Thanks for the compliments guys-I'm hoping I can really improve the detail when I get some more time, things like picking out the pouches and adding more highlights to the camo (right now its a bit blotchy-you can't see it from a table-top distance but it is noticeable up close). I also have seen some fantastic weathering on other blogs which I hope I can emulate on my tanks.
I have just seen the forgeworld barbed wire..it looks better than the GW wire thats for sure..but using some twisted up electronic wire sounds like a great (and cheap!) idea.
Sure, its one of the redeemer cannons from a land raider with alot of the side bits cut off, and green stuffed to look fairly symmetrical. It ended up looking a bit bare/flat so I added the 'thing' on the top of the barrel...to be honest i'm not even sure where its from but I know I have a few more of them laying around..might be from the actual redeemer for all I know lol. Ill try and find out. The back part was my first go at using plasticard...I'd like to add some rivets to it at some point.I've also got a question for you if you don't mind, what did you use on the devildog conversion? It turned out really well.
I love that picture you posted Kreigfreak! I need to find a model pram lol =P.
When I saw the model I used for the objective marker it did remind me sooo much of Doctor Who! I knew I had to implement it somewhere..I had planned to use it on the base of a valk but the problem is she is very very small and probably would look out of scale. She is from a company called Hasslefree Miniatures by the way, called 'Rose'. I will be using alot more of their miniatures for my future objective markers =].
To be honest with you the colour scheme I used is very very simple =P (I haven't got the patience otherwise!). I used desert yellow from the Vallejo line for most of them and for the bases, sometimes using also desert yellow from the GW line (they are quite similar but GW one is lighter-adds a bit variation IMO) over a white undercoat. Then I did desert yellow + a little bit of white over the top of this, followed by a devian mud wash over pretty much all the clothes, but focusing on the recesses alot. I then did 1/2 desert yellow, 1/2 white on most of the raised areas followed by a final very light highlight of mostly white + a tiny bit of desert yellow. Finally I did another devian mud wash but only trying to only get the recesses. It is a quick and relatively effective looking scheme IMO and I kinda stumbled upon it by accident. The actual camo again was simple, snakebite leather to start with, scorched brown/snakebite leather with a bit of black for the darker bits-trying to stay near the snakebite markings and sort-of cover them. Finally bleached bone 'dabs' very close to the darker markings. The bleached bone part is probably the worst part on the model and the bit I will try and improve when I can.Love the paintjob on the infantry! Fairly similar to the one I've got planned for my own Guard.
What colours did you use for your main uniforms? I was planning on a desert yellow/bleached bone mix over Dheneb Stone, then a combination of browns for the darker patches and bone/white for the highlights. Is this along the lines of your force? If so, any advice for a fellow desert warfare fan?
The boots were bleached bone + a tiny bit of desert yellow, I did use a pure white as a highlight on most but I actually ran out on the last 10 or so-I still need to do this =P.