|Here are a couple of F-Toys 1/144 scale AT-ATs. You've seen the standard one before....|
|...Now behold the new Imperial upgrade! The heavy assault AT-AT!|
|Pesky rebel speeders bothering you? Swat them down with a pair of radar-guided quad blasters mounted on top of the hull for maximum effect. The anti-air turret is made with a combination of MW:DA parts.|
|A little bit of side art.|
|Yet another F-toys 1/144 scale AT-ST walking along with a MW Uller. Both have been "upgraded".|
|This upgrade is a modern grenade launcher turned side-ways.|
|I was trying to show off the snowy base with footprints and snow stuck to the bottom of the lifted foot. I should've added a dead rebel.|
|Here is a MW:DA Uller with a few upgrades.|
|I altered the stance to put her in more into motion. Then I severely altered the left arm to turn it into a PPC.|
|The altered left arm. I just cut some stock plastic tube to make a new gun barrel and drilled holes in the original forearm to make it look like a cooling jacket.|
|I also modified the right arm cannon by just making a new barrel.|
|The new hatchet has a beefier handle that looks more suited for mech chopping. I kept the original axe head.|
|Again, I wanted to create a more dynamic pose with a little something extra on the base. I left the left leg intact while I hacked the right leg at the hip, knee, and ankle and reset them to fit on the cool base I made for her.|
|The battle damaged tank was created by Dremeling the shit out of an old MW:DA tank. Red tanks always die, just like red shirts.|
|Another MW:DA Madcat slightly modified.|
|The dragon teeth are made out of rubber feet that you would put on the bottom of stereo equipment or table lamps.|
|You can see the heat vents I added to the back of the arm pods and the missile launchers.|
|I put beefier gun barrels on the arm pods and added an armored collar to the arm where it connects to the gun pods. The base was just a strange idea I had.|
|This is a Heavy Gear hover tank that I recently re-painted because I was unhappy with the old job.|
|The missile launcher is a spare part from an Armored Core mini. I had to sculpt an attachment to the tank turret so it would fit better. I HATE the "glued-on" look.|
|These are called Aller MBTs. I completely redid the cannons by sculpting muzzle brakes and making new barrels from brass tubing and parts. I sculpted the coaxial searchlights.|
|This is a Visigoth MBT. Again, I removed the old barrel and replaced it with something bigger- just a simple piece of plastic tube. For this tank, I was thinking PPC for the main cannon.|
|A modified MW:DA Locust. Not much done here except for a slight re-pose and some cosmetic alterations.|
|I hated the look of the original cockpit, so I altered it with my Dremel and some plastic bits. The base is tree bark painted to look like stone.|
|I cut off the left leg and bent the toes to re-pose her in a walking stance.|
|I drilled holes in the "arm" guns to look more like cooling jackets and replaced the chin cannon with something a bit more durable, namely a brass tube. the ammo belts are bits of zip ties- an idea that I am quite proud of, by the way!|
|And now for some air power. Here is a 1/144 scale VF-11c Valkyrie by Bandai. Nope, It isn't stock. I also got a bunch of 1/144 scale ground crew.|
|I added small gun pods by the cockpit and some formidable under-belly weaponry.|
|This is just to show off a brilliant idea I had for showing off aircraft. I built a temporary cradle using the landing gear. This way I can display it on the ground or in flight!|
|The gattling cannons are spare MW:DA parts and the missiles are spare parts from my 1/144 "Aliens" dropship. I had to make the missile hard points using plastic card.|
|The afterburners are painted with florescent paints, not photoshop.|
|I had to fill in the landing gear bays using wood putty and I added the intake fans.|
|A little bit of pilot art behind the cockpit!|
|This is a 1/144 scale Fire Valkyrie by Bandai.|
|Again, I had to add some weaponry and pilot art. I thought some tribal art would look cool on her body. I added some protruding gun barrels to the sides in front of the wings.|
|Turn and burn!|
|I added some air-to-air missiles, intake fans, and filled in the landing gear bays.|
|A pair of 1/144 scale TIE fighters from F-Toys.|
|I wanted to do something REALLY different here. How about a pair of Armorcast cinematic effects? Again, that glow is NOT Photoshop. That is florescent paint.|
|Here is a jet from a an anime show (?) Superslyph Yukikaze?? I am not familiar with it at all, but when I saw these 1/144 scale kits on Hobby Link Japan, I figured what the hell?|
|This will come as a shock, but I did NOT modify this at all!|
|This jet turned out waaaay cooler than i had expected! I will have to buy some more in this series.|
|Here is a little gem I found on Shapeways.com. A Halo Hornet!|
|Here she is with my home-made Pelican.|
|This mini was also one piece! No assembly required. The panel lines are all painted in by me|
Well, folks, that concludes this enormous post. I hope you haven't missed me too much. If you have missed me, then this post is my way of saying "I'm sorry for being gone so long". Hopefully my summer will be less hectic because there is still a shit-load of minis to be done in my staging area. Just to give you a few hints at what's to come...
Some new territory- Fleet scale Star Wars! (1/10,000)
Another Anigrand 1/144 Firespray. (Boba Fett's ship)
Three- yes, three Anigrand 1/144 Imperial Sentinel class assault shuttles- one inspired by the AC-130!!!!
Anigrand 1/144 Imperial Lambda shuttle.
A handful of TIE Predators.
1/144 Fine Molds Millenium Falcon.
Another 1/144 Fantastic Plastic Gunstar.
Another 1/200 Destroid Monster- heavy on the mods.
A caseful of more 1/144 F-toy Star Wars models.
Quite possibly a painting tutorial vid!!!!
And much, much more. So stay tuned and be patient. I certainly appreciate all of you who follow me and hope you are still enjoying the show!!!!