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    Black Tide Rising project

    Iím a big fan of author John Ringo, and Love the BTR series. For those who ainít read it itís a more realistic Zombie Apocalypse series. One of the main characters is Faith ďShe WolfĒ Smith. In the last book of the series she gets an M1 Abrams, and her Marines ďPimp the TankĒ. Well a couple of months ago a guy posts a picture of an Abrams he had printed, with pink filament, on the John Ringo Facebook fan page. Yes Iím a fan boy, lol. So I contacted him and showed him a few pictures of my work and offered to paint it for him. He agreed and printed a second , roughly 28mm Abrams as well as 5 15mm for me. So over the next few weeks/months Iím gonna be painting the tanks and She Wolf her own self. He plans to keep one for himself and hopefully get it autographed by Ringo at a Con, when we can have them again, and present the second one to Ringo as a gift.

    Hope you enjoy, and maybe the PL will inspire some of ya to read the books. They really are great!
    "What do you do?"
    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    This is great!

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    In the beginning...

    Here we have the hulls and turrets that Dan00 printed for me. All parts as you can see are primed. For the future of the project I will be hunting for MGs to mount on the top. As well as any other goodies to throw on. Also antennas, those will be made of broom bristles just like for the 15mm minis.

    And so it begins...
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    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    Here we have the models for She Wolf her own self. I know the skirt/kilt ainít exactly as described in the books but itís what I have to work with. The minis are as you can see 1 piece pewter from Bad Squido, gotta say Iím impressed with the quality very little cleanup. Check them out their prices are very reasonable, I think $7 each.
    In BTR She Wolf normally uses a haligan fire fighters tool, but she also uses a machete thatís described as curved. So just a little bending and we have that. Was gonna try and make one of them wielding the haligan, but the pewter is too soft for that kind of modification. She also prefers a Saiga semi auto shotgun, and I think this is as close as one can get.
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    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    Hoots,

    It is good to see your being inclusive and adding females in short skirts to you Army. Very woke and progressive off you.
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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Jacka View Post
    Hoots,

    It is good to see your being inclusive and adding females in short skirts to you Army. Very woke and progressive off you.
    You know me! I am the epi tome of being woke to the needs of wimmin! RoflmhSao!

    Sadly these beauties won’t be joining the 26th Carolon Guards...

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    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    One track being worked on and a little progress on She Wolf. So far just boots, body armor, and skirt done. She didnít have a cute skirt in the books, but gotta work with what I have.
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    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    Making progress today. Halfway through with She Wolf. Little touch up and wash and basing.
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    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    Right track for She Wolfs Abrams.
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    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    She Wolf is done, well She Wolf MkI is done. I have another mini twin to this. On that one I will reverse the OD and Coyote colors. Really happy with this mini, itís great quality from Bad Squido. Not getting anything from them, just want their name out there for anyone who wants to check them out.
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    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    Left track of tank 1 and alternate She Wolf are done.
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    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    The hull is assembled. Tracks went in with just a bit of snipping.
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    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    This ainít a character from the BTR universe. I found the mini while looking for a She Wolf mini and just had to paint her up. Based on US paratroopers in WWII, even has a Thompson slung over her back, sadly the Tommy Gun is broke, so did the best I could.
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    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    The purple tiger stripes are on and did a test patch of pink.
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    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    Three coats of pink later and Iím pretty happy with how it looks. Gonna do one more coat of purple and widen the stripes out just a bit. Then some touch up and sharks teeth.
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    "What do you do?"
    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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    Re: Black Tide Rising project

    Antennas added and painted as well as the tiger stripes. The blue border is just to make the pink and purple pop a little more. Tomorrow will see a few more details, sharks teeth, and Trixie painted on the glasiss plate of the turret.
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    "What do you do?"
    "I kill Frost Giants"
    "There's no such thing as Frost Giants!"
    "That's because I'm damned good at my job..."

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