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Engel
08-11-2012, 10:28
I will in this thread start collection my work on the Shaltari, one of the fractions in Dropzone Commander from Hawk wargames
http://www.hawkwargames.com/


First post is the unboxing...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J9tCINXXDDU/UJgaa0sLHsI/AAAAAAAACRo/usu9jC-6vjo/s800/P1040750.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WqrM6qMBKcs/UJgab7rqbLI/AAAAAAAACRs/bGqSqslgzUY/s800/P1040751.JPG

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kvjocp4STv0/UJgacu8OLdI/AAAAAAAACR4/Y3fUEdjpEiU/s800/P1040752.JPG

Engel
08-11-2012, 10:29
Some paper terrain that can be dowloaded for free from their homepage.
http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2012/10/dropzone-commander-paper-building.html


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gP8Z8udeFrA/UH-j_Mc6v6I/AAAAAAAACJg/FjDamaWus9c/s800/P1040703.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Qinlgqh4RX0/UH-j_4_W7yI/AAAAAAAACJs/ss64Bve11Ew/s800/P1040704.JPG

Engel
08-11-2012, 10:30
And here are some Wip pictures on my Shaltari.
http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2012/11/wip-shaltari.html


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i5n0Xz2Ksno/UJt3tlp-0VI/AAAAAAAACTI/uQ0zZuQb_c4/s800/P1040760.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eivIbOEDwhw/UJt3uU0uXRI/AAAAAAAACTM/6_xC7qPFJC0/s800/P1040761.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sWSowBIQFBI/UJt3vHzn64I/AAAAAAAACTU/Bowb2VJK1GI/s800/P1040762.JPG


Last night I started to experiment with a paint scheme on my Shaltari. The original plan was to try to achieve a look that resembles a deep-sea creature or a jellyfish.
It did not turn out exactly how I had envisioned them but still somewhere close to what I had originally planned.


This is how they look now(under crappy photo light…).
Im not sure how I should continue, but some silver is planned and the flat panels should be given an different color to make them stand out a little, maybe orange or yellow.

precinctomega
08-11-2012, 11:10
Nice. I'd love to know how you assembled those buildings. Are they just thick card with the building templates glued on the outside?

R.

DeeKay
08-11-2012, 11:11
Looking nice dude. The amount of detail you've picked out on the infantry is especially good.

With regards,
Dan.

Engel
08-11-2012, 12:34
Thanks guys.

The cardboard buildings are printed on regular paper but glued on a thicker paper that I had at home using an gluestick(?) before but together. A rather easy way, not perfect but it will do the job. The building is reinforces with masking tape on the inside and a styrophome base is inserted inside the building to further reinforce the strenght.

The amount of detail is a "cheat", just white primer and then using blue, pink, and purple colors heavely deluted with water, painted in diffrent layers. This makes the details paint them self.
A common mistake I think is to apply to much or to thick layer of paint and not using water to thin it out.

Engel
09-11-2012, 12:54
I think I found my paintscheme.
http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2012/11/dropship-commander-shaltari-kukri-aa.html

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kXjclveVoww/UJz6FFEbY8I/AAAAAAAACUo/rKJwnbZz_fg/s800/P1040771.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g0sMr909q_o/UJz6Hht9KcI/AAAAAAAACU4/CFFTzYwIUAg/s800/P1040781.JPG

emperorpenguin
11-11-2012, 10:44
I like it, a lot
Great choice of colour scheme :)

Engel
11-11-2012, 21:10
Thanks Emperorpenguin.

New unit, Tomahawk grav tanks.
Many more pictures > http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2012/11/shaltari-tomahawk-grav-tank.html

Engel
12-11-2012, 18:24
Latest units, some gates.
Many more pictures on my blog. http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2012/11/dropships-for-dropship-commander.html

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k37MOmRX37c/UKE8OgprcjI/AAAAAAAACX4/3wLkebfa-f4/s800/P1040786.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uS1av4eD3sE/UKE8RvrE5xI/AAAAAAAACYQ/d-yt6BMtvpg/s800/P1040792.JPG


And my whole colection at the moment.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5qc7F5gZP3k/UKE8XPYpMtI/AAAAAAAACY4/tCr3Hq0CO54/s800/P1040797.JPG

madd0ct0r
09-12-2012, 08:43
wow, pretty looking.

precinctomega
10-12-2012, 19:33
I was looking at DzC today in my FLGS - Total Wargamer (http://www.totalwargamer.co.uk) - and was very, very impressed with the quality of the casting and design. The infantry still isn't up to much, IMO (the quality of the Ironwind Metals Battletech infantry is far superior, despite being smaller and cheaper), but the vehicles, dropships, walkers and suchlike are jaw-dropping.

