Monday, April 23, 2012

Dust Axis Light Walker 'Hans' completed

I had super fun painting up this light walker and am officially addicted to the Dust universe. Can’t wait to get my hands on the Dust Warfare rulebook. Although I’ve yet to play a single Dust Tactics game I am utterly in love with the alternate WW2 concept.

Before and after pics so you can see what i've done.
As mentioned in my last post, I decided to paint this walker in the Luftwaffe scheme of dark grey and dark green. I’m using the Vallejo model colors range for this project. The colors I used were: 868 Dark Seagrey and 979 German Camo Dark Green. I’m going for the mid war European theater paint scheme so my Axis units will have be having lots of greens.
The swastikas are from a decal sheet set I bought while based in Jakarta in 2001. 10 years and the sheet is still good and decals went on perfectly.  Just goes to show that some product will last the test of time.

When I first saw the model I knew I wanted to make it into an SS unit. So my Dust Axis force will be from the 3. SS-Panzer-Division Totenkopf . The Totenkopf skull decals are from the Flames of War SS decal sheet.  The SS were the elite units of the third reich and would logically be the first unit supplied with the walker  weapons platform. Plus, they’re just bad-assess!!! 

I weathered the model and gave it some paint chips but think I’ve overdone it a bit. What do you guys think?
Overall, I’m very happy with the model. Looks menacing esp with the swastika and Totenkopf logo logos.

Next up, the medium walker Ludwig :)


  1. That's a very cool looking model you painted Khairul. It looks super awesome! =)

  2. Thanks bro :) You're way too kind.
    Glad you like it. I really really
    enjoyed painting this model up!!!

  3. Very nicely done.
    I was trying to look for the rules but I couldn't find them anywhere. What kind of game system is this? Is it good?

  4. Thanks Doc. It's a game from Fantasy Flight. Go check their website. There's 2 versions of the game.
    Dust Tactics is a boardgame. And very recently, a week ago i think, they released the Dust Warfare Rulebook. DW is the tabletop version and was developed by Andy Chambers so i should be good :)
    Am waiting anxiously for my copy!!!

    The models are interchangeable between the 2 games which is super cool since you're getting 2 games from the same model line.

    Check out the SSU (soviet sino union) models Doc ;)

  5. Nice job dude! I'm close to finishing my Soviets for Bagration, and DUST is the next thing on the hobby menu...

  6. Nicely done dude, love the weathering! I'm getting the rulebook too.

  7. Thanks bro!!

    Bro, read that u're gonna start getting some models. Have u decided which faction yet? We do need a SSU player ;) hint hint.

    Is the rulebook already available at BB?