November’s challenge in Azazel’s Bitz Box is “technical,” meaning vehicles. I already had a bunch of Russian 1:48 scale tanks awaiting painting, and I intended to post those. I also wanted to do something “new,” started after the announcement of the challenge. So I decided to create two science fiction tanks for my Combat Patrol science fiction games.
I started with some cheap plastic tanks that came in a bag with some poorly sculpted and molded green army men. Then I built up the super structure to make them look like assault guns.
I then added a few extra bits to make it look less homemade.
I then primed them with Army Painter Angel Green paint.
I then decided to do something a little different. I used some cans to Testor’s texture paint to apply what I hoped would look like dirt and weathering.
I think I applied it a little too heavily for my first attempt. So when I applied this technique to my Russian WWII tank, I went a little lighter.
And now another look at the two science fiction vehicles.