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Bungaroo
03-02-2008, 19:06
Veteran Watchmaster Max Kessler viewed the scene through the cupola periscope of his Chimera. The column had stopped and formed a defensive perimeter around the super-heavy tank detachment. The reason for the halt was a small group of buildings in the middle distance which he could see were being searched by mounted Death Riders attached to his unit of the 3rd Krieg Tank Division. Why was it so quite? Why had there been no action for the last 8 days? It was as if the Chaos forces had abandoned the landscape. This was obviously not the case as he could plainly see dead Chaos militia around the smoking buildings ahead. Their disgusting emblems were daubed all over the walls and he could see Krieg guardsmen hanging from hastily erected gallows. It was obviously not an Imperial victory! But why had his unit not found action. He couldn’t decide if no action was a good thing. It was allowing his men some respite from the near continuous engagements over the last 6 months. Alternatively, much more of this inactivity might dull the high state of sharpness that had kept them all alive for so long. What was he talking about? All alive, he only had 4 of his original 10 man Panzer Grenadier Squad left from the original men which landed on this God-forsaken planet. Vraks..............

This new unit, to which Kessler now belonged, had been formed a week ago to counter reports of Chaos Titans in the Alpha-Six sector. The 3rd Krieg Tank Division had combined 4 of its 9 remaining Super-Heavy tanks to hunt out and destroy Chaos Titans, plain and simple, “Titan Hunters”. Commissar Kommels’, still in tact, 2nd Heavy Tank Squadron of the 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment was attached to Colonel Heinrich’s Shadowsword to form the hitting power required. Panzer Grenadiers and Mechanised Infantry protected the tanks from infantry attack. Death Riders were the scouts.

Where were the reported Titans?

An open-topped truck from the 150th Mechanised Infantry regiment platoon was now heading for the buildings. Cannon fodder! Kessler much preferred the protection of his Krieg pattern Chimera. The foot-sloggers were sitting ducks if anyone decided that now was the time to ................ The truck, about 20 yards in front of his Chimera, erupted into a fireball. Burning guardsmen clambered from the back and threw themselves onto the ground. The silence of just a second ago was replaced by a deafening noise of explosions and weapons fire. Kessler could plainly see the unmistakable shape of the Chaos Warhound Titan emerging from the side of a hill about a mile to their left. The Chimera’s Vox crackled to life and rapid orders were calmly but sternly relayed to the Krieg units. “I guess we have found the Titan” Kessler thought as he began to traverse the Chimera’s turret to bring the Autocannon to bear on the nearest Chaos scum ............................

Hi everbody. Have taken a bit of a break from the Elysians in the "RED ONE" log. I'm sure they will rise again when I've got the Death Korps bug out of my system. I started to talk about my DK ideas in the "RED ONE" log but decided to start a new log. I intend to use the same Doctrines as the Death Korps siege regiments with the exception of the "Heavy Weapons Sqds" being replaced by "Grenadiers" to allow me to take Panzer Grenadiers as troops. The initial army list is as follows:

“DEATH’S HEAD” - 3rd Krieg Tank Division

“Titan Hunter” Detachment

Doctrines:

Iron Discipline
Die Hards
Hardened Fighters
Storm Trooper Sqds
Grenadiers
Rough Rider Sqns

(HQ) Colonel Heinrich
SHADOWSWORD

(HQ) Quartermaster Babel + 3 Servitors
In Cebrius

(Elite) Combat Engineers Sqd (Flamer/Heavy Flamer/Demo charges)
In Engineers Pattern Chimera

(Elite) Panzer Grenadier Command Sqd (5 man) (Heavy Stubber/Grenade Launcher)
In Armoured Centaur

(Troops) Panzer Grenadier Sqd (Heavy Flamer/Melta/Flamer/Demo charges)
In Mk 2(Krieg) Pattern Chimera

(Troops) Panzer Grenadier Sqd (Heavy Flamer/Melta/Flamer/Demo charges)
In Mk 2(Krieg) Pattern Chimera

(Troops)Infantry Sqd, 150th Mechanised Infantry
In Krupp Infantry Truck

(Troops) Infantry Sqd, 150th Mechanised Infantry
In Krupp Infantry Truck

(Fast Attack) Death Rider Squadron

(Super Heavy Deatchment)
Super Heavy Tank Sqn. Commissar Kommel
MACHARIUS VULCAN
MACHARIUS VANQUISHER
MACHARIUS VANQUISHER

Below are my first figures:

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/150thSqd1.jpg
1st Sqd, 4th Platoon, 1st Company, 150th Mechanised Infantry

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/2Onbase.jpg
Death Korps Mechanised Infantry

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Flamer-1.jpg
Death Korps Mechanised Infantry

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/OnlySgtDrummer.jpg
Watchmaster and Voxcaster

Continuied ......................................

Bungaroo
03-02-2008, 19:14
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/HvyBolter.jpg
Sqd Heavy Bolter

This is likely to be a fairly slow log as I'm still waiting for most of my FW stuff after 4 weeks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just got the new Engineers though......... nice

Bungaroo

Novogord_Vivendi
03-02-2008, 19:19
I really like your figures, and that drum :) but what will happen with your other log?

glenning
03-02-2008, 19:21
They look great so far, and I like that little background story too!

olean
03-02-2008, 19:28
Brilliant start! The story really makes me want to see this force take shape - you write very well!

Love the drum, yeah. And realistic looking base on that HB - what materials do you use?

Bungaroo
03-02-2008, 19:29
Novogord_Vivendi: Hi mate. The other log will stall for a while untill my interest returns. I'm sure it will start up again becuase this log is mostly vehicles where the "RED ONE" log was pretty much all infantry. I'm doing this log, mainly, to start airbrushing. So with only about 7 Sqds of actual DK figures in this log, I'm sure I will return to the Elysians.

glenning: Will try to keep the backgound comming. This Fluff was to introduce the 150th Mechanised Infantry Sqd which I have just finished. Watch this space.

Bungaroo
03-02-2008, 19:41
olean: Have covered my basing technique in my other log here:

Basing technique in "RED ONE" Log (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91442&page=4)

This time I have added some brick wall from a Tamiya wall and barbed wire kit with some barbed wire from GW.

cthorpe
03-02-2008, 21:31
This is looking great Bungaroo..

As an avid follower of your other log I shall be watching this one with great interest..

It shall be interesting to see what inspired twists you bring to making your tanks unique.. like your inspirational figures..

Subscribed!!

Best wishes,

Carl

Bungaroo
03-02-2008, 21:59
cthorpe: Hey Carl, I have started on the Krieg Pattern Chimera already and I think you'll like the Engineers Pattern Chimera as well. The FW figures are excellent as they are so the conversion work will be limited but you never know. The Combat Engineers should be nice with the ideas I have already. I am test painting the first one as we speak. The main tanks will be as from the packet, but I intend to fully airbrush, weather and add some extras. Watch out for the Cebrius carrier for the Quartermaster and I hope the Krupp trucks will add a little flavour to the Mechanised Infantry. Glad to have you aboard.

dr.oetk3r
03-02-2008, 23:02
Awesome colour scheme and fluff. Keep it up.

Bungaroo
04-02-2008, 08:20
dr.oetk3r: Thanks mate, will try to keep the fluff coming. The general colour scheme will continue through the army with variations because the 3rd Krieg Tank Division is made up of 5 Regiments. The 3rd and 66th Tank, 2 x Panzer Grenadier Regiments (numbers to be decided) and the 150th Mechanised Infantry.

sheep
04-02-2008, 13:31
Wow great start, really like the Drummer for a vox.

Looking forward to more.

Cheers

Sheep

Bungaroo
04-02-2008, 18:19
sheep: Thanks Sheep, The drummer came about cos FW don't make Vox casters for adding to bog standard Sqds and I had to think of something. Drummer, totally impractical on a real 40K battlefield but I wanted something that gave the impression of massed ranks of closely packed infantry comunicating as they trudged onward to be slaughtered !!

Mk 2(Krieg) Pattern Chimera

Some WIP shots of my Krieg Pattern "Panzer Grenadier" Mk 2 Chimera. Note there is no turret because it is getting a FW autocannon turret which is still in the post !!!!!!!!

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Chimerafront.jpg
Mk 2(Krieg) Pattern Chimera - For Panzer Grenadiers

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Chimeraside.jpg
Mk 2(Krieg) Pattern Chimera - For Panzer Grenadiers

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Chimeraback.jpg
Mk 2(Krieg) Pattern Chimera - For Panzer Grenadiers

Still got some work to do, like straps for the Track links on the back etc, but you get the idea.

Bungaroo

hallowed_are_the_ori
04-02-2008, 23:22
Very cool dude!

See you shaved down the raised armor bits on the Chimera too! I did that. Seems to be a popular conversion lately .

Red Scorpion
05-02-2008, 22:49
These look great :) Love the drummer!

How do you make camo netting?

Cassora
06-02-2008, 06:11
Lovely log, great chimera and DK. Can´t wait for the next update.

Stella Cadente
06-02-2008, 08:45
must.....have.....MORE, there brilliant

Bungaroo
06-02-2008, 17:33
hallowed_are_the_ori: Glad to see you on my new log Hallowed.

Red Scorpion: Hi, the cammo netting is Guaze bandage soaked in a 50/50 of water and PVA. The strips are kitchen towel cut up and the scatter is tea leaves. Got the whole idea from Modeling mags. I suspect this is the technique used by Mark Bedford when he added netting to the painted Macharius tanks on th FW website.

Cassora & Stella Cadente: Hi, don't think I've had posts from youz before, welcome aboard.

Bungaroo
06-02-2008, 17:51
Kessler found himself in a ditch. Things were not going well. His Squad was pinned by at least 2 Heavy Bolters concealed in the undergrowth to the left. His Chimera had been disabled and he had ordered the dismount to avoid heavy losses when the halted vehicle was inevitably targeted again. Grenadier Schultz had manned the Autocannon turret to cover their deployment on foot. Schultz was still firing and, remarkably, the Chimera remained in one piece except from the forward left side which had simply disappeared. How had there been no losses from a hit like that?

Kessler could see the majority of the battle from here and they looked in trouble. The 3 Macharius tanks were keeping the Titan busy, as was their task, but the Shadowsword was stopped with smoke rising from the front. A sitting duck for the Titan if it found time to engage anything but the 3 tanks buzzing around it’s flanks. Colonel Heinrich’s Titan killer had hit a road mine which appeared to have damaged its track. The Volcano Cannon was still pointing towards the collection of buildings and not at the Titan. Oh the joys of a fixed weapon without the ability to traverse! The Shadowsword needed to manoeuvre to point its deadly weapon or they were lost.

Kessler considered the options. His squad would be ripped to bits if he tried to make it over the open ground to the Shadowsword. If the track was not fixed, the engagement would end in failure. At that moment another Chimera shot forward and stopped close to the heavy tank shielding the damaged area. Several figures jumped from the access hatch and started work. Combat Engineers from his company were attempting to repair the track. As the enemy realised their purpose the weight of fire onto the Engineers increased tenfold and 2 men fell immediately. “Up, COVERING FIRE!” shouted Kessler. He must relieve the pressure on the Engineers if success was to be grabbed from the jaws of disaster.......................................... ........

