Given the lack of painting opportunities last week I have started on a roll this week. You will no doubt remember the FSE apc in the foreground. You will not have seen the vehicle in the background. It is another GZG hover vehicle carrying a missile system on its back. It was found trawling eBay a couple of weeks ago. No one else bid so I feel I got a bargain. I managed to snaffle two of these "Tanks" as well as a couple of Kra'Vak grav vehicles at the same time. These will be started soon, well soon-ish.
I felt that the FSE vehicles needed some form of markings. So I sent for a few bits and pieces from QRF (http://www.quickreactionforce.co.uk/) as they do a range of decals for £2. They only really cover WW2 and modern vehicles, but non the less for the price I felt they were the way to go. You get 2 identical sheets for the money and it saves me the effort of doing them myself. If you have not looked at the QRF/LKM web site before you will see they do quite a large range of 15mm figures and vehicles from ancient to very near future.
OK advert over, hee hee. As you can see I used the French Roundels on the flanks of all the vehicles belonging to the Federal Sates Europa. This should give them a very unified look when combined with the Camo scheme. I would have liked to have added stowage as well, but the stuff I have (Which is all WW2 FOW stuff) just dd not either look right or fit on any surface sufficiently well to look right. So No stowage on the vehicles for the foreseeable future. I know there is another blogger who has made some sci fi stowage but by the time I have imported it (and paid for it) I think I can pass for the time being.
For those of you familiar with the GZG-Stargrunt Universe you will detect that these "Tanks" are based on the popular "Rommel" chassis, which usually mounts a cannon. Missile launchers strike me as being more versatile. Who can really predict what will happen with future weapons technology though so maybe missiles will be more restrictive. But for now and in the GZG Universe these will suit my purpose very well indeed. I have kept all the vehicles on exactly the same size bases for ease of storage.
As many of you will know I work for the NHS (National Health Service). I also enjoy cooking (and eating). As such I have made some home-made chocolate fudge to take into work. To the right is the packaging I designed. I will not be present when the Mental health nurses "discover" my gift to them, but I am confident they will not only enjoy the fudge, but also the container. With luck it should give you a smile as well. That's it for today. More again on Thursday. Until then, all the best Clint.