Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weird War 2: German Powered Armor

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And another in-production and readily available figure! This time from Northstar Military Figures - Projekt X: PX1007 - Power Armour Soldat

Figure is 1/48th scale, but, as it's powered armor, being ever so slightly bigger doesn't matter. Mounted on a 25mm round plastic base.

Painting: Decided to go with formal black instead of pea-dot camo. Primed black, then painted black. Some of the exposed mechanisms were gunmetal. Hellhound red for trim and silver for the sigils. Lime green for the lenses in the helmet and any exposed gauges. The machine gun was German grey, then gunmetal, and the stock was dark brown, then mahogany. The black parts were then lightly drybrushed with German grey. The base was puttied flat before priming, then painted flat earth. The facing lozenge was red outlined with black.

The entire figure was then dipped in polyurethane clear gloss varnish. The base was flocked with patches of PVA glue and flock and static grass. Finally, the entire figure was sprayed with clear matte.

Suitable for Weird War 2, Pulp Super Science, Gamma World, Mutant Future, Metamorphosis Alpha, or any other Post Apocalyptic/Science Fiction game. Paint it Afrika Korps yellow for PA, and white to repel the 1947 expedition of Admiral Byrd and 4,000 well-armed friends into Neuschwabenland.

See more of my painting here:

Post Script ~

Finally saw the CAPTAIN AMERICA movie. Good time was had and the DVD is definitely going into the collection! (Take that endorsement as you will, considering that a copy of Soul Cinema's BLACULA and SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM double feature DVD was purchased, today. Only 5 bucks at le Mart du Kay!) But, was I the only one who felt the urge to watch SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW afterward?

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