Only managed to paint 1 Combat Engineer so far, so here he is. Trooper with Demo-charge.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Front2-1.jpg
Combat Engineer Trooper, 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, with Demo-Charge and Shotgun

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Otherside.jpg
Combat Engineer Trooper, 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, with Demo-Charge and Shotgun

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Back-1.jpg
Combat Engineer Trooper, 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, with Demo-Charge and Shotgun

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Side.jpg
Combat Engineer Trooper, 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, with Demo-Charge and Shotgun

I am using the Grenadier rules from the DK list for my Combat Engineers. The Sqd will be:

Watchmaster - Shotgun
2 Troopers - Heavy Flamer
1 Trooper - Flamer
1 Trooper - Grenade Launcher
2 Troopers - Demo Charge & Shotgun
3 Troopers - Shotgun

In Engineers Chimera

Just got the first 150th Mechanised Infantry truck in the post so will build that tonight. Later

Bungaroo

Stella Cadente
06-02-2008, 17:55
it keeps getting better don't it, I love the scheme, its rough, but a good realistic kind of rough, and the bases I will say really make the model stand out, I do the same myself (leaving the trim black) and it looks like a display piece, which is fantastic

DonKarst0n
06-02-2008, 19:03
Interesting colour scheme.
They almost look Napoleonic.

hallowed_are_the_ori
07-02-2008, 00:54
:o So Cooool!

BishopBlack
07-02-2008, 12:30
Love the colors used also like the red trim, bases are very detailed also.
keep it up!

Chatto
07-02-2008, 14:49
Very nice stuff here Bungaroo. A question for you though, regarding the Engineers, are the shotties attached to the body itself? Or are they seperate arms ala renegades etc?

Cheers in advance

Chatto

Ethan Hunt
07-02-2008, 15:59
Very good work so far!
I really like your project.
But from an aficionado point of view... better have a Shadowsword or two to pimp titans :D
That is why the FW conversion kits for the "mundane" BB come in hand :p I'm thinking of gettin' one Stormsword conv.kit myself in the future, i really like the "mean" look of it. :)

Vaktathi
07-02-2008, 16:06
I'm definitely feeling it, I like the drums on the one dude alot :D

the Engineers look really cool, this is the first time I've seen them painted.

Bungaroo
07-02-2008, 20:36
DonKarst0n: I was actually going for the WW1 german type look but with the drum you could say Napolionic Russian ?????

Chatto: Hope this answers your question...........

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Bits.jpg
One of these dudes will be the Flamer and the other the grenade launcher

Ethan Hunt: I may have misunderstood your post. I have a Shadowsword with my commander in it. Do you mean I need more than one ??? In Imperial Armour Apocalypse it states " the Shadowsword is a dedicated titan hunter" It also states that it operates with lighter IG vehicles and tanks...... to protect it from assaults and initiate an attack on the titan" My 3 Macharius tanks are for that role. That is, in fact, my army. Now you know where I got the idea!!!!!

Of to paint a Commissar,

Bungaroo

Vasteye
07-02-2008, 23:31
I'm liking the fluff, and the quality of the painting is excellent. Keep up the good work!

hallowed_are_the_ori
07-02-2008, 23:57
I might get a few of those engineers, they look sweet.

Darkane
08-02-2008, 03:04
Nice to see some painted pics of the engineers I was wondering about them myself though didn't pre-order any. I'll wait to see exactly what their rules are first but for the time being you've got me definitely interested in them. Very nice stuff. Can't wait to see the tanks!

Inquisitor Konig
08-02-2008, 08:42
I have always had a soft spot for red trim.

DonKarst0n
08-02-2008, 08:56
@Bungaroo:

Let us agree on German Napoleonic Russians at the beginning of WWI in the 41st Millenia (Millenium?). :D

Well I said Napoleonic because of the drum and if I remember correctly France was the only country who didn't use some kind of camouflage at the beginning of WWI.

Bungaroo
08-02-2008, 14:41
Darkane: As I mentioed, I am using DK Grenadier rules for the Combat (Assault) Engineers. Here's my Engineer Heavy Flamer team. As you can see it is a simple conversion.


http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/EngineerHvyFlame.jpg
Assault Engineer Heavy Flamer Team

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/EngineerHvyFlameback.jpg
Assault Engineer Heavy Flamer Team

DonKarst0n: Agreed!

Thanks everyone for the comments. Another order from FW actually arrived including the Quartermaster and ..................The Chimera turrets.......

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Turretfront.jpg
Death Korps of Krieg pattern Chimera

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Turretside.jpg
Death Korps of Krieg pattern Chimera

Chimera ready to paint ..............

Now is almost the moment of truth and I must get down to painting vehicles with my brand spanking new airbrush. Onward and upward !!!!!

Bungaroo

Stella Cadente
08-02-2008, 15:37
that Chimera is sex on tracks

Bungaroo
08-02-2008, 17:16
Kessler's squad was forced to ground again by the sheer weight of fire from the Heavy Bolters on the left. At least they had eased the fire on the Engineers for a short while. He looked around searching for other Krieg troops to help with a coordinated assault to silence the Bolters. Grenadier Schultz was still laying down covering fire with the turret mounted Autocannon - he was leading a charmed life! Beyond their Chimera, 30 yards to the rear, was the second squad from 150th Mechanised Infantry. They had seen the total destruction of their comrades at the outset of the engagement, had dismounted from their truck, and were, to a man, crouching behind a low wall as cover from the Bolters. Kessler was about to send a runner when the commanding figure of Commissar Limpt appeared behind the Mechanised Squad and raised his laspistol to the head of the Squad Watchmaster. As if by magic, the squad immediately started covering fire against the Bolter emplacements. Kessler marvelled at the Commissar. He was stood bolt upright with tracer kicking up dust all around him. Calmly, the Commissar walked over to Kessler with his sword slung over his shoulder and organised an assault before striding back to where the Mechanised Infantry waited. At Commissar Limpt's signal the 2 squads raced forward to flank and destroy the Chaos positions. They were supported by fire from Kessler's Chimera.




http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Com1.jpg
Commissar Limpt, attached to 150th Mechanised Infantry

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Com2.jpg
Commissar Limpt, attached to 150th Mechanised Infantry

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Com3.jpg
Commissar Limpt, attached to 150th Mechanised Infantry

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/TalkTalk.jpg
Commissar Limpt instructs the Watchmaster of a 150th Mechanised Infantry Squad

Long live the Emperor !!

Bungaroo

Easy E
08-02-2008, 17:31
I can't wait to see what you do for a Truck. It's an area of 40K that fascinates me.

Stella Cadente
08-02-2008, 17:31
*drools over commissar*

projectkmo
08-02-2008, 17:53
Wow! Awesome painting indeed! I'm subscribing! Keep the updates coming...I'd like to know how the chimera turns out.

- John

GalenArtorius
08-02-2008, 18:06
Wow - these are some sweet Krieg. I want to do a green scheme on mine (if they ever arrive from Forgeworld :mad:).

Subscribed

Cassora
08-02-2008, 18:16
Looks awsome! Really like the chimera, can't wait to see it with some paint on. Keep it up!

L192837465
08-02-2008, 18:58
that Chimera is sex on tracks

i agree. i almost need to change pants. can't wait to see it painted.

\i LOVE predator turrets on chimeras. they look so clean!

Triggerdog
08-02-2008, 19:55
That Chimera is sweet and thanks to that sweet Heavy Flamer conversion you now have the Triggerdog stamp of awesome and win.

Bungaroo
08-02-2008, 20:53
Easy E: Truck is in the spray booth along with the Quartermaster's Cebrius. May take some time though !!! I'm sharing time paiting the Quartermaster and his servitors as well.

Stella Cadente: Thanks mate. I took a bit more time over the Commissar, he was nice to paint and fairly easy.

projectkmo, Cassora: If you like the Krieg Chimera, you should like the Engineers pattern Chimera. I think it will be my favorite.

GalenArtorius: Took nearly 5 weeks for my last FW order and I'm still waiting for Grenadier bits!!

L192837465: The turret is the FW Chimera Autocannon turret. I was a bit sceptical whether it would suite the rest of the conversion, but I like it afterall. Just as well, I got 4 of them for the 4 Chimeras.

Triggerdog: I was originally gonna have a Heavy Stubber in the place where the Flamer is (Heavy stubbers run with DK) but decided that the Grenadiers and Assault Engineers that are carried use the Heavy Flamer so it fits with the theme as well.

hallowed_are_the_ori
09-02-2008, 01:03
Wonderful painting as always, and very characterful

Bungaroo
09-02-2008, 18:10
Kessler’s Grenadiers had taken the first Chaos Heavy Bolter position. But at what cost? Three of his Grenadiers lie dead or dying on the open ground they had just crossed. Miraculously, Schultz in the Chimera was still there, laying down fire onto the second bolter position. Some of the 150th Mechanised Guardsmen had made it as well and of course there was Commissar Limpt, without a scratch, standing bolt upright, considering their next move. The second Heavy Bolter position, now only 40 yards from Kessler, had gone quite.....................what was going on?? Suddenly, 5 Choas militia emerged from the position, heavily laden with the Heavy Bolter, and started running towards the rocky ground about 100 yards towards the hills that had initially concealed the Titan. Kessler immediately ordered fire onto the group of men. The Chaos figures were darting in and out of cover. They were getting away!


As Kessler stood to pursue he noticed movement coming from his right, cavalry at full gallop. He had forgotten about the Death Riders that had been searching the buildings. The milita had seen the riders and abanoned the bolter. In seconds, the Death Riders, only 3 of them, caught up with the running militia and cut them down with ease. Nothing better for cavalry than routing infantry.......................

Some of youz may have seen this dude before in one form or another. I have redone his coat to green to fit my final scheme for the infantry. He has Blue pipeing to his trench coat to signify he is cavalry (Infantry and Grenadiers have red as you have already seen. Tank crew have yellow). I still need to finish some bits but here he is.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DRfront.jpg
Death Rider, Attached to 3rd Krieg Tank Division

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DRside.jpg
Death Rider, Attached to 3rd Krieg Tank Division

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DRotherside.jpg
Death Rider, Attached to 3rd Krieg Tank Division

More airbrush work tonight, not as easy as it looks !!!!!

Bungaroo

hallowed_are_the_ori
10-02-2008, 03:03
Your work is inspiring.

Kasrkin 666
10-02-2008, 05:01
:eek:

Your Death Korps are beautiful! Makes me wanna buy hella them.:D

-Sunny:mad:

Bungaroo
10-02-2008, 16:08
Aibrush lesson 1: if using FW figs (turret), wash parts (always do) and make sure you use a good primer that covers the whole surface. Reason I say this is when I did some masking of the turret of my chimera the paint pulled off with the tape. I'm pretty sure it's cos my primer coat was not done well. Doh

Anyway heres the progress on the first Krieg Pattern Chimera for my Grenadiers (Kessler's bunch in fact !!, when they finally arive from FW!!)

Remember I am a novice to Airbrushing - this is my first model !!!! So I will make mistakes. If you read this log you may not make the same ones !!!!!!

I am using Tamiya acrylics for the airbrushing. My chosen colour scheme for the 3rd Tank Regiment and the 3rd Panzer Grenadiers is from page 83 of the Seige of Vraks - Part one book, bottom of page. The 150th Mechanised Infantry will have the colour scheme from page 33, bottom of page.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Khaki.jpg
Main Colour Scheme

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Grey.jpg
Spray Primer from Vallejo - must be shaken very well

Once the primer is very dry and covers the whole model..................

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Preshade.jpg
Pre-Shading using Tamyia Red Brown XF-64

Pre-shading is done to make cracks and other creases darker under the main paint job. There is too much Red Brown on the model, it should be thinner lines I think.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Khafiairbrush.jpg
Coat of Khaki selectively added to leave some brown in cracks

I then lightened the Khafi with white a bit and respayed.

To be continuied .......................

Bungaroo
10-02-2008, 16:17
When thoroughly dry, onto the jaggerd pattern. Using Tamiya masking tape.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Tape.jpg
Masking tape cut with modelling knife on mat.

The trick is then to have the Khaki Drab thick at the zig zag and tailing of in intensity as it goes forward so there is plenty of plain Khaki left. Blending ? I think it came out ok on this first attempt. The temptation is to do too much but you still have to weather the tank to make it less clean looking.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Zags.jpg
Initial airbrush of 2 tone half feathered disruption pattern cammo

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Zigs.jpg
Initial airbrush of 2 tone half feathered disruption pattern cammo

Next we airbrush the whole model with Johnsons Clear flloor wax in preparation for the Decals. Later

Bungaroo

Ragsta
10-02-2008, 17:48
Mr Bungaroo,


Firstly, major well done on the different piping colours for your different unit designations, a really nice touch that adds variety and realism to the good ol' infantry! Very nice!

