Tuesday, 9 January 2018

From MartinC: PC Davros and Randomness Unbound (225pts)

I've had the week off and painting has taken place. Not at my previous frenetic pace but nice and steady. I've been painting what ever took my fancy, so this is about as random as submissions get.
I've also sorted out my camera and you can actually see the figures now.
1st up are some units for 6mm Team Yankee - we are planning a test game next Saturday and needed to complete some units - these are all Heroics and Ros figures that were bought as a joint 2nd hand purchase by me and JamesM at the Battleground show. They have been rebased and repainted. White flowers = unit commander and red flowers = section commander

6 Chieftan Tanks


3 Swingfire and 1 Abbot SPG

Armoured Infantry Platoon - 4 APC, 1 regimental commander in Spartan, 4 infantry sections, 3 Carl Gustav AT and a Mortar

From the sublime to the ridiculous and a 28mm Numidian Elephant. This is from the North Star Death in the Dark Continent Range and was very cheap. The riders are modified horsemen doing the splits, the elephant didn't look big enough for a howdah




For those that know me my collection  evolves around me buying bargains and I bought these American - Spanish war infantry in a sale from Northstar ( I do like Northstar) I think they are really cool


Upon near completion I realised that they have WW1 water bottles but not being a button counter they will be fine.
I've been working on some VBCW figures from the Warlord Operation Sealion collection and these include a Navy section



These are nice interesting figures with too many Molotov cocktails

All invasions need an advance guard of spies and my are German paratroopers dressed as nuns. These are great figures



Finally to keep law and order is the eponymous PC Davros. No matter how you paint his face he looks just like Davros


The tale of the tape is

14 x 6mm vehicles = 28pts
24 x 6mm infantry = 12pts
31 x 28mm infantry = 155pts
1 x 28mm elephant = No clue

I've also completed my model of Cornwallis and sent photos to Millsy to do with as he sees fit. Don't forget to vote

Gosh Martin you have taken us on a mighty fine journey through Military History with this post indeed! The ranks of Cold War armour look really intimidating and that Numidian tank is an awesome piece as well! As an aside, I too am very charmed by North Star and their produce/ service! The nuns and Davros (the likeness really is scary) must be the top of the 28mm foot figures you've painted but I like those sailors a lot too! In short a whopping great entry for today. Now as to the points, I've checked the precedents and Elephants in 28mm scale usually go for 30 points so that's what you'll be getting too. That would make your total 225 points.











18 comments:

  1. PC Davros? Maybe that explains how the TARDIS got stuck like that...

    Lovely work all round Martin :)

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    1. Cheers. You are right about the TARDIS

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  2. Nice variety pack of figures/vehicles. I like the use of flowers to mark unit commander's vehicles, but the red ones look like fire or blood splatters.
    Love the Heffalump conversion. Those Nuns could lead to years of therapy for those with a Catholic upbringing and the Davros-ness of the PC is very eerie

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    1. Ta. Now you have mentioned the red flowers I can see what you mean. May have to change them all

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  3. I love any entry that has an elephant in it. I really like its patterned red saddle cloth (back rug?).

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  4. Cheers, I fought KoW a few weeks ago and my Beautiful Republican Roman army got mullered by elephants, so I thought I get some. Back rug sounds like a wig for those with hairless backs

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  5. Great submission Martin. I love the elephant too, and I'm also a huge sucker for Cold War gaming and tanks - have fun with "Team Yankee"!

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  6. Eclectic doesn't even begin to describe this lot! All of it is cool but I can't stop looking at PC Davros.

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    1. Weird isn't he. Can't be a coincidence. They made Dr Who stuff i think and bet it was same sculptor dicking about. Like him

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  7. I’m afraid Davros steals the limelight from that splendid elephant...

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  8. Nice entry, great nuns and Davros!
    Best Iain

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  9. Fantastic work, Martin! That's a post and a half! Nuns AND a policeman - did any fifth columnists and paratroopers dress as anyone who'd not stand out? Ahhhh.... maybe that's what they WANTED us to think! Great work, Sir!

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    1. Cheers, Good point, can't remember the last time I saw a Nun

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  10. Nice eclectic mob, Martin! I've glanced at the Northstar marines a few times, they are now definitely assured a spot in my pulp lists!

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    1. Cheers, they are excellent figures and I really love the blue shirts

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