Shame about the resin buildings.

R.

Engel
13-09-2013, 21:10
About time for a litle update me thinks...:rolleyes:

More pictures can be found at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2013/09/dropzone-commander-shaltari.html

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Engel
19-09-2013, 21:57
I just painted or pimped ;) a little terrain piece. Its a small car from some railway kit. Im not sure about the exact scale but it fits into a Dropzone gaming table.

More pictures at http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2013/09/pimp-das-auto.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oCoMsRlW6Ts/UjqchNgBlWI/AAAAAAAAFZI/NoN1rHfpBJg/s800/P1000771.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wh6HzyQR9IE/UjqciK7Z2rI/AAAAAAAAFZY/9k57MTstAsA/s800/P1000778.JPG

madd0ct0r
20-09-2013, 11:58
that's crazy!

Engel
11-10-2013, 23:18
Thanks maddOctOr




It was really ages since I last played this game and I had forgotten just about everything about this game but Im glad I was asked to play as it was really fun. This is really such a great game.

It was a close call and intense to the last moment, the game was decided on a roll when in the last turn one of my squads was searching a building and instead unfortunately set a booby-trap off (a roll of 1 on a D6…).
So the victory was given to the Scourge but Im very proud of my miniatures, they did well even thou I as the commander missed a lot of things or at least could have done things differently.

More pictures can be found at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2013/10/dropzone-commander-aar.html

Here are some of them.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BfvMHpeijvw/UlhwbOEbURI/AAAAAAAAFho/iQFtKj5QrdM/s800/P1000867.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WFsvg_2kcfI/UlhwcofHdsI/AAAAAAAAFiQ/AUWv5druBDY/s800/P1000872.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-scWGFdyGHNM/UlhwfR8sKNI/AAAAAAAAFjA/GluyeC6LSaI/s800/P1000879.JPG

Lothlanathorian
12-10-2013, 06:15
Do you post on HawkForum.co.uk? Because you should totally share these guys over there, too. There is a monthly painting/modeling comp run by the guys at Hawk and your stuff is definitely awesome.

Also, those buildings are all pretty nice. Are they all just N-scale train buildings?

Heru26
14-10-2013, 01:07
I'd love to know where these buildings are from!

Easy E
16-10-2013, 17:05
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.

Of course, I'm sad it is taking you away from Darkest Africa, but I always like to see what you have going on!

Engel
17-10-2013, 13:38
Big thanks to everyone.

Some of the buildings are from Kato, N scale buildings: http://www.katousa.com/N/Unitrack/structures.html


Easy E... I got BIIIG things planned for my african project... dont you worry. ;)

Easy E
17-10-2013, 17:34
Happy Dance!

The Shaltari and DZC has some really interesting model designs.

Engel
30-06-2014, 19:20
I thought the club needed some more terrain... so there you go

More pictures at : http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2014/06/dzc-ruins.html


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ALZz1L6jnz4/U7FUQUpqINI/AAAAAAAAHNI/7280KS2ccNo/s800/P1010895.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5daNPYoUk78/U7FURRM0dSI/AAAAAAAAHNY/D_0Ax3S5FRU/s800/P1010897.JPG

Engel
04-07-2014, 11:43
I liked the previous ruins so much I continued on its track.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GDMo7683ctU/U7U6DvRyOMI/AAAAAAAAHN8/mB1oGa2_3DM/s800/P1010902.JPG

This time I used corrugated cardboard for the walls and after assembled the building, added sand and other basing material. I covered it all with a zenith light priming and glued on the paper terrain you can download from the Hawk Wargames site.
All the edges was covered with further sand and paint.

More pictures at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2014/07/dzc-ruin-apartments.html


So now I have a start for a small burned out streetblock.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kkqjD1CcNxw/U7U6GYmzn9I/AAAAAAAAHOk/w50LEP57vCE/s800/P1010909.JPG

Engel
04-07-2014, 11:43
I will be playing a tournament this weekend and this is what I will be fielding.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SGFpFMAP1Oc/U7XBga0wD-I/AAAAAAAAHPY/fLXlFRTCfxY/s800/P1010912.JPG

Many more pictures at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2014/07/shaltari-army-1500pts.html

plasticfrog
04-07-2014, 22:47
Superb looking army and great looking terrain.

Engel
13-07-2014, 11:52
Thanks Plasticfrog.


