Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Kicking up a Rakete - part 2

Here is the completed Rakete.  Remember that most of the paint was there before I started.   I managed to nearly match the shade.
The crosses and numbers were sourced from the decal box.
They obey what Ian Drury calls 'Gow's Third Law'.
That is - the less plausible the conversion the bigger the black crosses need to be.

Quite a successful bodge I think!
Those SS-11 should give the Forbodian Peoples' Army something to think about.

16 comments:

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Tim,

It's a very convincing conversion, and captures the essence of the original vehicle.

All the best,

Bob

Paul Foster said...

It's good! It looks a nice clean simple kit.

Well done on the conversion.

Peter Douglas said...

Lovely little you Tim! Will there be an unmodified Kanne armed version on table as well?

Cheers
PD

Stephen Thomas said...

I like that. Very well done.

Steve.

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Looks like you guided the missiles right on target.

Archduke Piccolo said...

Very fine conversion - just like a bought one!

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
Thanks - I'm very pleased with it.

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
Simpler than a kit even - see previous post.

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
The Kanone version will be photographed just as soon as I find it again....

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Thomas
Thanks - it was an 'easy win.'

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
I shouldn't think they'll hit anything in a game.

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Better in fact - mine is the only one!

west1871 said...

Nice conversion job mate, not something you see every day.

Michael Peterson said...

Nice work Tim. I'm guessing, from my vast knowledge of German, that "rakett" means either a) that it fires rockets, or, b) that it is very noisy, or c) both.
I like Gow's law, I shall steal that.
Cheers,
Michael

Tim Gow said...

west 1871
Dare to be different I say! Did I mention it was really easy?

Tim Gow said...

Michael Peterson
The correct answer is c). Gow's Laws are useful - and there are seven fewer than the ones you need in your day job...