Monday, April 30, 2018

Stargrunt Finns









Funny how a collection starts! I bought 6 of these Matchbox MBX Explorers Blizzard Buster on a lark: Then I thought who rides in them? Why GZG Scan Fed infantry...who else? Then I went HMMM will need some support, Well Brigade makes these nice Neo Soviet tanks , so three each of the medium, light, and very light, were obtained. Ok now other support vehicles and artillery, Guns I kit bashed one, and one from GZG, with GZG crew. Then an order to TSS for some anti-tank missile tracks and mortar tracks. Other vehicles and troops (GZG old style NSL Jagers as elites) from Battlefront some big old towed Russian mortars to round things out. So...what stared out as a very cheap "innocent" buy has turned into a monster unit of over 20 vehicles and 80 infantry.
Oh well

bit of a back story:

Uusi Kalevala or New Kalevala is a small colony made up of people of primarily Finnish heritage. The planet Kepler-186F about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Although one of the first near Earth sized planets discovered it was considered too cold and gloomy by most to be bothered with. Then came the Finnish mass migration from the ESU.....more to follow

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mecha Monday : Mecha Front



Mecha Front models are available in two scales: 

  • 15mm Scale are sized for use with 15mm games. Models range between  65mm-110mm tall.

  • 6mm Scale are sized for use with 6mm games aka "Micro Armor" scale. Models range between  40mm-50mm tall. 

Mecha Front

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tanker's Tuesday : Infantry And Tanks



Tanks and Infantry work hand in hand and side by side. One without the other and they rely heavily on one another to support a assault or any kind of battlefield maneuvers. But in todays modern battlefield, who is the first to get into the fight and lead the spearhead of a armored force?




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Brigade Neo-Soviet Tanks





History was made today! For the first time ever My Brigade order arrived before my GZGs order, even though it was placed a week later! I suspect Jon being at SALUTE may have had something to do with that but, never the less , great job Tony Francis. You now officially have a worm hole! I picked up a platoon of Neo-Soviet Rosomakha Light Tanks,
and Bars Tanks along with three Laska Tankettes . These will be used by my Finns (GZG Scan-Fed infantry)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

RIP R Lee Ermey



Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.

Mecha Monday: Future War Stories: VOLTRON: Defender of the...



Future War Stories: Military Sci-Fi Oddities: VOLTRON: Defender of the...: After President Reagan altered the relationship between the media and advertising around 1983 came the deregulation that was the genesis o...

Monday, April 9, 2018

Tanker's Tuesday: T28 SUPER HEAVY TANK


1/87TH SCALE
3D PRINTED
WW II
 U S ARMY
 T28
SUPER HEAVY TANK

3D
PRINTED PLASTIC
PAINTED WITH PRIMER TO SHOW DETAIL.
SOME SUPPORT CLEANUP MAY BE NEEDED.
PRODUCTION TIME CAN BE UP TO 20 BUSINESS DAYS.
LARGE ORDERS MAY TAKE LONGER.
PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN, AS NEW ITEMS WILL BE LISTED.
SHIPPING IS COMBINED ON MULTIPLE ITEMS
I WILL WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE DONE BIDDING ON ALL YOUR ITEMS, BEFORE SENDING A FINAL INVOICE, BUT PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT WILL EXTEND OVER SEVERAL DAYS.







Always wanted a few of these! I got them in much cleaner than they appeared
in these photos, quite pleased overall !  






Mecha Monday : Larry's Mech With Stowage!



"Lt. Aki Yamamoto's Curious Walking Panzer!"
The Adorable Thunder's only 'Mech, this is a 15mm Kirin Combat Walker from Brigade Models Merc line. Stowage from Brigade Models & The Scene UK... #BrigadeModels #TheSceneUK

Wednesday, April 4, 2018