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 +++