Monday, 28 December 2015

From KyleC - Even MOAR American reinforcements... (145 Points)


A call through to HQ brings us some more units, this time of the special weapon variety..

For Christmas I was lucky enough to receive some more models here to paint up for this army :)

2 blisters of Special weapons ( a sniper, bazooka, flamethrower, plus loaders each ), HQ blister ( Lieutenant, 2 Medics, Comms and a dying dude...)

These were all painted pretty straightforwardly though in the end..


The above 4 models however were conversions made from the Warlords Italian Wars Hunting Party..


Taking the dogs, and converting them up with USMC plastics from Warlords. The crouched one was kept mostly intact there for both conversions. I snipped the heads off, shaved down the puffy sleeves, and side sword. Then added a ton of baggage to the model, a new head, and some paint.

The standing up dog, I clipped off the figure at the knee. Shaved it down, and then found some standing plastics that could be fit to the italian leg and foot. In the end I think they turned out well enough, even if they took a while to get converted and ready for paint :)


And the last set of models are the pack mules ready to help bring some AT guns to the wilderness of the pacific islands.

The models were stock for the mules, but the figures to stand with them I wanted them to tell more of a story. So the guy with the gun had his right arm converted to make it so that he can hold his gun up on his shoulder. The other one I wanted him to look like he was trying to negotiate with the mule to get him to move faster. Again some re-jigging of the right arm there to make it fit above the mule.

So another 25 models ready for the field, and 6 animals to assist them with :)

Now for some tanks... first Sherman in the works... lots of trial and errors to happen here I believe..


Expect some finished photos soon ;) And more reinforcements are in the post as we speak ;)

Great conversion work Kyle! I really like how these turned out. I also enjoy it when people take the time to do up non-combatant figures like your pack mules. They add a nice bit of set-dressing to a tabletop. Well done.

I'll give you some bonus points for the conversions so 145 points total. Nice!

36 comments:

  1. Fantastic stuff Kyle. How do you do all this in so little time? :)

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    1. Netflix is a huge help, and a great family that is knowing this helps relieve my stress ;)

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    1. Thanks, have to give credit to Warlord as they gave the inspiration on some of their articles :D

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  3. Superb work. love the conversions as well. Do you ever sleep?

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    1. Actually lately not much.. more time for building and painting ;) Just wait for the next update tomorrow ;)

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  4. Wow - that's a lot of Marines and all superbly painted

    Will you be adding some opponents for the to share the tabletop with?

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    1. Thanks, I already painted up a full Japanese force earlier this year for an ongoing campaign at our local club. So this is actually the enemies for them ;)

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  5. Nice work and an inpressive onversion.

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  6. That is an impressive addition to your already fantastic US forces

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    1. Cheers for that.. the armored section is coming along nicely and some more reserves have been ordered already ;)

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  7. Great work and some very nice conversions! Your painting speed really is unbelievable!

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    1. Cheers mate.. actually this is a bit slower than when I was at my peak for painting armies.. though I still cut a lot of corners for these pieces.. and they could all use a nice black oil wash as well..

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  8. Great building work, really impressive!

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  9. Even conversions don't slow you down! Very nice, I also like the mules and the hunting dogs are inspired - I'm not really up on the detail of the operations, did they use dogs as standard?

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    1. Not sure if they used dogs so much, but in the latest expansion for Bolt Action, Empire in Flames, the US have Dog scouts. Giving us a better chance of finding hidden troops ;) Thought it would be nice to have one of those units for my forces as well.

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  10. Grand stuff, nice to see unique stuff too

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    1. Cheers for that.. was inspired from the Warlord site on USMC conversions..

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  11. OK your previous stuff was good, this is even better, love them

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian.. the specials are always more fun to paint than the regular infantry ;)

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  12. Insane genius - what an amazing set of conversions!

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    1. Cheers, but again I have to say that the idea comes from warlord directly.. had seen a great article on some US conversions.. more to come ;)

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  13. Nice conversion on the dog handlers! Top notch work all around! Sherman on the docket and perhaps an amtrack or two?

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    1. Bit more than 2 in the works ;) Hope you will like them.. found a better paint color scheme than the first Sherman there..

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  14. Very effective conversion work Kyle. Love em!

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  15. Fabulous work, just love the conversion work.

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    1. Thanks Michael.. more to come for these guys at some point.. let's see when ;)

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  16. Jiminy Christmas! Two days? That would have taken me weeks, if not months. Fantastic painting and conversions.

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    1. Thanks mate.. but the paintjobs are basic at best.. so not much to say other than that about the whole bit.. Tanks are up next.. those also only took me 2 days ;)

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  17. Brilliant conversion work! Your rate of output is astonishing, basic paint jobs or no.

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  18. Really nice! The medic looks gory.

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