Saturday, 22 January 2011

Tomorrow's War meets Battletech: House Davion's "Longbow" painted

Another week has passed and I was finally able to put finishing touches to the former Macross "Spartan", now being used as House Davion's "Longbow" mech. I am pretty pleased of how it turned out, apart from the old GW decals "silvering". :-(
Front view shows what took me sooo long: hazard stripes. They are so much work to do, but they really make a huge impact on how the miniatures look like when finished. I think they work well with the dark green of House Davion. Note the almost empty missile bay.
The back view shows nothing special in particular, except the pin wash of GW Badab Black around armour panels etc.
Side view: the hazard stripe on the little "Box" on the upper thigh indicate another weapon system. Plans are to put these stripes everywhere, live ammo or weapons are mounted on the Mechs.
I still have not received any decals for House Davion and Kurita. So these I need to apply once I got them. Most other markings I took from old aircraft kits. ;-)


Paul´s Bods said...

That looks great!! I can imagine it striding over a future battlefield

Donogh said...

Any tips or tricks to do those hazard lines? (Apart from be really, really careful?!)

Chris M. aka "Sgt. Scream" said...

@Donogh: For the larger ones I use sticky tape that I cut into small ribbons and use as a template. That helps for painting exact lines. The smaller ones really just require a steady hand and a lot of patience.