Saturday, 7 February 2009

UNIT Mobile HQ

As seen in The Claws of Axos and The Daemons:

Must be twenty years I've been painting on and off and this is my first vehicle I think.... didn't strip the original paint (didn't have a container big enough - she's big), but did what I could to hide the earlier decals and chips... painted in a darker olive green than the UNIT troops, Devlan Mud wash really worked well with the nooks and crannies... I think it looks better than than the original BBC livery, but of course the stripe had to stay (had toyed with doing it the UNIT beige, but as the stripe is at head height that would look silly) and once the UNIT logo was on, it helped bring the white stripe in a bit... homemade decals - first time in ages doing decals, so they may be a bit rough and ready compared to some, but I'm happy... do need to tweak the windows though, all black isn't working...


Before and After:

The original had a knackered chasis so the body dropped at the rear, that was replaced and I may have jacked up the wheels just a smidge compared to the original, but I reckon it (and the paint job) gives it more of a military look, very off-road... ideally though I'd like to have a couple of steps down from the doors, but hey ho...

UPDATE: Now with added windows:

Possibly more muted than many had suggested on Frothers and LAF, but I like it... too bright would have distracted from the vehicle I think...

5 comments:

Richard said...

Hey Chris,
For the windscreens, I start with a black, go over most of that with a gunmetal, just leaving the edges black. I then pick a consistant corner for each window, and push out a triangle with a curved base in a dark blue. I then do about half of that, from the corner out, and with a ragged bottom edge, in sky blue, and finish it with some white lines radiating out from the corner... works for me! Have a look at this 15mm truck:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1880404&l=a4718&id=732487266

Dean said...

Hello,

Cracking job on the vehicle and on all the Dr Who figures. I was just wondering what make/model the vehicle is, as the only reference I can find indicates that it's an outside broadcast vehicle?

Thanks,

Dean

anevilgiraffe said...

it's a Dinky Supertoy...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinky_Toy#Dinky_Supertoys

BigRedBat said...

Very nice work!

Brummie said...

Bloody fantastic this is mate I'm so jealous :D