I am doing a very simple paint job on this Dust Axis Jagdluther, except for the effort taken to paint all the rivets!
I need to ink and drybrush it…
I can’t believe it is two years since I last did anything with my MDF landing craft. I was contacted by the reader recently regarding my prototype landing craft posted in 2018.
Following the last build, I made a number of changes to the drawing but never got around to getting one cut. The main changes were to add higher side panels, so when tall Dust walkers are in the craft, it does not look too top heavy.
This is the standard side panel option, more suitable for WWII games.
For a more Weird War setting, the higher sides work better for tall walkers.
Here it is with two 80mm round bases worth of Dust Axis walkers.
I also wanted to have a better method of having the ramp stay in the up position.
I had an idea to do a much larger landing craft to take the massive walkers, but if it took me two years to finish this landing craft, I would not like to say if it will ever get designed.
I have started moving away from the standard German Grey for my Dust infantry, it was a bit dull. For these Laser Grenadiers (I prefer the original name to the newer Death Masks) I have gone with a Olive base coat and then added camouflage splodges.
These guys have quite short range weapons so have to make a dash forward to get into a decent position.
Can anything be more terrifying?
Zombies with guns!
The camouflage did not turn out too bad on these, just a Field Drab base coat with some green and browns for the detail.
In their first game, these terrors performed very well.
I have been speed painting some Axis units for the next game of Dust Battlefield.
An entire Zombie platoon seemed like a good idea. I already have plenty of standard zombies, so adding some zombies with guns seemed like an insane thing to do, zombies with guns?
The first batch are The Cursed with plenty of anti-tank capability.
The second unit are Braineaters, which does not sound very pleasant, but these guys are a bit more shooty.
After some quick inking, the Zombie horde for my Dust Axis force is complete.
Three units of five Zombies with a hero Zombie to lead them. Hero Zombie? That just does not sound right…
Things have been a bit slow here for the last few weeks due to some real life stuff going on. It has also been damn cold, so no chance to do any undercoating outside.
So the only painting in progress has been some Dust Zombies so I can finally get my Axis on the table.
Just been block painting and should be ready for a good slapping on of ink soon.
This Black Mamba Allied Dust aircraft was shown in an online magazine some time ago but apparently will not be out for quite some time.
Shame really, as it is a great looking plane and this is about the only model left that I would buy from the Dust range, mainly because I have loads of other stuff already…
Not quite finished, I may just leave it as factory fresh and not apply any weathering or damage.
From what I read around the internet, Lara is the best of the Dust Axis characters available and it is pretty easy to see why. Plenty of wound soakage and even more machine guns to add to a unit of Panzers.
She is also the only type 3 armoured human available for the Axis, Markus is the other type 3, but he is only for gorilla units.