Saturday, June 26, 2010

Busy, busy.

Well then, it's been awhile. I have pushed the LAV to the back burner and in the meantime acquired a crap ton of new Imperial Guard models. 4 Leman Russ tanks and a Manticore to name the least. I have painted one of the Leman Russ tanks, along with some guardsmen. My Company commend squad, including advisers, is done. Also, I finished up my platoon commands. So, with this done, I have 4 vehicles and 93 infantry models to paint. I will be getting my special weapons squads done next, so subtract 12 from that total. Expect pictures soon-ish.

On another note, I have a great internship going at a flight research company. It wasn't supposed to be paid, but it is, 20 hours of pay max though for 40 hours of work. But at 10 bucks and hour it's still not bad.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shaping up.

Sooooo I've finished building the LAV, at least everything I can do pre painting at least. Those straps holding the fuel cans were quite a challenge, each made of 2 straps and a harness. Got all these little bracket points to attach stuff too, it's pretty neat. Here are some pics.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Here's what's up.

So, here's what I have so far. Still waiting on the etched brass and the milled barrel and on a transfer sheet of US serial codes and other stencils.

I'm thinking of having the LAV driving down a dusty desert road on the side of a mountain, so there will be a cliff above and below the road. The LAV holds 4-6 marines so there's going to be the assumption this LAV is part of a larger column of some sort on patrol in Iraq/Afghanistan.

Project Time.

My newest project arrived in the mail yesterday. It's a Trumpeter 1/35 LAV-25 "Piranha." I also ordered an etched brass detailing kit, a milled aluminum barrel, as well as stowage and US Armor Crew and Infantry. The kit itself also included 4 infantry figures. I'll be incorporating all of this into a diorama of some sort. Stay tuned for future posts with pictures. I'm still waiting on the detailing kit and barrel, but I built all of the infantry figures last night.