Friday, May 30, 2014
Command Vehicle for 25mm Ogre Proxy Forces
So just this evening I've put the final touches on the final Kryomek Nexus 25mm vehicle. It's legal name is a "Sand Carrier," a six wheeled APC from Kryomek USA or Scotia/Grendel depending on which side of the pond you happen to be on. I realized I had an extra vehicle after painting everything I had planned, and figured I'd make this one a little different. I dug out a Forge World command fig, a few washers, some bits and pieces from 40K sprues, and even some fuel tanks from 15mm JS-3's to make the gun barrel. With all those antennae it's combat life expectancy would be about 3 minutes, and probably less on a wargame table. I'll be shocked if they all remain attached during transportation to the first game! This is also the first time I've ever gone through the trouble of mounting the turret with magnets, usually I just insert a pin so the turret can rotate freely. It seems to have working pretty well. So now all the proxy tanks are ready, but I'm still dreaming of painting and using all my 1:87 RAFM Heavy Gears as power armor infantry, and I have a 25mm Bauhaus Grizzly mega tank hidden in the Basement someplace to proxy the Ogre. And if I ever find the damn thing there's an Armorcast Mega Cannon to proxy a howitzer. In Ogre I've never been a big fan of howitzers, so one should be enough. If the Basement ever gives it up.
AND, I started working on 2 more 25mm Rough Riders on horses, a JTFM Pz 2, and an ancient Robotech Zentraedi scout pod I've been ignoring for 20+ years. I'd like to thank my bud Bryan for telling me he was going to kick my ass next week if I didn't get something painted! Motivation at last!
And no, I can't make a blog entry without mentioning the world famous Triple Grey and Black camo of the 13e Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion. Its a compulsion. Sue me.