Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kriegsmarine command squad

So I got the command squad of my new Drop Trooper substitutes out of their plastic for the most part.

 Forgive the sideways picture, I'll see if I can get it fixed.

 For now you can see what comes with the 5 man command squad:

 5 Torsos
 6 Leg sections
 7 Heads (5 helmeted, 2 not)
 accessory sprue,
 and weapons in the plastic baggie

 There aren't any extra weapon choices at this point.  What you see is what you get when ordering.

 But it seems that DreamForge Games will be opening a
bits service for their mini line soon, for extra and alternate weapon loads.

I hope to have paint on these sometime this year, we'll see though.

Friday, March 23, 2012

There's Germans falling fom the sky!!

Woo!  More reinforcements for my fledgling Secrets of the Third Reich armies.

I ordered a command squad and two 5 man squads of Kreigsmarine from Dreamforge Games to use as my FJ heavy armor drop troops.

They finally came in yesterday. 
They are just a jumble of parts in plastic envelopes right now, but soon they will be assembled and painted!

These are excellently designed and produced miniatures.

Though not as bulky as the Westwind Productions German Droptroops, these will work very well.

They are futuristic, yet retain a very WW2 Wehrmacht feel.

The armor is enough to give them a heavier than regular troop look while still being the fast moving airborne troops they are supposed to be.

I'll have some more pics out of the plastic soon.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fallshirmjager reinforcements coming!

Well, I haven't even started on my FJ's for SoTR, and I have more reinforcements coming.
Mark over at Dream Forge Games is taking pre-orders for his excellent Iron Core Sturmtruppen and Kriegsmarine units.

I ordered a command section and a full squad of Kriegsmarines.  That should give me enough troops for an FJ Drop trooper platoon OOB, MechaGrenadiers OOB, or even the FJ OOB from Bella Europa with Drop Troop support.

Can't wait to get them in my grubby mitts!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tin Cans: US mecha support

I managed to start work on some of my light mecha support for my US Paras in SoTR.

I have 4 AT-43 Red Blok Kolossus suits to use for my light mecha support, with a medium and heavy mech to follow.

It's been a while since I have painted any vehicles, so I'm trying to work out the rusty skills and bring my airbrushing skills up at the same time.

Here are a few I have managed to get some work done on.  I am not happy with the very dark green suit, so I'll be going back over that one with a coat of US Dark Green again.

I need to work on my washing steps to pick out the armor plating, and then highlighting and weathering.
These suits may just end up as test beds for new painting techniques.