Spent Ammo Casings: http://anvilindustry.co.uk/Empty-Ammo-Casings







The "Spent Ammo Casings" sprue was spray primed with Krylon Flat Black, then painted with a Base of of Vallejo Model Color - Gold ( 996 ) for the bare brass casings and Mechrite Red for the shotgun shell casings.,

This was allowed to dry before cutting off the sprue with a pair of Hobby Snips and glued down with Gorilla Super Glue, then given a Wash of Devlan mud after the glue was allowed to dry thoroughly.

The Spent Ammo Casings were Highlighted with Vallejo Gold again while the shotgun shell casings got a Highlight of Mephiston Red, making for a trench that saw a lot of action!

Before:



After:







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Penticton BC Canada

You may have noticed that the Vulture Gunship was armed with Aircraft Multi-Lasers and Hellstrike missiles in a previous photo:





While the Hellstrike missiles are readily available from the plastic Valkyrie kit; once upon a time, Forge World made resin Aircraft Weapons. The following black-and-white photos are courtesy GW / FW:

Forge World Aircraft Multi-Lasers:




Forge World Aircraft Autocannon:




Forge World Aircraft Hunter Killer Missiles:




Having worked at Games Workshop, I acquired a bunch of Space Marine and Imperial Guard plastics to scratch-build my own custom Aircraft Weapons.

I even took the opportunity to incorporate Magnets so that the Aircraft Weapons could be swapped out quickly!

I decided on Multi-Laser and Autocannon, here are my completed Aircraft Weapons:





Aircraft Weapon Multi-Lasers

These were built with a Multi-laser from the Imperial Guard Sentinel, Battery Pack from Space Marine Predator, Targeter from Space Marine Vehicle Hunter Killer Missile






Aircraft Weapon Autocannon

The Cognis Autocannon comes twin-linked from the Adepticus Mechanicus Ironstrider, so two Autocannon Ammo Boxes from the Space Marine Predator completed these:







Aircraft Hunter Killer Missiles

These are from the Imperial Guard Vehicle Accessory Sprue Mark 1 and came with a rectangular enclosed missile launcher, they can be seen at the top middle part of the sprue:







I acquired a couple used and new, then prepped them with a file:





Before spray priming Flat Black:




After spray priming with Testors:

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I really like the autocannon and multilaser builds. Really nice work.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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 Flinty wrote:
I really like the autocannon and multilaser builds. Really nice work.


Thank you so much for the kind words, for checking out this Blog, and last but not least the positive words!

Whereabouts in the UK are you by the way? It has been a great many years since i visited but I made it all the way up North to Hadrian's Wall and saw Edinburgh Castle, and came back with some Beano books...



The second Vulture Gunship came in, so it was Prepped, Primed, and Painted in the same manner as the first in order to maintain a consistent Unit appearance.

However when it came to painting Nose Art, I wanted to paint a mouth with teeth so I did research on the Bell Ah-1 Cobra, associated Vietnam-era paint schemes and artwork:


Artist's rendition of helicopter attack in Mekong Delta











Here is the second Vulture Gunship Work-In-Progress:





Here is the first Vulture Gunship:





Vendetta Gunship:




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A nice paintscheme on the vultures bud. Like the weapon conversions as well. I may have to do that when I get my vultures.

Look foreword to seeing more.

   
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Apparently the original post here was deleted accidentally.



Okay i am going to try to re-construct this post from memory...

Constructing the Imperial Guard Valkyrie was a lot of fun; the plastic kit is available from Games Workshop, and in no time i had the parts removed from the sprue, cleaned with a file and prepped for assembly.






I carefully applied green Painter's Tape to areas that i wanted to be able to use plastic model cement, and then spray primed the assemblies with Krylon Flat Black:






Painting the kit in sub-assemblies made it possible to complete the interior details before assembling:






The pilots have been left in their blaze orange jumpsuits with white vests and helmets, as I was trying to decide on a helmet design ...



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 kestral wrote:
Wedge All the Way.


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Praise from Caesar!!! Thanks so much for checking out this Blog kestral, I have taken the time to check out some of your wonderous work and it has given me inspiration, I see you are back to Taros!

Thanks for taking the opportunity the check out my work, it truly is a labour of love... Whereabouts in the US are you ? I have an older brother on the East Coast by Boston, in Braintree Massachusetts.

My grandpa (dad's side) passed away peacefully in a Veteran's Hospital in Palo Alto, CA which i was a teenager so we went to SoCal ... I've even been to Arlington and the Smithsonian Museums in D.C.



I admit that my favourite Star Wars Rebel Pilot Helmet is Porkins ... "STAY ON TARGET, stay on target, stay on target...", then Biggs





Next is to complete assembly of the Valkyrie Assault Carrier by removing the Green Painter's Tape and applying Testors Plastic Model Cement with precision using the Glue Tips.

