Sunday, September 28, 2014

More Spacelords, Space Rangers, and SOCOM in Spaaaaaccee!!

So I horsed around some more with my digital camera from Hell, and managed to get some clear shots of my Metal Magic Spacelords Cybertechs, SECS troopers, some of the old plastic Space Rangers figures, plus an Imperial Terran Special Operations Command team ready to go make something go BOOOM!

For your consideration, starting with some of the Metal Magic Cybertech Wartechs as Karelian Republic suomis for use playtesting our upcoming ground combat rules set in the classic Terran Space universe of Silent Death: The Next Millennium:






Yes, the Karelians even brought the cat along... the better to keep the rats at bay... especially the two legged variety that come flying out of the Luches Utopia every now and again and start trying to nose into Karelian territory...

Next up is my platoon of the plastic Space Rangers, among the more affordable options available for 28mm powered armor troops. These figures are armed to the teeth, really, with various weapon systems built into their backpacks as well as the basic rifle or one of the three heavy weapon options that comes with these handy figures. They have a nice bulk to them as powered armor troopers should, and these menacing fellows will serve as Millennium Warriors during our playtesting efforts:




Next up, a couple of much cleaner shots of my recently finished Wartech SECS troopers. Very handy for our playtesting, as they can serve as fairly generic human infantry types, with a convenient powered techie backpack on their body armor, perfect to serve as personal deflector field generators so essential for the high tech battlefields of Terran Space where all sorts of high tech nastiness flies around with gay abandon:



And the Imperial Terran SOCOM team just landed on a rebellious planet near you! I plan to use this particular combat team for playtesting as a House Tokugawa special operations commando and her hand picked team of ruthless and cunning nonhuman warriors, vicious creatures recruited from one of the dozens of nonhuman inhabited primitive worlds within House Tokugawa's sphere of influence....



Looks like the little fellows have already gone off to start breaking things...

And finally, a couple more shots much clearer this time of "The Plow," my heavy blower tank made from a plastic cheese container, a plastic Christmas ornament, and assorted goodies from the bits box...



Next time, something historical, plus a few more odds and sods from the deepest recesses of our storage unit... Mwahahahahaaa!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Metal Magic Spacelords and Other Madness!

Been too long since the last post, so here's some of the classic German sci fi line of Spacelords from Metal Magic, a line that EM4 Miniatures is so kindly rereleasing to all us fans! For your consideration, some Wartech SEC troopers I finished recently, plus some extras and a hover tank built from a plastic cheese container, a large plastic Christmas ornament, and assorted bits and bobs:























If you want some of those nifty Spacelords figures, contact Doug over at EM4 Miniatures and get after him for a listing of what's available. He's so far been churning out Wartechs and speeder bikes, Phagons and Phagon Battleclones galore, and hopefully soon he'll have more of the Yoyodyne Shigaru and the Sardakyn Legion, which as far as your humble correspondent is concerned remain some of the very best powered armor figure in 28mm ever. 

Also, there's a second iteration of this hefty Imperial Terran blower tank in our storage unit. I'll see if I can scare it up plus some other things kitbashed and AFV for next time, so keep your TBD receivers tuned to this galactic frequency for further transmissions from the fringe of Known Space...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

More Pictures Rescued! More Kitbashing Madness!

HALLOOOOO, SPACE POSSUMS!!!! We're ever so delighted to announce that we've rescued still more photos of things recycled with an attitude for your viewing pleasure, from a group of Space Ork vehicles for Mark Ryan in New York, to assorted other bits of kitbashery!

So onward! For your consideration and viewing pleasure:


An Ork battlewagon made from a 1/35 scale M3 Lee medium tank model kit and assorted Orky bits and gubbins from the bits boxes...

The suitably garish Orky camouflage paint scheme is inspired by World War One German cubist camouflage schemes seen on the helmets of stosstruppen (stormtroopers) around 1918... now we move on to assorted Ork dreadnought suits, also know as "Killa Kans"...





The following are some various projects I put together for a client's son and daughter who had taken to playing Warhammer 40K with their Dad, so a drop ship and an anti-grav version of a Land Raider for the lad's Ultra Marines, and a trio of anti grav Predator proxies for the young ladies Sisters of Battle complete with a Hello Kitty graffiti on the prow of the lead vehicle...





Next up is a modular mad scientist's laboratory/stronghold complete with mandatory mad scientist's Death Ray, Berilium Sphere power generator, command bunker interior, and experimental surgical theater...





Some more things Orky, this time closeup shots of a toy sci fi airplane I converted to give my client up in New York some air support for his Orks, complete with grot flight engineering crew...



Some more shots of the Imperial Navy aerospace fighter bomber for my friend in New York's Imperial Guard to call down on Someone Really Unlucky...




One of the massive war walkers I built up from some bargain bin Lego robot toys (just add brass tubing, beads, plastic rhinestones, empty correction tape devices for particle cannons, a 1/35 scale Browning .50 cal. machine gun...



The BIGGEST war walker I built up from the bargain bin Lego robot kits, this one a massive four legged behemoth with a 28mm space cowboy from Archive Miniatures for scale...



So until next time, here's a teaser of a new work in progress, some dry erase board erasers, a stack of empty dental floss containers, some assorted tin buttons...