Sunday, 25 July 2010

AK47 Objective Markers [1]

After having captured several of Jon's excellent objective markers in past AK47 games, I thought I'd have a crack at some of my own. Jon has a knack of producing outstanding terrain and figures out of bog roll, pan scourers and odd bits of string he's found down the back of the sofa:

Not to be outdone, I grabbed three old freebie CD's, some matchsticks, bits of wood and some superglue, together with a few leftovers things from other projects and got going.

The first one was quite quick to construct being a Socialist Realist style heroic monument, using a freebie Zulu figure from last year's Salute show, together with a wooden base and a washer. I toyed with the idea of making an identical one with a colonial figure from the Darkest Africa spares box, but I think that'll have to wait.

The second took a bit longer as it required some rummaging in the spares box. I glued together two fuel tanks from Lledo Model T Ford diecasts, added some pipework from plastic bits I had lying around and a resin block of fuel drums, before glueing everything down on a piece of plastic card. The result is something not unlike a fuel depot or oil refinery type thing.

Last of all, I took some spare mdf bases, a scrap bit of 009 track, a chain, some matchsticks and strip wood, plus a Woodland Scenics tree and some Wills plastic corrugated iron sheet, to produce a gold mine (although it needs to be finished off). I think this is my favourite of the three.

All of them obviously need to be painted, flocked and foliaged but, so far, I'm fairly happy with the results.

1 comment:

  1. Jim,
    those are great very impressed. Love the gold mine just right for plundering by the Zumatan Royal Guard.



Bag The Hun (361) AK47 (329) Books (276) Back of Beyond (196) Bolt Action (152) Old West (118) Coastal Warfare (111) Pirates (106) Chain of Command (104) Bag The MiG (99) MiG Alley (91) VBCW (86) Wings at War (83) 15mm Sci-Fi / Near Future (78) Shows (67) BKC (65) Darkest Africa (65) Fistful of Lead (59) Indo China / Vietnam (56) Rapid Fire (56) Target Locked On (55) Saga (51) Victory at Sea (51) Saurian Safari (50) Boardgames (49) Ironclads (48) Knights of the Sky (45) Gladiators (41) Flashpoint Baltic (38) Britain's Small Wars (37) Journals (33) Flashpoint Taiwan (32) Pre-Dreadnoughts (32) IABSM (31) Iron Cow (29) Post Apocalypse (29) Atlantic Wall (27) Normandy Firefight (27) Full Thrust (25) Samurai (23) Lion Rampant (22) France's Small Wars (21) Fortifications (20) 28mm English Civil War (19) Air War C21 (19) Achtung Kommando! (18) PITS (18) Cold War (17) Mexican Revolution (14) Rate of Fire (14) Aircraft (13) Black Ops (13) Dragon Rampant (13) Napoleonic Naval (13) Naval Thunder (13) Aliens (12) Iron Cross (12) Aeronef (11) Imaginations (11) Impetus (11) SCW (11) Imperial Commander (10) 633 Squadron (9) Alto Cenepa Air War (9) Gaslands (9) 28mm Future Wars (8) Adventures in Jimland (8) Ancients (8) CY6 Jet Age (8) Dux Britanniarum (8) Flashpoint: Xinjiang (8) ACW (7) Cry Havoc (7) Zulus! (7) Flashpoint Fleet Air Arm (6) French Indian Wars (6) Frostgrave (6) Three Musketeers (5) Arab Revolt (4) Five Men at Kursk (4) French Resistance (4) In Her Majesty's Name (4) Maurice (4) The Men Who Would Be Kings (4) HOTT (3) Strontium Dog (3) Check Your Six! (2) Crom (2) Disposable Heroes (2) Duel of Aces (2) Fire and Steel (2) Gangsters (2) HYW (2) Iron Stars (2) Luft 46 (2) NUTS! (2) No Go Zone (2) Sharp Practice (2) War in El Dorado (2) 2mm ECW (1) Dropzone Commander (1) Galactic Heroes (1) Hind Commander (1) Sturmovik Commander (1) What a Tanker (1)