Matilda Swann – Steam Wars
March 7, 2015 in Sci-fi
This is a Steampunk conversion of two 1/35 injection kits. As a ‘named’ subject, it may well belong in the ‘Figures’ category, or, ‘Armor’, given that the original vehicle is a military model, but I’ve included it here in ‘Sci-Fi’ instead, because of its transition.
The vehicle unit is Vulcan Models’ Zündapp K800 motorcycle w/Steib Nr28 sidecar. The figure is from a Masterbox ‘Zombieland’ series. Vintage watch parts were used to create the ‘steampunk’ aura, with cogs, flywheels, miniature screws, and various stainless flat-profile pieces.
The large weapon mounted on the sidecar is watch parts and brass tube, with a Verlinden MG34 gun butt and ammo box, from spares. The other sidearm weapons have been modified from kit pieces, and Matilda’s right arm has been converted to a pneumatic appendage. My one regret with the figure is that I had to used an injection subject, where the detail isn’t as crisp as resin, and the painting detail is perhaps a little less sharp.
While some of the model is painted – the figure, for example – I used Andrea Inks as washes over the metalwork generally to create a dull, outlander appearance.
For background, I ran a short WIP thread under ‘Sci-Fi’ in Groups.
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