Saturday, 2 February 2013

Army showcase: 5th Sword of Light


In the continuing series of Army Showcases the next instalment for Classic Battletech my regiment from the Draconis Combine the 5th Sword of Light.

This regiment came about mainly because I had bought the new starter box for Battletech which included some crude plastic battlemechs. Among them was a Dragon; a classic Draconis Combine battlemech. So I knew I had to start a Draco regiment. The choosing of a colour-scheme was quite difficult since I had a red scheme in mind when thinking of the DC but it appeared that most DC regiments have white schemes for their troops... So upon doing some research I settled for the 5th Sword of Light. They were pretty mauled after the 4th Succession War and the ensuing Clan invasion, and so they were the right unit for me to start building it up again.

At present it is made up of a near full company of mechs, just missing one for the Assault Lance, but still lacking in armoured support. The source book for the DC mentions them without such auxiliaries, but I will add them anyway. The first of these is the swiftwind scout car added in this picture.

Light and medium Lances:

Heavy and Assault Lances:

The latest additions to this regiment are this Warhammer (left), Hunchback (right) and the scout car (front) which I like pretty much. They are all splendid metal models. The Warhammer is an Unseen model, the Hunchback is from the new clam shell package "Sword and Dragon" and the Swiftwind is just an old hand lying in my bits box.

That's all for today folks!

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Ghostboy" by Gabriel Rios

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Join the Alliance in their fight against the Empire!


As promised earlier here are some more pictures of my Star Wars Alliance fighters.
These models are from Studio Bergstrom's 1"fighter ships range, at present I only have the Alliance fighters in house, so I cannot comment on the Imperial fighters but boy are these nifty little craft!

The detail is enormously fine for such small mini's and still they paint up a treat!

First up, are more shots from the A-wings.The red one is the familiar colour scheme from the movies, the blue one I picked off of the www.

The next series of pictures shows one of my two X-wings. These are great too and much larger then the A-wing just like they would be in "real life".

Did state these craft were mine, just now? Oh well that's a small lie, since I am painting them up for my buddy Mark and his son Enzo. Like me they are huge Star Wars fans and I thought these would be cool for them to have. As I am duly in love with the Studio Bergstrom produce, I will end up buying some of these for myself in the end anyway I guess.

Cheers and may the Force be with you!


Listening to: "Tron Legacy" by Daft Punk 

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Odds and ends


While a steady drizzle is washing away the snow outside I tried to make some pictures of some loose ends lying around here on the workbench.

A while ago I bought some very nice Star Wars star fighters from Studio Bergstrom and have finished the A-Wings. I have also finished painting the X-wings but still have the basing to do.
Due to the bad weather I could not get any better pictures but more will follow soon.

I also finished this Dystopian Wars Mansion on an Amera Plastics hill. It can double as an island or hill with mansion on it.

More stuff will be updated when available.

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "The Empire Strikes Back" by John Williams