Sunday 21 October 2012

1/35 Guntruck Factory Iraq - Fuel Drums

More detail items ... fuel drums and tarp.
Drums are by Black Ops Models and realistically represent  modern fuel drums.

The tarp is made by rolling out Milliput and draping over an unpainted drum.
Drums are painted by a combination of 'Hairspray Technique' and sponging rust colours.

Drums as they will be arranged on the Diorama. Smaller drum is from Italerie and the water cans from Tamiya.



Thursday 18 October 2012

1/35 Guntruck Factory Iraq - Empty Acetylene Bottles

Empty Acetylene bottles feature heavily in gun truck factory images.
Black Ops Models Acetylene Bottles have detail under the base which makes them perfect when displayed on their sides.



Bottles arranged on a Black Ops Models pallet.
Tie down ratchets are from Djiti Production and the strap itself from very thin Evergreen sheet.

Tuesday 16 October 2012

1/35 Guntruck Factory Iraq - Oxy Bottles

Completed gas bottles loaded into timber transport frame and the process to create them...

9 bottles are required. These require no cleanup, just a wash in warm soapy water. 

Each bottle was mounted on a cocktail stick, undercoated with Tamiya surface primer. Over this    XF-9 is sprayed all over followed by matt black applied to the top and bottom of each gas bottle.
Once dry water from a spray bottle is misted on and salt flakes sprinkled over, biasing toward the top of each bottle. Once dry a coat of XF-52 was sprayed. Once dry water was used to dissolve the salt leaving nicely chipped paint.
The chipped and warn effect was enhanced by sponging Vallejo Burnt Cad. Red and German Cam Black Brown.

Pin washes from both Lamp Black and Raw Umber were applied especially around the top of each gas bottle. 
The final result.
Ready for mounting on the diorama.

Saturday 13 October 2012

Captured Insurgent Iraq 2003

Verlinden figures with  Black Ops Models 'Pallets' and '200L Fuel Drums'