Monday, 31 December 2012

Ape Soldiers, Mechanised

This is what happens when a man with a Planet of the Apes obsession has too many model kits stashed everywhere.

Work in progress shot of Italeri's 1/35 scale Zundapp motorcycle and side-car, with Gorilla crew.

Tamiya's German assault troops, but hairier. This is a test paint-job pending re-painting.

Process of de-evolution. This WIP photo shows the distinctive ape tunics complete, while the heads are at different stages. The sculpting medium is a mixture of Milliput (standard yellow-grey) and Green Stuff.

The combo is nearly ready for paint. The ape on the right somehow looks a little too friendly, but I'm hoping some paint will sort that out. 
This fun project is strictly for my own amusement.  I will add more photos as the ape battle-group grows. 

Bye for now!

Monday, 17 December 2012

New 28mm ZANLA greens

Here we go with latest additions to Eureka's Southern African wars range.

First up, some Nationalist guerillas armed with PPSh-41 sub machine-guns. These guys are wearing ragged clothes and have minimal gear, either a small bag or Chinese water bottle.

Some much-requested SKS armed guerillas.  These miniatures are designed as opponents for the 1970's-1980's Portuguese and Rhodesian troops already available from Eureka Miniatures.