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…
Following on from the previous post, the black paint I used was very matt, but it contrasts nicely with the grey base coat.
I am trying a grey and black scheme on a Tudor building as a change from the standard cream and brown to see what it will look like.
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.
Using my cheap paints and drybrushing up the dark brown beams, the next Tudor house in my town project is nearly done.
I still think I am going to end up with a red tile effect roof.
The building and painting process for the MDF Tudor buildings is pretty straight forward. Once each of the floor shells are completed, they are painted in what ever base colour is required. This one is with Homebase Sandstone Masonry Paint, a pot I found in my garage that has been there for a few years.
I used a black marker pen to run over the leaded pattern in the windows. The beams and window frames are then painted a dark brown.
Once the window frames are glues to the outer beams, a bit of dry brushing with the Sandstone pickes out the edge nicely.
Next stage will be to glue on all the beams.
I am having a Tudor house building and painting binge at the moment. Several of the model options have been finished over the last few weeks and I have been adding variations to one of the basic designs to vary the appearence.
I should have enough of this design for my Tudorish town soon.
To go with the Viking Longship, I have also designed a prototype jetty. I have a few more ideas for this which I will try to get finished in the next couple of weeks.
I bought this at a pre-lockdown show for £4! Not a perfect 3D print by any stretch, but for £4, I am not complaining.
I may add some tufts of grass to make it look a bit more ruined…