Posts Tagged ‘Vehicles’

What’s On The Table

Posted on June 26th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I have actually started the lower hull of the large transporter, but the weather is so nice, I have been spending more time in the garden drinking Gin and Tonic, or when not drinking Gin and Tonic, going out on the old Ducati. But some progress is being made…just very slowly… Advertisements

What’s On The Table

Posted on June 21st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The upper hull is about done. The nose cone is removable and reveals… …an embarkation point for models. As you can see, I added a few rivets… …and a missile launch module The engines will get glued into a fixed position, when they rotate, the paint on the supporting arms gets scratched off as the … Continue reading What’s On The Table

What’s On The Table?

Posted on June 15th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

It is big, grey and getting painted. I have started with the upper hull and the engines, I wanted to do a multi grey pattern like the Enterprise D, well a bit like it anyway. Advertisements

Whats On The Table?

Posted on June 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

When I need a break from painting the rather large transport, I am returning to the excellent Westwind Mechs. I am still deciding what colours to go for, one will likely be for my British Steampunk force so may be a patriotic red, white and blue. The other may get done in grey. Advertisements

Whats On The Table?

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The painting of the GR-75 transporter is proceeding slowly, it is actually very hard to hold in one hand when painting. I have also built two towers with an interconnecting landing platform but the transporter looks a bit big for it. Of course I could always design a larger landing platform. Advertisements

Technicals – High Speed, High Calibre

Posted on June 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

One of the more interesting systems you’ll see on technicals is the use of anti-aircraft guns. Requiring a bit more engineering work than a simple PKM or a HMG (unless you want to flip your vehicle) these AAA guns are pretty useful to an irregular force seeing as they are able to easily engage a … Continue reading Technicals – High Speed, High Calibre

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Grey and Gray

Posted on May 24th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I will be painting most of the upper hull of the GR-75 Transporter a few colours, grey and gray. Well I actually have about four versions of grey and plan to paint all the panels in different greys. I have started on the nose section, so if it goes wrong, I can just respray that … Continue reading Grey and Gray

Finally Off The Table

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So after the block painting comes the ink. I may yet go back and fill in the skull eye sockets with black paint, but basically it is finished. This is a great sculpt, maybe a bit smaller than I was expecting, but I really like the quality of Wargame Exclusive models. I must order some … Continue reading Finally Off The Table

Whats Still On The Table?

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

By the time I had finished slapping paint onto the resin Inquisitors car, it was a lot less black and grey than I thought it was going to be. Needs inking. Advertisements

Whats On The Table?

Posted on May 12th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This resin Inquisitor Car from Wargame Exclusive is a great looking model, another I have been delaying in painting. Being of a Batmobile type design, I thought I would paint it black, but black is such a hard colour to do. So I decided on dark Panzer Grey instead…which is nearly black… Advertisements

Undercoating Nerves

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

We have had some fantastic weather here in the UK over the May Bank Holiday, this provided the long awaited opportunity to undercoat the rather large GR-75 transport ship conversion. I have had a grainy undercoating experience in the past when it may have been too damp or cold spray paint. There were no excuses … Continue reading Undercoating Nerves

Final Touches

Posted on May 8th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

After a long cold and damp winter, a window of opportunity to undercoat the beast was approaching. I still had a couple of last gasp decisions to make, I had been undecided on which sort of vertical thrust engine nozzles to use. In the end I went for the large type. I also added a … Continue reading Final Touches

Trumpeter 1/72 scale LAV-25

Posted on May 7th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Welcome to another “Its 500 Miles to the German Border” article. Today we will cover my assembly and painting of the Trumpeter 1/72 scale LAV-25.From those who know the Twilight 2000 game the LAV-25 is almost iconic, some would say necessary vehicle to…

New Team Member, upcoming reviews

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Thank you gentle reader for tuning in for another post of “It’s 500 Miles to the German Border”.Jason has asked that I join the team to present some articles/reviews on modelling and I look forward to the challenge and hope to share my insights, techni…

Impressions: Evil Bear Wargames Combat Support Drones

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The line between Sci-fi and Ultramodern for wargamers is sometimes a very thin line. With the rise of drones from things flying high above to smaller ones that fit in the palm of your hand, it’s highly likely at some point you’ll want to add a robot with a machine gun to your game (similar … Continue reading Impressions: Evil Bear Wargames Combat Support Drones

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Impressions: Empress M-ATV

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

One key symbol of the Ultramodern era has been the rise of Mine Resistant vehicles. As improvised explosive device usage increased in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the classic Humvee and Land Rover became unsafe for use by troops on patrol. The MRAP program worked to fix this, creating a selection of vehicles that able to … Continue reading Impressions: Empress M-ATV

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More news of interest to the Twilight: 2000 miniature wargamer!

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Well, it’s been a bit of a mixed news bag for the Twilight: 2000 gamer of late. First, for those of you that backed the PSC 20mm T-55 project, good news. The kits have shipped. When they arrive depends on where you are in the world, but knowing PSC, it…

Impressions: Empress GAZ Tigr

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So far, nearly all the vehicles I’ve covered on the site have been either of Western origins or some form of technical. However, my regular OPFOR have been needing some vehicles to back them up. Where better to start than the GAZ Tigr, available in 28mm scale from Empress. The Tigr is a infantry mobility … Continue reading Impressions: Empress GAZ Tigr

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Impressions: Empress US Stowage 1

Posted on February 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Time for a little extra post to push you on through the week! As I’m looking at finishing off a few modern US military vehicles, I decided to pick up a pack of Empress US Stowage 1 to make them look a bit more used and in action rather than factory fresh. Inside the bag … Continue reading Impressions: Empress US Stowage 1

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West Wind Mech Kickstarter

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Those lovely people at West Wind have delivered on their Mech Kickstarter, a sizable box arrived containing all manner of goodies. The three Mechs were the main reason I helped fund the project, but the rest of the stuff is fantastic as well. Apart from the three Mechs, there are a few robotic Terrier Machine … Continue reading West Wind Mech Kickstarter

Short Post: ArmiesArmy and PSC Updates for the 15mm Crowd

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Well, it seems PSC has been very prolific on the 15mm front. We’re seeing new releases here that will fit quite nicely for your Twilight: 2000 needs. First, the 15mm Plastic Soviet Motor Riflemen are coming out soon, and they’re doing a prize draw and …

Short Post: PSC Updates for the 15mm Crowd

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Well, it seems PSC has been very prolific on the 15mm front. We’re seeing new releases here that will fit quite nicely for your Twilight: 2000 needs. First, the 15mm Plastic Soviet Motor Riflemen are coming out soon, and they’re doing a prize draw and …

Black Mamba

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

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 … Continue reading Black Mamba

Landing Engine Nozzles

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I needed four more rocket nozzles for the transporter landing engines. As I have not been painting much recently, mainly due to building this monster, I have not been accruing very many of the Vallejo/Army Painter paint lids. So instead I have made four larger nozzles from white wood glue containers. Note sure if I … Continue reading Landing Engine Nozzles

Mantic Tunneler

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is the Mantic Veer Myn Tunneler I received a short time back from the 2015 Kickstarter, don’t get me started… Anyway, I will be using this as a Steam Wars Mechanica Tunneler, primarily as a troop transport. There was the opportunity to make the nose removable so weapons could be added. I added a … Continue reading Mantic Tunneler