Monday, July 31, 2017

Rach Conqueror - CAV

Next up for the CAV Rach project is the Conqueror.  This is probably my least favorite of the Rach models so far.  It is blockier and more angular than the other Rach models and doesn't really fit the style.  This model also seems to suffer from some quality assurance issues.  Of the 4 I received 2 had incorrect parts and could not be used.  I am turning those into wreck markers.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Rach Kahn - CAV

The Rach Kahn is the next addition to my CAV: Strike Operations Rach army.  This is a light Recon CAV.  I am not sure how to properly use this in the game yet.  It is a quick unit that should provide some bonuses for shooting somehow.  Oh well, the model is cool and it was fun to paint.  I didn't spend a lot of time painting this as the detail of the model does not warrant the effort.  It actually looks much better on the table then these picture would lead you to believe.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Another British Tank Troop - 4CLY

Back in January I finished a troop of British tanks for my friend Tom.  These tanks are for our large Point 213 battle that I was hoping to have already played.  This troop is my version of the same unit I painted for Tom.  I don't have too much to add to this post.  These are Warlord plastic models.  The models are great.

I have only three more tanks to paint and one armored car to complete the models for this game.  The terrain is also nearing completion.  I am getting ver close to having this project ready for the table.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rach Dictator - CAV

My friend, Tim, has taken a liking to the CAV Strike Operations game and has been working very hard to get me involved.  Part of his plan is the provide me with models and rules so I can't make excuses for not playing.  It just might be working.

This is my first CAV model - a Rach Dictator.  Rach is one of the factions and I really don't know anything about the faction or this CAV.  I painted it to enter into the painting competition on the CAV:SO Facebook group.  Needless to say I didn't win, but I didn't really expect too.

This model is made of the Reaper Bones material.  This means it is a soft plastic.  This is an interesting material for miniatures.  The softness makes this seem more like a game piece rather than a scale model.  The main advantage is these are very cheap.

The material is not too hard to work with.  The detail is not great and there were some mold lines.  A sharp knife is a must for removing the mold lines.  There is some talk about this material being finicky when painting.  Some people have reported issues with different types of spray paints or primers.  I avoided any of that by using brush on acrylic paint as a primer.

The bases provided with the models are 25mm hexes and are just too small to do the job.  I based this model on a 40mm hex also provided by Tim.

This model turned out to be more fun to paint up than I was expecting.  The material was easy to work with and it took paint just fine.  Warpage can be corrected, theoretically, with boiling water but I didn't have much luck with that.  These are easy to assemble and did I mention they are cheap?  I think this model retails for less than $8.  Seem like a very cost effective way to play some stompy robot games.

I will continue to build and paint my Rach force and I will hopefully have enough stuff to get in  a game soon.