Now I hear you thinking "Well that's all fine and dandy but this here's a painting challenge innit?" and you are right!
So what have I been doing, well I've been pimpin' cars. That's right, I spent the whole week chopping up,rebuilding and painting all the cars, trucks and even some excavators I could find in an attempt to populate the nearly empty streets of Cherry Blossom Heights, my slowly growing city board.
Now along with the pictures I'll try to do a little review of the various models and share my thoughts on them with you, I have also included the used car salesman (Angel Barracks Civilians) in each picture to give you all a sense of scale.
Ok so first up are these
three different versions of the Hippo Heavy truck from Brigade Models SAC line.
These were very nice and clean castings, no cleanup required. They are basically all the same chassis with different bits on the back. Easy to assemble and easy to paint their only downside to me is that the driver's cabs are a bit on the small side.
I had also bought the Springbok Jeep to go along with these but decided not to use it as it was way to small imo. Sadly, a not to uncommon occurance with these type of figures, as you'll see later.
The next ones I tackled were a bunch of different codes from GZG
These are the HEMMT Heavy Wheeled Truck(flatbed) and the Recovery Truck(Heavy Wheeled) with crane
Two tracked excavators
I bought these after seeing one in Angel Barracks Anvil Gate build, if you haven't seen it check it out here http://angelbarracks.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=34
Fun fact, they fit perfectly on the back of the flatbed heavy wheeled trucks.
There should be three in the pack but I havn't been able to locate the third one yet.
The next bunch of vehicles are actually from three different packs namely, All terrain rovers 2x4 wheeled( the 2on the right), 2x6 wheeled( the 2 on the left), Civillian vehicles and the Light wheeled scout/attack vehicle(2 in the middle)
So what happened? well all the vehicles in the last two packs were way to small imo. Here's some pics
I managed to bang two of the recon vehicles together with some of the civilian cars to get something a 6mm human might fit into and I'm still looking for ways to salvage something from the rest.
On to greener pastures now,
Some Bullfrog amphibious pickup trucks from Angel Barracks.
What can I say, these were a joy to paint and assemble and easy to convert to. I may even get some more of these (in 6 months time that is ;-))
The last two I did are some Khazari Raiders from Steel Crown Pruductions
I really like this model, nice detail, clean casts, no cleaning needed.
Normally the models come with the missile launcher, a big honkin' gun and some kind of shield generator.
I had ordered these through the parts shop and got a bunch of other turret options to go with them.
I magnetised all the different turret options and they pop right in without any further modifications.
One last group shot to round off this show
Well that's it for now,
see you next week,
Stroezie signing off.