Saturday, 23 April 2016

Back of Beyond Expedition Extras [10]




With the Back of Beyond campaign on hold for the moment, I'm turning my attention to the extra bits and bobs that I'm assembling to complete my Dinosaur Hunter expedition. The latest addition to the painting queue is a Warbases Tchanka, which comes as a flat pack kit of lasercut mdf and card components. This was a right pain to put together, even if the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Needless to say there was much effing and blinding along the way...

The main problem was the articulated lasercut card wheel arches, which fell to bits and had to be replaced with scrap card parts cut from the leftovers, although once coated with copious amounts of superglue the finished model is quite sturdy, The crew are Copplestone White Russians to fit with the rest of the army, which features a unit of mercenary White Russian tatty infantry. I now have ten Chahar Mongol irregular cavalry to base up, which I'm planning to crack on with tomorrow.

7 comments:

  1. Love your back of beyond series

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  2. Highlights one of the issues when mdf tries to get too fiddly/bendy... but still looks great!

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  3. With the effort though as it certainly looks the part now.

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  4. Yes, there is a down side to all this mdf stuff...although I'm sure it will look Ok once I slap a bit of paint on it!

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  5. Got the instructions now, so will be having a go at mine soon!

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  6. Watch out for the dreaded cardboard!

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