Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stay on target... almost there...

at the finish line that is, not the ray shielded thermal exhaust port that's only two meters wide that leads directly to the reactor system, which by the way will set of a chain reaction after a direct hit from proton torpedoes.

I apologize for the Star Wars reference if you are not a fan. It's still a bit early here for a Sunday morning, I'm half way through my first cup of coffee and it's all I could come up with after watching the trilogy yesterday with my son.

So, yeah. This little monster of crazy small detail is just about complete. I've added some headlight lenses, painted the pick axe, glued the flexible hose in between the tankette and the trailer. I've added a bit of darker pigments in some areas to represent the older, ground in grime and attached it to a quick base I threw together with some sand and pigments. I'll add some small desert like plant life later but for all intents and purposes, this build is done appearing on the blog. Not sure what I'll post here next, I have multiple builds going on (as always) but not all of them will be seen on the internet.

Thanks for checking in, enjoy your day. It's a cool, Sunday morning, Autumn is just around the corner and we are going apple picking.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Left field progess

I'm not sure what else to do to this besides the missing headlights and then painting of the pick-axe handle in wood grain and the head in a steel color. To be perfectly honest, the weathering appears to be missing a little something but I'm not sure what. Due to the size, I feel a little out of my element, as well as the fact that it's a desert vehicle so there's no really need for the big swaths of mud and such.

I will give this one a rest for now and go back to other projects that need my attention. For now I think I'm good, perhaps whatever it is that I feel is lacking will hit me over the next week or so. I might want to take this one to AMPS East.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Somewhere, outa' left field...

this thing shows it's face.

This is Bronco models' little flame thrower tankette. This thing redefines small but don't let that fool you, there is some amazing detail packed into this kit.

It's a shame that I had to button it up as the interior and engine is an amazingly detailed group of sub assemblies but this is just a little something I'm doing on the side, strictly out of the box and have little time to get involved in too much. If someone really wanted to go to town on an interior, this kit is perfect for it. Tiny, but perfect.

I'll post more photos when done, this is just the initial stages but once complete, I'll make sure and post a good photo showing just how small this thing is.