Monday, September 28, 2020

Son of Kong

Welcome back to the Jungle pulp fans!

Well I completed another great figure for my Pulp games, this time the Great Ape from Wizkids. As soon as I saw this model I knew I needed to pick it up and it will be used! I actually had been looking for a giant ape for sometime, as I had seen other companies models, but this one git the bill perfectly. 
I am the King!
Perfect size for 28mm figs
King of Apes meets King of Dinos!

I really look forward to seeing what other creatures I can pick up from the Wizkids AD&D line, the price is perfect and they are primed and ready for paint. Really can't say anything bad about these, great figures, great looking models, easy to work with, paint up very nicely and great price, everything that I look for.


Friday, September 25, 2020

Land of the Lost over here!


Completed the next Dino for a future game, this time the mighty Triceratops! This is another Wizkids AD&D model and looks awesome on the table. I only made one mistake, I covered up the seam line on one side of the model and totally forgot about the other side of the model. I usually am pretty good catching these and I had thought about going back and trying to fill it, but I used various washes on the model and not sure if I could blend it.

The good side.

The bad side.

Fighting off the Raptors.

Next up the Mighty T Rex.

Holding the T Rex back.

All in all I am very pleased with these models, I hope Wizkids keeps adding to the line with more Dinosaurs, the price is right and they look great. I also have had my eye on ordering a few Reaper Models as they have a few dinos as well.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Rutherford Team

 Welcome back Gaslands fans, two new cars completed this week abd two for a new team, Rutherford! This time I chose the Hot Wheels Humvee cars as this team is heavy on military vehicles and I figured there would still be a bunch kicking around. 

Bright looking cars!

I did my usual drill out the rivets and took the cars apart to strip the basic paint off. I then add the smoke launchers and front ram from the Implements of Carnage sprue. The mini guns and turret are actually from Battlefront and were extra bits I had saved. All I did was add a crewman from the Implements of Carnage sprue as well. 

Base paint job

I went with a standard military green color and decided that I would apply a sort of Orange racing stripe to the vehicle, I also kept the ran black.
Decals and weathering

I used a variety of decals that I had, skulls on ram for kills, named the cars and used a generic star on the side. All these decals are from 40k left overs.
Refutor & Mortis

I named the cars, Refutor & Mortis as these are two names I had left from a Sisters of Battle decal sheet, seemed like a good way to identify each car. Weathering was my usual Vallejo Environmental paint color. 

Ready for the track!

So there you go, two more cars for Gaslands, hope you like them!


Monday, September 21, 2020

Dinos everywhere!


I had this crazy idea for another group game using FFoL or Pulp Alley, the FFoL idea is to do a Cowboy vs Dinosaur game based after a old movie called Valley of Gwangi as well as doing some sort of Pulp game on a mysterious island with Dinos.

About a year ago I bought a Tyrannosaurs Rex from Wizkids from the D&D line, then they came out with a Triceratops and just recently they released Velociraptors . Well this weekend I started working on the raptors and got them all painted up, next will be the Triceratops, but here are the completed models.

Raptor pack
Raptors take on T Rex

Movie set or real life adventure?

These are the strangest cows I have ever seen!


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Roger Dodger!


I was inspired last week to build a couple of new cars for Gaslands, this time I wanted to put together a team of cars and build one of the factions from the book. I decided to build a Highway Patrol theme team using two of the same cars, which I chose the Roger Dodger car that I saw on the Jackal Garage stream on Monday night the Mike is running.

Roger & Dodger

I did my usual disassembly of the cars and stripped the paint and chrome of the cars. I knew I wanted to keep the cars similar but also a bit different. Most parts came from the Implements of Carnage spre (Smoke launcher in back, Guns and push bar on the front). The light bar on top is actually sections of plastic sprue frame from some Warlord bases! I also used two different sets of guns as I figured the pit crew used whatever weapons they could to add to the cars.

Love the stock motor, paints up nicely.

