What every Aslan needs is of course a strike force to assist the squatters in relocating.
My friend Keith recommended the Ravenstar Mercury tanks as having an Aslan look, and I agreed. So I purchased four tanks along with four troop transports and one command car. I wanted them to have a similar look and of course camouflage. So I went looking on YouTube for other peoples examples and tutorials. I found a guy who used Silly Putty to help in painting some Sherman tanks.
I started with Desert Yellow primer. Making all the vehicles look a bit bland.
|Primed with Desert Yellow.|
I then took small amounts of Silly Putty and rolled it into small logs shapes. The gently pressed it onto the vehicles in a set of curved designs.
|Front view of the transports and command car.|
I sprayed Leather Brown paint onto the models and waited for the paint to dry. Of course the vehicles looked like they had been attacked by poop flinging monkeys.
|One of the tank chassis waiting to dry.|
|The strike force ready for action.|
I then peeled off the Silly Putty revealing the patterns you see here.
I used a Sepia wash to bring out the detail, then sprayed a clear coat lacquer to help protect the models.
|The force again with the flash.|
|The command car.|
|The mighty tanks.|
|One of the tanks with an alternate turret, maybe a Meson gun???|
All in all I like the look of the models and I think they will see action soon. Now I just need to get the troops painted up. Using the Silly Putty took a little patience it didn't stick at first, just a little pressure to make it stick. The Silly Putty is reusable and didn't harm the paint or leave any residue.