Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Lander Takes Shape

I raided the Valkyrie bits last night and, after some major tinkering, I reached a rough design that is starting to work for me.  I am going for a "box-style" lander, as opposed to a "plane-style".  The design is meant to be chunky and armored looking, relying more on protection of passengers than providing firepower.

Ideally the lift jets will face down, perpendicular to the ground
I snagged some bits from an old Cities If Death kit to support the sides.

That's it for now another update maybe be coming up later today.  As always, criticisms & comments are welcome.

Just as a side note: I don't know what anyone else has experienced, but working with the Blogger system is frustrating and very buggy.  It took me almost 30 minutes to get this simple post completed.  I kept having to deal with spacing issues, mostly related to the photos.  Damn frustrating.

The war goes on,

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Family Picture

After finishing my Tiger Russes today, I gathered up the toys for a group photo.  Sometimes you really don't know how much stuff you have until you do something like this.  Anyways the big picture...

Just 2 Vet Squads for Troops so far, the Stormlord may be a possible home for a bunch of conscripts.  I'm sure I could figure out something interesting for them, although it's a lot of work for 20-40 models that will just sit on display.  The other "lost" unit is a squad I intend to use as Stormtroopers; I will task them as infiltrators and they are all meant to be viewed as "in motion", on the move.  Also the "fast attack" Chimera still needs paint and some solid stats.

Here's a close-up of the Stormies...

I will be starting on the Valk-based transport just as soon as I can pick up another kit to bash.  After that I think I will be jumping into some some Space Marines.  Thanks for taking time to check this out, any comment or constructive criticism is appreciated.

If you are looking for any bits to complete your projects, be sure to visit us at Battlefront Games

The war goes on,

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's Hobby Time!

I am back from an extended hiatus, during which we have finally got the new Battlefront Games website up and running.  Some fine tuning is needed but most of our bits are listed and ready to sell.  If you have time, check it out and let me know what you think.

On the hobby front, I am pleased to say that I see some time freeing up in the immediate future to get back on track with my painting projects.  I still need to finish some details on my Tiger Russes and then I may switch gears and bang out a new idea for a Valkyrie-based lander I have been toying with, in my head at least.  I want to try and put together a proper lander, as opposed to the Valk-style "plane".  I am picturing something like what we see in the movie "Starship Troopers", a little boxy, not a ton of weapons.  Something clunky but solid and functional.  We'll see how it comes together.

The war goes on,