Thursday, 17 November 2011

AK47 Patrol Boat [5]



I went back to add a few more details to the patrol boat this evening, having left it to concentrate on the unit bases of late. I painted up the AAA forward and aft mounts, which had been a bit of a pain to assemble, then washed them in future based gunge (hence the nasty shiny effect).

The crew figures also got a basecoat and a single overlayer in GW Regal Blue and Enchanted Blue, so that they stand out a bit from the monotone grey. I need now to paint the faces, hands and details on the figures, add some weathering and highlights then finish off with some suitable decals.

I also need to make a textured base to represent the water surface. I did this for the pirate sloop that I scratchbuilt and it added a lot to the overall look of the model, whilst making it easier to move about on the tabletop.

I have aquired a second Dinky diecast from Ebay and may have a go at converting it in the same way, perhaps with a slightly different armament fore and aft. Together, they'll represent the cutting edge of the Mbote Coastal Defence Force, with some cunningly scratchbuilt Lego based landing craft in the pipeline.

2 comments:

  1. Looks impressive with the AA mounted!

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  2. Thanks.

    If I get round to finishing it, it'll look even better?

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