Sunday, 21 February 2010

First Contact

Apologies for the lack of updates, the day job was really busy last month. Anyway, here are a few pics of my progress so far.

I've gone for a rather garish camouflage pattern on the vehicles as I didn't want them to look too much like modern vehicles without wheels. On the other hand I also didn't want them to look like something from 40k, so I've tried to stay with something vaguely realistic. I'm assuming red, sand and grey/blue camouflage must be of use somewhere in the universe. Of course the idea that 3000 years in the future tanks will still be painted is probably laughable anyway. So, who knows, maybe this pattern is only a traditional remembrance of some ancient Zhodani campaign or just because such patterns are still considered to look martial.

As the figures were not that close a match for the canon image, I've stuck with the traditional grey/black colour scheme for the infantry. For the bases I wanted to avoid the look of a sci-fi battle somewhere-in-Hampshire and I've gone for an arid sulphur-rich world.

Lastly some combat droids to supplement the rank and file.


  1. Well done! I'm envious!

    The Zhodani look mean, the Grav armour camo schemes are cool and the 'sulphur rich' bases just finish the whole lot off superbly!


  2. These look really good. I very much like the color scheme on the tanks and the infantry look suitably menacing.

    Could they not have been made to look more Zodani-ish by painting a line down the middle of the visor in the armor color so they have that characteristic bug-eye look?

    Keep it coming,


  3. Great stuff!

    Did you do the Zhodani trefoil by hand?

  4. This is IMPRESSIVE!!!! Can't wait for the rest!

  5. Thanks for the comments chaps. You are too kind. Eli has touched a nerve on the helmets though. I originally intended to try building a ridge with greenstuff but bottled it. I'll try the paint idea and post a test shot. The Zho emblems are hand painted. I did recently find a US company that does transfers but I didn't have time to wait for the post. Lastly any opinions on tank bases? I think the they probably need them for durability and to give a hovering effect.

  6. Brilliant. I must get on and do my Zho now!