Sunday, 29 April 2012

DAF DROPPS

A couple of pics of a British Army DAF DROPPS in 20mm. You should know by now that it's for the Broadside Afghanistan game. This gives the Taliban another soft easy target. A soldier with a 40mm grenade launcher and gun shield was included, designed to fit in the hatch on top of the cab. I decided not to include it as it looked like overkill to me and this seems more versatile. The truck was a very easy paint, Vallejo dark sand as a base coat then just weathered and weathered until it looked right. The last pic has a donkey cart (already shown previously) to show scale, due to the fact that it is quite large and bulky.

 Today marks the 6 week deadline for Broadside 2012,  So from now on it will mostly be work in progress shots of the terrain. I do realise that at present I have painted no Coalition troops but there is not too many of them to paint additionally I have booked the week before the show off work. When I say week I actually mean  the three working days, which is my panic like **** time.

I now have a free run at making the terrain as the moon boards are now finished (I will give them one more spray clear coat finish as a secondary seal, but that's 10 mins work at most so I don't count that.)
I have decided to create a very cramped/tight area of Afghan village. Rules wise this might create a problem but I am sure we'll come up with a solution and I really want to build an area with very restricted lines of fire/sight. I know the landing area of a Chinook will have to be open and relatively flat and free of obstacles so a cramped area should be a good contrast. At the scale we are playing any Medivac/Caseivac areas will inevitably be "cherry" (hot) due to the closeness of the battle.

Well that's today's Post. Thanks for looking and more again on Tuesday. All the best Clint.

6 comments:

  1. Great paintjob, can't wait to see the whole kit'n kaboodle in action.

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  2. That is stunning mate. The weathering looks very realistic especially the front windscreen with window wiper marks on it in the dust

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  3. Damn good work Clint, I'm thinking of doing Brits in 15mm!

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  4. I can only echo what's been said already Clint - splendidly done!

    As Brummie said, the windscreens are superb - I might just have to make the trek to Broadside just to worship in unworthyness at your Afghan brilliance!

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