Sunday, 1 March 2015

15mm Additions

Hello again, 

I have been doing a little scale hopping of late. Playing Gruntz has whetted my appetite for 15mm again. So I have been doing odds and ends of 15mm whilst working on 28mm stuff. 

Introducing (Captain) Ray Sollestson. 

Captain Sollestson operates the Free Trader vessel The Sunburst out of Wolfsden. Whilst he takes mainly trade missions the Captain has also been known to take the odd smuggling or transport job. 

The figure is a Free Trader by Ion Age. 

Before Christmas my mate Jay on Twitter (@souljacker1974) sent me a 15mm Sherman Tank (cheers Jay). The wee tank got a face lift for use with the 24th Browncoats faction I am building for Wild Galaxy. 

When Earth was destroyed and the Empire collapsed many frontier worlds turned to ancient designs that their limited facilities could copy easily. Many designs from the 20th century which where more than a match for the limited weapons that many colonials owned. However these designs fell short when facing well equipped forces from the Galactic Blocks or Nations.  In response these designs where made from better alloys, had additional armor fitted, better power plants, weapons and sensors fitted. This gave the vehicles better survivablity and extra punch although they where still not a match to the vehicles the better funded nations could field. This Sherman III is a example which runs a hydrogen engine that provides much more power than the old 20th century tank's power plant and has a plasma cannon which gives it a fighting chance against better tanks. 

The Sherman had its gun removed and a new mantle made from putty. An spare 40K plasma pistol replaced the main gun. A bead was added to the turret top to make the sensors array. The tank body and turret has had rhinestones glued on to serve as extra armor. The original paint got some camouflage to make the tank fit in more with the planetary conditions of Wolfden where the 24th Browncoats are stationed. 

Thanks for looking. 

1 comment:

  1. Nicely done on both counts! The plasma turret combo looks great.