Tuesday, 26 January 2016

From ClintB - 28mm Get Your Motors Running.(40 points)

Clint's 2nd entry of the day...


Well continuing the VBCW/WW1 theme I have been pursuing. Here are 2 28mm Motorcycles and sidecars. The models are by 1st Corps but come with no instructions and with the need to create holes that need to be plugged in order to hold them together.  You may get the impression that I am not overly impressed with these models and truth to be told I have had MUCH better. Still they do have a web site so you can check to see how they should look and as my first order from the company there might be instructions in other orders. So whinge over as the service was quite good and I have managed to complete the models even without instructions with the minimum of pieces left over at the end!


Do not feel bad for me as I am happy with the final result. I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of early motorbikes is minimal, In fact it is probably less than minimal so if you see anything wrong, well done but please do not point it out as I will not be rectifying it! Let me continue in ignorant bliss!


So one Motorcycle has a machine gun, while the other carries an officer. Each driver has a different head for variety which I like as it breaks them up quite nicely. The Machinegun is a real ar*e to fit as it has to be painted first and then cut to fit, or else it extends well beyond the mount the cooling tube also needs to be trimmed but without instruction you would never know! As for the gun shield, not that it would protect anyone that is also a b*gger to fit! Please do not let my frustrations put you off the models but do realise that unexpected work will need to be done on each of them.

The riders fit nicely though but the passengers do not! The senior officer seems most uncomfortably perched and not at all enjoying the ride. The machine gunner has the shortest legs imaginable in fact he looks deformed when not in the sidecar. But eventually it all goes together you grab a cold beer and relax as you type this up. And all is well with the world, at least in my miniatures kingdom.

Now that they are done I am happy with them. But I will not be ordering any more in the near future.

At least it is something a little different in the challenge and on the table top and we all like a little different in a wargame. Thanks for looking and that should be it for this week. And I am no longer rocking back and forth as I know I will be painting some socialist Kent Miners next week.



All the best Clint


...head out on the highway...
Lovely jubbly Clint! Hmm, how to score these? You know what, I'm going to score each of these infernal machines as 2 cavalry figures, so that will give you another 40 points.

41 comments:

  1. Thank you Tamsin 40 points seems about right. Thank you.

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  2. Nice work on the horsepower Clint!

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    1. Thanks Fran. Get your motor running.

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    1. Thank you Juan. tricky to put together, but they look Okay in the end.

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  4. Despite the problems, these are great little vehicles - well done.

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    1. Thanks Pat they were a right pain, but with luck worth it!

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    1. Thank you Adam I have a love hate relationship with them.

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  6. Brilliant work Clint! I'm definitely going to pick a set of these up.

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    1. Thanks Curt, they do not go together easily. But if anyone can do it you can.

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  7. nice work clint, you done well , they are cool!

    now you 'll have the right to sing "born to be wild!" you 'll play them ;-)

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    1. Thank you Jester. I am not sure I will ever really use them.

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  8. Clint, I assume that these are the contraptions you mentioned earlier, or are there further mechanical treats in store. Kit issues aside, they look good in their assembled state and they paint job is great. Love the goggles on the one driver.
    Peter

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    1. Thank you Peter. These are indeed the contraptions I was talking about.

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  9. Well done Clint - these look great.

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    1. Thank you Greg. Kooky I know, but good fun in a hair pulling out kind of way.

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  10. So nice, really like your WwI stuff.

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    1. Thanks Lee. They can be used for WW1 or VBCW, and they will probably have to do both.

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  11. Brilliant stuff Clint, an excellent entry!

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    1. Thank you Ray. I have nothing quite so good coming up.

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  12. I like these Clint. A great addition to this project!

    I've got "Born to be Wild" running through my head now. A great song!

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    1. Thank you Anne. With no instructions they were not too easy to put together,

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  13. Very nice Clint ... Is one of them delivering the toilet roll?

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    1. Thanks Dave. I think so. while an army may march on it's stomach it does like to have a clean bottom.

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  14. Assembly issues aside (or perhaps in spite of) you've done a fine job Clint.

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    1. Thank you Millsy. Very kind of you to say so.

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  15. It is amazing how many models do come without any instructions or guide notes. You have done a great job on these and worked hard to earn the points. Looking forward to the Kent Miners.

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    1. Thank you Jonathon. It will be a couple more weeks before the miners so a few more posts before they are ready.

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  16. With my escapade on the Scifi walkers last year, I can commiserate with your frustration. ;)
    They really did turn out really well, Clint! I wouldn't worry too much about the officer though. I believe they are taught how to look uncomfortable in OCS, the really studious ones also develop a facial expression that makes it seem like they caught a whiff of something foul. ;)

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    1. Thanks David. I have a sci fi walker to do at some point, but I have been putting it of for now.

      As for officers, just do not let them near any maps!

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    1. Thank you Barks. Not quite as cool as Fatling blood bowl players, they really were very cool.

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  18. well done for pressing on despite the build issues, a great couple of motorbikes.

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    1. Thank you Jamie. I did highlight the build issues just to make people cautious of doing these models because they are not easy.

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  19. You got past the instructions issue and got a good job done

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, a couple of the hardest wargames models I have YET to build. Which means someone else will do them no problem.

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    1. Thank you Sean. I have in the last 10 minutes finished my Curt geld, so I can get on with some other things now.

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  21. Really nice. The foggy background is very evocative of the section of Planet Earth they should dwell in. Tricky builds like that can put you off any more purchases. I hear that. cheers

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    1. Thank you Kiwi. At the time very frustrating but now 5 days later they are pure joy.

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