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Monday, 10 September 2012

Urban Polecat

Khurasan's Polecat Light Armoured Vehicle painted in urban digital camouflage. Accompanied by a section of Khurasan's DEVGRU SEAL's as they patrol a ruined section of the city on the hunt for a suspected alien creature.
Front View : "Maybe it doesn't show up in infrared at all."
Left Side : "You're reading it wrong, that's in the polecat"
Right Side : "We should take off and nuke the site from orbit"
Rear View : "This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions."
Painting technique was this:

Spray gray with Army Painter base coat, then apply small rectangles of masking tape, stipple paint with darker gray (following Mr Harolds guide on his blog).

Thought about putting on a more rectangles to do a darker coat, but on realising it'll end up jet black, went for a 2 tone pattern instead.

Peeled of most of the rectangles and then realised as the Polecat was highly detailed the edges of the squares were not very distinct as the paint got under the masking tape due to the raised detail.

Ended up tidying the squares up by hand and then  painted in a lighter set of squares by hand anyway.

Symbols and text from some letraset and some spare water slide transfers from a helicopter model.

Background image from scenicreflections, foreground ruins from me, asphalt road surface by Metcalfe Models. Giant alien bug hiding in the ruins from Khurasan.


  1. that looks great! I really like the photos...really high quality publication photos!

    and I just tried the polecat on Friday with the same results... I'll probably wind up doing it by hand too. so many edges!

  2. Wow - that looks really cool. Cracking paint job on the Polecat and the photograph is very nicely composed. The fade out in the background image makes for a smoke, mysterious end to the road.

  3. Very nice, love the bug to.

  4. Great looking minis, and the pics are superb.

  5. Great pics, love the captions!

  6. _Nice_ photography. It even took me a minute to realize the tanker bug (?) was hiding in the background.

  7. Terrific photos and miniatures- I am going to have a crack at the digital camo following Mr Harold's tutorial- thanks for a great post!

  8. Thanks for the comments, 3 more to paint up now.

    I'm thinking of another in urban, and two in desert colours, MARPAT like.

  9. Marvellous work and a great photo-shoot!