Tuesday, 27 January 2015
From DavidB - Cops, Robotic Minions, and a Hero or two (105 Points)
I had other places to be and was unable to post at all over the last few weeks. I may have additional training to attend to yet as well, but it is okay as I LOVE THE WOODS! Snow and cold just makes it more fun! ;) I have been plugging away and this will be the first of three posts for what I did get completed in between running and running around! ;) I also had my WIFI restored after two months of no WIFI service. Since I am a knuckledragger, the issue seemed to be that all the magical smoke escaped from the WIFI box, so it wouldn't work no matter how many times I hit it with hammer.
The WIFI guy apparently isn't too good with land nav or terrain recognition. He got lost twice and stuck several times trying to find our home. Schools are also sending more homework over the net, so he also has a big area to cover and most of it is for new accounts! But, not an issue as I wasn't charged for service not rendered, all my stuff is now brand new, the library folks are really nice and Curt helped on those times I couldn't get into town.
but, I digress... on with the show!
This is The Blue Falcon. He is super strong, superfast, and can obviously fly. His name is a call sign we give to unscrupulous battle buddies. Blue Falcon (Buddy-F****r) during a game I had with my kids, they were very excited to see his attributes. Hopes began to fall as, in his sonorous baritone, he declared he was going to fly around to the back and make sure Dr Dread and his minions did not escape. Big fight and no Blue Falcon. While the super team collected their wounded and limped off the field after utter failure in capturing their foe, Blue Falcon was observed flexing his muscles and taking all the credit before Channel Z News!
My kids do not know the proper term, but they now know that Blue Falcon does not have their back!
Megappolis has a booming industry and is growing faster than the MPD can handle. With sophisticated criminal gangs and super powered villains, they find themselves outgunned and outmanned way too often. Chief Tyrell was given a couple of Cyberdogs by an upstanding industrialist. the K-9's Alpha and Omega have made the Chief a one man...er One man and two dog crime fighting army!
(My daughter's suggested I give them police lights for tail tips)
So successful were Alpha and Omega that Wayland Industries were awarded a contract for a squad of Cyber Patrolmen.
GPS, Friend-and-Foe-recognition, instant download of city/state/federal law and entire criminal records. The MPD Armory does not know how to program them, so thankfully they are updated after shift in their included charging alcoves. They are equipped with a stun gun that can be powered up enough to bring down the toughest of metahumans....good thing they got that Friend-and Foe doohickey thing-a-ma-jig!
They have an armored chassis resistant up to .50 cal slugs and are capable of surviving collisions with an armored truck. Wayland Industries has announced a MK2 will be available shortly with military grade packages.
(darn, THX-154 has a glitch apparently)
With the Cyber Police force, Megappolis is surely ready for the worst that could ever happen.
Good thing the MPD can call on not-Nick Fury and the agents of not-Shield!
When I first contacted Rusti on his 2nd Kickstarter, I suggested not-Shield and not-Hydra minions. He told me he had them already. These ten are the minion leader(avail with three heads), the minions basic set of four, the special weapon minions, and the female minion. the female also has three heads, but you have to specify stike team(which I used), ball cap, or hooded minion heads for the rest.
My kids think I have the wrong Nick Fury as he is not bald and black. Samuel Jackson is the best actor for the job and I truly love his take on Nick Fury...but I like the old eternal warrior of the comicbooks just as much, and I am very happy with this version
Some very good poses and sculpting on these basic minions. They can really fit in most any time and place from pulp to scifi.
from left to right: A web gun for bagging flying/speeding supers, a rocket launcher for taking down the tough supers, a flame thrower for...(do we really need a reason, it's a flame thrower!) and a minigun because everybody else has one and they are required like flamethrowers!
I liked the web gear and how these backpacks seem to hang from the harness making them a quick-release and easily dropped or transferred.
a final shot with a size comparison of Crossover Miniatures with a Reaper Chronoscope.
the Swat team and patrol cap police and Chief Tyrell were painted before the challenge, but The Crossover Police were based with the robots, shield and the super.
10 28mm not-agents of not-Shield
8 Cyber Patrol men
2 Cyber dogs
and one Blue Falcon! ;)
( he is hanging in the back in the above photo cuz he is carefully studying the foe)