Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tanked

In non-Titan news, the folks at the Dropship Horizon 15mm sci-fi blog (here), recently ran a little painting competition. Since I needed to finish a few tanks anyway for my mate Pat Sexton's Hammer's Slammers game at Little Wars (gaming convention), I figured I'd enter. I only had a couple days to spare on painting anything but the Venatrix, so I figured I'd enter a "gaming" quality model. People always say that, "gaming" quality or standard. I guess it means "I'm not spending as much time on this as I could/should, as it's going to be handled by me and possibly others while drinking beer and eating pizza and invariably other players will roll their dice directly at this model (Corey used to do this all the time and the day Sam showed up with metal dice was a dark day indeed)." Anyway...I entered a grav tank model and I was honored with a 3rd place in the vehicle category. I thought I'd post some more picts.

As a side note, I really like 15mm sci-fi. There are a lot of quality manufacturers (this tank is a Khurasan model) and the rules tend to be more gritty and "realistic." You can follow our group's exploits at Pat's campaign site, Chalanek Station (here).

6 comments:

  1. Great tank! What do you use for the aerials?

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  2. My 3-year-old daughter has this little toy broom (wow, that sounds incredibly misogynistic now that I type it) that has these plastic bristles - they were the perfect scale size, I thought.

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  3. Looks great Dave, the hex camo pattern looks excellent! And don't worry about the broom thing, both my girls have one. They very rarely use them.

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  4. Hey Dave! Was great to meet you at adepticon! Thanks for one of the best classes I took! (the titan one was AWESOME)

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  6. This is one of the best High Tech yet gritty paint jobs I have ever seen. Fantastic! How did you do the hex patterns?

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