Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rubicon Crusader

I recently finished the Rubicon A15 Crusader, and I'm very pleased with the detail and versatility of the kit.  It went together very nicely, and with a little bit of ingenuity, I was able to create two unique versions of the Crusader from the box.

Great kit that assembled very easily with little clean up.

Using some InstantMold, I cast an extra turret box.
Original and green stuff casting

The second turret box allowed me to build two complete turrets of the Crusader

Although it can't be seen, I added a magnet under the one hatch to allow the secondary turret to be added to represent the additional weapon.  

 Some finished shots below.  I added an antenna with the pennants showing the color/order of the day.

Warlord LRDG Truck

I completed the Warlord LRDG Truck - photos highlight the layering and shading of the monochrome paint scheme and culminate with some dusty weathering.  This is a fantastic kit with a good deal of detail, and the cargo provides for some variety of materials and colors to give the model unique desert character.

The metal and resin kit went together well, with little clean up.

Base colors added with some fading - work on the figures underway
Figure base colors complete and ready for shading and highlighting

Figures complete

 I failed to take more interim photos, but below is the "walk around" of the final piece.  Note the sun fading on the metal surfaces and areas where the blowing sand has rubbed away all the paint.