Sunday, November 02, 2008


The CHUKov VanTraktor werks proudly presents the chukoVTOL The first chukoVTOLs have hovered off the CHUKov VanTraktor Werks assembly lines. Using lessons learned in the manufacturing of the successful CHukov Truk or APC model one. popular for it's ruggedness and no nonsense modular reality , put to wings. features a hover skirt, rectangular rear drop gate, Vertical Take Off / Landing capabilities.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

CHuKoV VTOL craft prototype Mk1

CHuKoV VTOL craft prototype Mk1 Straight off of the CHUKOVvanTRAKToR WeRKs assembly lines we have the first prototype of the CHuKOV VTOL technology craft.

Note the Hover skirt allowing an air cushion landing. The final model will feature a type drop gate door. Each square is 5mm. the CHuKoV VTOL craft prototype Mk1

Friday, July 18, 2008

MGs made from disposable razor covers

Here are some MGs made from disposable razor covers. One of the hopper hinges is missing due to them having been in a box for a while; yet another project on the backburner heating the tar to pave the superhighway to hell of my good intentions.

Monday, July 14, 2008

"sovietesque" SMG platoon

GPT gave me some of his Command Decision Soviet extras so i painted them up to be a platoon of low tech militia or security forces or some such for StarGrunt, Metal Storm whatever. Note the non traditional uniform color. The spray can cap looked much more less red more brown sort of like the color the smg stocks are, but hey i wasn't about to strip them and start over. ... and now they are done, and that is what is important. Command Squad Squad 1 Squad 2 Squad 3 ---The command squad has a LMG -w- assistant, ATR team, 2 sappers, the CO and 2 more guys. Every other squad has a LMG, ATR team, 4 SMG troopers and a leader. Figure i can use the ATRs as snipers or... ------------------------------------- AS ALWAYS CLICK THE IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

GZG scale creep

Got the new GZG packs, and was disappointed to see how much larger teh figures have gotten. Sure the detail is better, but come on! the new kneeling figure is as tall as the old standing figure.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Rebel Mini Spetnaz

Picked up some Rebel Mini 15mm's at Cold Wars. The red ops 5 battle box and a couple packs of spetnaz. I wanted the spetnaz to add support weapons to a 50 bag of OG guys -w- M16s and berets. The Spetz come 12 to a pack for $6.50 3 ea of 3 poses 2-w- AK's, 1 -w- RPK. Also 2 rocket launchers and a guy -w- a pistol, (i'll probably paint a red cross n his bag and make him a medic)
Since i'm planning on using these for Star Grunt 2 they are painted -w- a generic black uniform -w- a "urban cammo"smock and a red beret. The idea being the red beret guys are like the red shirts in Star Trek. Generic support troopers -w- no extra gear to help them survive such as body armor.
Over all i'm happy -w- them, a couple of the minis were poor casts but salvageable, the worst is pictured below separate from the group shot. They are a little tall, closer to 18 than 15mm as are the zombies however the special forces figures from the Red Ops 5 battle box look to be true 15mm's???
I noticed on the Rebel Minis site, that the zombies are sculpted by Rodrick Campbell who also did the ATZ zombies that i also have and are 18mm. The 18mmish Spetz are credited to Tony Aldrich, but the 15mm Special Forces have no credit listed.
Whats the point of all this verbiage? None really, wanted to post the pics, thought it needed some sort of descriptive text to accompany same.
Would i buy more rebel minis? Sure why not, they are a little tall, but they are doing stuff no one else is, that i know of, and at a good price. AND AS ALWAYS click the image for a larger view.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


1st prototypes off the production line

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Labor continues at the CHUKov VANTRAKTOR werks

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

GPTs GZG NSL part 3 "completed"

here they are in all their 7 colors of craft paint glory
  1. base -lawn furniture green "satin"
  2. flesh
  3. light grey
  4. basil
  5. yellow + 2nd coat of glow in the dark orange -visor
  6. slurry of brown + left over above that mixed together when i dropped my "wet pallet"
  7. dark blue grey
of course that doesn't count the clipboard which would also add color 8 white. or the brown black blue wash.
  • and as always click the images for bigger views.


the CHUKov VANTRAKTOR werks have been running overtime preparing prototypes for the HoverVehicle CHUKov VANTRAKTOR werks or HVCVW.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

GPTs GZG NSL part 2

One color to go (gark grey) then wash then floc then matte

Friday, March 14, 2008

HoVER APC prototypes part 2

back from the drawing board. decided on 2 types of skirts, single layer for normal lifting, 2 layer for heavy loads

Thursday, March 13, 2008

GPTs GZG NSL part 1

painting up some GZG NSL for GPT as a present here they are primer + 1 color and flesh. painting up some GZG NSL for GPT as a present here they are primer + 1 color and flesh.

HoVER APC prototypes

test models 1 and 2. -w-w gzg and command decision 15's test 1 7+5mm skirt 25mm tall cabin, 60mm long test 2 7+3mm skirt, 20mm tall cabin, 50mm long both vehicles are 25mm wide at the bottom and 20mm wide at the top. testing 123 is this thing on...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

GZG islamic federation

Latest distraction is Star Grunt, there are actually people here that play it as opposed to FOW which i've been unable to find local opponents. STRANGE AS THAT MAY SEEM.
Here are some pics of my GZG 15mm Islamic Federation troops. They just need basing,~

Sunday, January 06, 2008


latest project 6 Old Glory command decision BMW motorcycles -w- side cars. The LMGs are left over from all the 251 AA mgs that were too fragile to survive handling. Probably shouldn't have given them all lmgs, but hey once you start something it is sometimes hard to notice until it is too late. as usual the macro setting really shows the shame. In my defense they are pretty shitty models.