24 November 2012

Update .... 20mm / 1:72 Sci-Fi / Near Future / Post-Apoc Conversions


Quick update on the Sci-Fi / Post-Apoc front.

A new painted "Control Trooper" sporting a riot helmet. He's accompanied by a Stryker from the "World Order" policing forces.









22nd November

I've seen a lot of 15mm Sci-Fi figures on various blogs that have really inspired me into getting into the genre.

Unfortunately 15mm metals are out (maybe at least until I retire that is) as I've enough 1:72 plastic to sink a battleship. Besides which, my first love has always been plastic 20mm / 1:72 scale so I decided to try  my hand at converting some figures from various modern-day sets to see how they turned out.

These are some of the first attempts and I'm quite pleased how they're coming along.








I've cut off the ends of the gun barrels - I think it makes them look like fairly reasonable future "blast" weapons.

More the pipeline and I'll add more pictures shortly.


22 comments:

  1. Very good these modifications. Regards.

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  2. Sci-fi isn't my cup of tea, but I love the conversions, especially since they involve my favorite figures! The Stryker looks great as well. Trumpeter? Academy?

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    1. Thanks Ben. I've seen a lot of goog conversions of modern figures on your site too. The Stryker is Academy. The kit's got a lot of detail but I left off a lot of the fiddly bits as it's built for wargaming.

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    2. OK, I've built both of them, the Academy kit is slightly higher quality, but the Trumpeter is a bit easier to build. Strangely the Academy one is a couple centimeters larger then the Trumpeter!
      Oh, and thanks for the complement as well.

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  3. Cracking good work on these John, we need to see more!

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    1. Thanks Paul mate. More on the way soon.

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  4. As usual, a delightful surprise, will have to see which games are waiting for them.
    Brutal-

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  6. Hi, I've awarded your blog a Leibster Blog Award!
    [url]http://meninboxes.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-leibster-blog-award-for-christmas.html[url]
    Please accept it and you're to award five other blogs the same honor! Cheers!

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    1. Hi thanks very much !

      I'll get a post written and some links to other blogs with the next post.

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  7. Merry christmas John, y mucho tiempo y tranquilidad para hacer maquetas en el nuevo año.

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    1. Thanks very much Pablo. Same to you too mate.

      I had to go away on an unplanned (and unexpected) trip so I and wasn't able to check the messages here till now.

      Muchas gracias amigo, espero poder pasar por la tienda pronto y saludarte personalmente. Un abrazo, John

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  8. Have you any ruleset in your mind for that?

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    1. Budget Battlefield was the first that came to mind, or Rob's Savage Worlds might by an option too.

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    2. Our rules supplier Ironivan is going to publish some Sci´fi rules "Zero sum oblivion"

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  9. very nice, by the way ;)?

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  10. Great inspiration there.

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks very much Mr. Verd :-)

      You have some great 20mm stuff on your blog by the way.

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