Monday, 1 July 2013

28mm Victorian Sci-Fi Armoured Land Train from Ironclad Miniatures.....

....with a little help from Perry Miniatures, some bodging and a little pimping for Kev!

These are from Ironclad Miniatures and are for a yet unseen female but painted contingent, figures and more armour to follow, the wagons come open topped and so with the large green plastic bases supplied in the Perry Miniatures plastic ACW  infantry box sets I had roofs that fit exactly across the roof gaps (well one had to be cut in half but width wise they were perfect and it shows how you enter the wagon as well!)

The stowage is some Old Crow bits and pieces that were lying around (could have done a bit better with them but they're wargaming models rather than show pieces, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

28mm Copplestone figure to show scale and size............


Original model











.....and Kev over at Kev's Wargames Cabin is having a giveaway to celebrate 30,00 hits, so head over and get commenting and pimping!


106 comments:

  1. Nice touch with the luggage on the roof. Very steampunk.

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  2. Nice set Fran nice paint job as normal

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  3. Hola
    Como molan,son una pasada
    un saludo

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  4. Really nice, love the baggages on the roof and the wheels...

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  5. Thats cool. I dont think Ive ever seen anything like that before!

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    1. I like the relative uniqueness as well mate.

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  6. Highly original work that

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  7. Gotta love those rivets! Nice job Fran.

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  8. Like the paintjob..Looks very 1960´s britians.

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  9. Now you need some gunslingers to rob it

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  10. I was thinking the same thing as Alex; it has a steampunk look to it. Love the detail.

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  11. now you can finally steal all of Ray's treasure and runaway with it into the sunset with this sf Victorian train :)

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  12. Very nice, Generalissimo. These might work for a Zamazonian circus train! Great painting...the rivets really "pop!"

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    1. They lend themselves well to a bit of drybrushing.

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  13. Brilliant stuff Fran! Love the additions you've made.

    Cheers Sander

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  14. I love the color you gave those. Very sharp!

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    1. Not a bad use for the colour German uniform!

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  15. They look pretty awesome. You can also probably put the bodies in there.

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    1. Multiple storage units these wagons!

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  16. those are neato, the look really huge...

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    1. Quite big for the scale but I would like longer.

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  17. Okay, that's pretty cool. Nice clean work.

    FMB

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  18. Nice pics , and great paint job Francis.
    Cheers

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  19. Fun! I might borrow the idea for a "Confederate" vehicle in 54mm scale.

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  20. Lots of room to hide your treasures now

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  21. These are going to be fun in a game. Good job painting them.

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  22. Wow - impressive steam engine - love the rivet work. Best, Dean

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  23. I'm not a massive fan of VSF, but this is a great paint job!

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    1. Thanks sir, I don't know whether I am as much any more?

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  24. Looks like it would take a well placed nuke to take that beast out! Would be fun to game with.

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  25. Very nice, a very characterful piece

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  26. I want these, I want these, I want these. Fran, you did a great job on them. And oh yeah, steampunk all the way. I've been buying some steampunk and will paint it eventually. I really want to see those female troops you've got.

    I've got a Babe on the painting table right now and she's so cute, I just love her.

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    1. Nothing wrong with a good female sculpt, looking forward to when you do your Steampunk cailin!

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  27. It´s very nice, Fran. I like a lot ypur painting work.

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  28. I want to say they look fancy, but it's really a well done rugged and used look to 'em. Uhm. Nice!?

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  29. Now that just looks cool Fran!

    Christopher

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  30. The baggage on top finishes them off perfectly! They look great.

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  31. Well done Fran. I really like the baggage on top (as stated by pretty much everyone else!)

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  32. Looks great Fran, is this to be some form of fighting transport?

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    1. I'd have to say yes, there are some firing ports just in case of an ambush!

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  33. I like this Fran, really cool! Very nice paintwork too.

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  34. The baggage really sets the model off, nice model AL

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  35. Greate addition to your collection !


    Best regards Michael

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  36. They are great and very streampunk. I like Ironclad's stuff and you have done them justice

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    1. They're good and cheap if a little small.

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  37. Looks great! I really dig the detailed riveting -- gives a great steampunk feel.

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  38. And this is why I love your blog, Fran. You paint so many different styles. This is one of my favorites...steampunk? Western? Whichever, it's great and you do such a fantastic job!

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  39. Fran, I am liking the models.

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  40. Awesome work, Francis! Those blighters look like they'd be right nasty bone-shakers when going at speed!

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  41. My favorite is the fifth shot from the top. He looks like he's just about to smile. I love that.

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  42. Very good color choice my friend, I really like how they came out.

    Nice finish on these A.L.

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  43. Really good work, Fran.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  44. I love this set and all of the sci-fi/steampunk project to date Fran. I hope we get to see it all out on the table one day. It's so different from anything I'm painting or playing.

    I'm surprised Ray didn't break out a Thomas the Tank engine reference in his comments. He must have been in a hurry!

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  45. Thanks Monty, he's gone to Butlins!

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  46. Superb work Fran, Just saw this over at the IHMN Blog great job sir!

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