Friday, 30 August 2013

Crocs and Trolleys.

As my self imposed "figure fast" draws to a close on Saturday I do not see myself heading into a "Figure Feast". So first up today is the second Croc from Michael over at 28mm Victorian Warfare who sent me them to flesh out my TAR7AN game, which I really do need to spend some more time finishing. I had one finished before so here is the second one as well, both together. So one very small step closer and again my thanks to the gentleman Michael. Thank you Sir very much appreciated.





Obviously these are not at all related to the crocs, except that they might be considered as articulated if coupled together. These are very well priced at £5 for the set. Ainsty Castings.  (the link will take you to the right page.) On the Ainsty site these trolley Cart train is painted silver. While I did like the silver look as being very science fiction or Spy-Fi I wanted these to stand out on the table top and yet still fit into either setting. As a result I went for a bright yellow main colour with a series of red, brown and a very very dilute black washes. The black applied only into the joins on the cylinder tanks but quite heavy on the grey trolley bases. Given the boldness of the cylinder tanks I settled on a simple grey for the wheeled bases which carry the cylinders as I wanted the tanks to be the focus and not the wheeled bases. I have no immediate use for them but in any science fiction setting or scale I am sure they will get some game action. As we all know cover is cover and a welcome  addition in pretty much on every tabletop game. I must say for the price these really are a good addition and I am strongly considering getting more.

Thanks for reading today. Next update will be on Sunday. So until later take care have fun and blog like crazy! All the best Clint.

18 comments:

  1. The crocks are fantastic, very well painted...as are the trolleys but...they just aren't crocodiles :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. One croc has been seen before so I thought I had better show two. Some people in the North East of England might suggest that it was the same one as before other wise.

      Thank you Mathyoo, yeah crocs are always good to have on the table top!

      Delete
  2. I have the same cylinder tanks for my 15mm layout, very nice models and nothing wrong with the luggage on legs work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think they are good value for money. Also as you point out suitable for more than 1 scale as well so very versatile.

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Andrew. I stress that they are not called Ray and Fran!

      Delete
  4. Those crocodiles look really sinister and very lifelike. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like the trolleys with the yellow tanks. The silver wouldn't stand out very well and would just get lost visually.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My feelings exactly Anne. But you need bright and less bright colours to allow things to stand out. Which is why the grey is equally important in my view.

      Delete
  6. Really like those crocs :) And yes, the grey & yellow are just right for a utilitarian industrial vibe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Ferret. Utilitarian Industrial vibe. Yes perhaps I was inspired by Ben Kelly!

      Delete
  7. You've done a great job on those crocodiles Clint - bravo Sir! Loving the canisters too, a splendid set of work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you kindly, both for the comment and for the Croc supply!

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. Thank you Ray. Truth to admit they were easy to paint, easier than the trolleys!

      Delete
  9. Those crocs are really the dogs bollocks !
    The trolleys look good too, in their crocodile chain.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jo. The Crocs really were easy to paint, they almost painted themselves! The trolleys not quite so easy!

      Delete

Please feel free to leave a comment.