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Nexus Steel Heroes 2

The box and artwork have a very 80's feel. The box illustration is highly evocative of the way Battletech axrylic illustrations were made then, with broad strokes and minimal suggestion of detail. As you can see on the box, at least three companies seem to have owned or own the line: Atlantic, Nexus and now Italeri. i also know that EM4 carries these figures. The painting above shows the mech scale seemingly different from the stated scale of 1/500 though as far as i can tell though. I'm basing my thoughts on the figures seen near the foreground, assuming these are 6 foot men. But that's the nice thing about sci-fi and fantasy! You can tell the rivet counters to chill:) Inside, you get a packet of 6 hex slotta bases, a sprue of robots and another sprue of weapons. You get two large humanoid models of the same type, a smaller pair of humanoid mechs and one "chicken" walker type. Plastic's sturdy and crisp. Reminds me of the old warhammer pla

Nexus Steel Heroes

I just got a new set of boxes of the Nexus Steel Heroes 1/500 mechs. Nexus Editrice was an Italian company that acquired the Atlantic brand from which these models were made before. In turn, nexus was bought and became a subsidiary of Italeri. Each box comes withn 5 mechs, 2 of a large bidel mech, 2 of a medium sized bipedal mach and one large "chicken" walker. Weapons/arms are interchangeable and customizable.  More on these soon:)

And more trees...

Just some pics of the trees in action with models of various scales (1/72, 1:144, 25mm posted from Bloggeroid

More trees

Just more samples showing the mix of grass colors I used. posted from Bloggeroid

Going green: quick weekend terrain

I've been working on some terrain pieces, namely tree stands and decided to flock them this morning. The trees are a mix of 1:100 and 1: 72 architectural trees I get from my favorite art shop. These were afixed on plywood bases cut into curvy, irregular shapes and texyured with a modelling compound. I had time on my hands this morning and the weather was perfect for doing hobby stuff in our patio. So I got my glues ready and the flocking materials out. Aside from the sculpting material I used on the plywood bases, I tried to replicate forest vegetation using sawdust, a variety of grasses and foliage from Woodland Scenics and beach sand plus other found materials. I wnt to avoid a one-toned hue of grass green so I mixed three colors to come up with the effect. Here are some wip pictures. Nothing fancy and the results are ok. posted from Bloggeroid