2009/07/15

Hobby on Hold

Well as you can see the blog hasn't been updated for some time. Reason? WE are Pregnant! Yes, my wife and I are expecting our little one in February,so of course I've been stressing about every little thing. Needless to say the hobby is suffering, but only for another month or so, then she's in the clear and I have promised her that I will get off her case on back to the modeling. So for those of you reading stay tuned as I have some MORE Korean war in 1/144 and Vietnam in store. That as well as Heavy Gear and possibly, GUNDAM!

2009/02/09

The Thunder Cometh!

So, as promised, pictures of the finished products....well sort of. This is one of two F-84 Thunderjets I'm doing up for the Game on Thursday. The only things left are to decal and gloss coat:


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These are the Mig-15's from yesterday, but now weathered:

Mig-15 Honcho:


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Honcho II

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Tomorrow, decaling the Thunderjets and canopy's.

Korean Kount Down

Been off the air for a few months as I've been busy with the kids, housework and hobby stuff. So to start off this new year and the second post on the War Room, I thought I would put up some pics of something I've been working on for MONTHS! Back in 2006 I came across the 1/144 Wing Club kits that are produced in Japan. The basic idea and word for them are Gashapon, or Capsule toys. I started thinking that 1/144 WWII aircraft would be GREAT for 15mm WWII war gaming. You could have the land battle happening and add in air support. In turn this air support could be attacked by fighters and now you not only have a ground combat game but air combat. I thought this would be GREAT! I picked up a bunch from a guy on Ebay out of Toronto. I discussed the idea with one of my friends, he told me it was a dumb idea. I let it sit and low an behold the same friend ended up doing Check Your Six, which just happens to be WWII aircombat and guess what scale he decided to do! Anyway, 2007 came along and I picked up some 1/144 F-86 thinking it would be great to do a Korean air war Game. I let them sit as I couldn't find any 1/144 Mig-15's. Now we come to 2008, December to be exact. F-toy releases their early Jet's series and I FINALLY have my Mig-15's as well as Meteor F.1! So this brings us to 2009. I finally got some of the aircraft done. Thursday Feb 12 has been deemed Korean War night and the idea I had back in 2006 has finally come to fruition. So here are some WIP picks of my F-86's and Mig-15's. These are painted and decaled only. No other work has been done yet.



F-86 Butcherous Butch:


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Mig-15 Honcho's



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Pleb Mig-15 :


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This is a Mig-17 done up in VPAF scheme. I'm using this as a Proxy Mig-15 as I didn't buy enough F-Toy Mig-15's. This will make a reapperance in a future Vietnam Air War game.


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So that's it. Tomorrow, weathered F-86's, Mig-15's and Perhaps F-84's!!!!