Sunday, August 31, 2014

Combat Wombat Vehicles

I have had the fortune to buy various buildings from Jason at Micropanzer Wargames Studio when he has sold them on The Miniatures Page at very reasonable prices.  These are definitely of a sci-fi bent, and will be used for the Tomorrow's War project, and perhaps as structures on Luna or Mars for the X-COM project.  I will post some pictures of these buildings in the future post.

VBL on left, Eureka sci-fi German center, Heavy Grav MICV on right
Also via Jason I bought a few of the Combat Wombat vehicles.  These little buggers are really nice castings, and of course picking them up already painted was heaven.  In looking over the Combat Wombat website, it looks as if I have the VBLs and the Heavy Grav MICV.  These will also find a home within the Tomorrow's War project.  They seem to scale nicely with the Eureka German sci-fi infantry and the RAFM Imp APC.  At first I thought the VBL was too small, but it should serve well as a small recon vehicle.  The MICV is about the same size as the Imp, so it will "hold" a fireteam or two.  I might have to check out more of the Combat Wombat line.  I am staying away from grav vehicles a bit as many I have seen look very futuristic, and I want vehicles that look like natural progressions of our current military equipment. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Air War Korea - Part V: Yes, Even More Toys!

Oh man, oh boy, oh bliss!  Got a little box in the mail yesterday from I-94, and it contain some of the most wonderfully painted planes I have ever seen.  Chris Geisert, who does painting gigs for I-94, painted and decaled these little beauties for me, and I am more than pleased with his work, and the superb!  I do not have the patience to do such small decal work, so having Chris add some character to these babies was well worth the cost.  Depending on the amount of paint and decals, the prices ranged from $3.50 to $4.50 per plane.  Add to that the base cost for a Raiden model, and you can have such great work for under $10.00 a plane.  I almost do not want to tell you how good these are as more work for Chris means more waiting for me!  But, I cannot help but to give props where it is due.  Chris was easy to work with, communicated very well, and the turnaround time was about six weeks (I was fourth in his work queue at the time).

As you can see by the photos, I had several planes commissioned.  One MiG-15 in North Korean colors to go along with the three I bought painted from Zippy off of a Bartertown ad, and two MiGs done up in Soviet markings.

Add in four F9F Panthers, probably my favorite Korean War airplane at the moment, from both a design, color, and Check Your 6! performance perspective.

Six, count 'em, six F-86s, four in 51st Fighter Wing and two in 4th Fighter Wing markings.  The amount of decals Chris added to these are stunning.  I now have John Glenn's MiG Mad Marine in three scales!

And let's not forget four Marine F4Us!  Again, just great work!

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