Tuesday, February 25, 2014

15mm Australian Defence Force by Eureka and Khurasan.


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Nic over at Eureka has asked me to delve into their brand new ADF range and paint them up in modern colors. These are really amazing sculpts, and its hard to overemphasize how taken I was with the range. Given the complexity of Australian camo I decided to try and tackle it in a more stylized manner with extremely bright colors to really impress the different tones of the uniform.


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He also had me work on the new Bushmaster that will accompany the range. Once again, a really impressive kit with an immense amount of options: stowage; remote weapon systems/manned gun station options; what I assume are some sort of anti IED devices etc.

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I slightly converted the second incarnation and added a battlefront .50 cal to the weapon station

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Finally, I decided to take one of Khurasan's M1A2s and covert it to an M1A1SA. This mainly consisted of adding reactive tiling along the side, as well as removing the commander's thermal sighting system.

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I also used one of the spare stowage racks from the bushmaster to add additional gear to the bustle.

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For my purposes this constitutes all the armor and vehicles this force will likely need in my games. As such, my focus now will be on filling out the rest of the platoon.

21 comments:

  1. Just quietly WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You really have nailed them. Also just quietly, you should put a 31B tac sign on the abrams :P..

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    1. I have no idea what that is!

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    2. I think that was Matt's AFV... very nice work, I love the spare wheel cover on the Bushmaster.

      May I ask what colours you used for the vehicles?

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    3. I believe its Tamiya NATO green, JGSDF brown and chaos black

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  2. Gorgeous work, really inspiring stuff.

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  3. Very nice, both the paint job and the miniatures. I am very happy that I am in the 300 club. At last we have modern Australians.

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  4. Hope to see them and the m60 release soon :-)

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  5. question on the stowage on the abrams : the rear part one is from khurasan as well ? I recognised on top the same as on the bushmasters but the rear one I am not sure.

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    1. They are both from the new bushmaster kit :)

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    2. great ! and as usual, amazing paint job !

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  6. Your brush and model works bring great glories back to the modern era for wargaming. Keep up the great posts!

    Your assumptions are spot on about the Bushmaster's equipping. The beef, cylindrical, antennas are for the Duke jamming system which counters remotely detonated IEDs.

    David

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    1. Sweet, thanks for letting me know. I can't keep track of all the COIN gear they mount on vehicles any more :)

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