Monday, August 10, 2009

15mm Sci-fi Infantry Out of WW2 Germans - Part 2


The conversions are pretty much done. I tossed around the idea of adding power cords to the models but that just seemed overly fiddly and unnecessary. The putty work for the camo cloaks and trying to maintain some uniformity on the blobs of putty that will serve as their HUD visors took enough out of me.

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The bits of plastic rod are to represent a battle computer scope that can interface with the helmet's optics and systems.

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When I paint the visors, they will be solid-looking and without any obvious lenses. I got this idea from the Ghost in The Shell comics and animation where they use sophisticated pinhole optics to allow battle helmets to be armored on the front as well as the sides and back. The helmet also takes care of audio dampening and filtering. Of course this is all thematic PSB for the way I converted them.

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I think they are simple, yet effective conversions and should look good as ragged but decently equipped mercenaries. I have managed to convert enough of them for one or two platoons, though I still need to figure out what to do for support weapons. I am thinking of simply converting some panzerfaust troopers and/or MG gunners.

Anyhow, hope you like them and thanks for reading,



  1. Looking real good! As i suspected, visors really help in making most minis Sci-Fi ish.

  2. I think they look better without the super close-up, but I wanted people to see what I had done.

    It really wasn't a lot of fancy work, just a lot of time.

  3. Like what I'm seeing so far!
    Thanks for posting!

  4. The next step will be painting. I am still kicking around what sort of color scheme to give them. Currently they are a hodge-podge of black base coat, old brown paint, raw gray stuff.

  5. Hi Mate

    Don't knock the super close up of the brown paint - they are superb! The current paint scheme helps give them a real Sci Fi finish.

    And as for the visors! Those really are visors! And do they work!


  6. Funny thing is I was thinking of going with the basic brown on there.

    I'll post more pics when they are done and painted.

    Thanks for the kind words on the visors oh great Visormeister!

  7. Looking forward to seeing them painted up.


  8. These are absolutely awesome. I wish I'd thought of it. I may have to get some putty...


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