I have never done a lot of Games Workshop miniatures, but recently I have had a barmy few weeks and painted a pile of 40K stuff, primarily for playing with my sons. More on that in another post. So I have found myself browsing their webstore, and doing so I spotted these beauties Kastelan Robots. My brief online research has shown that many GW fans dislike the design of these for the very reason I love them, they are very retro, (almost Big Hero 6 ish). I have been looking for a Mech for my 7TV based A.C.E. games for a while, and these fitted the bill perfectly.
Here is my efforts at painting the first one up. Ignoring the GW I.P. instantly gives you freedom to do as you like, so I made his flamer into some sort of green plasma cannon.
The backstory in our games for this is that it is one of two experimental US Mechs made at the close of WW2, discovered by the agents of ACE in the 70’s and used to battle alien foes. I will paint the second one in Olive Green Drab to make it look more military, may even add a US flag to its shoulder pad.
“Groooovy baby”…It was just a question of time before Austin Powers found himself being held against his will, alongside a lot of other 1960’s agents in North Wales!
Typically he has chosen an outlandish blazer and neckerchief combo from the Village stores, he has been given the number 66…which means he might well be a neighbour of Mrs peel (65) !!!!!
Anyway, we love Mike Myers, when are you doing Austin Powers 4????…I think i have a plot for you 😉
The figure is actually the same body I used for Number 6 with a head swap and “Green stuff” Neckerchief. I very careful reposed the arms and legs so that the figure looked like he was doing Austin’s mad dance routine from the opening shots of the movie..its as close as i could manage, I’m not a sculpter! very happy with this figure. You can buy the parts I…
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Well, its been a while since my last post….but I have made some progress with the village buildings. First on the list was “The Gloriette” which is the centre piece of Portmeirion and features heavily in several episodes of “The Prisoner”.
Now I have the basis of the Piazza I will begin to add a details, like walls, plants and all the other features, but at this moment I just wanted to take the time to show you the basic builidng itself. The Gloriette is actually a “Folly” and only has the one main wall. The original builidng’s balcony doorway leads out on to a road, which at the rear of builing is at ground level !
Getting this model produced as been quite a long journey from photos and plans through to 3d software for laser cutting. Mike (pigeon guard games) toiled for some time on the detailed sections…
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A couple of support additions for my DAK Germans.
As usual all minis are Perry Miniatures
These are from the Wargames Factory apocalypse survivors sets. I bought them a few years ago and used the bulk of them then for various projects. I fancied painting a few more.
I tried to give them a bit of a retro vibe, with the classic trainers and denims. The boxes are a great sets of minis, well worth the price if just for the weapons sprues.
The distribution of these has now been taken over by Warlord Games as a part of their Project Z zombie game, which is promising some lovely additions to the range.
Not sure what I will use these with, possibly 7TV, Black Ops or some Dr Who games.