19 April 2014

Recent Projects

I've got three outstanding miniatures orders that I was really hoping to get cracking on this weekend, but it was not to be. Instead, I had to entertain myself with some models I've had lounging around for a while. Not nearly as much fun, but a better sense of accomplishment.

First up are some trees. A third of this box has already made an appearance on this blog. The others (with the weird little round leaves) and the banana trees are recently completed. These will be very useful for AK47 and SL:PL. The round leaf trees on the right and the straight leaf trees on the left are aquarium plants. The banana trees are Pegasus models that my old gaming buddy Neil gave me at Gnomecon because they were just too small for 40K. The banana trees are very fragile but good looking. The box says it comes with 15 trees but in actuality comes with 18.

Next up...

Some reinforcements for the Tan N Teals. The poor TNTs have been dealing with just two ship classes so now get a destroyer / light cruiser type. I need to finalize a ship card for them.

Next is nothing new, but just a rebase project. I went from single-based to "FOW" sized bases for use in Strike Legion: Platoon Leader. Boom! Instant OpFor!

The look suitably menacing against my humans.

Last but by no means least is a home-made kitbash one of a kind vehicle! I put it together a month or so ago and just got around to finishing it yesterday.

It's made of a toy Bell JetRanger, bits from a Ju 88 bomber, lids from two glue bottles and two googly-eyes.

It's big and impressive and should look great on the tabletop ferrying in a platoon of troops. I was obviously inspired by the V-22 Osprey, but it retains some uniqueness. I'm very happy with it. It was a tough decision to leave it unarmed, but I just kept telling myself "troop transport." I'll make or pick up an armed flyer to escort it and clear the LZ.

Alrighty y'all, have a good Easter weekend and be well!

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