Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dystopian Wars - Prussian Sky Fortress 'Ziethen'


Here's another update to my Dystopian Wars diversion, a Prussian 'Sky Fortress' which I've christened as the 'Ziethen'.


It only follows sensible reasoning that if Zeppelins are cool, and Steampunk is cool, then a Tesla-armed Zeppelin with an airfield on top must be the total cat's pyjamas. Actually, it was this model alone that sold me on the whole Dystopian Wars venture.


I really wanted to put a set of huge Maltese crosses on this bad boy so I poached a few decals from a 1/72 Albatross kit.


You'll have to excuse my arty 'cloud' composition but I was having a bit of fun with the pillow ticking...


Here we see the 'Ziethen' as she steams amongst the clouds, her lederhosen-wearing crew listening to 8-hour operas, reading Goethe and debating where they should land for Oktoberfest.


Coming Soon: We will return to our regular programming with some new Napoleonic Russians! (The first of what I'm sure will be many posts were I publicly shame Sylvain in his glacial progress with his own Napoleonic-Russo 'painting commitments'.)

15 comments:

  1. An amazing model but an amazing paint job especially the cross decal.

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  2. Well that just looks awesome! Really cool background that sets off your brill paint job on a very cool mini!

    Christopher

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  3. Beautiful! Great photography too. Best, Dean

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  4. Awesome stuff dude. Do you use anything to soften the decal before you apply it?

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  5. Thanks for the kind words, guys! @Greg - no, the decals just had a good soak in water and then I brushed on a light 'skim' of water on the Zeppelin's sides to aid sliding/placement. I had to cut the decal horizontally in half as the cross had to sit on either side of the the central 'beam/girder'. I then painted the beam black and white to match the decal.

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  6. Looks really cool. Love the Cross, and the 'clouds' set it off very well.
    Must admit I'd be REALLY impressed if it was 28mm scale ;-)

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  7. Great stuff all around! Looking forward to your Russian as well.

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  8. Cheers guys, your comments are much appreciated!

    @Scott, Cripes! Could you imagine this thing at 28mm scale?! I'd need a new addition to the house just to store it. BUT it WOULD be cool...

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  9. That is one beautiful model. Superb paint work and looks fantastic. Great photography too.

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  10. Paul, Felix, thanks for your supportive comments - much appreciated!

    Curt

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  11. A very great pleasure to view this, Wonderful Stuff! Beano Boy

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    1. Thanks Paul, I'm glad you liked it.

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