Secondly, I think your first airbrushing experiments have gone very well from the pictures and a big thank you for subjecting yourself as an airbrush guinea pig for the rest of us! Chimera's looking goodm chief!

Thirdly, YES!!! I got the first feedback comments in on the piping and airbrushing!!! Curse you for whetting my appetite!!! *Subscribed subscribed subscriber- "Hold him down, men, hold him!"*

Light of the Emperor
10-02-2008, 17:52
I must say that is one sweet tank. One of these days I'll get my own airbrush...but this is really pushing me towards one. Great zig zag pattern.

I too like the piping on infantry. It's a great visual as well.

Tsen
10-02-2008, 18:41
I love the trim on the coats, never thought of it before but totally looks mint, mind if I steal the idea?

Tsen

Cassora
10-02-2008, 18:49
If thats your first try at airbrushing I can´t wait to see what u can do later on. Amazing!

Ethan Hunt
10-02-2008, 19:54
That Chimera is pure goodness. I like how you've made the camo scheme, with the help of adhesive tape, i have to take that into account for my future stuff. :)
A rather easy and functional way of gettin' nice camoes.

Marsekay
10-02-2008, 20:48
Superb work son, im especially fond of the red trim with their green coats. it works better than you would think.

Also your chimera work is top notch, the camo netting stuff looks awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished!

Jinja Ninja
10-02-2008, 21:15
Really nice one question how did you do the numbers on teh shoulder pads?

Are they transfers and if so what ones?

Triggerdog
10-02-2008, 22:02
sweet feathering on the chimera.

Romanus
11-02-2008, 03:47
My goodness Bungaroo, thats almost exactly what I did with my Chimeras, except I put the Predator turret on it with the Forgeworld AC that you get in the Super Heavy Conversion Kit. Nice work on the Krieg as well some really inspiring stuff. Love what you did with the engineers to.

Cheers, Rom

DaHedd
11-02-2008, 08:54
just awesome stuff, yet again Bungaroo :)

Btw , u still waiting for Cadian Grenadier parts from FW ? I ordered FW stuff start of Jan. Some of it came last week, my Grenadier and Elysian parts still havent appeared. Im not too impressed with their service tbh. Pig Iron heads for my future Drop Troop platoon me thinks.

Pvt. Ratt
11-02-2008, 09:02
Bungaroo your painting is truely awe inspiring. it really makes me want to work on my models.
I love the death rider.

Bungaroo
11-02-2008, 11:12
Thanks everyone.

Tsen: Please go ahead and use any of my Ideas, thats why I joined this forum, to share ideas.

Jinja Ninja: The numbers on the shoulder pads are from the FW Krieg transfer sheet. The trick is to prep and apply them correctly using Gloss undercoat (I use Johnsons Clear floor wax as the gloss undercoat) then when that is dry, use appropriate decal fixing and softening solutions (I use Micro-Set and Micro-Sol) to melt the decal onto the gloss base and soften the edges. Then I gloss over again. Then I matt varnish over. Sounds like a faf, but doesn't take long when your organised and makes the decals look almost painted on. In between the last gloss and then matt varnish, I weather the decal so it doesn't look so pristine. The shoulder numbers were done with lightly stripped Chaos black wash.

DaHedd: Ordered my FW Grenadier bits 5th Jan. Just taked to FW this morning and they recon another 2 weeks !!!!

Will try to post again tonight as I finished the basic conversion of the Engineers pattern Chimera last night as well as basic building of my favorite tank !!

Bungaroo

DaHedd
11-02-2008, 12:45
hmm .

Ive been trying on and off all morning to get through and its permantly engaged, i was starting to wonder if they had just taken the phone off the hook. I ordered mine on Jan 10th btw, so thats 2 months. Thats pretty shabby service tbh, especially given the took the cash off my Card the day i ordered the stuff :-/

edit..FW answered the fone \0/ Grenadier helmets and bit sprune ready for dispatch, my Elysian bits will be a while, theyve had trouble with the moulds :(

Bungaroo
11-02-2008, 20:20
Preview of the Engineers Pattern Chimera after initial build without additional stowage or cammo netting.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Engchimfront.jpg
Krieg Combat Engineers Pattern Chimera

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Engchimside.jpg
Krieg Combat Engineers Pattern Chimera

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Engchimotherside.jpg
Krieg Combat Engineers Pattern Chimera

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Engchimback.jpg
Krieg Combat Engineers Pattern Chimera

I wanted a vehicle that was obviously a Chimera transport for a Squad of 10 Combat Engineers but had some Engineering application on top of a standard Krieg Pattern Chimera. It had to have distinct Krieg pattern bits ( Flamer, rear turret and rear track guards) as well, so it melded with the other standard Krieg Chimeras.

Bungaroo

Cassora
11-02-2008, 20:31
Thats cool! Whats the compartment made of?

Triggerdog
11-02-2008, 20:39
you chop shopped a trojan for that, didnt you? thats awesome.

I'm really liking the concept of the krieg chimeras. You should try and pitch that idea to Forge World and maybe net yourself some royalties or something. that and if they do produce it as a kit then the rest of us would be able to have ******* sweet chimeras as well, lol.

Bungaroo
12-02-2008, 18:36
Cassora: Triggerdog made the simple conversion from a Trojan. The panel that sits under the turret is a cut up part from a chimera top surface (I bought the required sprue which had the top surface and the rear door on it). I needed to add a rear door as well so it was realistic as a transport for the combat Engineers.

The Macharius Tank is a thing of beuty. One of the best vehicles that FW makes and it's so simple to go together as well.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/2Tanks.jpg
2 of the 3 Tank Macharius Squadron (Other Vanquisher is..... yes you gessed it.... in the post from FW)

I have also put the transfers on the Krieg Chimera using the technique described earlier in this log. Now for the weathering and detail.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/ChimTransfers.jpg
Krieg Chimera with Transfers

You can see the "Deaths Head" Divisional emblam on the front with the Vraks campaign badge. The "Titan Hunter Detachment" Unit vehicle number is in the side in the red diamond and the 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regimental vehicle number is on the turret.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Transfersside.jpg
Krieg Chimera with Transfers

All for now

Bungaroo

Cassora
12-02-2008, 19:27
Amazing, truly amazing! And those macharius are so cool. I think u are my new idol!

sheep
13-02-2008, 00:09
Fantastic work all over, i really love that camo though, and the Machs are so damn tempting.

Cheers

Sheep

Inquisitor Konig
13-02-2008, 05:39
Have you had much luck using the hull Heavy Flamer on the Chimera in games?

Triggerdog
13-02-2008, 06:12
Have you had much luck using the hull Heavy Flamer on the Chimera in games?

The question wasnt directed at me, but I have had alot of success with them. The ideal set up when using them is to transport a storm trooper squad with two flamers and have a hull and turret mounted heavy flamer. I play witch hunters so I usually strap my sergeants with braziers of holy fire so that the chimera can roll up, the troops get out, and then a slap something with five flame templates. you want to see a horde army crumple? run a few of those squads. I have two such units in my army and they've earned their keep in almost every game I've fielded them in.

le Mediko
13-02-2008, 12:00
I really like your splinter camon on the Chimera!
The conversion is great too, the vehicle looks much more modern.

Bungaroo
13-02-2008, 12:46
Cassora: Thanks mate.

sheep: I will repeat because I think it is true, The Macharius (Especially the Vulcan and Vanquisher) are the nicest looking tanks FW make. Also they went together in about 1 hour each, including trimming the mould injector bits. Just a shame they are so expensive. Compared to some other GW stuff, and the quality of these kits, it could be argued that they are not too extorsionate.

Inquisitor Konig: As you know, I'm not much of a game player, more a researcher, modeller and painter. I think the Flamer is very much consistent with the DKOK philosophy, so that is why I put it on my DK pattern Chimeras.

Triggerdog: Thanks for answering Inquisitor Konig's question.

le Mediko: Am subscribed to your log as well and love your conversions. My DK pattern Chimera is based on my Warrior class Chimera which I made ages ago and showed on my other log.
This one:

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Warrior2.jpg

That was supposed to be more like a Warrior AFV. I tried to be less modern than that with being a bit more boxy for the DK.

Later, Bungaroo

Bungaroo
13-02-2008, 12:58
This is my latest Army List:

“DEATH’S HEAD” - 3rd Krieg Tank Division

“Titan Hunter” Detachment

Doctrines:

Iron Discipline
Die Hards
Hardened Fighters
Storm Trooper Sqds
Grenadiers
Rough Rider Sqns

3rd Tank Regiment

(HQ) Colonel Heinrich
SHADOWSWORD

(Super Heavy Deatchment)
Super Heavy Tank Sqn. Commissar Kommel
MACHARIUS VULCAN
MACHARIUS VANQUISHER
MACHARIUS VANQUISHER

3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment

(HQ) Quartermaster Babel + 3 Servitors
In Cebrius

(Elite) Combat Engineers Sqd (Flamer/Heavy Flamer/Demo charges)
In Engineers Pattern Chimera

(Elite) Panzer Grenadier Command Sqd (5 man) (Heavy Stubber/Grenade Launcher)
In Armoured Centaur

(Troops) Panzer Grenadier Sqd (Heavy Flamer/Melta/Flamer/Demo charges)
In Mk 2(Krieg) Pattern Chimera

(Troops) Panzer Grenadier Sqd (Heavy Flamer/Melta/Flamer/Demo charges)
In Mk 2(Krieg) Pattern Chimera

150th Mechanised Infantry Regiment

(Troops)Infantry Command Sqd, 150th Mechanised Infantry
In Command Car

Infantry Sqd, 150th Mechanised Infantry
In Krupp Infantry Truck

Infantry Sqd, 150th Mechanised Infantry
In Krupp Infantry Truck

Attached

(Fast Attack) Death Rider Squadron

Bungaroo

Inquisitor Konig
13-02-2008, 18:28
Well that Heavy Flamer looks so good on the hull I might be tempted to do the same on my own Chimera!

biginbelgium
13-02-2008, 18:46
That is a really nice army you are working on. I see you have the autocannon turret from forgeworld on your chimera. Recently I bought it as well but now I cannot find the point cost for it. Could you enlighten me about it please?

Thanks

Bungaroo
13-02-2008, 22:38
biginbelgium: I'll look it up if I can find it.

And here it is, the 1st Truck for the 150th Mechanised Infantry.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Trucksidebuilt.jpg
Krupp Infantry Truck

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Modelbuilt.jpg
Krupp Infantry Truck

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Builtfront.jpg
Converted Krieg Driver and passenger

And after the Airbrush.....................

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/WIPSpray.jpg
Krupp Infantry Truck

To be continuied .....................

Bungaroo
13-02-2008, 22:42
And the finished article has taken about 4 nights work. It may need a bit of finishing but is hust about there.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Trucktroops.jpg
Part of Mechanised Infantry Sqd with Krupp Infantry Truck

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Trucktop.jpg
Krupp Infantry Truck

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Truckright.jpg
Krupp Infantry Truck

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Truckleft.jpg
Krupp Infantry Truck

Continuied ..................

Bungaroo
13-02-2008, 22:46
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Truckfront.jpg
Krupp Infantry Truck, 150th Mechanised Infantry

You can plainly see the "Deaths Head" Divisional badge and the "Vraks" campaign badge on the front of the truck.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Truckback.jpg
Krupp Infantry Truck, 150th Mechanised Infantry

First time using MIG pigments and may have gone a bit over the top with the dried mud !!!!

