Friday, 11 January 2019

From MattK: An Eclectic Mix - What a Tanker! (90 Points)

This third entry from me is a pretty grab bag of stuff. You may notice the photos are in a variety of locations this week. I scrambled to get everything ready for this weeks entry so it was a little fly by night. Let's dive right in.

First up is the second to last batch of Blood and Plunder Natives.
All that's left in this force is the commander and when I post him next week I'll show off the whole batch. These have been a nice grounding for me while I experimented on some crazier stuff. Stuff like...
A mangler squig (spoiled by the above photo)
This is one of the old finecast ones I plucked out of the used bin at a (now no longer in business) Local game store. I've been sitting on it long enough that theres a new plastic one coming but I figured with the new release, this was as good a time as any.
Speaking of local things, Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be running a huge game of What A Tanker with a bit of a twist. Instead of your standard 28mm vehicles, we're using kits from Meng Model's Toon Tanks Range. My contribution to the project was a Sherman and a Pershing for a fictitious "Wreck at Remagen" game.

Pictured for scale next to a Warlord Games 28mm German (painted previously by someone else)
So there you have this weeks entries. Once this local show is out of the way, in theory my schedule clears up and I'll begin working in earnest on the epic 40k stuff.

I almost titled this weeks entry "I have no concept of how many points I painted" because I'm really not sure what this stuff is worth.
20 Points for the Natives + whatever you think the others are worth


Cardinal Fang, *Amongst* our weapons . . . Amongst our weaponry . . . are such elements  . . . I'll come in again.

Now, what what? Those Toon Tanks are right cute, almost a Looney Tunes vibe. Very nice olive drab paint on them. Based on their size, and photos showing the tracks coming about waist height on a man, I adjudicated them as 54mm vehicles. So mote it be, Biggles! Record it in the Holy Spreadsheet. And the Squig, in a vibrant, snazzy red. Might do as underlings . . . .

Now,  you are accused of heresy on three counts -- heresy by thought, heresy by word, heresy by deed, and heresy by action -- *four* counts. Do you confess?

Ha! Then we'll make you understand! Biggles! Fetch...NINETY POINTS!


  1. Those are loony toon tanks for sure! Love em.

  2. I don't know which is more adorably dangerous- the squigs or the tanks!

  3. I really like the squiggly and the tanks look fantastic...they wouldn't be out of place at all in 40k ( maybe gobbo tankers!?)
    I really like the work on the ancestors. Nice skin tones and great treatment of weapons and fabric!

  4. Great work! Those tanks are so cute :)

  5. Great stuff! The squigs are my favourites in this lot.

  6. An eclectic mix indeed, but well worth it. Great stuff!