Sunday, 12 February 2012

Another snowy Sunday!

Crikey! Where did that week go?

Well, there is still snow on the ground, it is still very cold outside and the time is still flying by like a star when you jump to light speed! I haven't been idle though and have been tinkering along with one thing and another and have managed to get a bunch of Grymn painted up. If you want to see them (and other bits and bobs as well) you will need to click HERE. While on the subject of Grymn, I have sorted a rank structure out for the Urban Army and you'll find it HERE. Add to that, a general sort through the Grymn boxes and a bit of a re-arrange and I have managed to sort out a list of required miniatures to complete a third infantry platoon and a heavy infantry platoon (only 8 Grymn required). It is always nice when a plan comes together.

So...I have been thinking about Grymn fliers and I wanted to put together a VTOL that could operate in a standard atmospheric role. The obvious basis for a VTOL fighter aircraft was the Harrier Jump Jet so I got hold of a 1/72nd scale kit to mess about with. The plan is to shorten it change the wing plan and convert it to have two front nozzles with a single vectoring exhaust duct at the rear. Here is where I am at so far:

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All of the cutting has been done, the cockpit has been widened and I have started to fill in the rear nozzles. Not a lot to show at the moment because it still looks like a Harrier...but it won't for much longer!

That is about it for now. I'll be under-coating the last section of Grymn fro the first platoon today and tinkering with is nice to have my Grymn obsession return with such a vengeance! I hope to get some paint on the VASA troops but I won't guarantee that yet.

Oh...on another note, I have gone DECAL MAD!!! I have hundreds of tiny decals on their way from a number of sources so when they eventually get here, I will be driving myself in to fits of rage as I try to adhere 2x2mm decals to each and every helmet in the new Grymn army...should be fun.

I have also made one of those RANDOM bids on E-bay and I am desperately hoping I don't win...oh dear! A fool and his money are easily parted.

See you from the nice, soft, red, leather couch!


Lasgunpacker said...

I have also made one of those RANDOM bids on E-bay and I am desperately hoping I don't win...oh dear!

I totally know the feeling! I think that is how I ended up with all those file boxes full of stuff to work on...

Inso said...

...and guess what? I won! £20-00 worth of miniatures (when new...and they are still available)... I paid £19-00 and have to paint strip them...and I really didn't want to buy them, it was just an impulse thing.

Oh well...more VASA troops for the mill.

commanderroj said...

Intersting harrier project particularly as I plan on doing somthing with (probably F14 parts) for a drop ship in 6mm. Looking forward to seeing how you get on.