Bungaroo

Voleron
13-02-2008, 23:04
First time using MIG pigments and may have gone a bit over the top with the dried mud !!!!

Nah, mate, it looks great. Trust me - I drive trucks around in mud and dirt all the time, and they usually end up looking even more caked and dirty than what you've shown. It's pretty much perfect.

Kron
13-02-2008, 23:26
That truck is awesome. It fits in perfectly! What model did you use for it?
Very cool army theme and brilliant models. Good work!

DonKarst0n
13-02-2008, 23:33
Yeah this is going to be a really great regiment!
Looks very good and the truck underlines your army theme even more.

sheep
14-02-2008, 00:38
Very very nice. The truck looks great and suits the Germanic theme of the DK perfectly.

Cheers

Sheep

hallowed_are_the_ori
14-02-2008, 00:53
Your tanks rock man. As do you.

:( wish i had your creativity.

Girathon
14-02-2008, 03:53
Fantastic stuff Bungaroo. I really like your scheme, its just nice to see non-field gray DKoK once in a while. Keep it up!!!
Cheers,

G

Light of the Emperor
14-02-2008, 04:26
Amazing...truely amazing. That truck is a thing of beauty! I like the scheme as well. It's definately something different from the usual death korp which makes it quite nice.

I'm just glad you're on the Imperial side. For the Emperor!

Cassora
14-02-2008, 05:45
Love the truck!
Great work on the army so far. Eagerly waiting for the next update!

hallowed_are_the_ori
14-02-2008, 06:02
BRILLIANT!

God damn you and your talents. Where's the truck from?

The_Warsmith
14-02-2008, 08:29
some really amazing work going on here


i don't think i can resist much longer, im gunna have to start a krieg army soon or i might explode :D

GalenArtorius
14-02-2008, 09:07
That truck is great - such a simple conversion, but so characterful. It's got a great lo-tech sci-fi feel that suits the Korps down to the ground.

MrP
14-02-2008, 09:48
Bungaroo, that is just stunning!

Dio´Ra
14-02-2008, 10:00
that truck is awesome....how about a half track? :rolleyes:

DonKarst0n
14-02-2008, 12:53
That wouldn't fit the WWI theme.
Half trucks are WWII.

Codsticker
14-02-2008, 15:43
First time using MIG pigments and may have gone a bit over the top with the dried mud !!!!

Bungaroo

Impossible!!!:D

Is that a 1/35 or 1/48 scale model?

Bungaroo
14-02-2008, 20:16
Thanks for all the positive comments and support everybody.

Kron, Codsticker & hallowed_are_the_ori: I got mine off e-bay from a seller in Hong Kong (lacorun), good service. Total price of £9.80 including postage was less than price in UK shop as far as I could tell and delivery in under 2 weeks.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Box.jpg

Transfers are a mix of the FW DKOK transfer sheet and the number plates came with the model.

Dio´Ra & DonKarst0n: Watch this space !! My theme is actually a germanic theme, the truck, although it looks old, is a WW2 german truck and I think the Macharius tanks are way more advanced than WW1. So I reserve the right to halftrack-up the army if it fits the army as a whole !!!!

Ragsta
14-02-2008, 20:29
I think your basing of the truck was a really nice touch, it gives it greater height and general bulk to compare with the squaddies. That reads rather strangely but hopefully you'll know what I mean!

Your perseverence in this thread in general is impressive to say the least, I'm really enjoying getting back from a hard days slog to workmanship like this, well done mate!

DonKarst0n
14-02-2008, 20:30
:o
Sorry me didn't mean to.

Dio´Ra
14-02-2008, 21:12
allright half tracks ftw :D

might steal the idea as transport for my own DK grenadiers, as chimeras are lame....alltough your turret reposition makes the chims look better overall....now if only we would get auto cannon rules for chim in the next guard codex....

glenning
14-02-2008, 22:42
Just wanted to tell you that I love that truck! great work! :D

Triggerdog
14-02-2008, 23:35
nice truck

hallowed_are_the_ori
15-02-2008, 00:29
OOOH might have to get one.

zigoR
15-02-2008, 00:46
cool.. very nice WWII Wehrmacht style :)

Codsticker
15-02-2008, 03:34
I think your basing of the truck was a really nice touch, it gives it greater height and general bulk to compare with the squaddies.

Not only that, but it will tolerate gameplay better that way. Non-GW kits tend to be a little more delicate than GW's.

Edit: My post count now equals my year of birth- yay!

Bungaroo
15-02-2008, 23:53
Jihad_Ragsta: I intend to base the smaller vehicles to equal the extra height that the figure bases give the infantry. The bigger vehicles and tanks don't get a base I think.

Thanks everyone. I looked long and hard to find a truck I was happy with. In fact I tried BTR-80s and LAV 25 models but they were too modern and will be kept for another army.

No pics tonight, sorry. Tomorrow I may have the Quartermaster and Cebrius done but not yet done the Servitors. The question is, do I post the bits I have done or wait for a few more nights to get the whole unit finished ??? What do you think ???

Bungaroo

Bungaroo
16-02-2008, 22:11
The skirmish was over. How could he call it a skirmish, there was a Titan involved? The Titan had disappeared behind the hill from whence it came as soon as the Shadow Sword started to move. The Combat Engineers had done a good job fixing the track but had not been quick enough. Two of the 3 Macharius Tanks were smoking from damage and the other had sensibly remained with the detachment rather than pursue the Titan alone. It was returning to the clump of buildings where the rest of them collected. The Shadow Sword, although mobile, could not hope to catch up with the Titan without the Macharius tanks to slow the beast down. The Titan had sustained damage; that was clear from the large weapons array lying in a heap 500 yards off towards the hill. The remaining Combat Engineers, it looked like about half of them, had mounted their Chimera and were making their way to see what could be reclaimed from the Titan parts. The 3 remaining Death Riders were scouting along the ridge line where the Titan had left the field.

Kessler was tired and hot. The days of inactivity had let his body relax and the heat of the day had taken its toll on all the Death Korps Guardsmen. “Damn the Vraks summer to hell” he thought. Give him a cold miserable day anytime. Although Death Korps troops spent most of their fighting life in full Bio-chemical gear, you never got fully comfortable in the kit, especially when it was so damn hot.

There were quite a number of dead and dying scattered about the field. The 150th Mechanised had taken the most losses. No surprise there. He had lost 1 dead, 1 badly wounded and 2 lightly wounded. His men were tending to his squad’s wounded. All 3 would pull through although Grenadier Richter had lost an eye and his suit had been compromised so it would be touch-and-go for him. One of the wounded was Grenadier Schultz; he had survived the whole engagement firing the Autocannon from the turret of their Chimera without a scratch. Then on dismounting the vehicle he had fell and broke his ankle. Idiot!! Brave idiot!!

There were 2 badly burned Mechanised Infantry 10 yards from Kessler being tended by survivors of the destroyed Krupp truck that had been taken out to start the battle. Neither of them looked good. Suddenly a cold shiver ran up Kessler’s spine. He heard the unmistakeable sound of the Cebrius approaching from over his right shoulder. He didn’t need to look; every guardsman knew the sound of the high pitched engine of that halftrack. Only Quartermasters used the ancient Cebrius halftrack. It was a replica from a bygone age and few remained in Death Korps service. Thank the Emperor that none of his Grenadiers were near death. The approach of this vehicle meant only one thing..............................

The Cebrius stopped in a cloud of dust and Kessler saw the Quartermaster exit from the rear door of the vehicle. There was a Quartermaster attached to every unit of a reasonable size and Quartermaster Babel happened to be the senior ranking Quartermaster in the 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment. The doomed men knew their fate and their comrades backed away leaving the way clear for Babel to approach. Without hesitation, the grim figure strode up to the 2 men and dispatched them with 2 clear and precise shots to the head. The field went deathly quiet................................ The “Emperor's Peace” had been administered to 2 needy souls.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/QuartwithHalft.jpg
Quartermaster Babel of the 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment administers the "Emperor's Peace" to a Guardsman of 150th Mechanised Infantry

Not entirely truthfull with you all when we were discussing a halftrack. I had already converted the Cebrius for the Quartermaster. Just needed to paint it......

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/HalfTside.jpg
Cebrius Armoured Carrier with Heavy Stubber

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/HalftTop.jpg
Cebrius Armoured Carrier with Heavy Stubber

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/HalftFronttop.jpg
Cebrius Armoured Carrier with Heavy Stubber

Notice the racks attached to both sides of the Cebrius to carry dead Guardsmens equipment that others may use in the service of the Emperor.

I will use the Centaur with extra armour rules for this baby.

Continuied ......................................

Bungaroo
16-02-2008, 22:14
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Halfttopback.jpg
Cebrius Armoured Carrier with Heavy Stubber

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Halftback.jpg
Cebrius Armoured Carrier with Heavy Stubber

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Halftfront.jpg
Cebrius Armoured Carrier with Heavy Stubber

Bungaroo
16-02-2008, 22:18
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Quartfront.jpg
Quartermaster Babel, 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, 3rd Tank Division

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Quartback.jpg
Quartermaster Babel, 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, 3rd Tank Division

I have noticed in this photo that the transfer has mover slightlt to the left of his coat. Will have to sort that.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/QuartSide.jpg
Quartermaster Babel, 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, 3rd Tank Division

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Dye.jpg
"It's not your day mate"

Still painting the Servitors. Expect it will take another few days.

Bungaroo
16-02-2008, 22:21
Some conversion WIP shots of the Cebrius...............

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Halftmodelside.jpg
Cebrius from German WW2 Half track

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Halftmodelother.jpg
Cebrius from German WW2 Half track

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Halftmodelfront.jpg
Cebrius from German WW2 Half track

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Halftmodelback.jpg
Cebrius from German WW2 Half track

Hope this is not too radical fror the purists ?????????????????

Bungaroo

CaptainSenioris
16-02-2008, 22:23
I love the scheme, that quartermaster looks esspecially sinister.

Is the writing freehand?

DonKarst0n
16-02-2008, 22:23
:eyebrows:
Well I have to say that I don't like the half-track.
Not that it isn't painted well but in my opinion your army now looks more like Wehrmacht.
And there are several reasons for this:
Helmets: Steel helmets
Krieg: well German word for war
the whole atmoshphere of the DKoK soldiers pretty much represent the sad attitude of Germans during WWII.

Maybe I take this point too serious and maybe I think so only because I am a German myself but a half track is something very Wehrmacht like.

And the DKoK from its background is comparable to the armies of WWI with senseless trench warfare. Sacrificing their soldiers in (tactical questonable) assaults head on. Your trucks fit very well but the Halftrack takes it from Germanic to Wehrmacht imho.

Sure you want your army to look more advanced but then again why did you add a drummer? :rolleyes:
What I intend to say I thought you were going to assemble an IG that stands for more or less the horror and nonsense of WWI and not another Wehrmacht orientated DKoK.

Bungaroo
16-02-2008, 22:25
CaptainSenioris: Writing is from the IG vehicle transfer sheet. I wish I could paint freehand like that !!!!!!!!!!!!

DonKarst0n
16-02-2008, 22:26
Oh and I forgot: The quartermaster looks really great. I haven't painted mine so far but I have to admit that I think it is a difficult miniature to paint with all the fine details. Yours comes out really good.

Bungaroo
16-02-2008, 22:42
DonKarst0n: Hey thanks for the comments. I appriciate that some may find the half-track a bit strange. I must admit, I think if anything, you are right that the drummer as a vox doesn't fit with the higher tech armour and Chimeras/half tracks.

My thoughts are that the 3rd Panzer Grenadier and the 3rd Tank Regiments (main part of the 3rd Krieg Tank Division) are based on WW2 Wehrmacht. They are Tank and armoured carrier based - fast moving. The supporting troops (to make up numbers) are the bog standard Krieg infantry footsloggers(in this case the 150th Mechanised - cannon fodder put in trucks) and these are indeed based on seige infantry in the trenches type (like in the Seige of Vraks book) - therefore WW1 with a drum and organised as Platoons in old looking trucks.

