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

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



24 April 2012

Pirates to the rescue ?

A motley crew of 1/72 Caesar, Orion and Esci/Italeri modern figures I recently finished for a game we'd been planning for a fictional modern-day scenario


The pirates were trying to rescue their leader who had been captured by UN forces and who was being held in a compound in a medium-sized old colonial town somewhere along the coast of East Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean. 


The pirates had some help from the local populace who were armed and hostile to the UN soldiers in the town, and even more help from a group of combat-tested renegade troops from the country's regular forces.


In spite of the help, the pirates got soundly thrashed (good show too).


We used a free set of one-page skirmish rules called FUBAR. 

Quite good for the job, but we included some tweaks to the activation process that put the pirates at a great disadvantage so they spent the majority of their time undecided and floundering around getting shot to pieces.

17 April 2012

Abandoned Tram



A few weeks ago my mate Iván phoned me and said he'd found a 1/72 scale model tram lying abandoned in the gutter and immediately thought of me.

I like to think he thought of me because of the 1/72 tram, not me lying in the gutter - as a respectable middle-aged man I now no longer end up in the gutter after a mad Saturday night out.


It's a promotional model of some kind that the local tram company must have been using at some event, and must have been just slung away when they finished with the promotion.


It's a bit scratched, but it looks the business and all it needs is a bit more dirtying up and we've got a nice scenery piece for a modern-day / post-apocalyptic game.

Thanks Iván.




28 April 2010

On the workbench

What I have on the workbench at the moment. Not quite sure when I'll get these onto a wargame table, but I have a vague idea in mind about doing some modern urban skirmish scenarios. The figures are Caesar and Revell.




26 January 2009

Modern(ish)

Esci (now Italeri) NATO Pilots and Ground Crew.



Also a Revell Deutsches Kommando Spezialkräfte - better known as the KSK - hidden in amongst the figures there.




Hasegawa NATO Pilots 




Matchbox 1980s British Paras




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