Friday, October 12, 2012

"What's on the Paint Desk?" Friday - Casualties markers and Heavy Weapons

I've got a couple of things I'm painting up right now...

First off is a group of 6 casualty markers from GZG. These are great, they are NAC troopers and they can be used as waxed tokens for gruntz, or even as details in a scenario.

I have two painted up already and i'm working on these six.  I have another six to paint after.  They come in 9 to a pack, so I ended up with a bit!



I'm also working on some heavy weapon specialists.  I like the heavy grenade launcher weapon, so I ordered a pack.  For the base I just cut a circle out of thick plasticard.  I didn't have any washers around and pennies were too small.  I'm going to stop by a hardware store tomorrow and stock up on washers.

Anyways, these guys are pretty cool! 
 

I was also going to work on my gun emplacement but unfortunately I received two parts that were the bases by mistake and didn't get the chair for the gun.   



I e-mail Jon over at GZG and he was very nice and I asked if I could put in a small order since he was shipping me something anyways.  I ordered the new Gauntlet APC with a turret and the mule fast attack thing:


(A heavy weapon to go along with my trikes!)


(I love these hover designs, I have one as a SWAT vehicle, and two as Combat Cars [open topped]. I figured a IFV would be a great addition for when my troops can't fly in)

Well, since the part was so small, and the stuff I ordered is pretty heavy I felt bad that Jon was going to have to foot the whole bill for shipping, so I offered to pay my part of the shipping.   Jon ended up only charging me a couple of pounds for shipping (hooray!) AND he threw in a free NAC mini that was just released.  I don't know what it is, but it matches my troopers and it's brand new!  He said he literally just got it out of the new mold.

Well, I did see on Dropship Horizon the new GZG previews (http://dropshiphorizon.blogspot.com/2012/10/gzg-previews-new-15mm-science-fiction.html
and this was the only new NAC thing:



So I'm going to hope it's that!  



6 comments:

  1. Aww man it will be a nice surprise if it is!

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  2. They are going to need all the firepower they can get once those space raptors invade.
    Hope you get the trike too.

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    1. Ah man, tell me about it! I'm in at the $25 level right now, but it looks like that's going to go up once the stretch goals become finalized...

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  3. Very nice. Especially those casualty counters. I'm kicking myself. I meant to put some on my last order and completely forgot about them until now.

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    1. Thanks, yeah... I do like the casualty counters. Khurasan mini's does some for their police forces too which work well.

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  4. Well done Mr H. These casualty figures are well up to your high standards. Like some of the others, I think I will invest in some of these-there are plenty of applications for them. I also like the look of GZG's new releases, and that trike........!

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