((( ;D))).................that made me larf, CB the sexy hobbit ;D ;D,
Nice project and story Smudge ...................i likes the look of this very much , ya certainly ain`t spoilt for weaponry choice , personally i like ones that make a mess so a Reamington does it for me for close up , and then something that takes heads off in one fowl swoop is quite nice...........as too which one.............
From a personal point of view the weapon of choice wiuld have to be the Mk24 Tigerfish Torpedo! Obviously you would have to lure the old Northern Lurchers onto whatever tatty ol' freighter was holed up in the docks but talk about 'fire and forget' - KerFERKINboom!! Job done
If yer think yer one in a million, chances are, YOU AIN'T!
I liked pretty much all the training areas but had a real soft spot for STANTA...mainly because it was easy to dig in ;D
I still have nightmares about Sennybridge (SENTA) but thats because of SCBC, PSBC and The Cambrian March comp.
I still have a few bits from the SLR era lying about that I found the other day with all the other crap in the attic...the usual spare gas plug, foresight cover and sling...and a pair of SUIT sight pouches.
Cab pretty much done but won't stick together until I've painted and stocked up the interior. I was going to leave some windows down but will have to chop the single piece clear parts up and even then there will be a small gap where the cab and interior 'bathtub' sandwich the clear parts...
Maybe I'll go for plan A which involved lots of wire mesh over the windows?
Rear cargo bed finished.
And a bit of dry fitting before the fun part. Overall the pick up is a simple build lending itself to loads of uses especially a zombie killing gun truck ;D
Need to decide on weapon stations now. I've had clear ideas from the start but rather than raiding the spares box it means canabalising a brand new kit
All I need to fit in now are 1/35 Pringle cartons, slabs of beer ( boxes) and a G36 and I'm in zombie killing heaven.
PS; I actually found a figure with a flat cap in the spares box just need a whippet now
Great work there Smudge - yer right the twin Vicks are perfect zombie shredders Love yer detailling already lookin' very good and I'd go with the Remmy too :}
Hi Dicky. Not in your league mate but I’m enjoying the (bit of) scratch-building I’m doing. I have bigger plans for the rear weapons station just need to work out how to build a WMIK style twin .50 mounting. I was going to nick the back off my HB WMIK until I decided not to get the Accurate Armour update for it. Just started on figure #2. A mish mash of bits from this set…
Not been around for a few days thinks are really busy at work. This is figure No2. First a little background continuing from my backstory…
The C.R.A.P Teams were a mix of civilian paramilitaries with Military and Police forces supporting/mentoring them. My figure #1 was an armed civi. This figure is one of the new forces, basically an upgraded Policeman. Usually those with military experience became one of these hybrid Local Authority employed ‘Military Police’ or ‘MilPol’.
Because they were paid from LA funds (I.E. council tax) they were often nicknamed LAP-Dogs (Local Authority Police). Unarmed civilians wanting to remove zombies from their private property could call in the LAP-Dogs to clear them, but for a fee (much like we have to pay Barnsley Council to get rids of rats caused by them not emptying bins weekly ). This earned them another nickname…’Pay-Cops’ ;D
Anyway back to the figure…
Legs came from one figure above, torso from another, and arms from two figures with a bit of surgery to get the pose I wanted. The Master Box base figures are pretty good, the gaps a result of using parts from differant figures. Head from Hornet. Weapon from Trumpeter…a lovely G36K. The figure needs cleaning up at this point; I was test fitting parts until it looked right.
The end result. Not sure about the British PLCE 90 day-sack pouches (known as the ‘rocket pack’). I might swap this for a hydration pack but I reckon the use of older equipment suits him better
The hornet head is excellent. Later I'll fit a cap badge from Inside The Armour. Overall I’m. fairly happy with him so far.
Hi Smudge, the guy looks great - really good shape and details. Are these daypacks clipped directly to the vest, or are they worn like standard backpacks? I'm asking because I cannot see any shoulder strap... Regarding that car - I like this model and a few times I have nearly bought it. It gives room for so many changes... Do you already know this conversion (not mine!!!):
Cheers Thomas. This shows the strap for the PLCE90 better. I might scribe it a bit deeper.
The PLCE daysack consists of two 15Ltr side pouches that unzip from the main Bergan, zip together, and have a separate yoke affair to suspend it over the shoulders. The straps from the figures’ Camelbak replicate this ok for me. It’s a good idea really, not used much on Ops these days.
That looks a great conversion, thanks for the link. The Meng Pick Up as lots of possibilities. Theres quite a bit of aftermarket stuff for it too, wheels, figures, weapon systems. I have the other one unopened I might review it if I get the time LOL.
Managed to find time to knock up my rear weapons station. Nothing fancy just a big square cage with mesh and a chopped down MG ring from a Tamiya M3A2 half track (I made a mess of this while trimming it down hence the white plastic card on the front and one side).
Next I added rear stowage to the pick up bed...courtesy of the Hobby Boss WMIK
...dry fitted the two together...
And then dry fitted the lot to the Pick Up. Still a lot to do though...
Question is now; twin .50 calibre MG's or twin British L7 GMPG's (I reckon a twin mount using Live Resin guns will look cool?)