Thursday, December 3, 2015

Alpha Strike - Kitbash Flea Battlemech

          I needed a cheap light mech to use as cannon fodder. So I kitbashed a Flea battlemech from a toy Star Wars AT-DP, legs from a Gambit battlemech, and medium pulse lasers from a couple of Bellona vehicles. The Flea is basically a slow, squat, and up armored version of the Locust battlemech (one of a few 20 ton bug mechs).  It is not exactly like the art work, but it is close enough for me. Just need to order supplies to cast up a handful of them.
Locust (20t), Flea (20t), Koshi (25t)


Monday, November 9, 2015

20mm - A few Cobra Vehicles

          Added a few more vehicles to the Cobra force. I am staying with the standard black motif since it is easy to paint and it stands out on the table. Also camouflage is for concealment and Cobra wants everyone to know who they are.
          The toy version of the FANG is a armed gyrocopter, which looks a little to fragile to really do anything useful.

           I found a couple of helicopters from Matchbox that I am going to use as FANGs. To me they look a little less gimmicky and less likely of being shot down with a slingshot. I still need to add a couple of rockets or pods to the weapon mounts. They will be used for terrain or placed on magnetized flight stands to buzz around the board.
           I also picked up a bunch of Airfix 1/76 Landrover trucks. That I painted up as transport trucks to get the troopers around and a ambulance that was converted to a communication van.
Image result for airfix model land rover 1 tonne


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Alpha Strike - Simple Terrain 2

     Picked up a few 9"x7"x6" storage crates at Walmart for a couple of dollars each. With some cutting, a little sheet plastic and paint they make decent buildings. I still need to add some clear plastic for windows. Again I did not add any details, since I am not sure exactly what they will represent.