It's just how I wanted to do the overall unit.

Bungaroo

Girathon
16-02-2008, 22:44
Great work on the Quarter Master, its an awesome mini.

Light of the Emperor
16-02-2008, 22:56
I like it quite so. And there's nothing wrong with drummers. My regiment has 'em as well.

hallowed_are_the_ori
17-02-2008, 00:35
Very very awesome dude.

Warboss-SFK
17-02-2008, 07:55
Great work man, I'm looking forward to more!!!

Cassora
17-02-2008, 08:30
Awsome work, love the theme u got! Keep it up.

sheep
17-02-2008, 08:31
Fan-freaking-tastic!

I really like the direction of this army, love that half track.

Cheers

Sheep

Binky
17-02-2008, 09:03
Nice, I'm just in the middle of painting my Quartermaster, just the cloak left to do, which I had just been planning on painting a plain black but I'm now tempted to do something more interesting with it.

Bungaroo
17-02-2008, 09:22
Thanks for all the comments.

sheep: Just revisited your log and love the Panzershreck conversion on your DKOK. I will use that for my Grenadier Squads in the Chimeras rather than heavy flamers as planned originally. My Centaur Grenadiers will stick with Flamers. Thanks mate.

Binky: Good luck in painting your Quartermaster. I found it quite hard to get to a scheme that I liked. I decided that the cloak must have some ornate covering as he was a unique character. I decided that transfers from the IG Tank sprue and the Krieg sheet would do the job of embroidered lettering. I'm still finding the servitors difficult........

Bungaroo
17-02-2008, 09:31
Oh, heres the box from the half track in case anyone wants one.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Grief.jpg

The 1:48 scale range from Tamiya is fairly new and is expanding all the time at a reasonable rate. I may use some more vehicles as they become available cos they fit with my theme and are about £10 a pop when ordered from Honk Kong. Just ordered another Truck and the command car for the 150th Mechanised.

Bungaroo

Jan Polder
17-02-2008, 10:07
Bungaroo,

Love what you are doing with the army, very nice execution!. I was also planning on using 1/48 model kits. Specifically the Sd. Kfz. 251, it's a shame however that besides some very expensive resins, or die-casts you can't find them. So it's a stroke of luck I came across this thread! Now I can go back to my original plan.

However the Sd. Kfz. 250 is about 1 mtr. shorter in real life. Therefor I think he would be a bit too small to use for 10 troops. What is your view on that? Would it be possible to photograph your half-track in comparison not only with your troops but also a leman russ or chimera for example? That would really be great and appreciated.

I was planning on ordering the box and see if I can extend the back carriage. Do you think that is possible?

Thank in advance,

with kind regards,

Max

Binky
17-02-2008, 10:11
Binky: Good luck in painting your Quartermaster. I found it quite hard to get to a scheme that I liked. I decided that the cloak must have some ornate covering as he was a unique character. I decided that transfers from the IG Tank sprue and the Krieg sheet would do the job of embroidered lettering. I'm still finding the servitors difficult........

Yep, think it could do with something a little special being done on it, will paint something else while I think about it, only needs a little something though as my DK are fairly subdued in their colour scheme generally, considering nicking the idea of lettering round the bottom and maybe even the different coloured lining!

Got the flying chap painted from the servitors, turned out well and another couple mid painting, just went for drab grey cloaks and brass\gold gubbins, plus unhealthy flesh tones.

Bungaroo
17-02-2008, 10:28
Max Keeren: Your right, the Sd.Kfz 250 is very small; i think it would be a massive amount of work to extend the crew compartment. Because the 1:48 scale is a bit bigger than the GW figure scale, it looks ok but I am hopeing that Tamiya bring out a Sd.Kfz 251 which is a stretched version for troop transport. It must be one of the next releases co it is fundimental to troop transport with tanks.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Compare.jpg

Obviously, the WIP Chimera is the one you have seen before and is from the same 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, therefore, same cammo. I know in this picky you can't see the feathered cammo but, trust me it is there under all the weathering. You can see it on this shot ..................

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/HalftFronttop.jpg

Binky: I'm using dull red cloaks to fit with the Quartermaster.

Bungaroo

hallowed_are_the_ori
17-02-2008, 10:32
Very nice dude.

I really like how you give every model a unique touch.

Jan Polder
17-02-2008, 10:53
Bungaroo,

Thank you very much. It indeed looks tiny in comparison with the Chimera. However I have always felt the chimera's to be way to big if you scale it up to normal proporsions.

Since I've got enough other project running I'll just wait a bit more before converting 24 of those 250's.

Good luck with the rest of the project.

Cheers,

Max

glenning
17-02-2008, 11:52
The halftrack and Babel looks great! And good fluff as usual. :)

Hector
17-02-2008, 13:57
First off, its great to see such a well thought out army, especially one that looks so well painted. The Chimeras, especially the Engineers' Chimera, are exceptional and i love the Macharian look they hold. I do agree with DonKarst0n about the half track, but the Truck krupp looks amazing. The Detail on quatermaster is astounding, ispecially the cloak script. All in all a fantastic job, keep it up.

Hector

Dio´Ra
17-02-2008, 13:57
Pure awesomeness :D

its small so maybe it can be better count as centaur?

Bungaroo
17-02-2008, 15:41
Dio´Ra: Yep, the half track is meant to carry only 4 or 5 dudes and will use the Centaur rules. I would see what size it is compared to the Centaur if I could, but FW still havn't sent mine after 5 weeks and counting !!!!!!!!!!!

Bungaroo

Codsticker
17-02-2008, 16:31
That halftrack is a great model- it's one of the kits I'm considering for use as a Salamander Scout Vehicle. My only concern is that the auto-cannon would look a too large on the vehicle

Bungaroo
17-02-2008, 16:54
Codsticker: Yeah, though of using the half track as a Salamander too. Again, I will wait for the larger Sd.Kfz 251 model to come out. It should be big enough and will be able to house the Autocannon.

Bungaroo

konrad
17-02-2008, 17:33
That's some damn good stuff. Consider me subscribed.

Bungaroo
17-02-2008, 21:24
Cammo netting and areials tonight.

As I talked about before, Medical Gauze bandage with some watered down PVA for the netting and kitchen towel for the strips of clothing hanging off.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Vank.jpg

Using the pics of Mark Bedfords excellent Vanquisher on the FW website as a guide and adding a rolled netting to the front of the tank as well.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Netting1.jpg

The next Sqd is likely to be finishing off the Combat Engineers and their Chimera so Cammo it up as well. I have also done the aerials with brass wire.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Both.jpg

Nice. Bring on the real armour of the 3rd Krieg Tank Division. I just wish my 3rd Macharius would arrive from FW so I can paint up the whole Sqn together.

Bungaroo

sheep
18-02-2008, 03:37
Glad i could help :D Really flatered you think its worth blagging.

You must have a different type of medical gauze in the UK, i can't get anything i can find over here to look like that.

Cheers

Sheep

CaptainSenioris
18-02-2008, 08:41
The netting looks great.

I've always thought any tank that big isn't worth trying to hide.

Helbrecht
18-02-2008, 09:03
Very nice work so far, i still need to get a 3rd macharius myself.

Bungaroo
18-02-2008, 09:13
sheep: This may help as this is what the packet and stuff looks like before soaking it in the PVA & Water.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Gauze.jpg

CaptainSenioris: Thanks, If your looking from the air, even a huge tank can be hidden !!!!!!!!!!! Trust me.

Helbrecht: A Sqn of Macharius. Mine will be 2 Vanquishers and a Vulcan.

Bungaroo

Triggerdog
18-02-2008, 09:27
hey thanks, I was wondering how you did that netting as well. I've got some gause around here from when I messed up my hand a while back and an unpainted tank company that needs some extra flair.

CaptainSenioris
18-02-2008, 11:41
CaptainSenioris: Thanks, If your looking from the air, even a huge tank can be hidden !!!!!!!!!!! Trust me.

Bungaroo


That'd be my baneblade screwed then :p, [shameless plug] just have a look in my log and you'll see it[/shameless plug]

cthorpe
18-02-2008, 23:45
Bungaroo..

Models looking great as always.. I love that halftrack.. Very interesting to see how the 1:48 scale matches up to WH40k scale so thanks for the comparisson picture..

Continue the great work.. I love the super heavies too, and the fluff..

Best wishes,

Carl

DaHedd
19-02-2008, 10:52
Just awesome work as ever Bungaroo. Elyisians and Death Korp, u win the lotto mate ??

I had the same truck and half track in my hands last week and didnt pick them up. I wasnt sure howd they look in a 40k army.

Having seen your stuff, id say pretty damn well in a Death Korp force, im still unsure how they would work in my Cadian based army mind u.

Edits... u reckon this would work as a Centaur stand in for my Thudd guns ? http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=RPM35064

sainthale1988
19-02-2008, 11:57
great project! i especial like the narative bits added. realy add to a unique feel and empathy for the unit. very supscribed. will be keeping a close eye on this 'airbrush' lark, as i've got a baneblade to paint up soon. keep up the good work!

The emperor protects.

sainthale

Jan Polder
19-02-2008, 21:26
@Bungaroo,

Hi, me again with more questions :D.

For the past 2 days I have been searching the internet to find a release schedule for the 1/48 range. Can't find any information. Do you happen to know what's on the drawing board or pipeline?

Thanks,

Max

srgt. gak
20-02-2008, 02:26
Just awesome work as ever Bungaroo. Elyisians and Death Korp, u win the lotto mate ??

agreed, youre a very lucky man. I'm currently working on building a dkok force similar to urs, i like the idea of your half tracks, but the open top rules just dont fit my style. looks friggen amazing though.

Also lovin the little bits of fluff, hope theres more to come

Bungaroo
21-02-2008, 12:59
cthorpe: Nice to see you on this log carl. The 1:48 scale vehicles are quite good and are maybe a bit too large but seem to fit well with GW products as their tanks are quite big as well. Just got another Truck and a command car in the post from Hong Kong so built the Command Car last night.

DaHedd: I was initially planning Cadian for my Armoured Company but got seduced by the DKOK. There are some wagons that may suite the Cadians which are available in 1:48. I agree, the Krupp truck is ideal for DKOK though and may not fit with Cadians. I would use a WW2 american truck if I was doing Cadians. The Traktor link you added is 1:35 scale which I have usually found to be way too big. However, that design may just be OK if there is nothing that is obviously too big, good find !!

sainthale1988: Reason for no updates in the last couple of days is the "airbrush" lark. Been in my frozen garage airbrushing the first Macharius and the Engineers Chimera. To say the least, the airbrush gives great results but you must be patient and you will make mistakes. I hope to show a few I have already made when I post my Macharius !!!!!!

Max Keeren: Max, strangely I have been searching for the 1:48 release scedule as well with no luck. I need to know if they are about to bring out a Sd.Kfz 250 soonish ????


Thanks for all the comments, I will try to post some updates on the Macharius Vanquisher tonight.

Bungaroo

Stella Cadente
21-02-2008, 13:15
sorry I ain't posted in a while, computer died once again, but its great to see the great progress you've made, everything looks awesome, especially liking the 1/48 kits you've done, they look great and really suit the DK theme
http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/-c-173_228.html
(just thought I'd post this that might be useful to yah)

DaHedd
21-02-2008, 13:22
ive ordered the tractor so i`ll let you know when it comes in. For a tenner i thought id just take the chance and see, i do tend to look more at 1/48th kits for accessories.

It looks like it sits 1 guy, so im sure i can convert it to have room for 5 Guardsmen (or squats, im thinking i`ll convert my 15 plastic squats into Thudd gun crew) My intention is to tow a oop Thudd gun chassis mated with a 1/35 Nebelwerfer kit. Once i sort out a site to host pics i`ll take some.


