Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Recent Purchases

In a previous post I posited a question about tracked vs. hover and received some excellent comments.  While hover is probably something that might be commonplace 200-300 years from now, there is still something about tracked vehicles that appeals to me, even within a sci-fi setting.  After dithering about for weeks, I finally bought a pair of tracked tanks from Darkest Star.  I went with one Cobra and one Python, just to mix it up a bit.  The Cobra has a smaller turret and has a choice of a plasma or laser cannon, while the Python, has a larger turret with options for a 150mm cannon or rail gun.  Both tanks use the same chassis and track configuration, but the larger turret on the Python gives that beast a slicker look.  Not sure exactly what they are going to be used for, but as I already own some of the Darkest Star infantry and Scorpion wheeled LACVs grabbing a couple of these high quality resin tanks made sense.

I also, in a fit of restlessness one night at work, bought a few packs of 15mm infantry from Ground Zero Games.  A contingent of New Israeli and another of Brethren of the New Light will soon need to be mounted on bases and painted.  One thought I had was the use of my current middle eastern terrain, enhanced with some suitable sci-fi buildings and what-not, where the New Israelis are clearing Brethren settlements.  Kind of a Jews in Space meets whack-a-doodle religious extremists.  Might throw in a couple of other elements with Arab-types and aliens.

For the Brethren I grabbed two bags of riflemen and a bag each of light machine gunners, light support weapons, and command and comms.  For the Israelis a similar mix of riflemen to go along with SAW gunners, snipers and missile men, and command and comms.  One can tell that the Brethren are newer sculpts as they are a bit taller, a bit chunkier, and a bit cleaner in terms of casting.

Both of the aforementioned companies are making great products and provide excellent service.  I really like the moderate prices of the GZG figures which helps to offset shipping costs from England. 

Keep your scope sighted in on this blog for future postings about these latest additions to the pile! 

2 comments:

  1. Looking forwards to seeing your stuff all painted up! Please don't keep this turkey in suspense! :D

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    1. I need to get to my bud's house and see if I can use his airgun. I think these vehicles deserve a bit of Germanish three tone camo!

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