25 pdr gun and gun tractor – part 4

The engine and drive shafts was glued in place as well as wheels and axles.

With the interior painted, I could glue the seats in place as well as the driver. I had to break off one arm to be able to get him in place.

Luckily I dry fitted the body on the interior. Turns out his right foot was in the way. After some adjusting and breaking off his arm again, I finally got him in place.
I can’t say the fit of the figure was very good. His feet is too wide apart and doesn’t fit the pedals at all. Luckily not much of his legs and feet will be seen.

Now almost everything is ready for final assembly.

I need to paint the inside of the doors, add windows, paint a few more details, and give it all a clear cote. Then I can assemble it and start adding decals and hopefully some weathering before the deadline.

25 pdr field gun and gun tractor – part 3

I decided to try masking putty to mask off the Mickey Mouse pattern.

Working with small blobs, I tried to create those mouse ears, which took some time.
The hardest thing was to avoid pushing on those already in place, both when applying it and when handling it later.
After removing the putty it looked like this!

The gun and limber as well as tires and spare tire was painted as well.

I think it turned out pretty well, even if I think I’ll touch up some areas where the putty was a bit too flattened out.

The tires need to get some paint and the interior also need some paint before I can start assembling everything. There are also some detail painting to do on the gun, poaches and so on. I also need to seal the paint with a clear cote as the colour seem to be quite easy to scratch.

After that decals need to go on and also some weathering, before it’s done. Hopefully I’ll manage to make that before the end of this month, which is the deadline for the group build I’m participating in.

25 pdr field gun and gun tractor – part 2

More and more parts to the gun getting together.

Then the limber, gun and body was ready for paint.

Backside of seat parts was painted khaki.

The body got some british olive drab on selected areas.

The driver got some zenithal primer.

It seems like I forgot to take pics when painting the figure, as here it’s almost done.

Next I’ll mask up the green fields on the body in a Mickey Mouse pattern and paint desert colour.

British 25pdr. field gun and Quad gun tractor – Tamiya 1/35

It seems like group builds are the main reason to most of my builds, and this one is no exception. I picked this kit as Tamiya kits usually are quite easy to build and would be possible to finish within a month, which is the theme for this group build.

I accidently skipped a few steps and started with the engine.

Parts for the chassie was also cut off and prepared for assembly.

More parts prepared and glued.

The engine was assembled.

After assembling the chassie, I painted it and some other parts with British sand colour.

The engine got some aluminium colour.

I first started to paint the tires close to the rim, using a mix of black and tire black.

The seats was painted khaki.

The engine got a wash with Nuln oil. I assembled some of the interior parts and some parts was glued to the body. I also started building the gun. My idea is to prepare as much as possible for paint.

As I plan to make the Mickey Mouse pattern camo, I’m also trying to figure how to best go about doing it. Thinking maybe painting dark green or black first and then mask the camo pattern, before painting desert colour.

Adeptus Titanicus – Warhound Scout Titan – Easter build

On Facebook there was this easter blitz group build that I participated in. It started on thursday at 18:00 local time and ended on monday at 12 PM local time. The subject was to build one kit during the alloted time.
I choose to build this Warhammer 40k Scout Titan.

Warhound scout titans box

There’s parts to build two in the box, but I opted to build just one, as I wasn’t sure I would make it in time otherwise.
I started with the legs and feet.

The build started

The feet are different and I had to check the stance before glueing them in place. I built upper body and removed and prepared the armour plates.

Feet glued and parts prepared

I glued both available heads. Will choose the one that matches the plates I’ve choosen.

Both heads

In the box there’s four different weapons to choose from. I built all four. There’s actually two of each which gives a few options.

Four different guns

The small 5 mm magnets seemed to fit perfectly.

Magnets added

Once all parts was prepared and ready, they got a cote of black.

Parts primed black

Then the guns, legs and body got a cote of Vallejo black metal.

Black metal painted

Then the other parts got a cote of grey. Trying to paint from the top and down in a zenithal highlight manner.

Grey primer

Then I painted white primer from above, or at least trying to keep an angel as if from above.

White highlight

I did the same with the metal parts and painted a lighter metal colour from above. Once dry I dry brushed with a even lighter metal colour.

Metal highlight painted

The upper armour plates got yellow paint. First a litte darker yellow, building up to a brighter colour.

Top armour painted yellow

Then the plates was glued in place, I also painted the gun plates by hand and the toes got red paint.

Body assembled and guns painted

The leg plates got painted purple and the heads was painted red.

Leg plates painted purple and heads red

At this point it was not much time left of the group build, and I had to hurry a bit to be done.
Everything was assembled, and I painted some trim with black and some with gold.

I did some more painting before the deadline, and here’s how far I got with about 15 minutes left of the time.

Finished build
Rear side

I’m quite happy with how far I got during the weekend, considering all family related easter activities and other stuff taking away from the build time. I don’t want to have it any other way as family goes first.

I’ve alrady started to touch up and add details that I didn’t have time to paint before the deadline. I might also add a few decals and I also need to sort the base.
I think next update will be in the finished builds section.

Kustom Boosta-Blasta – part 2

I painted the driver, his boots and the hand part on the wheel.

Ork driver painted

Then I fit the seat, wheel and figure in place. It took a bit of fiddling to get it right.

Driver seated

I painted some flames on the rear side, and then did a test fit to see how the vehicle would look.

Buggy test fitted

I’ve finally painted the rest of the parts in metallic and got the figures ready to get painted.

Remaining parts painted

The figures got a green base cote and the valve covers got steel paint.

Figures base coted

I added the exhaust system and dry brushed that and the big gun and front tires.

Exhaust assembled and dry brushed

For starters the small goblin or whatever he is, needs to be finished so I can put him in place next to the driver. As I can’t close the cockpit until he is in place.

I’ll do some additional detail painting on the exhaust and some other parts like the big gun as well as paint the remaining figures. Hopefully this kit will be done soon. Still need to sort the base as well.