Friday, May 23, 2014

All Quiet on the Martian Front Test Paints

I just received my Kickstarter package for "All Quiet on the Martian Front" (AQMF) and have been busy assembling a painting my US steam tanks.  Since I live about a mile from the producer of the game, I've also snagged some pro type parts for a clamp and a command tank (upper left and upper center).

The photo shows my tanks after a initial paint but they still need to be stained and detailed but it's a good start.

Overall the plastic tanks went together superbly and are very easy to paint.  The three grey ones on the left will be part of a Louisiana State Guard Unit.  One of the things I really like about AQMF is there is a lot more artistic freedom in creating units and I'm looking forward to showing a bit more than the usual creativity.

The guys over at WWPD's scifi game site, Outpost Zero are also doing some work on AQMF - their first article is on the Tripods

9 comments:

Steven MacLauchlan said...

Looking good! What green did you use? I went with Vallejo's surface primer Russian Green- seems spot on.

What's with the grey ones? urban camo??

Steven MacLauchlan said...

aaaaaand I should've read the last paragraph! Cool!

Paul oftheManCave said...

Looking good Miles, cant wait to see them finished.

Every time your post AQMF stuff I regret not being in that Kicksarter even more...

Jason Meyers said...

I don"t need another project...
I don't need another project...
I don't need another project...

Oh, the new toys are looking great by the way. :-)

Moiterei_1984 said...

I'm really looking forward to see them finished.

Andrew Saunders said...

Very nice so far Miles

jmilesr said...

Steve - I used Vallejo's "Japanese Uniform" from their Panzer Aces line - sometimes I find the standard olive drab a bit too dark and I was trying for a more bleached effect

Paul - You should jump in as the back story has those damned Martians in Australia too and you Aussies are just barely holding on - reinforcements are desperately needed so it's really your patriotic duty to paint some up

Jason - You do need another project, you do need another project and it's just a few simple clicks away......

Thanks for the comments guys -

Sean said...

Cool looking steam tanks. I also like the Italy campaign thing. Look forward to hearing more about that as well.

The Kiwi said...

Looking good so far. The really are great looking nicely designed miniatures.
cheers