Showing posts with label Modern Conflicts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Modern Conflicts. Show all posts

16 May 2019

New toys : 4D Models M35 truck in 1/72 scale

I wanted to share some pictures of two new toys the postman brought direct from China a couple of weeks ago.


They're sturdy little models that go together quickly.

I found that the little steel pins that are used as axles for the wheels are too long.


Fortunately I was able to cut them down with some strong cutters.


Next to an Academy 1/72 scale M35 Truck (on the right). They size up ok


The box-art is little surreal. Apart from being a mirror image of the truck (and now a right-hand drive model), it seems to be parked in the smouldering ruins of some old central European city.



A nice model that will most likely find its way into some modern skirmish games.

You can see some more information about this kit on Ey's excellent "1/72 Multiverse" blog on the following link :

http://72-multiverse.blogspot.com/2019/05/4d-quick-build-models.html

11 June 2017

Lockheed AC-130 Hercules Gunship - Toys for wargaming

My imaginary near-future "Seven Star Nation" has just received a valuable asset in the form of a Lockheed Hercules Gunship



Ok, so it's a toy, ..... but it's a huge, strong, and very sturdy toy, AND it scales out really well with my 1-72 scale forces.



I saw it advertised on "Wallapop" a couple of weeks ago and the guy who was selling it lived near me so I sent him a message and when I got this off him I was really really pleased to find that it wasn't some cheapo flimsy toy.

I don't know who the manufacturer is but according to the guy who sold it to me, it's about 15 years old, maybe even a little more. At first I though it might be from the Micro-Machines range, but I couldn't find any pictures of it online.

It comes with two 1/72 scale pre-painted crew figures, who look very similar in style to micro-machines figures.





It has a cargo bay door that opens and closes too, and the 20mm figures and vehicles here just how well it scales out.



All in all a great addition to the Seven Star Nation's forces.

30 March 2017

Modern / Post-Apoc ; Police - SWAT - Paramilitary - 1/72 - Finished


These new recruits have just graduated off the Police Academy painting table (see previous post here) and are ready for action in a forthcoming modern / dystopian future / post-apocalyptic wargame.











14 March 2017

1/72 Scale Secret Service Agents / Bodyguards Conversions


The 1/72 "pistoleros" conversions from a previous post are now painted and finished, and in their black suits, they couldn't be anything else but Secret Service Agents


So below in their new job they're posing here flanking a couple of high-ranking politicians.


The guy with the red-tie is loosely based on someone who seems to be constantly in the news recently....

Figures are all 1/72 scale Dapol hard-plastic railway worker figures, with some modifications and all with completely new heads.

07 March 2017

Modern / Post-Apoc ; Police - SWAT - Paramilitary - 1/72


Working at present on a bunch of generic modern-day Police / SWAT/ Paramilitary Law Enforcement types for modern / post-apoc game scenarios


These are a mix of figures from various brands, Esci US 1990s Infantry, Zvezda US Infantry, Revell US & German Modern Infantry, an Esci / Italeri US vietnam war figure, Orion Modern Russian with a headswap, even a couple of Matchbox 1980s British Paras have snook in there.


The guys with the cops' typical peaked caps got their heads from the Revell Kriegsmarine WWII German Navy set. The heads were added as per this article on the MiniatureZone website.


The armoured vehicles are repainted Matchbox Hot-Wheels cars. 


The cars were given new wheels taken off some old Russian trucks.


More pictures will follow as work progresses on these guys.

02 March 2017

Modern "Pistoleros" - 1/72 scale conversions

Two suited Uzi toting figures that could be either good guys or bad´uns.

These are conversions from a couple of different sets. Anyone hazard as guess as to which sets have been used to make the figures ? 

19 June 2016

New additions to the stash


I've never been one to look a gift-horse in the mouth, so when my mate Iván said he was having a clear-out and that he had some modern stuff in 1/72 for me, well,.... I just couldn't say no.

A partially built Esci T-62 - very nice indeed. This MBT can be used by a variety of nations in a multitude of game scenarios.


A new unbuilt Trumpeter Zil 157 Fuel Truck -  will be a nice addition on the table for modern game scenarios we've got in preparation.


Two BTR-70 in resin. The box looks home-made and the parts look like resin copies of resin copies. God only knows where Iván got this, where it was actually made, or how it will go together. Resin kits are way down on my favourites list, but I'm game to give it a try and see how it goes.



