Tuesday, 14 July 2015

"Born to be wild"

Yes I have Steppenwolf in my head as I type this. So today we have a 1930's "Quadbike". A 4 wheeled jalopy with a small engine and a large machinegun. I am not sure what Matt plans for it, other than finishing of my troops of course! But I hope he will just use it as a machinegun as I do not need the agro of an extra vehicle to contend with as it nips across the board.

It is a 28mm sculpt and I think specifically for a VBCW as I have never seen one in any book or heard about one in any part of history. And that is one of the exciting thing about a Very British Civil War. If we anted historical accuracy we could always do one of the real wars of the period! And there were a few that were interesting as well. Not just the Spanish Civil War.

Painted for Matt the rider has a blue armband with cross for his Anglican league forces. There will be more coming by the weekend. (you are warned!) There should be a gun shield as well, but I have lost that for now, but I expect to have that found and finished in short order. I am sure when I do it will enhance the model a little. The model does come as a kit of parts and the lack of instructions did allow me to get it wrong a few times but overall it did go together easily. I just wish I knew where Matt got it from as there would be a web site where I could just check a few details.


A bit of a kooky addition to his force, which reminds me I will need to get my own force finished very soon as we are planning a game in 10 days.

Well thanks for looking. Have a great day as I am sure you deserve one and with luck more to show on Friday as I plan to finish a few more Viet Mihn either today or tomorrow as I have been inspired by another Reject and want to get them all finished off. I also want to re-write my Spanish Civil War homebrew rules.

So until next time take care and have fun.

37 comments:

  1. Excellent! Total madness but it looks amazing...well done.

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    1. Thanks Solo. Trust me there is MUCH more madness to come!

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  2. Splendid, a fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks Phil it is quirky and a bit of fun!

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  3. Excellent work. I am sure there will be the sound of heavy metal thunder as he rides across the battlefield firing his MG.

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    1. Thanks Citizen. I can see you know the lyrics!

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    2. Love me some Steppenwolf. :)

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  4. 10 days to paint your own force? You'd better get your motor running then ;)

    Definitely a quirky vehicle :)

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    1. Thanks Tams, 10 days is plenly, all I have to do is repaint some hats. I will be using figures from my 28mm WW! set.

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  5. Hah - good luck firing that gun whilst on the move! With the way the vehicle would bounce and rattle, you'd spray bullets everywhere except where you wanted.

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    1. Thanks C6. I think it would definitely sacrifice accuracy for mobility!

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  6. Another wonderful example of VBCW ingenuity at hits best! Great job Clint.

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    1. Thanks Michael. The VBCW has a "Flavour" all of it's own for sure.

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  7. It's the Croydon Crusher, made by Mutton Chop Miniatures but sold through Empress now I think - look on this page http://www.empressminiatures.com/userimages/procart57.htm

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    1. Cheers Matt appreciate the heads up. Next show I suspect they will take some of my money!

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  8. Interesting vehicle and I'm sure it'll be the cause of much amusement on the table - nice muted tones.
    You'll have to crack the whip over PM to get your forces ready !

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    1. Thanks Joe. I am sure it will cause much frustration on the table for me.

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  9. That's crazy! The quirky quadcycle, I love it. Great job Clint!
    This is the sort of thing that tempt's one into new projects, stop it immediately my good man.

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    1. Thanks Bob I know the feeling. I was just going to stick to my WW1 figures and then you see this and think.... hmmmm!

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  10. Super cool! I can see this ripping around between the bushes like a stormtrooper on Endor.. hopefully without the same fate :) Looking forward to more!

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    1. Thanks mate. No we don't even want this to make it to the table!

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  11. Fine work Clint!! It is, though (I believe!!) based on a real vehicle:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Scout

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    1. Thanks CMNash. I think you are right having seen the link!

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  12. That is a very cool looking vehicle.

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    1. Thanks Adam. I will admit it is not my cup of tea but I am glad you like it!

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    2. I wouldn't use it in a historical game but in a pulp adventure game... it has potential.

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  13. Very cool! I want one too - in 1:1 scale!

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    1. Thanks Dean, it would not be so very hard to make a working one. Specially if you watch enough "Scrapheap Challenge!"

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    1. Cheers Paul, as mentioned above in the comments, it's not really my cuppa but I do appreciate it!

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  15. Gotta love the Crusher. Nice work mate!

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    1. Thanks Lee, To me it looks like something from "Scrapheap challenge"!

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  17. Fabulous looking vehicle. Would look good in a mad max game I reckon as well with a bit of modding.

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    1. Thanks Simon. yes It may work for a post apoc game, all depends on the setting though and the remodelling.

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