Saturday, February 25, 2012

Adding bits and pieces


A bit more detail and a coat of primer, more to come as time goes on.

A scope/range finder on one side(random bit-box pieces) and some decorative panels on the other made from cut up gift card.


Some added parts to get a bit of height into the center area, making it just big enough for one or two drivers.



The white keys of that toy keyboard  combine to make a 6mm hover tank thingy.  Small nails, a washer, a nut and the obligatory connector for the gun.




Friday, February 17, 2012

Scratch Building some 15mm Vehicles from random junk.

I'm putting together some 15mm scale sci-fi vehicles to play Gruntz with.  Money is tight these days so I raided the bits box for ideas.  Here are some works in progress.  The figure is from Rebelminis.com

Here's a spiderbot made from a thumbtack, an electronic connector, a plastic fork and a button from a toy music keyboard.
spiderDroid01

This was my first attempt at a grav tank.  Plastic knives, a plastic picture hanging hook, and a flat bottomed spoon meant for wontons I think.  Two weapon options, a big cannon made from some tubing thing I found and a dual laser made from an electronic connector and bits from an irrigation system.
gravTank_A

This is a nice little fast attack grav thing, mostly surplus electronics bits and connectors.  I like connectors.  The wings are made from the black keys on that toy keyboard.
gravTank_B

These aren't dont yet but I'll show them anyway.  More electronics bits, I'm hoping that with a lot more bits and some grey spray primer it will all come together.  
gravTankWIP01

The way i'm approaching it is to glue together bit chunky bits that give an overall look, then smaller bits for details.  Next I'll glue on paneling and some really tiny bits for more detail.

I'll be using the white keys to make a 15mm APC and some 6mm scale tanks, more later.