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GZG’s Grav Mini Drones

Hello.  I noted a few days ago that I was painting GZG’s Grav Mini Drones for Reddit’s April mini painting challenge.  Well, they are complete.

cleaned

Cleaned up and ready for primer.  As you can see, they are pretty small.

 

primed_2_missing

Primed.  ”But,” you ask, “There are only seven.  Where are the other two?”  Well, I primed these in the backyard at night, and when they were dry and I was bringing them back into the house, I dropped two in the grass.  The very long grass that I have not cut in too long.  I went back outside with a flashlight, but I could not find them.

The next morning, in the sunlight, I found them right away. :)

 

stands_attached

Attaching the “post”.  I got some acrylic rod at the local hobby store.  It cut easy with wire cutters, and super glue worked just fine on it.

 

Painted_wash_still_wet_1 Painted_wash_still_wet_2

Painted.  Not the most realistic paint job, but a real drone would have been solid gray or dull black, and where’s the fun in that?  Most of the detail is in the bottom. which you really won’t see much of during game play, so I had to do something to give visual interest to the smooth top.

I painted the top first, then the bottom, and then washed the bottom in black.  If I was to do it over again, I would had painted and washed the bottom first, then painted the top.

 

fresh_made_bases

Making bases with Green Stuff.  This was the first time I didn’t have to work around the figure’s existing base, so I had a lot more freedom.

 

GZG Grav Mini Drones all_complete_front

Complete.

 

complete_black_red complete_blue_yellow GZG Grav Mini Drones fave_base

This base is my favorite.  I might go with variations of this base in the future.  It looks good, and was fairly easy to make and paint.

 

What would I do differently?  I would take more time making sure the base edges were flat.  Some of them had rounded bulges on the edges, and when I painted the edge black, it resulted in some sloppy looking paint jobs.

Reddit’s Monthly Painting Challenge

I’m a redditor.  Reddit has several excellent subreddits related to gaming and miniatures. http://www.reddit.com/r/wargames is an especially friendly place for 15mm Sci-Fi gamers.

Anyway, a new subreddit, http://www.reddit.com/r/taleofredditgamers has just been started, and each person states what they will paint, then posts progress reports.  The project must be done by the end of the month.

This month I am painting GZG’s Mini Grav Drones, and I’ve already run into problems. :(