Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Avatar by Gaslight - Tarok Knarloc conversion WIP

I have started work on my Greater Knarloc conversion to make the Tarok.

The Tarok was the massive flying creature that Jake Sully flies in the climatic battle of the film Avatar.

For the conversion I am taking a Forge World Greater Knarloc and adding a tail and some wings from the GW High Elf Dragon kit.

Here are some initial work in progress shots. The wings and tail were pinned with aluminium sculpture wire and then I use some Knead it (plumber's epoxy putty) which cures in around 10-15 mins to a rock hard finish to set the tail and wings in place. I will then use green stuff to sculpt up the details.

I'll use a dremel to remove the scales from the tail and wings as the flying creatures in Avatar did not have scales.

I'll post some more WIP when I have sculpted the green stuff.



Monday, April 23, 2012

Quick WWII bunkers for Anti-tank or machine gun

I took a break from my Avatar by Gaslight project to quickly whip up a couple of bunkers for my Crossfire games.

Their construction is quite simple with foam board cut to size for the walls and roof. Styrene sheet was used for the base and rear door. Milliput was used for the basing and covering join lines etc.

Painting was base coat followed by drybrush and finish with static grass. Voila!

Cheap and simple bunkers but very effective.

Bye for now :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Avatar by Gaslight first pictures...

The Navee Parrotmen warhost assembles!

The preparation for my display game at Little Wars 2012 in Melbourne continues.

The first troops off the paint table are the Parrotmen tribesmen. These will soon be joined by mounted parrotmen and flying Parrotmen!

The painting was quite simple. I undercoated them all with Army painter Crystal blue. Dry brushed the body with a lighter blue shade. I then painted all the equipment and then applied the strong tone army painter dip. After the matt varnish I flocked the bases and they're finished.

I have also started work on the floating islands. They are painted but I'll put up some pictures once I have glued on vegetation etc.