Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Ride of the Valkyries Part I

Here's the first of my Valkyries painted up, next to the unpainted one for comparison. The inspiration for the camo scheme came from pictures of Soviet Mi24 Hinds and fits with the desert theme of the campaign I've been playing. It doesn't strictly fit with the colouring of most of my other planes, which are more WWII Army Air Corp, but I figure:

(a) I've already wandered from that theme with my Lightnings;
(b) These are likely seconded from a separate squadron, so wouldn't necessarily be in the same colours;
(c) As these guys have to spend their time flying 'low and slow' in hostile environments, they're going to be quite keen on blending in and probably repaint for every new environment.

The challenge now is to try and do the other one by the weekend, so that's two nights then...

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Bunkers, bunkers, everywhere

Well, I was so impressed with the Snapdragon bunkers that I couldn't resist painting them this weekend (there goes the painting schedule again). I stuck with the desert theme I'm following with all my Epic/AI scenery at the moment, although a repaint may look in the future. The castings were a real joy to paint, taking the paint well, and nicely textured for dry-brushing.

Here's a bit more detail on my favourite piece, the mountain top bunker.

I've also completed the Forge World Control Tower and bunker, but I've not managed to get any decent photos of them yet.

Next Job will be the Valkyrie dropships.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

AI phase IIb


Another part of my AI project arrived today. A selection of bunkers from Snapdragon Studios. Beautifully clean, crisp castings, they'll provide the perfect targets for Matt's Tau bombers (not that I intend letting him get close enough).