05 February 2012

SoT APC construction final. Chika sleeps on....

So the question occurs to me as I sit down to show off the finished Sons of Thunder (SoT for Short) APCs, what naming sceme to use for characters that are basically "Space" Dwarves that live in their environment suits? Either use names randomly generated from one of the numerous online fantasy name generators or assign names like a color and a number like one might name production batches.

Well anyways here are two small APCs for the SoT. Added from the last post are turrets from Ground Zero Games Accessories, panels and vents from Kotobukiya line of Mecha customization bits line available through HobbyLink Japan plus the usual selection of offcuts and bits and bobs from the scrap box.

The next Update will be from the paint table once everything has been primered and ready for Paint techniques, though with these I plan more normal weathering rather than the grand amounts of abuse my other Post Apocalyptic Vehicles receive.

I don't know about other peoples bits boxes, but mine is several separate boxes generally sorted by size closest to the table is the general catch-all which all the off-cuts from construction go. periodically I sort this box's contents by size, larger chunks of rod and card get cycled back to their respective boxes if they a larger than 2 inches in their gross dimensions. I have a separate box for sprued items, though I tend to prune said sprues back after they are used, with the resulting sprue lengths in to the off-cut box. The following picture is the catch-all, I use a clear plastic box so I can see what has drifted to the bottom at a glance.

The worktable catch-all bits box.

Last but not Least of my Shop equipement Chika the dog skin rug, or that is how she a appears half the time. But what should I expect from a 10+ year old Lab Mix with arthritic hips
Chika in one of her normal configurations...


  1. great job, I really like how these turned out!

  2. Thanks, I am inordinately happy with them too. After a number of public and not so public failures of ideas, I am back in the groove.... Or at least a Groove....