Armies Army

Armies Army
15mm Sci Fi Metal Miniatures

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Hi all

just a thanks again for all your orders, would love to see some painted copies as and when you have them. Ill pick what I think is the best and send a free pack out to them. So in fact, I guess this is an announcement for a picture painting competetion. Lets say closing entry is the 7th of April. You will just need to send me your pics of my painted miniatures :)


On figure related news, Ive been working on some concept models and wondered what you thought of them? All comments welcome....well most of them are....:)

 This is purely for concept I think, been playing with 3d software and getting shapeways to print them. Still working on design, however its very very difficult getting it to work with shapeways. I.e a full mesh without holes! If I see a way of getting my costs back on this, I may get somone to make it from scratch using my designs and look at creating a resin mould
 This is the basic tank treds for the ammo carrier and Aegis system (mortar, AA missiles etc) I need to add the detail, however it is water tight and printable!
Finally more concept of the ATG rail gun Im working on, Ive had good feedback already on this and the design is being modified. Some of it is down to the barrel being to thin to print and some because what I was sent looks better :)

Anyhow, some of this is near and some of this is far away :) Feedback allways welcome

thanks

p.s - Im also playing around with the web design on this page. Its still not how I want it. I want buttons to go to a gallery, design section and order section.  As you may tell, Im still learning.....


AA

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these concepts, it's always cool to see ideas in progress like this. I like the look of the turret quite a bit, it's very "tanky" but still near-future enough looking. As for the treads, hard to tell at this point, you know, being just treads and all. The ATG is cool too, I might expect a longer, bulkier barrel for a railgun, but it could fill a number of field gun roles. Getting the right blog look can always be tricky, so far so good!

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  2. Treds indeed are treads. Its the bit on top thats exciting. That will be added when its closer to production. Secret squirrel and all that :)

    The gun barrel is being made chunkier and a little longer. Mostly so it will print better!

    thanks

    AA

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  3. Well, despite what you think, the new blog design looks fine! I've got 5 of your minis nearly finished, and will post them on my blog by Sunday at the latest (I hope!) They are pretty nice to paint, but I'm not entirely sure about the colour scheme-see what you think!

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  4. A friendly suggestion.

    If you want to make a cool IFV which doesn't look a lame copy of the German Hanomag 251, the american Bradley or the wheeled BTR series you can check out the BTR-T, the tracked heavy APC/IFV designed over the chassis of the T-54/55 series.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BTR-T

    It looks real modern and futuristic and is not an overly familiar silouhette!

    :D

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  5. funnily enough, something like that is in the pipeline. Something else that was used in grozny were maximum firepower was needed with heavy armour. More in the future :)

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