Elastic bands were used to keep the Main Hull together and allowed to dry, before adding the Tail Booms and Control Fins.



Here is a photo of the Valkyrie Assault Carrier, completed with Decals courtesy of the Imperial Guard Baneblade Transfer Sheet, with additional Ejection Seat markings provided from the Griffon Transfer Sheet.


Imperial Guard Baneblade Transfer Sheet




Imperial Guard Griffon Transfer Sheet




Valkyrie Assault Carrier




The wings are not glued in, but rather Slip-Fit so that the entire Flyer Model can be packed easily for Transporation or Storage;

in fact, I bought a specific KR Multicase direct from England that has Custom Foam for the Imperial Guard Flyers, the Valkyrie IG10

Here is a link to the Valkyrie IG10 product on the KR Multicase website: https://www.krmulticase.com/product/trays/IG10





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Before adding Nose Decal from the Imperial Guard Baneblade Transfer sheet:





After adding Nose Decal; the side sponson Heavy Bolters are clearly visible:





After painting Engine Air Intake Warning with a Basecoat of Mechrite Red and Layer of Mephiston Red:


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Sorry it's been so long for an update, here are some photos:






"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" MDCXX "Blaze away all day!"

Imperial Guard - Emperor's Talons Sentinel Walker Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/704269.page
Imperial Guard - Vendetta Gunship flyer eBay Recovery ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/749735.page
Imperial Guard - Air Wing Detachment: Vultures and Valkyrie ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757074.page
Imperial Guard - Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion PDF ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page
Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
Imperial Guard - Storm Trooper Strike Force ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/764007.page 
   
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"If you would have peace, prepare for war" indeed! Nice squadron.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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 Meer_Cat wrote:
"If you would have peace, prepare for war" indeed! Nice squadron.


Thank you for the kind words Meer_Cat ! I still have a long ways to go, especially blending the undersides and completing the squadron markings.


"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" MDCXX "Blaze away all day!"

Imperial Guard - Emperor's Talons Sentinel Walker Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/704269.page
Imperial Guard - Vendetta Gunship flyer eBay Recovery ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/749735.page
Imperial Guard - Air Wing Detachment: Vultures and Valkyrie ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757074.page
Imperial Guard - Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion PDF ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page
Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
Imperial Guard - Storm Trooper Strike Force ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/764007.page 
   
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BattleFoam had a sale during the summer, so I took a chance on their product and ordered the 2 Valkyrie Foam Tray : https://us.battlefoam.com/ig-2-valkyrie-foam-tray-ig07bfl-4/

(Astra Militarum) 2 Valkyrie Foam Tray (BFL-4)

Description:


This tray can hold two Valkyries, two sets of detachable wings and multiple weapons.

Custom text is not available on this product.

4 inch (102 mm) thick tray.

Tray Dimensions - 15.5W x 12L x 4.25H" (394W x 305L x 107H mm)





With the KR Multicase and BattleFoam, i would be able to carry three ( 3 ) Flyers comfortably and carefully; however, I still have two Vulture gunships to pack for play.
I'm thinking of using " pick and pluck " style foam as the wings are removable but held in friction-fit, allowing for the fuselages to be packed in a smaller container hopefully.

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Imperial Guard - Emperor's Talons Sentinel Walker Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/704269.page
Imperial Guard - Vendetta Gunship flyer eBay Recovery ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/749735.page
Imperial Guard - Air Wing Detachment: Vultures and Valkyrie ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757074.page
Imperial Guard - Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion PDF ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page
Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
Imperial Guard - Storm Trooper Strike Force ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/764007.page 
   
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Belated Happy New Year's and the first post of this thread for 2019 ... with the Lunar New Year approaching as well, on February 4, 2019

Good news and bad news. First off, the bad news; I am quite tardy at updating this Blog and i apologize, the last post was back in October of last year...

Good news: I did receive the BattleFoam double Valkyrie Foam Tray at a surprising low price of $ 29.71 USD , including Shipping to Canada as i took advantage of a Sale they were having.

The Foam Tray was priced at $ 24.99 USD and i received a discount of $ 7.50 ; this tray can hold two Valkyries, two sets of detachable wings and multiple weapons.





Photo of the BattleFoam double Valkyrie Foam Tray with Foam Topper :





Photo of the Foam Tray with two (work-in-progress) Vulture Gunships ready for transport :




"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" MDCXX "Blaze away all day!"

Imperial Guard - Emperor's Talons Sentinel Walker Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/704269.page
Imperial Guard - Vendetta Gunship flyer eBay Recovery ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/749735.page
Imperial Guard - Air Wing Detachment: Vultures and Valkyrie ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757074.page
Imperial Guard - Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion PDF ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page
Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
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