... and it is magnificent, total domination. Works wonderfully with 1/18 fantasy stuff, you can have it fight your Marvel Universe or anything really. Joints up the wazzo and the sculpt and paint job... to diiiiiie fooorrr.
War, Grinnah, custom head sculpt on a LotR Frodo baggins, Custom Elf and an Armies of Darkness castle soldier. Behold the 1/18 scale, I should have put one of the dwarves in this, oh well. Next time.
This knight has been sitting on the w.i.p bench for a while, I need to do some work on his legs and make a soft goods tabard and some fancy hardware store wire for a few belts and scabbard. Helmet is removable too, head is from Zee german Indiana Jones Motorbike rider.
Elven archer here is using the Vintage Aayla Secura body with right lower arm and hands donated by the Tauriel hobbit figure (plenty on the shelves to replace the donor). Sculpted fur on the boot tops and some 80s-tastic hair and ears. Oh and the feet are from another Jedi figure.
Orcs, sculpted different tops for them, as I don't want them to be clones. One has ear extensions and hair. Been toying with getting some Revoltech joints for ankles too. ORcsssssess precioussss.
Also picked up a Dwarf 2-pack of Balin and Dwalin. They rock and are great sculpts. Buy'em.
With helmet on you can see the vague face in shadow, works for me and hey, I need practice.
Now for battle, and the vaguely Nord looking warrior (blame Skyrim and reading a lot of Conan).
A Nano-Viper donated his armor (shoulder pads from Armies of Darkness: Bad-Ash) Helmet from I wish I knew. Body: All Joe. Fur thanks to a Vintage Gamorrean Guard.
Finally I post this image of a Bridge Direct Hobbit orc (the one from the Warg pack) with another Nano-Viper vest and random Armies of Darkness gear. Vague MotU (thanks Alexx) look to him. Yay for mixing and matching.
Yeah, so Bridge Direct's Hobbit figures are starting to trickle out here in New Zealand. And I have to say they're pretty good.
Especially this Warg set. I feel I'm gonna need a few more (customize the orcs) for a pack. They've got more articulation than the Indiana Jones Horse too, bodes well for Trolls and the eventual Smaug.
Bellys full of Dwarf, time to have a middle earth siesta
Time to post some pics and stuff I've been working on. Along with some old photos I never put up.
First up, I finally got around to painting my HiSS II, a vehicle I got last year 2nd hand. One that I'd wanted since 1989. Such a cool design, needs some counter weights because it likes to tip over at certain angles when people are in the cockpit (fatties).
Zee German Grey works wonders, dirtied up the treads and underside. Viola.
While I'd love a squadron, I'm happy with one. This brings my total to 1x HiSS II, 1x 25th HiSS, 1x 25th Snow HiSS, 1 x 1983 HiSS (Vintage) and the remains of my old Septic Tank sprayed Black and mud. First world problems.
I made 2 custom members for my Joe team, on loan from Action Force (cor'Blimey!). Banshee and Bulldog, made them up. Banshee is oh so loosely based the late 70s Punk Movement in the UK, hence the Zarana head (really wanted to make a hero have that head and hair) and my love for the band Siouxsie and the Banshees. Bulldog on the left is based on the show Ultimate Force (UK S.A.S action drama), mainly Ross Kemp's character. Plus an excuse to do more 5 O'clock shadow.
Touched up Renegades Scarlett, might have gone overboard on the lip colour. But oh well. Love this figure though (the show is aces too).
And a work in progress for Major Bludd, need to make a more casual outfit for him. Something with a coat too, so he can been seen in public.
I'm also working on a Viper squad based loosely on the Tri-State Viper's club, who made a figure for members that you can see reviewed here: tristateviper review. Badass. So I thank the 4 Shocktroopers (my only ones) for the sacrifice of their bodies. More later.