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  1. Hi all, I just finished another couple of ghost units for my (small) army of same. These are from the Games Workshop Soul Wars starter set, so they're relatively simple two- or three-piece models in fixed poses. Despite that I think they're rather well-sculpted. (click for bigger/more pics) The smaller ones in the front are Glaivewrath Stalkers, apparently an unholy combination of huntsmen and their steeds. They're incredibly easy to paint, with an airbrushed blend of Tamiya to start off the ectoplasmic stuff, and then Citadel acrylics to build up the highlights and paint everything else. The ones in the back are Grimghast Reapers, appropriately armed with scythes and a great big bell. They were a bit more work just because there are more details on them like that little piece of red trim around the robe. I made them a nice cemetery to hang around in, which came out quite well for the five days it took, but could do with some additional details now the time pressure is off: I've got an ongoing thread in the work-in-progress section which I'll update when I continue on the character models: Army of Ghosts Thanks for looking! Will
  2. AC-47 Gunship Photo-Etch Updates (for Revell) 1:48 Eduard The Monogram/Revell AC-47 has been around now for a while, and is showing its age in some respect, although it's still a nice model. In the eternal round of re-popping, which is what we colloquially refer to the re-release of a kit, it has surfaced again, and Eduard have come to the rescue of the detail-hungry with a trio of Photo-Etch (PE) sets and a masking sheet. As usual with Eduard's PE and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Interior (49736) Although the canopy of the Dak is a bit of a slit, it wraps around the sides of the fuselage, so it is well-worth adding a bit of detail, which this kit supplies on two frets. The first is nickel-plated, pre-painted and self-adhesive, containing the colourful parts that will lift the detail, while the other is bare brass for constructional elements that will end up painted the interior colour. The instrument panel is trimmed down to the basic board, and gets new laminated pre-painted instruments and dials, control "wheels" plus a new centre-console with throttle quadrant and other levers installed in the nub of the central projection. The radio panel and other instruments are treated in the same manner, and a replacement overhead console is added along with plenty of cockpit sidewall details. The crew seats are also improved with new arms-rests, seatbelts and other details, even down to a pair of headphones to hang on the arm of the radio-operator's chair. The floor between the pilots is skinned with a couple of detailed panels, and their rudder pedals are added after removing a small section of the cockpit floor. As a bonus, you get a couple of ammo-can upgrades too, which add to the detail so you can place them somewhere prominent. Exterior (48858) Consisting of one large fret in bare brass, this set includes fittings and upgrades to the airframe, starting with the cone-shaped tail-wheel well; various access-panels and fairings around the airframe; a bulkhead if you are planning on shortening the tail fairing; a small upgrade to the landing gear bay, with a lovely cross-brace that is folded up from perforated parts to replace the one moulded into the kit gear legs plus brake hoses; mesh filters on the oil-coolers; exhaust details, and a wiring loom for the twin P&W Twin Wasp engines. Other small parts are added under the nose; a surround for the wing-mounted landing light, and finally, a rather neat-looking crew access ladder for the fuselage cargo bay door, which would be useful in dioramas. Landing Flaps (48859) This large brass fret contains parts to allow you to drop the flaps on your model, which begins as you'd expect with the removal of the flap lowers from the centre and inner sections of the lower wing. The upper wing also needs scraping to a thin trailing edge to accommodate the flap bay skins, which are made up in four sections from one main part, which has the ribs twisted 90o and folded back, after which three stringers are added, plus a strengthening web in one corner, which differs between sections, as well as being handed. The flaps themselves are built up in the same manner, but have curved ribs and a long tab that acts as the hinge, attaching to the edge of the bay, with a ram holding it in the correct angle. Scrap diagrams show the correct positioning of the parts along the way, and once the surgery on the kit is done, the sets are surprisingly easy to use. Masks (EX481) With lots of windows, a masking set could save you time, frustration or both, so it's well worth looking at, as it is supplied as pre-cur kabuki tape, with masks for each panel of the windscreen; all of the twelve side windows (in two halves each); the landing lights; astro-dome, and as a bonus, a set of doughnut-shaped hub masks, although you'll need to mask off the rest of the tyres before you commence painting. The Astro-dome mask only covers the lower edge due to the sharp compound curves, so you'll need to top that off with either masking fluid or sections of scrap tape. Review sample courtesy of
  3. Hi folks, I'm never quite sure where to post my non-Sci-Fi figure stuff. I put the work-in-progress in the Figures subforum, but then there are separate Figure and Ready for Inspection subforums here as well. Not that it really matters! Here are some recently-released Games Workshop ghosts. I painted them because I liked all the movement, and I wanted to try some ideas for painting glowing ethereal stuff which I could try on some of their larger undead models. These "Spirit Hosts" are on 40mm bases and each base is supposed to represent a swarm of ghostly foes. The basic colours are an airbrushed mix of Tamiya Acrylics, going for a sort of glow-in-the-dark look. I started with a mid green and worked up to pure yellow on the insides of the ghosts, and where they emerge from the skeletons. My initial plan was to paint them inside-out, and put shadows on all the raised parts, but when I tried it I didn't like the look. I repainted the test model and went with edge highlights over the airbrushed base, and then glazes over everything to tie it together. The highlights are a bit sloppy (done in front of the telly) but the glazes help smooth them out. I also varied the glazes from yellow in the bright spots, through green in the middles, to blue on the thin bits like hands and faces. All the gravestones were painted with Citadel paints under a magnifier. I sealed everything with Alclad Klear Flat (so great!) and then treated the blades with various metallics, a teal-black wash, and a rub with AK Dark Steel graphite. I think they've come up quite well, and they made a nice break from other things I've been working on. Better get on and finish that tank now! Cheers, Will
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