The Fawcett Avenue Conscripts are a group of table-top wargamers who get together every Thursday night to enjoy some gaming, some beer and a few chuckles courtesy of our hobby.
Monday, October 14, 2013
15mm Sci-Fi "Leopard 4A2" Tanks - Finished!
A couple weeks ago I posted some photos of a platoon of "Leopard 4A2s" -
Leopard 2's that I'd converted with plasticard and metal bits into
armoured support for my new 15mm NAC force.
I have to admit that the original photos didn't really show the models
off to their best advantage (in other words, they looked kind of crap)
but I'm happy that the paint jobs have improved things significantly.
Since the models all came with open hatches (and a rubbery crew figure) I
converted some GZG NAC figures to serve as crew. They came from pack
no. A10. I simply cut them off at the waist and stuck them in the
turrets - I think it worked out pretty well. The crewman above was a kneeling figure looking through a monocular.
"Red" here was a standing female officer holding her helmet. She looks good as a tank commander.
The chap above is using his
iPad to work out a firing solution (or maybe just playing Angry
Conscript Mike dropped off some Battlefront decals the other night so I've used some as a squadron marking.
All in all I'm reasonably please with how the project turned out. It probably didn't end up being significantly cheaper than going with "commercial" ready-made 15mm sci-fi tanks, and the conversion took a bit of work, but the end result is unique and fits the theme of the force. Look out Control Battalion!