Sunday, 16 March 2014

200th Post - Eye candy time!!

Welcome back, this is to be my 200th post on this here blog, and to think I thought this blogging lark wouldn't last! I thought some pictures from my Photobucket account with some blurb would make for nice way to celebrate. 

To be honest the idea came from some chatter on Twitter. I guy I follow has made some 40K IG with Warlord Zulu Wars British heads. They look good and are painted in traditional British Colonial colours. During our chatter I mentioned that I had done something similar by painting some classic 40K IG figures in a British Colonial style. 

Those who have follow my madness across the many forums I have marauded across over they years will remember that they started out as the Britannia Corporation for my Combat Zone games and later became the Britannia Bunker City on Matt Black God's world. The chap ask for pictures so I naturally went off to raid my photo bucket and discovered so much goodness that I have made/done over the years before I started this blog. After bombarding Twitter with random pictures I thought it only fitting that my Blog followers. Of course the advantage here is I am not limited to how many letters I can use when talking about the pictures. 

So grab a brew, sit back and enjoy! 



These are the figures that started the picturefest. I think the Colonial British colour scheme works well for Sci Fi Soldiers. It was a shame they got retired when a Nuke from a satellite hit the Bunker City. I miss them on the table and I am thinking of bringing them back into my Wild Galaxy setting as the forces of the Britannia Space Nation. 

Of course my Bunker city didn't just have Grunts...they had Power Armour too. 
I used my old 40K Rogue Trader Beakie Space Marines as Elite Power Armoured Troops (the Queen's own personal guard). In the picture above civil war had broken out in the Bunker City state as Lords Blair and Brown did a runner with the contents of the Treasury. Their own defence companies remained loyal to the scoundrels. Lord Brown was killed in this action and part of the loot recovered however Lord Blair escaped into the Wastelands. He was last seen heading into the Confederacy Wastes. Brown's head was put on a spike and put on display for all to see.

In the above picture the Smoggers are in action as the Junker Crew try to recover their beloved truck "the Thunderchild".  The Junker's where successful and the Smoggers got a good kicking.

Buggy Class Death Racing. This was on a enclosed track and Rad Zombies released to wander the arena making life interesting as drivers fleeing burning wrecks had to contend with them as well as the death machines screaming about trying to kill them. The buggies are converted hot wheels cars. Their small size made them idea as 28mm Single seater buggies. 

The Vermen move through a Wasteland settlement. The Vermen figures are converted WHFB Skaven figures. Their numbers where increased with some old Shockforce Gothrats. I have some more Skaven to convert and some Mantic Vermyn to add to this force. 

In this picture the Vermen take cover. This battle resulted in the combined Mutant forces (Vermen & Smogger with some Ghoul herding) taking the Araynreiche bunker from the Neo Nazi bunker Nation.  

Smoggers go into action. 

The Children of Goodness cult and their Cultie Mobile. 

Into the Ruins. A Bandit leader looks out of the ruins of the Grimwas factory. The figure is a converted Foundry one. He got a gaskmask head and hood.

Mad's Truck faces off with a Araynreiche APC. He got the initiative and plowed the truck into the APC killing the crewmen. Mad's Truck only took light damage. The APC is a converted 1/48 Tamyia Hetzer tank and the truck is a converted toy.

Rum & Coke. Rum is a notorious Wasteland Slaver with Tox's Blackhearts. Coke is his strange mute beast that Rum uses to round up potential slaves. Rum n Coke is one of my favourite figures. 

A wasteland battle rig. This is a converted toy car. The car was a cheap Chinese toy and has to be one to the cheapest models in my collection. 99p for two cars! The die cast metal was easy to cut and a bits box delve finished it off. The double rear wheels are off a toy truck.

The Hole Bar was built to order as a commission. It now lives with a guy in Germany along with the Hospital and chapel that went with it. I had fun building these buildings and I keep meaning to go to this level of detail on some of my models. Maybe one day I will go back and add those finishing touches. One day...

The Vermen get the edge of the Blacks & Whites gangers in the Ruins of Nu Manhattan. In the background the gangers half track truck burns. The jeep wreck is a diecast toy I got for 99p. 

Post Apoc Wasteland Gang Leader. This guy lead the fight against the Guardians when they attacked the gang's home base (which was a old industrial site). Sadly for the gangers the Guardians won hands down. You just can't compete against automatic weapons, body armour and comms systems. 

The Junker's crew and the "Thunderchild".  The Junker's crew are professional scrap men who wander the wastes looking for loot. The Thunderchild is a 1/35 scale Ural truck. Sadly I cannot remember the name of the Russian company that made the kit. All I can remember is it was ridiculously detailed (CV joints on the axels - on a kit. I ask you?!) and most of the bits didn't fit too well. That didn't matter as I was mutilating it anyway. I am thinking of moving this faction into my Wild Galaxy setting. They will be a ships crew and go planet hopping looking for scrap to haul away. 

Got a trade convoy that needs protecting as it crosses the Wastelands? Then you need this little beauty. This started life as a 1/35 Revel WW2 German Puma Armoured Car kit I built about 30 years ago. Over time it got bust and when I discovered 40K RT it got a new life as a Space Ork Battle Wagon. When I started MBG world it seemed a good vehicle to have. It got reworked with Big wheels and a new engine bay. 

Finally - now you are yawning....into the ruins looking for salvage. This is part of inside of the Grimwas Factory ruin. The piece is huge and was made with a mix of Post Apoc and Necromunda in mind. It is on my models to rework list. 

I hope you have enjoyed my nostalgia trip. If you want and further details or pictures of any of the models in this post, give me a shout and I will dedicate a blog post to it. 

Thank you all for reading and following this blog! Cheers - heres to the next 200 posts! 

4 comments:

  1. These is a very nice post. Good stuff you have/had.

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  2. Awesome, love your PA world! The look and feel are second to none!

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