Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Death from Above - Часть вторая

Death from Above - Часть вторая

'Da Comrade we go jump from a plane in big metal walkers'

So in my last post I was making the decision on if my force was going to be painted up in winter camo or hit the beach ready for Babylon.

I mused through the Operation Babylon Kickstarter again, planning out my future next force and it dawned on me that for the rest of the year I would be fighting in the desert. So to avoid the inevitable hobby comments 'Why are your troops on snow bases when we are fighting in the desert?'

'Comrades it is hot'
I have gone with a desert scheme. This is going to be my first time looking at painting desert bases and troops so thought a little research might be in order. 

So with a bit of hunting around the web I found this great article on the Battlefront Website all about Desert Basing. A great set of step by step guides for different desert style bases.

Seeing that Babylon is probably closest to Egypt and Libya in terms of terrain (I am no Atlas guru so I might be a few miles out) I have chosen that for my basing.

So with the basing decided next to look at the vehicles and infantry. After a bit of Google Foo I tracked down a few images that I was happy with. To give me the balance of having an army paint scheme that would stand out from the bases and the table top, but still also looking like they have been equipped to fight in the desert.

The Russian walkers I think will look great still being painted in their Russian Green and then using the colour's used for the basing to weather them up to show that they have been moving and fighting.

For the Striker and the Carrier Helicopters I am going to spend some more time on these as they will be a focal point in the army. One of favorite helicopters when I was growing up was the Hind, so I will be using that as my inspiration for the camo scheme.

So with my basing and paint schemes decided time to crack out the hobby tools and get started.

Part 3 to follow.........

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