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Lars Porsenna

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  1. Are you aware of Star Fleet Battles: A Call to Arms? This is my main "entry" into the SFB universe as it hits just the right level of minis on the table for my tastes (basically fleet actions) while still maintaining some of that Trek flavor & detail. Also the SL2500 minis are great so far! Damon.
  2. I don't do naval stuff so don't have any specific color recommendations. That being said, from painting 1/35 scale soldiers, I'd suggest going with a "Navy Blue" and leaving it at that. If I were painting Wehrmacht soldiers, I'd use Andrea, Vallejo and Tamiya feldgraus depending on what I have at hand and what my whim takes me, even on the same model or diorama. Uniform shades could & did vary considerably more than vehicle or equipment colors, so being absolutely "strict" with the shade even when we know quite a bit about what that shade looks like, is not absolutely necessary or even recommended. Damon.
  3. Bit of a thread here about them: http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/64887.aspx Bad news is that they are soft plastic. I see Miniatures Andrea (metal), CMK & Warriors do figure sets too (Warriors is OOB with some of the molds with Squadron, so may still be around; both are resin IIRC). Sadly this is out of scale for me (I do 1/35 armor), so not much more than that. Damon.
  4. Battle of the Bulge as well as Patton both contracted with the Spanish Army for equipment & locations. Tiger tanks were actually M47 Pattons, US tanks actually M24 Chaffees (at least that is plausable), etc. The "Wrong Tank Syndrome" is very prevalent in historical or WWII movies, because most people don't care, or could tell the difference between a SHerman, Patton, Pershing, Tiger or T-34 anyway. The fact that more modern movies are putting more effort into being plasusable, using either actual surviving equipment (like Fury which used various Shermans as well as the Bovington Tiger, despite being a terrible movie...), or decently done ViSMODs (like Saving Private Ryan) shows that there is a better awareness of the issue & desire by filmakers to at least put some effort into it... Still find it ironic that Big Red One used Israeli iShermans for German tanks... Damon.
  5. I love doing the research too. You learn a lot about history by researching the gear & uniforms/costumes. I always get a kick out of someone that does FREX an IG army that they base on WWII Germans or such... Damon.
  6. If you get a good deal on any of the Primarch models from Forgeworld (like on Ebay) those could make for some great statuary... You could pick up the Dark elf Cauldron of Blood & rob it of the statue of Khaine for some cool Eldar terrain too...not necessarily an Avatar statue but an idol or something. I did the reverse & used an Avatar model to make a Shrine of Khaine for WHFB 8th a while ago... Also pick up a model of one of the Phoenix Lords; with a little modding and an appropriate hole you could represent a fallen Phoenix Lord suit ready to be inhabited by a new Eldar soul...if they can secure it! Kharandas would be a great model for this IMHO! I have a spare alternate head from a Revenant titan still laying around... A little modding and it becomes a rescue objective for the Eldar to get the pilot out (or for the enemy to capture!) Pile of skulls (which Reaper does IIRC) & the Chainaxe from a Khorne Berzerker for a Chaos objective...again a relic that must be recovered. Pick up a suitable Imperial Officer figure & a couple guardsmen & make a vignette. An imperial officer that must be rescued (or captured)... Damon.
  7. One of the objective markers I made for my Eldar a while ago consisted of a 40mm square base, 25mm round base glued to it, 4 of the Asuryan statuettes you get in the Dire Avengers box surrounding, and a High Elf fantasy sword (IIRC from the Silver Helms) glued to it. Represents a pre-Fall artifact the Eldar are trying to secure... Damon.
  8. So I've been thinking about expanding my fantasy terrain for use with 28mm wargames, and want to do some Elven themed stuff. Who would carry or make elven themed terrain, especially houses/buildings? Not interested in papercraft at this time. Thanks! Damon.
  9. German machine gunners were also often issued a pistol for self defense as well. Vehicle crews would often have them as well as a couple MPs (for close defense & for picket & guard duty, shared by the entire crew). IIRC... Damon.
  10. Have to research it & see what the -PFM addec but thanks for the heads up! Damon.
  11. Me too. It's called bills... :) Damon.
  12. Haha, you have a lot more discipline than I do! Damon.
  13. I think I still have Hawkmoon sitting around someplace! I dunno if I would call them terrible, though. A lot of those older GW miniatures have a lot of charm, IMHO. One of my favorite eras for that company. Lots of good memories there... Damon.
  14. No pics and no description beyond "MiG-21" so I have no idea what I would get! Damon.
  15. For professional research purposes of course... Damon.
  16. I don't think I ever played at a store that enforced the idea that GW figs could only be used in GW games. I don't think I ever played at a store that enforced only GW figs with GW games either. Perhaps I'm lucky in that regard, but I still remember a player that used AAV7A1 models for Rhinos in-store... Damon.
  17. The PF has 2 missile rails & an air search radar (longer nosecone) with no guns, whereas the Bis has 4 missile rails, longer nosecone, gun pod, & saddle tank bulge, so a few differences. I know some people are like "well MiG-21, good enough for me!" but there are enough visual differences here, like fielding M4s when you should have M4A3E8s... I believe Raiden has -F-13s available, which would work for early Vietnam scenarios... Damon.
  18. Yeah 1/285 is probably where I'm going to go. Still no MiG-21PFs. May have to resort to -F-13s which I think the NVAF had at one point early on. So I could run MiG-21F vs F-8E Crusader games, which would be heckuva fun (F-8 is one of my favorite aircraft of all time!), rather than MiG-21PF vs F-4D/E Phantoms for a Linebacker scenario... Damon.
  19. I've been thinking about picking up the Jet Age version to do Vietnam/Arab-Israeli War dogfights, but haven't yet. Also haven't solidly decided on scale either (I was going to use cheap 1/144 scale plastic models, but finding a MiG-21PF in this scale was a challenge). Damon.
  20. That's a pretty early mandatory retirement! Damon.
  21. Merchant 3rd Officer Bo Ivanov 4725B4 Age 34 4 terms Cr45,000 Skills: Electronics-1, Medical-2, Pilot-1, Shotgun-2, Streetwise-1, Vacc Suit-2 Benefits: Low Passage Service History: Attempted to enlist in Navy. Enlistment denied. Drafted into merchants. Commissioned during first term of service. Voluntarily reenlisted for second term. Voluntarily reenlisted for third term. Voluntarily reenlisted for fourth term. Promoted to 3rd Officer. Chose not to reenlist after fourth term. At least I dodged the scouts bullet! Damon.
  22. I'd love to see some of those sculpts finally see the light of day. I participated in the Center Stage kickstarter for the Demodands they were going to do. Doubt I will ever see them now (someone took over the fulfillment IIRC, but still no product in my hands)... Also would love to see the Guthrie sculpts get into someone else's hands. I didn't get a chance to buy all of them from Mega Minis... Damon.
  23. Really not sure why people have such a problem with this. GW is out to promote it's own games & miniatures, not someone else's. Mentioning the competition in official communications with your customer base is not a good way to conduct things. I work for one of the biggest credit & risk management companies in the US & maybe the world, but no where in our official communications outside the organization do we ever mention Experian, FREX, or any of our competition (unless they are a risk, haha!) Damon.
  24. May be a deal to increase product exposure as said above. Revell.de repackages a lot of kits for the German & wider markets. Used to be a lot of Italeri kits, but these days they're repackaging a lot of Eastern European/Russian kits for the domestic market, so they are an old hand at this... Damon.
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