Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Bishkek 2nd Basilisk: part 1, the start of a big project

For a couple of years I have been wanting to try my hand on a larger diorama with a detachable Basilisk for game play. My ideas have been fairly clear: it's modeled on a 88 mm battery with a large camo net over the whole bunker/trench like surroundings. I went online and found some interesting images of the 88 mm, check them out. Looks a lot like the Basilisk...
Here's an old 'studio' image
Here's a shot of the gunners. They look very, very young...
and this is from 1945. I want to use this as my starting point. I like the cylinders with all the ammo in it and I like how the stabilizers have been buried under plating. That will make it easier to create a model that I can just pull out for the occasional game. This gun also has the protective plating.
and this how I start a project usually..
Hope you all can stay with me on this one!

Mike

4 comments:

  1. This looks like it's going to be fun. Count on me to stay with you on this one!

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  2. finally some news about the bishkek 2nd!

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  3. For the ol' Bishkek 2nd, eh?
    This is gonna be great! Looking forward to it.

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  4. I'm looking forward to this. I've recently modified a basilisk for my traitor guard to serve double duty as a basilisk or medusa.

    There are not enough examples of guard ordnance on the web so this will be a welcome example.

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