Having looked back into your blog im in love with that Death Rider. I was gonna convert my own from pistoliers but the detailing on the Deathriders is amazing. If you dont mind me asking, how do they scale compared to Palstic Cadians ? I feel a b/day present to myself coming on.

Bra'tac
21-02-2008, 14:10
looking good,

one question the top of the engineers chimera where did you get it? is it forge world ''could not find it''

Vemetric
21-02-2008, 14:22
The top panelling there is from the Trojan support chimera available from forgeworld that is modified, near as I can tell. An amazing mod as well which I know I want to nick so bad...


Veme

El Presedente
21-02-2008, 14:38
Since Its you Bungeroo, I'll take it you probably have a wealth of more unique conversions in the pipeline. Planning on including any non GW mini's in this one (bar the trucks) or keeping it safe this time?

Just don't take too long, I'm still waiting for you to finish you're stormtroopers.

Bungaroo
21-02-2008, 22:41
Stella Cadente: Thanks mate, especially for the link. The prices look good.

DaHedd: Look forward to seeing the tracktor.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DSC01547.jpg
As requested

Bra'tac & Vemetric: Yep it is the FW Trojan top with a Chimera top cut down and glued into the cargo door area to take the FW Autocannon Turret.

El Presedente: Mostly Krieg infantry at the moment. I must admit though that I'm trying to find a good fig to convert for my Tank commander to go in the Shadow sword!!


Bin doing my first Macharius for the last few nights. Decided the 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment will have a different colour scheme to the other 2 Regiments in the detachment.

Started of with a grey primer. Then pre-shaded (like I showed before) with Tamiya German Grey the selectively covered with mid grey. After this I used masking tape to produce the cammo shown from the Vraks book. I used German grey with some black.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DSC01543.jpg

Way too dark for the disrupted pattern. Don't panic !!

So I overall sprayed to tone down the contrast between the 2 greys.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DSC01544.jpg

The photo came out way lighter than it actually is. It looks sort of OK but the darker grey is a little too light now, damn it !

Last night I airbrushed a protective coat of "Johnson's Klear" satin flloor wax then added the transfers with miro-sol and micro-set with another coat of "Johnson's Klear" to meld the transfers. I then airbrushed a Matt varnish to lay the foundation for the weathering.

So tonight I added the hatches and Stubber, got bored painting the right track and then gave it a pin wash of lamp black oil thinned down. It is now starting to look OK ish.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DSC01546.jpg

Onwards and upwards. I will get there in the end.

Bungaroo

DaHedd
21-02-2008, 22:46
wow that Tanks fracking awesome.

Thanks 4 the comparison shot of the Rider and Cadian, just have to save my pennies up to afford a squad of 10 lol

Vaktathi
22-02-2008, 00:05
I really like how the Macharius is coming along, very nice work with the transfers (for the life of me, every time I do them they come out looking filmy)

Triggerdog
22-02-2008, 00:10
sweet mach-vanq

the random snow trooper is cool too.

Cassora
22-02-2008, 06:45
Great tank, keep them coming!

hallowed_are_the_ori
22-02-2008, 07:30
Ooooh, nice work man

Bungaroo
22-02-2008, 20:39
Vaktathi: I will do a "how to do transfers" teach-in now I have discovered how, if anyone wants???

DaHedd
23-02-2008, 08:36
looks like i shoulda kept quiet about that Traktor kit i was gonna use in place of a Centuar. They only had 1 availiable and someone else bought it yesterday :(

Back to the drawing board lol.

Bartman
23-02-2008, 11:40
yes man tell us how you do your transfers
Bartman

Unclejo
23-02-2008, 12:35
I love the red trim on your infantry, makes them resemble gask masked Napoleonics.

Vaktathi
23-02-2008, 19:58
Vaktathi: I will do a "how to do transfers" teach-in now I have discovered how, if anyone wants???

oooh yes please!

Lord Cook
23-02-2008, 20:15
Excellent work, on both the tanks and the infantry.

Bungaroo
23-02-2008, 22:31
DaHedd: It was not I !!!!!

Bartman & Vaktathi: The next vehicle to do transfers on will be the Engineers Chimera so that will be in about a week cos i'm away for most of this week. No snags I'll do the teach-in with photos then.

Lord Cook & Unclejo: Thanks for the comments.

Still pressing on with the Macharius.

Looks like not much progress, but I have painted the large expanse of tracks black then metalic black. I then have black based the weapons and done the inside of the hatches. I then did a brown pin wash to start the rust and dirt look. Started also on the cammo netting. Still a long way to go but this is the tank as it stands.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DSC01550.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DSC01549.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/DSC01548.jpg

There is still a glossy look to some areas which will be gone to Matt in the final version.

Bungaroo

hallowed_are_the_ori
24-02-2008, 03:20
Looks fantastic so far man!

Death Korp
24-02-2008, 10:39
'Woah man, that is the shizz!'

Means Very good :)

DK

hemogoblin
24-02-2008, 11:42
That Macharius is looking fantastic.
Great work on the camo.

sheep
24-02-2008, 12:23
That looks fantastic mate.

But is one of the track links broken?

Cheers

Sheep

Ragsta
24-02-2008, 17:40
Nice moves Bungaroo, keep at it! The red plays off nicely against that grey camo, bit of variation is always good for the mind :) It must ba kinda gauling painting such a big tank so be strong, my man!

Bungaroo
24-02-2008, 21:43
sheep: Good spot Sheep, minor battledamage from the engagement with the Titan, will be fixed up on next rest from action !!

Jihad_Ragsta: 1st of 4 Big tanks !! Onward and upward !!

Everyone else, thanks for the comments. Just sprayed the cammo on the Engineers Chimera so it is ready to start the transfers process.

PREPARATION

I have done a load of reading on the web and in specialist modelling mags to get the way to do a load of techniques from the experts and what materials they use to achieve the best results. This is what I have learnt.

Before reading up on transfers I was like a number of other people who tried to self paint on numbers and badges. Then I saw some of Mark Bedford's tanks and other renouned painters using transfers that didn't look like Vaktathi says his do, ie filmy = you can see the edges and they look stuck on !

1st thing is the transfers go on to the basic cammo so that all the subsequent weathering you plan to do will be shown on the trasfers as well as the overall vehicle's paint job. So when you have done the basic cammo is the time to start.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Pattern.jpg
Basic cammo pattern finished

Once your airbrush or paint job is dry then apply a gloss varnish to the area where the transfers are planned to go and let that completely dry. In my case I use Johnson's Klear (floor Wax), which seems to be the choice by many modellers (got mine in Morrisons supermarket), to give the gloss varnish finnish. I airbrush the whole model at this stage to protect the whole thing before the weathering stage as well as a base for the transfers.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Klear.jpg
Johnson's Klear for gloss varnish as a base for the transfers

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Thinners.jpg
Here is the model airbrushed with non-diluted Johnson's Klear, straight from the bottle

Just as an aside, I always spray hot water and Tamyia thinners through my airbrush when I have finined for the session to keep it clean.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Gogs.jpg
Also I wear a mask and goggles in a ventalted area

Now I will leave the Johnson's Klear to dry well for 3 days at least. Not because it needs more that a couple of hours but because I am away for 3 days on buissiness so see you all later in the week for the next instalment ...............

Bungaroo

Bungaroo
24-02-2008, 21:48
Sorry double posted due to slow computer.

Bungaroo

Triggerdog
24-02-2008, 23:15
nice airbrushing as usual

Bungaroo
27-02-2008, 21:24
Transfers

In the first part I prepared the vehicle with a glossy varnish as a base for the transfers. This helps reduce the chance of the filmy effect and matches the glossyness of the transfer. We then turn to the magic of Micro Set and Micro Sol.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/SolSet.jpg
Micro set is for wetting the area where the transfer is going and Micro Sol softens the transfer to help disguise the edges and make the transfer conform to panel lines and bumps

Link to:
Micro Sol (http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=micro+sol)

Micro Set (http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=micro+sol)

You must have the correct kit which is:

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Tools.jpg
Saucer with a small amount of water. Clean paint brush. Cutting board. Modeling knife. Water to clean your brush. Transfers ready.

I had my Grenadier Chimera, which I had already put transfers on, to have as a reference for my transfer design so I didn't have to remove transfers because they were in the wrong place. You can see it in the top right of the picture.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Tranfers.jpg
I then cut out the transfers cleanly with a sharp knife leaving a small border of clear film

I decided to cut out all the transfers at once so I was ready to do the whole model without having to bring back the transfer sheet. It may get wet if you don't keep it out of the way.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Transfers2.jpg
All transfers cut and ready. Keep them dry and you will dunk them one at a time when ready.

Continuied ......................

Bungaroo
27-02-2008, 21:39
The process of transfering is a strict order of events or you may mess up in some way and get poor results.

First get the transfer you will do next ready. Place it in the water in the saucer. Take the brush and put some Micro Set on the area you intend to place the transfer. Wash the brush and dry it. Take the transfer, on it's backing, to the model and slide it off the backing into place (The transfer only needs a few seconds in the water to be ready to detach from the backing).

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Set.jpg

I use the modeling knife to slide the transfer around until I am happy with it's position.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Dab.jpg
Once happy with the transfer position, I will dab it dry with a tishue

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Sol.jpg
I will then, carefull not to move the transfer, cover the transfer with Micro Sol from the cleaned brush

I leave the Micro Sol to dry naturally and, again, clean the brush. I will give the transfer another coat of Micro Sol to help soften it when I do one of the other transfers later.

Here I have done the side transfers.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Solside.jpg

The one on the left has had the Micro Sol dryed and you can see that the "Krieg" transfer is freshly covered with Micro-Sol. When dry the transfer looks Mattish and the edges can only be seen because of the Matt verses Gloss changeover. We will be painting on another coat of Johnson's Klear to hide this Matt later.

Bungaroo
27-02-2008, 21:46
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Solside2.jpg

Thsi shows the left transfer dry and the "Krieg" transfer still showing the edges so I will re do the Micro Sol coat to further soften it a hide the edges. It should be OK when it then drys.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Side-1.jpg

Here is the other side near enough dry. Don't wory the edges of the transfers will disapear when you gloss over with Johnson's Klear and then matt airbrush before weathering.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Front-1.jpg

The front.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Back-2.jpg

The back.

Tomorrow when the transfers are dry I will put the Johnson's Klear coat on.

Bungaroo

hallowed_are_the_ori
28-02-2008, 01:14
Looks great dude. I might have to post up some tanks of mine soon.

Triggerdog
28-02-2008, 01:30
thanks for the tutorial!

Codsticker
28-02-2008, 03:30
Attaboy! Nice work. After you have weathered it and coated with a flat finish it will be just about immpossible to see that those are transfers.

ancient_conflict
28-02-2008, 08:35
wow great work keep it up

sainthale1988
28-02-2008, 10:24
SWEET! now i know how to do transfers (rats now i don't have an excuse not to do transfers lol!)

Ddraiglais
28-02-2008, 14:12
Looks great man. Thanks for the tutoral on the xfers. That was helpful. You are making it very hard for me not to try and start a DKoK army. One point I'd like to make though. Instead of calling your engineers "combat engineers", you might want to adopt the term "pioneers". IMO it fits the whole German/panzer concept that your army has.

razormasticator
28-02-2008, 16:00
These are great. I love the customized Chimera, and that color scheme on the Death Korps is really excellent!

Bartman
28-02-2008, 19:02
thanks for the tuturiol
love your death korp
Ba(r)tman

Bungaroo
01-03-2008, 21:17
They were boarding a large transport with thousands of other Krieg Guardsmen. In single file they marched, heads held high, they were going home.......... It had been a long siege but the Imperium had triumphed in the end and Vraks was under the control of the Emperor. It had only taken 11 years of their lives .............., but Kessler had survived !! It was 2 short weeks back to Krieg and his family.

