Saturday, July 23, 2022

Painting an OGRE Mark V With Severe Battle damage.

This month's challenge on the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy forum is to create a miniature with the theme "Wartorn". Here is my entry:

This is an OGRE Mark V, of the Thunder Bison Battalion based at Fort Knox, KY. This is Unit #4, nicknamed "The Fightin' Bison" by its support crews. It has become legendary for completing nearly impossible missions and somehow managing to drag itself back to a friendly base-camp to be re-fitted and made ready to fight again. Shown on this model is the initial damage Unit #4 suffered mere minutes after rolling out of The Mediterranean Sea as part of Operation Haymaker. Although it quickly lost a main battery, two secondary batteries, a missile launcher, and multiple anti-personnel weapons, it still managed to complete it's mission before again slinking into the sea to find shelter in the deep ocean.

This is a plastic OGRE Mark V model from Steve Jackson's OGRE. It has been severely damaged using a rotary cutter, files, and various grinding bits. The AP batteries have been replaced with parts from a 1/700 US Navy ship. When this challenge was announced I first thought of OGREs as a significant part of the game is based on how long they can keep fighting even after suffering horrendous damage.

It was a blast to modify and paint but I feel like I could have worked on it indefinitely.

The basic kit.

Not a fan of these anti-personnel turrets.

Replaced them with 1/700 parts from a US Navy Ship parts sprue. Attacked the surface with a ball grinder, files, and various grinding bits.

Closed in the hollow body with plasticard and putty.

Base made from wood and beveled on a disk sander. Putty is Easy Sculpt.

Basic airbrushed camouflage.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Coloring Jeff Laubenstein Artwork.

 Archer of the 2nd Crucis Lancers, the "Kestrel Lancers". From Mechwarrior RPG, 1986.

Illustration by Jeff Laubenstein, colors by Brian Roe.

(This is a fan-project only. I have no connection to the artist or the company that owned or owns the copyright.)

Friday, February 18, 2022

Bandai Cross Over Fanzine 16 Vol.34 6 1982

 Here's a brief booklet from Bandai featuring Xabungle, Six God Combination Godmars, and other series. Enjoy!