Friday, 3 February 2017

From SanderS: Fred's Friday, the 80's Pulp saga continues (105 Points)

Hoi,

Remember Fred? Remember I told you he would show up again? Well I did not tell the entire truth, thát Fred does not feature in today's post. It is his brother, conveniently also called Fred or CGAG-02, makes an appearance here. He has shipped in on board the ARBCO freighter Baroness and is trying to smuggle a dangerous cargo inland.





Fred02 and his band of thugs (Crooked Dice miniatures "The Firm" with one Fred-head replacement) have chartered Captain Jeremiah Barnaby,


formerly of the Alliance Shipping firm now hostilely taken over by ARBCO industries ltd, to smuggle a band of Thuggees (more CD mini's) under the leadership of the Master of the Cristal Orb




and a trio of martial artists (even more CD mini's) into the US.





Here are some more close ups of the ship. It's a TTCombat MDF lasered ship. Their kits are incredibly well made and not that expensive and well worth it. Would I have done things differently putting it together? Yes I would but I wanted it on my table ASAP, so this is it. I left the roof of the cabin and the upper cabin detached from the lower cabin so I could use it for gaming. The containers are separate too, I have 3 more to do and these will be done after the Challenge.




Some more pictures of Fred02 and his friends. One of the gangsters actually has a stocking over his head, but I cannot paint the see-through material, so I made it into a plastic bag. If you can guess from what store it is, I have done a good enough job ;-)




This post amounts to 12 painted 28mm figures and a big ship. The figures are 5 points each so that's 60 points but I leave it up to Phil and Sylvain to come up with the points for the freighter.

Cheers Sander



Oh gosh Sander, you're throwing us a curveball this morning. that freighter is awesome, I've seen it on eBay, but not picked one up yet. You've done a smashing job detailing up what could be quite plain mdf with that natty white and red colour scheme. 

Fred02 Captain Barnaby looks like a badass with his orange jacket and shotgun, and very fine Thuggee cultists and red ninja protecting the ship's precious cargo. (EDIT: Minion should pay more attention)

Give the size of the ship, and detail you've put into it, I'm going to score it as three 28mm vehicles, so 45 points for a total of 105. Bravo! 

Phil


43 comments:

  1. Fantastic work Sander - I've been thinking about getting one of those freighters (probably the smaller one) for my Salutesville project :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, it's a great kit but do a lot of dry-fitting if you get one and try to keep in mind: the bigger one is only slightly more expensive but has more containers and stuff so...

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  2. Love the freighter, can never have too many large ships

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    1. True Martin, it's almost an entire playing area on itself.

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  3. I like the story, the ship and the figures.

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    1. Thanks Clint, the plot will thicken further along the Challenge!

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  4. That's wonderful.. now where is that mini submarine I had ...

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    1. Somebody does a mini-sub? Wow nice!

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  5. awesome stuff! I'm a big fan of Crooked dice and ttcombat stuff and you've done a grand job on both.

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    1. Thanks, yes they are both ace and very versatile!

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  6. Marvellous love it and figures from one of my favourite ranges.

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  7. This is really cool stuff Sander. Well done!

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  8. This is all so cool Sander - really well done, just great.

    Also - love the name ARBCO...sounds suitably ominous and corporate..."ARBCO - We're All About 'People'"...

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    1. Lol Greg, you don't half of it, or if you know Iannick you just might. But I'll lift a tip of the veil: ARBCO is an anagram and it should be "We're All About Snakes" ;-)

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  9. Awesome stuff Sanders! The ship is so cool, I want to play with it. The Ninjas are great, too

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    1. Thanks Iannicks, still wanted to use these in a Pulp game with you...perhaps we could use it to cross the ocean?

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    2. Would be pretty cool. Do they offer a 1:1 version of it? ;-)

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    1. Thanks Ray, I might embellish it later on if I can find more maritime titbits ;-)

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  11. Another vote for the ship but the mini's are excellent too

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, great to hear that! :-)

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  12. What an epic post Sander, great to see that freighter and it is definitely going on my wish list for Salute.

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    1. Why wait Michael? Ordering direct from TTCombat is a breeze! :-P

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  13. Wowzaa! That is a spectacular bit of kit, Sander! It and your figures look terrific - what an amazing monster. Grand job!

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    1. Many thanks Curt, the ship is a great addition to anyone's modernish terrain!

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  14. Figures are great but the ship is fab and tt combat do seem to be very reasonably priced.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Christophers, it was great fun painting it!

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  16. That ship is heck-a-kewl! I really like the crew and pulp figures, but that ship really barges in on the post! ;)

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    1. Well David, you certainly went overboard on the maritime puns in that comment, but thanks for the kind words anyway! :-p

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