Kessler settled down into a comfortable hammock and though about old friends that he would meet in his 4 months leave. Four months.................... Better than nothing he thought. Eleven years since he had seen his wife...... Now this would be some reunion. The longest he had been away before Vraks was a year and that was a training deployment. He had lived out his entire career on Vraks. From bog standard Guardsman in the footsloggers, to Veteran Watchmaster in the Elite 3rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment. He had done well. This would be a swift passage back to Krieg and his chance to return to his life........even if only for a short time. He rummaged in his backpack and broke out the sealed waterproof envelope that contained his last letter, just in case, and the only remaining picture of his wife. She was so beautiful ...........................................

Kessler woke from a deep sleep as the wall he had rested next to started to fall apart. He had only closed his eyes for what seemed like a moment but it was daylight and the sun shone brightly. The ground was shaking and he couldn’t hear anything but a mighty roar. For a moment he thought they were under attack again. The rest of the squad were glancing over his shoulder with little alarm showing in their body language. He darted a look over his right shoulder and immediately saw the reason for the interruption. A Macharius Vanquisher had started engines ........ a signal they were moving on. He was still amazed at the size of these tanks. Up until a few weeks ago he had only seen them from a long distance but now the monster was a mere 10 yards from where he lay. A combat Engineer was jumping around below the front of the tank and Kessler realised the bastards has started the tank with several of the Pioneers sleeping under the shade of the vehicle. They must have ***** themselves with that thing bursting into life above their heads. Kessler burst into laughter................. Eleven years and counting ................ not going home today ............ It could be worse he chortled, he probably smelled better than that Engineers pants right now ..........................


http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Engineermac.jpg


Just about finished the first Macharius. Took ages. For my first real tank I'm quite happy with the results. It's a learning process and I have learned a load. Less is more for weathering for example. Try to use less masking tape on FW vehicles cos it pulls the paint off even if you've washed and undercoated.

Anyway more pics.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/FrontMac.jpg
Tank 14, Commissar Kommel's Super Heavy Tank Squadron, 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment, 3rd Krieg Tank Division

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Front2closemac.jpg
Tank 14, Commissar Kommel's Super Heavy Tank Squadron, 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment, 3rd Krieg Tank Division

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Close1mac.jpg
Tank 14, Commissar Kommel's Super Heavy Tank Squadron, 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment, 3rd Krieg Tank Division

Notice these are my first Tank crew Guardsmen. They are in Black (WW2 Panzer crew) greatcoats with yellow pipeing.

Continuied ......................

Bungaroo
01-03-2008, 21:21
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Rightmac.jpg
Tank 14, Commissar Kommel's Super Heavy Tank Squadron, 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment, 3rd Krieg Tank Division

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Leftmac.jpg
Tank 14, Commissar Kommel's Super Heavy Tank Squadron, 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment, 3rd Krieg Tank Division

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Backmac.jpg
Tank 14, Commissar Kommel's Super Heavy Tank Squadron, 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment, 3rd Krieg Tank Division

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/BackleftMac.jpg
Tank 14, Commissar Kommel's Super Heavy Tank Squadron, 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment, 3rd Krieg Tank Division

Continuied ............................

Bungaroo
01-03-2008, 21:24
Here's some WIP progress on the Tank Crew. The photos showed up some poor areas so I redid bits before putting them on the tank. I also did the scull on their colars which I had forgot before these pics.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Tankersside.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/TankersFront.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Tankers.jpg

Only 2 more Macharius and a Shadow Sword to go.

Onward and upward.

Bungaroo

Novogord_Vivendi
01-03-2008, 21:25
Really nice, really good, good writing.

hallowed_are_the_ori
02-03-2008, 00:36
Very nice dude.

razormasticator
02-03-2008, 01:02
Bad ass man, simply bas ass.

Kinsley
02-03-2008, 01:23
Its logs like these that make working on my krieg so much easier! Good stuff man, keep it up. Also thanks for the step by step guide on transfers.

tempestice
02-03-2008, 02:21
i like how each different part of your army has a different color trim
red-troops
blue- death riders
yellow- tank operators

lol...i hope thats waht you intended

also, great highlights on the black..thats hard to do, for me especially

Cassora
02-03-2008, 08:21
Lovely tank!

sheep
02-03-2008, 08:33
Really great mate, but no less then we expect from you, and thankyou for the transfers tut. Though i think your black could do with another high light.

Cheers

Sheep

BishopBlack
02-03-2008, 16:36
Love your tank!
standard.:D

Lord Cook
02-03-2008, 16:36
Beautiful.

sainthale1988
02-03-2008, 20:07
B E A Utiful.....

Bungaroo
02-03-2008, 22:52
Thanks everybody for the positive comments.

tempestice: Yes I indented for all the arms of the army have different trim to their uniforms. I'm just toying with the colour sceme for my Panzer Grenadiers (when they finally arrive from FW). I think Black trenchcoats with red trim to separate them from the bog standard infantry.

sheep: Hey, thanks man. The camera and the photo software has slightly dulled the highlights. They look much better in the flesh. I picked up a tip in a modelling mag to use yellow to mix with black to highlight. I like it. It is less harsh than using white to make grey. Try it and see what you think.

Been making up the 2nd squad of the 150th Mechanised inf tonight along with converting the Grenadier Chimera Commander for my first Grenadier Chimera which you have all seen earlier in the log.

Try to get some more pics up early this week.

Bungaroo

tempestice
02-03-2008, 23:37
My only complaint is...
but you shouldn't have too many weird trims..if they are on the ground running along : red

if in a tank: yellow

and other high up , elites: blue....

maybe one more variation like purple for high up people...you know like royalty?

very good anyway, just my 2 cents :p

Pvt. Ratt
03-03-2008, 18:08
BUNGAROO!
I had a sudden thought you may want to make those inf. transports you have look abit more 40kish if possible... i dont know how though, it just hit me that nothing in 40k looks exactly the way it did on terra.

ALSO!

Pretty please post some pics of all of the army???:rolleyes: granted you may still have more stuff to paint.

ENCORE!!!

Commander Lance
10-03-2008, 07:40
I hate you....

You know why I hate you? Cause I just decided to leave the Guard cause I really want those Marchious tanks for my army and I felt that I couldn't do a Guard army without them.

Now, I think I may have to get a second job so I can...dang you....

hahahaha jk jk. Man, your army is awesome. Whats the army list?

silentsmoke
10-03-2008, 14:21
I'm currenty using an airbrush to do my krieg tanks, but how did you go about doing the weather effects as I have finished two baneblades, both heavy battle scared, but they have a "clean" looks, which I hate!!

Any info would be great.

Wicked tanks btw!!

Bungaroo
13-03-2008, 19:13
So, what have I been doing ??

Seems like not much really but it's taken ages. On the positive side, my Grenadiers arrived finally from FW (only 9 weeks) so I was able to make these 2 dudes as the last of my Combat Engineers Sqd.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Engspecialw.jpg
Combat Engineers - Special Weapons

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Engspecialwback.jpg
Combat Engineers - Special Weapons

Remember, my Combat Engineers are based on the Grenadiers rules from the Vraks book so they have 2 demo charges, a heavy flamer and 2 special weapons.

Also done some of the 2nd sqd of the 150th Mechanised.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/150th4.jpg
4 figures from Sqd number 2 of 150th Mechanised Infantry

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/150th6.jpg
6 figures from Sqd number 2 of 150th Mechanised Infantry

I have 2 more figures undercoated and am still waiting for the heavy bolter from FW (9 weeks and counting).

Continuied ..........................

Pvt. Ratt
13-03-2008, 19:21
cant wait to see em bungaroo....

I'm liking the 150th squad its turning out great.

glenning
13-03-2008, 19:23
Great looking tanks!

Bungaroo
13-03-2008, 19:35
I have built up one sqd of Panzer Grenadiers so far.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Gren.jpg
9 random Grenadiers, heavy flamer is being painted

I am part way through weathering the first Grenadier Kreig Chimera you saw earlier. Here is the start of the Grenadier Chimera crewman.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Chimeracrew.jpg
Panzer Grenadier Chimera crewman

Also, put the cammo netting on the Macharius Vulcan and started the basic airbrush job. Just done the undercoat, pre-shading and now the basic grey. This is ready for the pattern of German grey.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Tank.jpg

And finally, I am waiting for the Autocannon for the command Sqd for the 150th Mechanised Infantry Platoon which some of you may have seen on my other log.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Command-1.jpg
150th Mechanised Infantry platoon, Command Sqd

So that's about it. Nothing exciting really. Building FW DKOK figs seems to take ages. Oh well. Plan to go to FW open Day, 6 Apr to get my Shadow Sword. Looking forward to that although the dude on the phone at FW didn't seem to think there was and DKOK suprises planned for the open day. So it must be other Chaos stuff I guess.

Thanks everybody for the comments.

Commander Lance: Army list is on page 4 of this log. May add another Panzer Grenadier Sqd and make the Sqd in the Centaur a Panzer Grenadier Platoon Command Sqd. See what happens ??

silentsmoke: I read up loads on weathering in various modelling mags. If people want, I'll do a weathering tutorial for the Macharius Vulcan, seen above, if theres enough interest????

Bungaroo

cthorpe
13-03-2008, 20:35
Hi Bungaroo,

A tutorial on both painting and weathering will be fantastic.. your tutorial on Decals was great.. so I look forward to any other hints and tips that you can give..

Best wishes,

Carl

Triggerdog
13-03-2008, 22:19
fantastic green stuff work and great use of alternative krieg bitz, very cool/

hallowed_are_the_ori
14-03-2008, 04:56
Nice work dude, this will inspire me when i get my DK soon :D

Bungaroo
17-03-2008, 21:56
Thanks everyone, tutorial to come on weathering.

Here is the Vulcan after basic cammo pattern.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Vulccamo2.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Vulccammo.jpg

Am gonna paint the black undercoat for the tracks and guns etc next then apply transfers before weathering.

Continuied ........................

Bungaroo
17-03-2008, 22:05
Am trying to get ready for going away to the USA for 2 months so must build loadsa infantry to paint while I'm away. Thats why I appear to be building and not painting too much at the moment.

Anyway here is the next (2nd) of 3 Krupp trucks for the 150th Mechanised Infantry. This is the command Truck with long range Vox onboard. I toyed with using a command car for the command sqd but seeing as there are 5 dudes with a Commisar and Autocannon I thought a WW2 german command type car would be too small.

First here is the standard bearer ready. I will fix the top of the flag pole later so it doesn't break in transit to USA or back.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Flag.jpg

Here is the Command Sqd Truck.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/CommTruck4.jpg
Platoon Command Sqd, 150th Mechanised Infantry, Truck transport

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/CommTruck3.jpg
Platoon Command Sqd, 150th Mechanised Infantry, Truck transport

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/CommTruck1.jpg
Platoon Command Sqd, 150th Mechanised Infantry, Truck transport

Not for taking away, but thought I'd build while watching TV. Can't paint and watch TV, can't focus on both !!!!!!

Bungaroo

tempestice
18-03-2008, 00:24
Finally!!!

you let this sink back to like the 8th page!

Love the Troop carriers and The tanks' camo scheme is sweet!

great job again!

Lord Cook
18-03-2008, 01:51
Excellent troop transports. IG needs more wheels and these fit perfectly. Perhaps they could do with a little more 40k-ifying though. The headlights and frontal radiator somehow seem out of place.

Marcio Silva
18-03-2008, 03:18
Excellent work.
I'll be using this truck though: Hanomag Sd Kfz 11 by Gaso.line from France.
They cost US$ 60.00 a pop, but I'm getting one, modyfing the truck to better fit the 40K look, beefing up the wheels and using wheels in the rear instead of tracks and cast a couple of models myself. I'll make a modular cargo system, where I can get a container in the back for a command truck for example or have two rows of seats and a soft cover to put troops in.

