Thursday, January 2, 2014


A New Year, a new blog post.  I was pretty lax on updating this blog through the latter half of 2013. Furthermore, I was pretty lax in painting and hobby work.  I was spending my free time doing other things. I started playing some more video games, playing airsoft, and in the last month or two I started playing Magic The Gathering for the first time in a few years.  This year I am going to do my best to update this blog at least every two weeks and have something new to present in every blog post. With the new IG codex due to drop in the next few months I feel I will have plenty of motivation to finish working on my Guard army this year.

Anyway, a few months ago I went to Millennium Games for an X-Wing tournament and had decided beforehand that I wanted to start collecting an SSU army for Dust: Warfare.  When I got there I saw that all of the Dust stuff was on clearance since sales were not doing that great.  For me, this is sad since I love the miniatures and it's a pretty solid tabletop game.  However, it also meant that the models were 50% off...  I ended up winning the X-Wing tourney and spent my store credit on a KV47 Aero kit and a few squads of infantry.

I finished painting this model in I think November.  But with hunting season and other stuff going on I would get home and not feel like taking photos at all.  I have been sick the last few days and had some free time, so today I set up the camera and finally took some pictures.  I've been using Flickr to host the pictures for the blog since they allow up to 1TB of free storage and the in-site photo editor, Aviary, is rather nice indeed.

The KV47 Aero is transported in game by a helicopter, which was also included in the kit.  I did not yet paint it, but it will probably be the next Dust model I work on.  I painted all of the greens with my Badger Anthem airbrush using a Russian Green paint set made by Vallejo which I picked up at Section 8 Hobbies.  It includes 5 different shades of green which I used to do a lot of color modulation on the surfaces of this model. More after the break.

After that I painted all of the other colors using the array of paints that I have accumulated over the years.  I swear, it seems like every time I sit down there is another pot of paint to try and find a spot for.  As with my German walkers I chose to paint the chips with a non-metallic paint.

After that, I used the AK Production weathering set for green vehicles to do the washes, streaks and such on the vehicle.  I also used some of the other filters and streaks for variation.

Finally I used my MIG pigments and the dry mud oil color from AK for some final weathering.  For the base I used some paving stones I have had for awhile and some tufts.  I ran out of leaf litter, but when I pick some up I will add it to better match my Germans.

This kit includes three weapons options; rockets, mortars, and machine guns.  Here they are:




That's it for now.  Next I plan to start on the repainting of my Baneblade Super Heavy Tank.  Check back soon.  Probably this week as I will be away for a couple weeks in late January.

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