And finally, (DRUMROLL) the icing on the cake - "UK Falklands" it says on the outside of the box !


I'll unbox these in another post, and they´re well worth waiting for - all very nicely painted up by Iván.



Cheers till the next time,

John

04 April 2016

Sr. Presidente in 1/72 Scale

18 April 2016

"Sr. Presidente" in 1/72 Scale

This is one of the main players in a game scenario, Sr. Presidente.

1-72 scale modern wargame figure Mr. President Airfix Conversion with Caesar 20mm head



A quick and easy conversion of an Airfix / Dapol railway figure with some trimming and a head taken off a Caesar figure.

The Mercedes in the background is a Cararama car.



Sr. Presidente and Vice-Presidente on the balcony of the presidential palace.

In the background, as always, a strong police presence.

27 May 2013

More 1/72 Post Apocalyptic Madness

Some more pictures of the "post-apoc" figure conversions I started off some months ago.

(LINK 1) (LINK 2)







I'm pleased with the way the head-swaps have worked out on the modern figures.

They are mostly Caesar with a few Revell moderns thrown in (US and Germans if I remember rightly) and the majority of the head swaps with caps coming off Imex Korean War figures and a few Revell DAK.



The bearded long-haired para-military guy above is an Orion modern-Russian with a head taken from an Emhar Viking oarsman.
Comments and / or suggestions are more than welcome.

Cheers, John

19 April 2013

1/72 Sci-Fi / Near Future / Post Apocalyptic

Following on from the previous post in November (LINK), a couple of pictures of some completed "1/72 sci-fi / near-future" figure conversions.

A "Mad-Max" type punk-rocker sporting a colourful mohican haircut



The head came off an Esci WW2 Paratrooper.


 The Law - Police / Military / Control-Troopers. 



The riot-helmets with visors are heads taken from the Revell German KSK



18 March 2013

Modern Conflicts - FUBAR in 1/72


Fotos de una partida el pasado viernes por la tarde-noche.
Se trataba de una partida multi-jugador con 6 facciones distintas, estilo "Ambush Alley".
En mitad de una guerra entre varias facciones en algún país lejano, un pelotón de soldados italianos bajo el mando de las Naciones Unidas ha llevado un rescate con 50 millones de dólares a un punto de encuentro en las afueras de la ciudad.
En medio su trayecto para entregar el rescate al grupo que tiene a dos pilotos aliados retenidos, han tropezado con una de las múltiples facciones que están luchando entre sí. Además, todas estas facciones están luchando contra cualquier tropa extranjera.

Su vehículo, un VAB, ha sido completamente inmovilizado.

De los 6 jugadores, un jugador controlaba a los cascos azules italianos alrededor del VAB, y los demás llevaba cada uno un pelotón con una misión distinta ; algunos pendientes del rescate de los pilotos, otros del millón de dólares, y los insurgentes pendientes de machacar a cualquier soldado extranjero que se moviera por sus calles.

Entre los mercenarios, italianos, legionarios franceses, fuerzas especiales estadounidenses y alemanes, e insurgentes luchando entre sí, y disparando contra todo dios,se repartió bastante leña durante la partida.

Utilizamos unas reglas muy sencillas, rápidas y muy eficaces que se llaman "FUBAR" - 

http://thegamesshed.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/fubar-core-rules-4th-edition1.pdf

Un VAB inutilizado arde en medio de la plaza central. Su tripulación intenta agruparse y defenderse contra los insurentes en los alrededores.







Un grupo de mercenarios se dirige a la plaza con una misión especial, robar el rescate a los italianos



Soldados alemanes de las fuerzas multinacionales revisan la situación antes de emprender su misión - parar a los mercenarios.





Los americanos de las fuerzas especiales con dos intérpretes locales armados entran en la ciudad - su misión, localizar a los pilotos retenidos y sacarlos de ahí.









Un breve encuentro entre los italianos y los alemanes



Los legionarios cascos azules entran en la ciudad, tratando de esquivar las facciones armadas para llegar a la plaza central y ayudar a salir a los otros cascos azules y los 50 millones de dólares.













Los cascos azules logran finalmente salir de la ciudad, los alemanes consiguieron localizar a los mercenarios y se libró una batalla dura, mientras los estadounidenses localizaron a los dos pilotos. Todos los jugadores tenían el problema adicional de sufrir los efectos del fuego constante de los insurgentes en los alrededores.


English version to follow soon.
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