Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Reaper Nova Corps Bones, Fallout Vault Surviver, Nun with a Gun, Paper Tank, and Fuzzy WAB

Hello Dearest Viewer,

I didn't finish very many minis since the last post, but I will show you what I did.

I bought some of the Reaper Bones, that I've seen on the internet.  I thought they would be resin-like, but they were more of a softer plastic in feel.  These are some of Reaper's Nova Corp trooper.  They have no fluff, so you have to make your own.

I mostly stole the paint scheme from "ErikB" of Lead Adventure Forum fame, but he stole it from "Froggy the Great".  Both gentlemen painted their models better.

If you you look at the rear of the models, you'll see how the plasticy bones can show up bent.  I can't figure out how to fix it; they might be the same plastic as Clix or the awful mageknight models.
The guy on the left is metal, the three on the right are supposedly identical models.

Here's a comparison pic with other sci-fi models:  Prince August, Reaper, Khurassan, Reaper, GW

Two very nice metal Reaper models.  A female, which I assumed to some sort of martial arts expert, with no shoes and fingerless gloves; A nun with a large pistol.

I tried to paint the first model like a Fallout surviver from Vault 7.

Here is a paper copy of GW Predator tank.  I didn't make it, but I did buy it, un-smash it, add some pieces and paint it.    The blue prints were in an issue of White Dwarf, I just can't remember which one.  I wonder if one could use it to play 40k in a GW store.  

The smoke stacks and plastic screw anchors.  It has a plastic gun, hedgerow cutter, and back door stolen from my bits bin.

Rear view, so you see how bad the tracks look.

Group shot of everyone together.

I did get in a WAB game with a friend, but you only get three pictures as they were the only ones that were not too dark or blurry.

We used Armies of Antiquities 2 with 2500 points each; I took later Medieval Hungarians and the other general took Italo-Normans.  Hungarians: 4 crossbow units, 1 bow, 1 handgun, spearmen, halbards, and the atrocious mercenary knigts.  The Normans had 3 bow units, two units of mounted knights, and 3 dismounted knights.

The Normans decided to perform a frontal assault and crush my weak forces, but the 57 skirmishing crossbowmen were causing too many casualties.

Hungarians                                                                                   Italo-Normans

The Normans pulled back and attempted to attack the Hungarian wings, but it was too late the continual 4' long crossbow line was slowly destroying his smaller units.  

Here's the valiant Normans charging toward my right.  My handguuners ran away, but the spearmen kept the enemy held long enough for my knights to charge back at them.
Norman foot and mounted knights nearing some useless handgunners.

I probably won't use this army list again; it didn't seem fair to the other player.  He said he felt, "like a dog trying to bite a porcupine".

 I was curious to how well an army of over 60% skirmishers would do.  The do well, too well, the killed all but five of the Normans and only suffered eight casualties.  

Rest in Peace, my non-valient warriors.

I wonder how an army of all crossbow men with a general would do.  I may have to paint another 90 crossbowmen.

Till next time, when I hope to have a bunch of French Napoleonic Infantry finished.



  1. Ah, nice work on those figures and lovely game. I'm playing Pat in a couple of week. His Byzantines vs. my Early-HRE. In addition to knights, Szekler light cav, and two good sized spear units - I'll have three 10-man crossbow units (as well as 8 bowmen). Reading how you strung out your crossbows along the front sounds like a great idea! :)! Dean

  2. The vault Dweller looks great and I like the nova corp guys too. You could try running the Bones figures under hot water to bend them back.

  3. Great work dude.
    Love the nun, vault dweller my favourite.
    For a paper tank that is amazing, of course you won't be able to play in store with it, might lead some of them away from the cult.

  4. Great looking models but i like the nun best :)

  5. Good morning, and good work to.
    The nun is to my favorite
    Nun is best :)

  6. Nice work on the NOVA Corps. :)

  7. Another wonderful selection, that nun is a show stopper though - brilliant!

  8. The Reaper Bones figures don't look to bad, sculpt wise, paint up nice. Really like the No. 7, love the Nun with gun. Nice work on the habit!

  9. Nice variety. Great to see a home brew tank.

  10. The vault model is stellar. Is it as small as I think it is? I can't even conceive of how you'd get such detail out of such a tiny model. Really well done!

  11. An interesting post and beautiful pieces, congratulations.
    The figures "Scify" remind me of the movie "Mutant Chronicle".
    See you soon