Posts Tagged ‘Vehicles’

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

Roboplane Painting

Posted on November 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The Roboplanes for the Steam Wars Mechanica army have been hanging around half painted for quite a few weeks. It could do with some weathering, but that is a painting skill I have not quite mastered, especially on flat surfaces. Fortunately, the cockpit detail is still reasonably visible, although the control stick is not painted … Continue reading Roboplane Painting

Landing Engines Installed

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The landing engines have been finished and added to the hull. They needed some intakes adding to the top, so these were made from display bases and plenty of plasticard. Plenty of extra plastic was added to the engines but they still need some rivets. Some old pens were used as the supporting arms of … Continue reading Landing Engines Installed

Engine Intakes

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The top of the engine casings are a bit plain, so some intake turbines seemed to be a good idea. I removed the center from a display base and backed it with some plasticard. The first attempt was not as good as I had hoped, but the second version had better shaped blades that fitted … Continue reading Engine Intakes

More Engine Work

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

These are taking shape, it is quite tricky to make a resilient tube, especially when you drill a 9mm hole in it. It sure is a messy business. Inside the tube, I wanted to make the supporting rods able to turn 90 degrees, so I have over engineered the inside and made a supporting pivot … Continue reading More Engine Work

More Rocket Nozzles

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The last three rocket nozzles for the rear of the transporter have been finished and fixed to the hull. I have added extra plastic in a hope of making it a bit more resilient. From the rear, all of the engines look pretty good, at least they should when they are all painted. Advertisements

Landing Engines

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I am considering mounting four landing engines onto the hull of the transporter. I started by using some deodorant can lids as the engine body, but the plastic proved to be resistant to glue! One alternative was to do it the hard way and make four engine cylinders from plastic card. Sometimes, you just need … Continue reading Landing Engines