Author Topic: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank - Finished  (Read 2408 times)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2018, 11:19:37 PM »
I really like the low, sleek look (for a tank) that you're going with Steve and I think that helps keep attention on those menacing guns on the side as well as make the hover part more in focus too.

I keep imagining it in that cool NATO three tone camo of cold war vintage but others may have better suggestions.

Great stuff and will eagerly await the next update,

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2018, 11:02:49 PM »
I really like the rear end treatment Steve. Very fitting look for a hovertank.

I think a biome where a hovertank would really work  - the Arctic. Soon to be a highly contested area, with China pushing hard to become a member of the Arctic nation states, and their tendency to do whatever the hell they want, perhaps a winter cam scheme would be appropriate? 

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2018, 12:30:54 AM »
I think a biome where a hovertank would really work  - the Arctic. Soon to be a highly contested area, with China pushing hard to become a member of the Arctic nation states, and their tendency to do whatever the hell they want, perhaps a winter cam scheme would be appropriate? 

I was thinking of a white camo for the snow covered plains of Germany / Eastern Europe, with maybe some light gray zig-zags to break up the outline.

I keep imagining it in that cool NATO three tone camo of cold war vintage but others may have better suggestions.
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BdB - I thought about a splinter NATO 3 tone camo, but my display case is all greens, tans and browns, it needs something different.

Had even thought of the same blue as the Siberian logging tractor with a white stripe, but that's pretty bright  :o
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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2018, 02:06:02 AM »
You could go with something completely no terrestrial. I once did a hover tank that, in addition to the expected light and medium greens, used a rust red/orange and a violet/purple as disruptives.

I sprayed the greens in the usual broad amoeba swaths but used my hole punch to make several masks in plastic stock with inter linked series of large and small holes and then sprayed the red and violet using those masks. In proportion the two colours were added much like the black and tan in the old MERDC scheme, thought the use of the masks made the effect much different.

The two colours were not garishly different in tone than the greens, so it really worked well as a scheme. Different, but it didn't scream at you. Very effective as a Hammer's Slammers off-world vehicle.

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2018, 09:40:33 AM »
Steve, again just all seems to make sense where things are. Really nice build

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2018, 09:46:53 PM »

Pre-shading  -






Base white –





First wash, dry transfers and decals -










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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2018, 10:28:33 PM »
That looks so right it's scary! :o

Love it! :-* 8)
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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2018, 04:50:48 AM »
Wow!  Now that it is finished it has taken on a very unique and purposeful look.  The addition of dust covers to your recoil springs is a nice detail that really adds to this build. 
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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2018, 08:53:06 AM »
Steve, that turned out just wonderful! Using the E100 side skirts to create the hull of a hover tank has been on my “Round Tuit” list for years but I’m glad to see you did it with such amazing results.

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2018, 08:56:13 AM »
Looks every bit a winner!

Love the weathering!

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2018, 11:36:59 PM »
Very well done!

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2018, 06:01:00 PM »
Super wow.. it just works and look right in every way

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2018, 07:57:05 AM »
Yes! This looks just like how a hover tank should! Nice one!

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2018, 06:31:10 AM »
very cool

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – Griffin Hovertank
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2018, 09:39:03 PM »
All done –















Thank you for looking, all comments welcome – they only make me a better modeler.  ;)
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