Mobil armour arrive

The tanks of La forte squad 6 and support arty makes their entrance.

4 Junos with squad markings

C64 : Company 64
Black Fist : Company marking
Black triangels for the headlights
MA 601 – 604 : Mobile Armour 601-604 , the numbers indicate 6 : Squad, 01: Unit. Taken from WW2 german markings
Individual unit identifier in the entry hatch on top , these are warhammer 40k Tau transfers.

2 Taranis MLRS Battery
I love these models with there their sunk in missle ramp, to bad they’re not that good

Markings:

C64: Company Marking
M AR 01-02 : Mobile Artillery 01-02
Killmarks on the side of the missle ramp
Squad marking on the front left side
Black triangels for the headlights
Warning markings on the top of the missle ramp

Frantic update , Athena , New Neptunes and Tritons

If there are anyone following this blog you know by now that I’m a lazy bum that don’t update very often. I hope that will change but I don’t think so. But here’s some new updates

4 new neptunes for a total of 5 , all numbered and pimped up with decals.

All neptunes execpt for the first one (which is for my leader) have the markings

64 : Company number

C01-C05 : Carrier 1- 5

The Red and yellow triangels : Indicating lift ships

Skull : Killmarks

2 Scout tritons for my scout walkers or mercury drones

The markings are

C64 : Company 64

SC01-SC02 : Scout Carrier 01-02

Firehazard markings on the missilepods

Black triangels on the 4 exhausts

Group shot

And the Athena. Did some converting on this one by adding 3 fins to make it fell more like a fighter. Extended the front wings abit and put 3 plastictube beneath to indicated more firepower.

Markings :

C64 : Company 64

SAF 004 : Superior Atmosphere Fighter 004

Fist : Company marking

Lightning : squad marking

Hazard markings

Next posting will be my ground armour of 4 junos and the missile thing ( don’t remember the name now )

P.S they’re already done so they should pop up soon.

 

 

Comparing the resin vs plastic

Well I told you in last post that the plastic kit was a piece of crap but I’m going back on that statement. It was a crap buy for the thing I was buying it for. Let me elaborate a little. The main thing I bought it for was so that I could do some cool conversions with the plastic infantry , since the metal ones are very hard to do anything with.

They look sooooo boring. Well of course i was disappointed, so it’s down to the scenary on the infantary base to spice it up.

Aside from that, the rest of the plastic kit is okey. The dropships and tanks are great to flesh out your troops. But they can’t compare with the resin. The resin has great detail , the plastic don’t. It’s more like shallow detail. So let’s break it down

Plastic dropship

+ The body is in one piece making it look great with no connecting seams

+ No deforming at the nose

– Not the same detail as resin ( some details are removed from the plastic version )

– The points where the fans connect to the body just look flimsy

Resin dropship

+ High detail

– The seam where the 2 body parts connect can be tricky to get right

– Deforming nose , I had to cut and polish alot of material to get it smooth

Plastic tank

+ Great seamless body

+ Details are great on this one , same as the resin

– No problems here

Resin tank

+ It has just a little bit of higher details than it’s plastic counterpart

– The two part body, you’ll need to carve and sandpapper some to get it nice

Plastic walker

+ No seams here also

– Lack of detail on the weapons

– You need to scrap of some plastic seams on the weapons

Resin walker

+ Great detail

+ New models get metal legs for stability

– Older resin models don’t get the metal legs

Overall

Infantry –> Huge disappointment, still alot of player will tell you the infantry will meld good with the paintjob. I’m not one of them. 

Dropship –> Very good copy of the resin typ but it’s disappointing with the reduction on detail +++

Tanks –> Excellent model ++++

Walker –> Good for expanding you army , still more detail on the weapons wouldn’t hurt +++

New stuff and small progress

Got some new stuff in the mail a while ago. Pretty stupid of me since I’ve yet to paint a singel model. But it felt like I need to have some more units to relly call it an army.

So I ordered from Firestorm games in the UK. They have pretty fast delivery and free shipping above a certain amount.

I got

Rulebook and Expansion book

1 Blister of Zeus command walker

1 Blister of Athena

1 Blister of Enyo

1 Blister of Triton

1 Blister of Janus

1 Blister of Hyperion

1 Plastic PHR Starter kit

I wanted the plastic kit to make some cool conversions for my foot troops since the other are in metall. God what a crap buy, and I’ll explain why in a future post.

Some good news is I’ve soon found my painting pattern for the army , here’s a sneak peek, it’s very W.I.P but you get the idee.

The Project starts

Today I got my first figures from Firestorm Games . One of the last starter kits of PHR from the first edition , now that Hawk wargames have launched their new plastic range starterkits. Not to say that the new kits are bad , they look really nice and don’t differ anything from the orginal kits.

Well other than the starter kit I ordered a blister of the Taranis support tank , just because I love the design of it.

Well next stage is assembly and trying out diffrent painting patterns. But that’s for the next post