Post by scottwashburn on Nov 24, 2018 13:47:31 GMT
I love the All Quiet on the Martian Front game. It has so many opportunities to do some cool modelling work. As some of you know, I sometimes take a tripod model and convert it into a wreck. The two resin wrecks you can buy are nice, but I wanted a bit more variety. I had done several which shows tripods which have been seriously destroyed.
But I recently started work on a major expansion of my Martian forces and I decided that I needed to make some new wrecks. Ideally, I would have one wreck for every two undestroyed Martians so that I could keep substituting wrecks every time a Martian was destroyed, up to the 50% break point.
So I’m making more wrecks! This time I decided I wanted a few which were not so thoroughly destroyed as some of my earlier ones. Here is the first. I figured that it would be possible for a tripod to be knocked out without it actually falling to the ground.
This isn’t really all that hard to do. Took my Dremel with a pointed cutting drill and just started carving up the model. I broke off a few of the arms and then drilled out the stumps and added a few wires. I also replaced the manipulating tendril with guitar wire to allow me to pose it how I wanted.
I also added the dead Martian pilot.
I made it out of green stuff putty and it took all of about ten minutes to do. Love those soft, squishy Martians!
Well Done, Scott! Saw that you also placed this article over on TMP. Great place to get the word out on the game. Your a great ambassador for AQotMF. Love the squishy hangin' out of the wrecked tripod, truly inspirational! Respectfully, Gunny
I seem to remember that you had one approach that created several wrecks from a single healthy tripod. Do you have a link to that? I would rather not carve up too many healthy ones if it can be avoided.
Hey sturmtyrann65 welcome to the forum! Btw, I have a workup of what I figure the Germans would field in my TO&E section - check it out. We're all fortunate that Old Glory sells WW1 German as well as French figures. They even have French & German tanks. Don't overlook the excellent figures from S2G as well. I also do some Airfix/Essex,etc plastic 20mm figure for humans in some games - the scale is okay against the larger Martians. I've also used 1/144 aircraft from Flames of War for a nice mix of figures - see the TO&Es and various charts on aircraft and their use as well as the one on ships (GDW for offshore types & Old Glory ironclads and paddle wheels for close up action).