Friday, June 27, 2014

All's Quiet - Steamer Mk II Tank unit

After spraying the anti-shine before heading to work I arrived home to snag photos of the first unit of All's Quiet on the Martian Front Steamer tanks.

These all plastic models had little in the way of flash & a sprue offers the option to build several variants. As I received 18 of these & 3 make up a unit, I will certainly be trying them out.


The kit comprised 12 pieces & fits together snugly. As the tanks are used by both the US & Canadian forces I didn't want to put nation specific logo's / markings on them, going instead with just numbers & a unit symbol.


I also opted for a 2 tone camouflage pattern using Vallejo Russian Uniform as the base & US Olive drab.


I added gravel bits to the coal bins & had to paint them black. It is only now that I needed the model train coal bits that I realize how few Model Train stores there seem to be now. I started by filling most of the bin with Hot glue, then used white glue & the stones atop it.



Scott & I agreed to get 1000 points worth of stuff painted up to give the game a launch at the club (though we may get together ourselves to get the rules down).

Up next I am working on the first unit of Infantry. Of course this goal has stalled my other projects, but not to fear 1000 points can't be that many models can it?

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    1. Thanks Scott, when we seeing pics of your Tripods?

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    2. I'm off work till Wednesday so I'm hoping to get 4 of them done before then. They're almost finished, just need the base and details.

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    3. Excellent, got the first Infantry unit done, waiting for it to dry so I can matte spray

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    1. Thanks Michael, glad these have finally arrived as I am getting stoked to play it.

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  3. Very nice and great weathering. 15mm?

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    1. Bob, thanks for the comment, yes they are 15mm.

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  4. Very Cool Tanks!
    Well done, Sir!

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    1. Thanks, they are quite easy to put together too, I've been impressed with the quality & fit of them.

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    1. Thanks Bob, just finished the first Infantry unit, which is now drying from the varnish, will likely be posting photos tomorrow night after work.

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