I just started to go through the pictures taken from the gaming convention where I played with my Shaltari in a tournament and started to upload them.

Here are a photodump on some of the pictures taken: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2014/07/wexio-spelkonvent-gaming-convention.html


And here is a small sneak peak.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8aY8g_uyjoo/U8Gey_R1BiI/AAAAAAAAHVE/p2ZXSrYISA8/s800/P1010949.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hgv9FdbC6CA/U8Ge3uWip4I/AAAAAAAAHVs/hMCtT7_eQKU/s800/P1010954.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SzPKP8zj4NY/U8GfAk_fwSI/AAAAAAAAHWk/YweyI_JPeP4/s800/P1010962.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C3WqUN30kNQ/U8GfzRSkX_I/AAAAAAAAHbE/jtGhfx8Vi38/s800/P1010998.JPG

Engel
14-07-2014, 14:38
And here are my pictures from day two.

I managed to get a third place in the tournament with my "pearl-shaltari". :D

http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2014/07/wexio-spelkonvent-gaming-convention-day.html

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K9Z3oLiLMbs/U8PX2R8pMHI/AAAAAAAAHc8/T9jphqwjgMQ/s800/P1020008.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XKNkB5Wescc/U8PX5rE_DBI/AAAAAAAAHdU/xUMlfFt61e4/s800/P1020011.JPG

Engel
23-07-2015, 13:40
I thought it was about time I actually painted some DzC again....

More pictures at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/07/shaltari-reinforcements.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y76RzekMyeI/VbDeBw8YW_I/AAAAAAAAKdI/D-2_A1gzsIY/s800/P1030721.JPG

Engel
26-07-2015, 20:43
I made some new ruin terrain pieces.
More pictures at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/07/dzc-ruins.html


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mIlrnzngmps/VbPx3ped-XI/AAAAAAAAKe4/gwZDXyFEprk/s800/P1030732.JPG

RTJ
27-07-2015, 13:24
These all look awesome - and I 'm so tempted to buy some DZC!

Engel
28-07-2015, 13:27
Thanks RTJ.


It was fun to do 10mm terrain so...


More pictures at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/07/10mm-terrain.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-578NIvdW1JQ/VbdDhzrGn2I/AAAAAAAAKfo/rb_woT1KOLA/s800/P1030738.JPG

Engel
31-07-2015, 13:07
I just made a new ruin. :D

More pictures at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/07/more-10mm-ruins-for-dropzone-commaner.html

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--KzounXMSc8/VbtePR6xyYI/AAAAAAAAKgM/jWWzJaJ0Ia8/s800/P1030742.JPG

Engel
02-08-2015, 13:47
Latest reinforcements consists of four Yari light scout tanks and one Tomahawk main grav tank.

http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/08/shaltari-reinforcements.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8yrqLXer3CE/Vb4PZLh8PbI/AAAAAAAAKhI/1jgajm_PvIk/s800/P1030776.JPG

Engel
03-08-2015, 13:39
Finnished the last layers last night on the Warspire.

http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/08/shaltari-totem-warspire.html

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AXG2X5xy5F8/Vb4SyNVPIeI/AAAAAAAAKhs/_coCx6UG8WE/s800/P1030781.JPG

Engel
05-08-2015, 08:26
And I made some new ruins.

More pictures at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/08/even-more-sci-fi-ruins.html

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pdx_mnm7X4M/Vb4UvSpFLEI/AAAAAAAAKik/y44Vwtfx-hM/s800/P1030786.JPG

jet_palero
27-08-2015, 07:44
Engel, I really like your ideas for making ruins. I had planned on just using some black/gray drybrushed styrene sheeting, but that comes out so well! I'm going to glue some of the paper terrain to the styrene after I cut it up similar to your method.

Easy E
04-09-2015, 22:12
Cracking stuff Engel!

Engel
24-11-2015, 13:09
Big thanks.


Some Ocelot Warstriders, I just love these three legged vehicle.

More pictures at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/11/shaltari-ocelot-warstrider-dropzone.html

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SHdDaYT03t0/VjyLUy3fgpI/AAAAAAAALT4/ALux8s4Dqj0/s800/P1040125.JPG

Engel
24-11-2015, 13:09
I painted some Samurais to my collection. The Ocelots are from the previus post.

More pictures at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/11/shaltari-samurai-dropzone-commander.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FsLjE64MLYI/VlRGGhVFL1I/AAAAAAAALfk/KMGAmjMFv5g/s800/20151124_115612-1-1600x725.jpg