Tuesday, 19 April 2016

WIP: Antenociti 28mm 'Samsara'...

...Utility Vehicles. Christmas happens several times a year for me! Thanks, Jed!
Originally a card model Jed has obtained the rights to produce this in resin and, as as in the card models, he has provided several variants based on a modular system. They were included in a recent, very successful Kickstarter project and I'm not sure how the eventual retail models will be sold. My three models arrived as three different front hulls, two rear hulls of one type and a third, elongated and raised type plus the various, separate parts - wheels, bumpers, turrets etc.. The various turrets are interchangeable between vehicles. The Samsaras are big buggers too (apparently they are reduced to 80% of their original size!).
As you would expect from Antenociti the resin mouldings are excellent and fit of parts exemplary. the front and rear hulls need sanding flush before joining - this is easily achieved by sanding in a figure eight on sandpaper sheet taped to a board. Be a little careful when aligning the two parts and use gel superglue to give you a little more time to manoeuvre into position. I've drilled and pinned the wheels, bumpers and the parts of the crane (and will probably do the same with the turrets) although none are glued in place as yet.
Nice idea to have the same style wheels as the recently released Warthog ADV.

...and for scale purposes

...oh, and I said they were big didn't I?