Sunday, 12 May 2013

Building an ASLAV in 28mm

Sorry for the lack of posting, in short I have become very heavily involved with Skirmish Sangin, which is taking up most of the mental capacity I have for writing, leaving very little enthusiasm for posting stuff up here.

Which is more than a bit lame, so I have decided to try to put myself back onto here. It will be pretty low key, but should be able to last a bit better than when I last tried this (all of 2 months ago!)

Anyway....


This is a first WIP look at my current project, an ASLAV (Australian LAV-25) in 28mm. The initial model comes from Imprint, and I have added my own modifications to it.

The primary difference from the Imprint Kit and the ASLAV is the exhaust, which I resculpted from Greenstuff and a bit of hacksawing. It was really the main problem, and took far longer than I had expected to sculpt (straight edges are not my forte). I am happy with how it looks currently.

Other additions are medical tape camo net on the front of the vehicle,backpacks from the Airfix 1/48th plastic Modern British Infantry and jerry cans on the turret.

Once the Green Stuff has dried, I will get some paint onto it, hoping to have it done by the end of the week, so keep looking out.

Pooch

6 comments:

  1. Looking very cool Pooch, nice to have you back

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  2. Looking cool. That kit was beautiful to start and it looks like those mods are doing it justice - can't wait to see the finished job.

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  3. Looks cool bro.
    But stop before you attach all of the tyres and make a mold of one to make the spare. The ASLAVs use a bracket off the back like on my Surf. It makes them easier to get off and install.
    ANZAC soldiers are all keen bbq'rs.;-)

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  4. Nice work Chris!

    PS: Quit being lame and post more ;)

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    1. Post more? everything was so much more simple when you posted for me!

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    2. I'm officially kicking you off my coattails, young man. You're going to have to fly solo until you bash away at the next Painting Challenge. ;)

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