Thursday, 7 January 2016

From MarkH - Hummels and Decimators (36 points)

Not sure if I've got this in too late or not. Been a rough week and got almost nothing finished. [You're in luck mate, evil never sleeps! No, really, I'm an insomniac... Millsy]

I managed to finish off 2 x 15mm FOW Hummels and I did my very first (probably of many) X-wing miniatures repaint the mighty flying tank of the Empire the VT-49 Decimator. (not sure how you will point this one Curt??). [He won't but Millsy will! :-)]

With the Hummels I added some wear and tear as I often do and plan on them having some form of leafy coverage at some point. So 2 vehicles and 6 crew painted.



The repainting of the VT-49 Decimator came about simply from the fact that the basic model straight out of the box is grey with a really average ink over the top.  Most of the x-wing models I have are far better painted (even the tie fighters). I wanted to make the model look like it had seen some action and also give it a big of colour and interest so after a spray of Black paint I proceeded to use half a dozen different grey paints for the panels and along with a nice red stripe and a big of a blue engine effect, a few washes to blend it all together you get this:




Painting the Decimator was a lot of fun and i think its a good improvement over the one that comes out of the box.. The x-wing models are great and take paint perfectly.

Sorry its not much for this week - hopefully a lot more next week.
Wow, two very, very attractive submissions in one post Mark! I'm struggling to decide which I like more... The camo on the Hummels is spot on and well worth the 24 points for vehicles and crew. That X-Wing repaint is just lovely though and given the effort I'm going to call it a 20mm vehicle. Apparently X-Wing is 1/270 so [ahem] close enough. Another 12 points in that case for a total of 36. Awesome work sir. Cheers, Millsy.

21 comments:

  1. the weathering on the Hummels is great, tough to pull off at 15mm I find. The repaint is really nice, I just can't work up the energy to re-paint mine although seeing yours looks nice has me tempted again....

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    1. Thanks Jamie, Give it a go, they are nice to paint.

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  2. The Hummels look great one of my favorite Battlefront modles. The Decemator looks good as well.

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  3. Everyone loves a Hummel. (Unless there is something WRONG with them of course!) They look very fitting and will no doubt menace the enemy nicely!

    The repaint also looks good. I am interest in how it went as I "may" have one to paint (an X wing) for a club campaign so very pleased to see someone tackle a model from the same manufacture.

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  4. The camouflage pattern is really good on the Hummels, but of course I really like your repaint of the Decimator....gotta love that name too, straight and to the point! ;)
    I'm a big fan of that blue engine glow too!

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  5. Lovely paintwork Mark. I think you did a fabulous job on that Decimator (those red stripes really seal it for me).

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  6. Nice job on these. It's not the size of the points, it's the quality. Or at least that's what I tell myself. But seriously, just getting stuff done is a win in my book.

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  7. I love me a Hummel or two, and you did a fantastic job on these. The Decimator, though--would that all X-wing models looked like that!

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  8. Lovely work - you did a great job of the German camouflage. I think these are Nashorns or Hornisse rather than Hummels? They seem to be sporting 88mm guns instead of 150mm howitzers. I love the Decimator as well - you have really made it pop.

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  9. Nice job.. I am with Dux though they look like Nashorns with an park 88 rather then 150.. But hey still nasty!

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  10. The details on the mini's is fantastic! I love the Decimator, the engine glow and the weathering make it shine. That really is a tremendous improvement over the original model!

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  11. Very nice work on the lot. Those Hummels are beasts on the table with the Laser they have. cheers

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  12. Very nice on all of those!

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  13. Really like the Decimater it looks like it will tie in with the other models well

    Ian

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