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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Monday, 28 August 2017

15mm SYW Russian Casualty Markers

I said I'd finish them today and so I did. As I expect them to get slightly rough treatment, I gave them a coat of Klear/ink to shade and protect them, then an extra coat of Klear (no ink) for additional protection. Once that had dried I airbrushed on a coat of matt varnish then flocked the bases.

And...piccies!






You will have observed that I didn't bother to paint the white cuffs. Well, as they're only casualty markers I didn't feel any great need to do so.


Once those were all done and photographed, I decided to do a quick test. A few weeks ago while I was browsing in the pound shop I spotted something rather cool on the HotWheels racks - some Star Wars bits. Among the fighters (which look to be X-Wing scale...) and some 15mm-ish scale speeders there were a bunch of First Order Star Destroyers. Hmmm, £1 for a Full Thrust scale Star Destroyer? I grabbed all five they had out on display.

However, the paint job looked rather plain so I though about how to bring out all the relief detail. I'd been meaning for a while to try out oil washes and this provided the perfect excuse. So, I bought a tube of water-mixable Paynes Grey oil paint.

Today i finally got around to doing the trial. I got a bit of paint from the tube onto my brush and then mixed in some water until I was happy with the consistency. I then slathered it over one of the ships, left it for a short while and then started wiping off the excess from the surfaces with a damp paper towel.

Here are the results:

Top side

Underside
I'll probably do another wipe-over, but it has definitely brought out the details quite nicely. I'm not sure whether to do a white dry-brush once the oil wash has dried.

Yes, five Star Destroyers

Paint bottle for scale - the ships is just over 10cm long
Now, does anybody know where I can get a load of suitably scaled TIE fighters from?




8 comments:

  1. Great job on the casualty markers and what a find in the pound shop they look great.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  2. Impressive speed as usual and great finish.

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  3. Per your question about tie fighters, real scaled ones for that size Star Destroyer would be tiny. You could do worse than getting the Star Wars Armada Tie fighters, I think?

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  4. what rules are you painting the 7ys war figures for?

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  5. @ Stuart - cheers. Pound shops are great for finding unexpected treasures :)

    @ Dannoc - thanks! :)

    @ Michael A - cheers! :)

    @ Herkybird - I might have a look at the SW armada TIEs, but suspect they'r a little too large. I'm wondering if there might be something on Shapeways?

    @ Ray - thanks! :)

    @ Urban Bunny - for King of the Battlefield, but usable for other rules :)

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  6. Nice markers but do you expect so many casulties in your games???

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