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I love the stock motor on this car, it paints up so nicely and I highly recommend it as the detail really pops once you paint it. Overall the car is a very slick design and just seemed to work for some sort of Highway patrol looking car. 

Side by side shot

Painting was pretty simple, just a prime of black and then painted in the white and other details like the motor. I washed the rims and motor with Army Painter Strong tone but avoided the white areas. I did do some lite lining on the door thought. Once dried I applied a couple of Skull decals from an old Imperial Guard decal sheet to the doors. I then applied my weathering and sealed with a dull coat over the car to seal it. One thing I also did was to the Windshield, I cut out some painters tape in a form of wiper blade marks and stuck to the windshield before weathering and sealer. I wanted that dirty windshield look like they just ran the wipers. It really makes the car stand out.

Roger & Dodger ready to Race!

This was a fun build and the cars look awesome, I may continue on building team cars in sets of two like this, we will see. But really looking forward to getting these guys on the table!


Monday, September 07, 2020

World Ear III

 Well I did it!

New Two Player Starter Set

Yes folks, I decided to jump into FOW Team Yankee or World War III this past weekend with my buddy DrunkenSamurai. We had both been eyeing the game and with the re launch and clean up of the rules, we both were very interested. Well earlier last week Drunken and I were talking, and he suggested if we each get a box, we could swap out the extra force to the other one. So he wanted to start an American force, so I took the Russians.

Here is what you get for $49.99

You get 16 vehicles for $49.99 which is a great price and along comes the rulebook and cards as well as dice. And with each of us getting the others side, we would have enough for almost 100 points to start with. Now the only reason I went with Russians was that I already have two T-64s painted up for Tanks Modern. So I could roll those into the army, plus I love having a ton of tanks on the table!

The base forces in the box

So this past Saturday, we made our rounds in the valley looking for two copies of the game, our local shop Imperial Outpost had just got them in so we both picked up our copies. Drunken also got a few Necromunda books as well.

So yesterday, Sunday, I got to building my tank force and after the fifth tank, I was tired of cutting out parts! LOL! But  I manged to power through it and get them all built, the T-80s and BMP-3s were quick, the T=64's seemed to be a bit more fiddly and took a while to build. 



BMP-3 and T-80 HQ unit.

So overall, I am very happy with the new set, and by the way, this is my first starter box I have purchased from BattleFront. But the one thing that was a bummer was that most other starter sets come with tokens and objective markers. Now this set does include them, except they are printed on the inside of the box, you have to cut them out. Not a big deal, as you get a lot of tanks and the rulebook, just was surprised it was not in there/

Overall I am pretty excited to get started on a new project and this will be an all BF army to boot! So now time to paint some green tanks!


Gaslands Demo

 Happy Labor day,

So last week I had a buddy come over to try out Gaslands, he had been waiting for a while and we are both negative on the Rona, so we set up a meet up at my place.

New boards!

So since i was going to be hosting a game at my place, I finally got around to getting my Floor tile board done. I had saw on the Pulp Alley YouTube channel, Dave of Pulp Alley had used self adhesive 18" floor tiles for game mats. Well I went up to Lowes to pick up a few tiles, the front I wanted to have a desert feel to them and the other side is a grayish black color. No cutting, just peel and stick together to give you 18"x 18" double sided tiles., they work perfectly for small game boards.

Racing cars, El Camino vs Mini cars!

I let my buddy choose two cars and I took two cars, really didn't matter as they were all equipped the same with two HMGs in forward firing arc. This game was about teaching the basics and how to play the game and by the end of the round, my buddy had it figured out.

Close call on the El Camino

Mini Cooper power slide threw the gate!

Big winners, the Mini cars!

My buddy enjoyed the game very much, I let him take two cars from my many extra Hot Wheels and on the way home, he stopped and picked up more cars! In all the Demos I have run, only one person did not really like the game. I think I have now run well over two dozen games and for only one to not like it is pretty good.

Well enjoy the day and if you have not tried Gaslands, go check it out and try it, you will be very happy with it!