Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Roule-bacon's Finest - SWAT

The best that Roule-Bacon has to offer, at least 'til I decide on a HOST unit. These two units fulfill the requirements for the SWAT entry on the 5150:NB Law Enforcement generation tables.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Khurasan SEAL DEVGRU team

Along with the Locusts I also received a pack of SEALs, which were quite wonderful to behold. No flash, no moldlines, just a few burs on their bases to sand off and one or two on the SEALs with Rifle-GLs. Here's some photos of the SEALs in bare metal; I doubt I can do much to review them since moderns aren't really my thing.

The four rifle armed members of the pack, apparently in CQB configuration rather than the stated bullpup configuration. The goggles are what sold me on using them as my sci-fi SWAT team, and their short-barreled weapons didn't hurt either.

Two team members were armed with Rifle-GLs. The springing into action pose is quite convincing.

The sniper and SAW gunner will be the hardest for me to use; I suspect they'll end up in the 2nd team to arrive to the scene of the crime. The box magazine is the only thing that makes the SAW gunner stand out, so a strong contrasting color will probably have to be used. The sniper rifle arrived bent (as they are wont to do) but was easily bent back into place without damage.

The SEALs come with separate, fairly nondescript packs that are nice enough, but I'm leaving them off. At some point I'll probably trade them or stick them on some OCLF or JNDF figures.

Khurasan Locust Patrol Truck

I received my order of two Locusts Patrol Trucks and a SEAL DEVGRU team yesterday, and I was rather pleased with my order. Service was quick, as usual, and I was eager to dig in.

The complete Locust kit in parts.

The Locusts are pretty neat little kits, though they're a little smaller than I thought they'd be. There's very little flash or gating on the models, though there were gate remnants on an acceptable part of the wheel suspension.

The Locust's unique suspension. I'm guessing that each wheel has is independently powered.

The only significant problem I ran into during cleaning was a bit of mold slippage (which appears on both trucks). This is pretty easy to file down in general, but the rear door has given me a bit of trouble (it turned out better on the second kit).

Assembly was pretty easy; sand down the flat parts of the suspension, slot into the main body, clean out the top hatch and glue it down; bam! it's done. The kit comes with three top options (hatch, flush, and double turret), but I opted for the hatch since this will be a police vehicle.

(I went back and cleaned it up better after the picture).

All in all, good on Khurasan for bringing these beauts into the world. I probably won't need anymore for my SWAT cops, but the Orange Country Liberation Front might find some use for them (and the guns), so we'll see.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Skraag the Toothless begins his life anew in Roule-Bacon (formerly New Hope City)

Skraag the Toothless
Rep 5 Star, Trader(Gun Running), (Fit5, Pep3, Sav4,Sci0), Vicious, Armored Hide, Stone Cold.