Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Perry 8th Army Squad 3

I finished up the last of my Perry British 8th Army figures last week.  This completes one box of figures.  All things considered this is a really cool box that makes one complete platoon.

I nearly finished the project before I realized that I had not built any soldiers with the ubiquitous bayonet attached.  These turned out great and now I wish I have done more of them.

I have plans for one more box which will be more troops and specialists.  I also plan to order the support teams from Perry. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Perry 8th Army Squad 2

Second squad for my 8th Army project is done.  One more to go.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Perry 8th Army Squad 1

Making a little more progress on this project.  First squad done only two more to go.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Perry 8th Army Platoon Command and Weapon Teams

I have finished the first batch of figures for my Bolt Action North Africa project.  All of these figures are from the Perry Miniatures plastic 8th Army set.  The figures are great but they are much slimmer than most other 28mm figures.  To me this means they will not work on the table with anything but Perry miniatures.  In fact, the size difference is so great that I almost didn't paint these.

This is the Boys Anti-tank Rifle team.  A must for early desert battles.

This is the platoon Lieutenant and the platoon runner.  This is the command team for the army.

This is the platoon Sergeant and radio operator.  This team will be the artillery FO.

This is the 2in mortar team.  I don't really like how BA handles mortars for army construction.  This little mortar was in every platoon but if you want to take a 3in you can't take this one.  I guess they trade them in or something.
These are really great miniatures.  They are a little fiddly to assemble but not bad.  I still have three squads to finish so stay tuned for more Perry action.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gobbz of Nobz

Finally we have the last of the recently painted Orks - a bunch of Nobz.  The Stormwhatever Ork set I got had 5 Nobz so I built those with a mix of weapons I did not have.  Mostly big choppas and combi-weapons.  I had several powerclaw Nobz and a Waagh! banner already built so I painted those as well.  I am happy with how all this turned out and I am also happy to put the 40K models away for a while.

I have been making good progress on my Perry British 8th Army figures so I hope to have pictures of those soon.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

HOOCH Kickstarter

My friend Mike from Da Green Skins blog has a new Kickstarter going.  It is for a new card game called HOOCH.  The game is set in the during the Prohibition era where you build and lead your own crime syndicate.  The game looks pretty cool so if you like these types of car games you should check out this Kickstarter.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun

I picked up this model off eBay a while back.  I have been looking for the metal one for a good price for a long time.  Even though this model was already painted, poorly, I went ahead and bid and much to my surprise I won!  The price was great but when it arrived I was shocked and angry.  Turns out it is Finecast and I had just assumed it was metal (always read those eBay listings carefully).  I had sworn to myself that I would NEVER waste my time on a Finecast piece of crap.

When I gave the model a careful examination I was surprised to see very few flaws (though there was one and if you look carefully at the first picture you might be able to see it).  The paint was terrible and being Finecast I was not sure if I should try and strip it or just paint over it. My courage failed me and I decided to paint over and maybe even salvage some of the original paint job.  Turns out I repainted about 95% of the model.

This model has so many fine details it can be tough at times to determine exactly what you are looking at.  This can lead to repainting certain features as you get a better understand of the model.  I painted this guy with a shirt but as the project progressed I realized that he might not be wearing one.  In the end I left it as I think it works either way.

I really like this model but I do wish it was the metal version.  This turned out nice but not good enough to get me to change my mind about Finecast.  I think this is a better looking model than the new plastic version.  The new one looks like Max Headroom to me.  Way too blocky on the facial features.