Bungaroo
22-03-2008, 13:41
Grenadier Schultz was shouting from the cupola of the Chimera. Kessler sprang to his feet and looked to the South where Schultz was pointing. He could see dust on the far ridgeline. It had been quite again for the last 2 weeks since the brief skirmish with the Chaos Titan. Schultz hadn’t broken his ankle as first thought, he had only sprained it. He was now glued to the cupola of the Chimera as punishment for being such a klutz. He had the best eyes in the platoon anyway so that was the real reason he had been assigned lookout duty........................again. Where were all the Chaos on Vraks.......... certainly not in this quadrant it would seem.

“Mount up !” Kessler shouted. They had better check out the dust. It was from the direction of their own lines, but just to be sure.............................. The rest of the detachment was 3 miles back to the East, camped up and on rest after scouring this god-forsaken land for more Chaos scum. What were the Chaos legions waiting for............ why didn’t they come out and fight........................it couldn’t be good news.

Kessler was last to board the Chimera and the rear door slammed shut.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/SideChim.jpg
Kesslers Sqd's Krieg Pattern Chimera

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/topChim.jpg
Kesslers Sqd's Krieg Pattern Chimera

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/tothersideChim.jpg
Kesslers Sqd's Krieg Pattern Chimera

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/frontChim.jpg
Kesslers Sqd's Krieg Pattern Chimera

Almost finished. Got to tone down some of the weathering and rust.

Marcio Silva: Good luck with that project, I'm interested to see how it comes out.

Thanks fo rthe comments dudes.

Continuied .............................

Bungaroo
22-03-2008, 13:44
Here's a few other pictures, I will try to get close-ups posted tonight.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/backChim.jpg
Kesslers Sqd's Krieg Pattern Chimera

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Both-1.jpg
Size and cammo comparison. 3rd Krieg Tank Regiment and 3rd Krieg Panzer Grenadier Regiment

Later, Bungaroo

CaptainSenioris
22-03-2008, 14:02
Your tanks are looking great dude.

Not really wanting to seem like an idiot here, but what are the wholes at the back of the chimera for, in your conversion? I know that normally they are for the lasguns but in your case they are empty.

Bungaroo
22-03-2008, 14:20
CaptainSenioris: The holes at the back are vents and if you look closely at the picture of the back of the Chimera picky, you will see slotted vents inside the 2 round holes and the large rectangular hole. These slotted areas are suppossed to be vent slots which can be open or closed to allow air into the crew compartment or seal it in combat.

Explodingboy
22-03-2008, 16:51
CaptainSenioris: The holes at the back are vents and if you look closely at the picture of the back of the Chimera picky, you will see slotted vents inside the 2 round holes and the large rectangular hole. These slotted areas are suppossed to be vent slots which can be open or closed to allow air into the crew compartment or seal it in combat.

I'm doing something similar with my Chimeras and the holes at the back are giving me allot of trouble trying to work out how to cover them. If it is possible would you mind me borrowing the vent idea for the round holes and maybe some pointers on how to make them.

Lord Cook
22-03-2008, 16:59
Beautiful work.

Bungaroo
22-03-2008, 17:37
Explodingboy: I just stuck some model railway fencing (ages old, might have been Hornby) to the inside.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Fence.jpg

To get this effect...................

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Back-3.jpg

Hope this helps.

Lord Cook: Thanks mate.

Bungaroo

Explodingboy
22-03-2008, 19:31
That helps alot, thanks Bungaroo, theres a hobby shop not far that does allot of model train bits I shall have to go and have a hunt around there. otherwise its cuting lots of very very thin strips of plasticard >.<

Triggerdog
22-03-2008, 20:11
nice completed Chimera, very cool

CaptainSenioris
23-03-2008, 00:40
CaptainSenioris: The holes at the back are vents and if you look closely at the picture of the back of the Chimera picky, you will see slotted vents inside the 2 round holes and the large rectangular hole. These slotted areas are suppossed to be vent slots which can be open or closed to allow air into the crew compartment or seal it in combat.

Ah I see it now, nice work.

hallowed_are_the_ori
23-03-2008, 01:40
Brilliant work as always Bungaroo. Real inspiring stuff.

silentsmoke
23-03-2008, 15:56
We need a campaign of how to do weathering on tanks.. I'm desperate!!

kiwichild
23-03-2008, 16:53
Here is the Command Sqd Truck.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/CommTruck4.jpg
Platoon Command Sqd, 150th Mechanised Infantry, Truck transport


Could you tell me what scale of Krupp truck you used is it 1/48th or 1/35th scale?

Pvt. Ratt
23-03-2008, 17:55
Dear Bungaroo,
I have waited for weeks for an update (ok a few days but still!) and it is finally here. And I am adoring the new pics. Kessler should be pretty damnn comfy.

grrrr....

Bungaroo
23-03-2008, 18:00
silentsmoke: The Macharius Vulcan is my next tank to paint and it's nearly at the weathering stage. I'm planning to do the transfers tonight or tomorrow so I should start the weathering tutorial later this week.

kiwichild: 1/48 from Tamiya. A picture of the box is on an earlier page of this log.

Bungaroo
23-03-2008, 18:25
Pvt. Ratt: Thanks, only 3 more Krieg Chimeras to do, maybe 4 ?

Here are some close-ups of the Grenadier in the turret. He is my test fig for the 3 or 4 sqds I will do. All the Grenadiers are planned to have red trousers to show their elite status among the infantry. Like the Watchmaster from my 150th Mechanised Infantry seen below.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/OnlySgtDrummer.jpg
Watchmaster and Vox from 150th Mechanised Infantry Sqd

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Frontgren.jpg
Panzer Grenadier test colour scheme

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/BackGren.jpg
Panzer Grenadier test colour scheme

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/CupolaGren.jpg
Panzer Grenadier in Chimera Cupola

I'm fairly happy with the result, what do you think?

Bungaroo

Triggerdog
23-03-2008, 19:36
well I'm fairly happy with it too. The red trim and green coats give them a very soviet feel.

BishopBlack
23-03-2008, 23:26
Looking Good!
Is that free hand numbers and letters on his chest plate?
cause I ain't seen those before :confused:

Bungaroo
23-03-2008, 23:33
As discussed earlier, I did the transfers tonight. Here is the Macharius Vulcan Command tank, Commissar Kommel's tank.

I have undercoated grey, airbrushed the cammo pattern and done the repaint undercoat black bits. I then airbrushed Johnson's Klear as a base for the transfers and then applied the transfers as described earlier in the log.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/untitled.jpg
Transfers applied - Captions show meaning of transfers

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Vulcside.jpg
This is effectively the before picture !!

After the transfers were applied, I brushed over the transfers with another layer of Johnson's Klear for protection and to meld the transfers to the background. Next I will airbrush a Matt overall varnish as a basecoat before starting the detail and weathering.

Bungaroo

Bungaroo
23-03-2008, 23:41
BishopBlack: Sorry for the double post but you must have been posting as I did my update. The numbers on the chest plate are from the FW Krieg transfer sheet and are labeled on the sheet as "Grenadier Chest Plate Identification Numbers" and they appear in the picture on page 89 of the FW "Seige of Vraks" book. I can't believe people do DKOK without this transfer sheet !!!! It's top notch my man, what ho !!

BigJon
24-03-2008, 00:10
Your thread is such a huge help. I'm so stuck on my camo and how to apply it.
I've done brush and spray can. I was a little worried about using my airbrush
but you have helped. Keep the updates coming.

BigJon

Triggerdog
24-03-2008, 01:56
nice blue but it seems a little glossy in my opinion to belong to a military organization known for shelpping around environments that could only be described as Gawd-Awful.

Bungaroo
24-03-2008, 10:06
Triggerdog: The tank is Glossy at this stage because I have just given it a coat of Johnson's Klear to apply the Transfers. As I said, it will be given a Matt coat next as a tough foundation for the detail and weathering to come.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/FrontMac.jpg

This one looked exactly the same at the transfer stage !!!!!

BigJon: Always happy to help. Thanks man, get on with the airbrush, just remember to always spend time cleaning it at the end. It's worth it.

Bungaroo

CaptainSenioris
24-03-2008, 11:08
A Commissar in a macharius vulcan :confused: your men certainly aren't going to be running away then.

Your Tanks look lovely, it's nice to see so much effort put into the little things like numbering.

Ridicule
24-03-2008, 11:58
This thread is so kick*ss! I love your camo-net'ing!

hallowed_are_the_ori
25-03-2008, 03:58
Beautiful work at always dude :D

Death Korp
25-03-2008, 06:52
Yes, i can agree with HATO above me, these are amazing... :)

DK

Pvt. Ratt
25-03-2008, 11:37
Damnn you... I want super tanks to...

Bungaroo
25-03-2008, 12:43
This will make Triggerdog a bit happier. I've airbrushed the Vulcan and my Engineers pattern Krieg Chimera a Matt varnish ready for weathering and detail.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/VulcFlatfront.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/VulcFlatside.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/eNGfLAT.jpg

The Flat varnish I use is again recommended from Modelling mags and, when a little Tamiya Thinner is added for airbrushing, makes a good flat/Matt finish. Note the transfers have the almost painted-on look.

Here is the Flat Finish by Polly Scale.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/PolyScale.jpg

Now the weathering and detail can begin. Which should I do first, the Vulcan or the Engineers Chimera ????????????????????????

Bungaroo

Triggerdog
25-03-2008, 16:17
woo! now they look like proper Krieg tanks, very nice. The engineer Chimera looks even better than it did and thats saying alot.

MrP
25-03-2008, 16:25
Hm, they both look gorgeous, old boy. I vote for the Chi before the Vulcan - less tiring, I should think! ;)

BigJon
25-03-2008, 17:04
I vote for the Vulcan. I have one sitting in a box and I want
to see how you handle yours. I'm scared of messing mine up lol.
But you sir have no fear.


BigJon

razormasticator
25-03-2008, 17:16
I agree... roll with the vulcan.

Ridicule
26-03-2008, 09:07
Man you really know your way around the tanks, they look top! Keep it up :)

sheep
26-03-2008, 09:48
Vulcan for mine too.

Loving the detail you are lavishing on these guys, everything looks great.

Cheers

Sheep

Bungaroo
26-03-2008, 23:27
Weathering Tutorial - Macharius Vulcan

Part 1

I don't know why I'm giving a tutorial, in fact it's more another experiment by the Bungaroo in his journey to finding good techniques to paint tanks. Anyway, this is how I'm painting the Vulcan.

I start with the totally Matt tank which has now had the basic cammo done and the Transfers (See earlier). The transfers have now had a good coat of Johnson's Klear varnish and a coat of Matt varnish. These coats of varnish are really important as you will see as protection for the transfers as well as helping to blend them into the model. You are about to dollop loadsa thinners over them and without varnish protection they will be damaged.

First mix some Oil paint Black with thinners. I use these.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/LampBlackmig.jpg

You use a "pin" wash around all the pannels, hatches, handles, wires, rivets etc etc (pin wash is with a fairly thin brush painted carefully only where you want to paint).

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Blackwet.jpg
This side shot shows some effect of the Black pin wash

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Blacksideback.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Blackback.jpg

Continuied ......................

Bungaroo
26-03-2008, 23:33
Once dry (24 Hrs in my case), on to the dollop of brown wash. In stead of a thin brush, you use a fairly large brush with a thinner wash intensity/thickness.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Brownwash.jpg

Not the thin brown wash and big brush.

Just cover the tank with the wash, this blends in the black pin wash and gives the tank a dirty, grubby feel.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Brownoil.jpg

You can thicken the wash in some areas to get a very dirty feel. Remember this is not the mud effect, that will come later. This is only the grubby wear and tear type effect.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Closebrown.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z91/Bungarini/Closebrown2.jpg

Again, don't worry that it looks all wet and sloppy, it will dry great !!

Continuied ........................