Friday 22 May 2020

Aerosan OSGA 6

More stuff for Whiteout, this time 2 Aerosans from Baker Company.
In Whiteout you can have Sno-Cats as equipment or find them as terrain-encounters. My take on the game is more pre-WWII Pulp, so I was after something else. These Aerosans looked just right.
The Aerosans were used during WWII by the Soviets, and captured ones by the Finns and Germans.
The kit, especially the metal parts, are not the best, and I changed the tin-rods for plastic ones to get a more stable and rugged model. The rig for the motor isn’t very like the real part, but this being pulp I just didn’t bother to convert it more than I did.
We’re in the Arctic, and I already got some Winter War Russians painted, so my baddies in Whiteout will be Russians. I painted the aerosans to work here as well as in WWII-winter conditions.

Finally I 3D-printed a hatch for when I need an unarmed vehicle. It’s hatch + plug so I can just drop it in place when needed.
They were this week’s painting challenge.

Thursday 14 May 2020

Funland Ferris Wheel from Warcradle

My pulp/horror funland needed more scenery, and a Ferris Wheel would be a good candidate for imposing terrain.
The kit, from Warcradle Studios, is mostly great. It fits together real well but if assembled straight from the box you would get a static model that wouldn’t turn around.
So I modified it. The seats were easy, as I used plastic rods to anchor the seats to the wheel. Worked real well.
To get the wheel to rotate was a little bit tricky, but a sturdy wooden dowel, and some metal washers to keep everything in place, did the thing.
So, here it is. Wheel is turning and seats are swinging. Ready for some action in a game of Pulp Alley, 7TV or Hjärnor.
It is huge, as Soura Innocenza demonstrates.
In these times of isolation me and the gaming group have weekly painting challenges to help us get some motivation in the absence of our ordinary gaming sessions. We each present four different things/groups (each of at least two ordinary minis, a larger mini, terrain piece etc) to be finished in a weeks’ time. Sometimes with a common theme, sometimes without. The others vote which one to do. This was my first week challenge. A bit much to finish in seven days (which is probably why the others voted for it…), but I did it, just.

Friday 8 May 2020

Crashed aircraft for Whiteout

I’m building and painting terrain, vehicles and figures for Whiteout, which is a solo/co-op game that I think looks really interesting. Also, in these times, anything solo has a certain appeal.
Here´s the first finished terrain-piece, a Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing in 1/48 scale from AMT.
Built straight from the box, buried in a piece of foam insulation covered in sealant and painted with Vallejo Ground Texture Snow.
Now I’m letting the 3D-printer produce some suitable things for the game. More on that later.
Here it is on my Whiteout gaming-mat from Deep Cut Studio. (6x4' Winter with 1' grids and 2 point line thickness (I think)a greyish grid colour with 50% transparency for discrete grid-lines) 
You can buy Whiteout and lots of stuff for it from Sally 4th.