8 Jun 2014
Warlord games sprues arrived!
It's been a busy week here so I didn't get much hobby stuff done. My Warlord games parcel arrived however and I started working on some of them.
As I got nothing better to post about, I figured I'd give you some info on yet more "subprojects" I plan to start sooner or later.
Firstly, you can see a sprue of "Blitzkrieg Germans" (Early war) and a German weapons sprue down below.
Looking at the available sprues, I also figured I could make a sprue of Celts work. I will convert them to represent dark age warriors for my Carantania fantasy project. I haven't done much since last WIP post in that direction, but well, at least now I will have a chance to put together some heroes. I should paint my dog soldiers, that'll bring my enthusiasm back!
My moderns mojo is still going strong, so this where my main focus is lately. When I was making an order, I had to make sure to keep it over 10 pounds to qualify for a cheaper postage (I hate postage :D). I didn't want to just buy some random stuff either, so after a short consideration, I decided to buy me a sprue of WW2 USMC. I will convert them to Evergreen army to tag along with the good guys and be generally useless and reluctant. I am sorry I didn't bought at least another sprue now that I am working on them and I think I could use more :D.
Below is the progress I've made so far. To the left side (greenstuffed) are 4 members of the "good guys" fire team. The first idea was to arm them with AKs, but as those are so precious, I went with "american provided" M16s and MG3/MG53 for a support gunner. For the latter, I simply used MG34 and made it a tad more "rectangular". It can't be seen clearly, but one of the riflemen will also carry a drum loaded semi automatic GL from WGF survivors sprue to act as a grenadier. I'd prefer to sculpt a one shot kind (like M79, but a tad more modern - CIS 40 GL), but I can't be bothered by it right now as I got lots of other weapons started.
Other two bodies (prone and kneeling) will be devoted to insurgents' cause. One will be a sniper and BAR gunner will be converted to a PK GPMG gunner to give them some extra firepower. I hope I can manage to finish those (pre-paint) by mid week!
old version, new version, .50 sniper (hardly started).
That's it for today unfortunately, but surely I'll be able to show better stuff next time!
Thanks for looking,