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So I mentioned this a while back as a toy with potential. $30 later and...



I have a Tomica Storm Runner.

I love the design with the underslung cargo pods reminds me a lot of the Horizon-T from Robotech TNG/Mospeada.



The cargo pods are great, big enough for infantry, I could even see a bike or terminator coming out of one.



And there's enough space under it to carry a Chimera!



It's a great toy too, the top comes off to be a fighter



Which also turns into a race car



And the hubcaps on the tires...



Flip around to be turbo fans for the jet!



The wing/cargo unit alone is a nice bit of terrain.



And then I have this...



A police bullet train, y'know to respond to any bullet-train-related crime.

It's been so long since I got any Japanese toys, so well made, so much niftyness, I love this!

Oh and another conversion that made me happy.

Inform Lord Vader...

Spoiler:

The Emperor has arrived!



I always wanted to have an Emperor on a throne doing the Uncle Sam Wants You pose. Still needs work.


 
   
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The other day Mrs Kyoto had a good observation, that I'm buy stuff and starting projects as if I'm going to live to be 300. Then in fact free time and more importantly free energy are declining.

Yeah, she's got a point.

In other news I got $100+ worth of stuff from Monday Knights

The real prize is the 'egg' space station which is not listed on their site but can be ordered for $30. It is very cool.



2 rings that fit together, each 4" across and forged from METAL

THe thing must weigh half a pound.



Heck you could use it in a 28mm game as some sort of eldrich whatever.



I'm thinking it will be a counts-as Blackstone fortress for my BFG Chaos. While the BS Fortress is a nice nice model it always looked too clean to me for Chaos (despite it being a floating chaos symbol), while this thing looks like it was put together by mad monks who used laws of physics they made up as they went along.

Anyway, more latter.


 
   
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That is a big hunk of metal.

EDC
   
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Very cool stations, they'll definitely make way cooler blackstone fortresses.

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Every game needs pieces that can double as a murder weapon. While not a dreadsock, that station is probably easier to throw at someone’s head.

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So no painting done for a while now, but I do have some more picks of the Galactic Knights ships.



Carnivoran Galactic Dreadnaught (not to be confused with a Super Galactic Dreadnaught). I like how it has a similar cityscape as the Space Fleet ships.



4 1/2" long it's a good piece of metal. It will serve as the Flagship of the Rogue Trader Midas Bombast, the RSS Golden Tower.



Also got the 'Mace' Space Station. Like the Egg you have to ask for it. Simple 2 part cast and it looks like a scaled down Death Star.


 
   
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Oooo mini death star! Most adapt considering how close to Rogue 1 we are!

EDC
   
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I'm a little disappointed that the ball doesn't go inside the rings...

   
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 JohnHwangDD wrote:
I'm a little disappointed that the ball doesn't go inside the rings...


Get your mind out of the gutter!

Though now now that you mention it it would fit...

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
I'm a little disappointed that the ball doesn't go inside the rings...


Get your mind out of the gutter!

Though now now that you mention it it would fit...


That much lead in one place would probably collapse in on itself and form a black hole. Which would make a nice terrain feature for space combat games...

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No causing holes in the spac time cotinuummuuummuuumm for gaming purposes. Bad Nevelon. Bad!

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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And just to finish off my Galactic Knights supply drop.



Cub transports (Left) and Cheetah Destroyers (Right), each about an inch and a half.



Mantis Dreadnaught, future Chaos Battleship.



2 Piranha Destroyers and one Tigershark destroyer leader. The Aquarians in Galactic Knights come the closest to my beloved Space Fleet ships in design so I may be getting more.

In my head canon I renamed the SF Gothic Battleship the Athena Class and then gave ever other ship a Greek Goddess name. So I picked these up to fill out the Pantheon, they smaller ones will be Aphrodite Class pleasure yachts and the larger one a Demeter Class Agriculture ship. Both long-ago fell out of use as the Imperium became a grimmer, darker place but a handful still roam the space ways.

 
   
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So yeah there I was in Kyoto Japan, bit of s Christmas break. Even took a pilgrimage to Iconoclasm the only shop in the region with GW stuff only to find they didn't open till 3 in the afternoon and I had to be back by then.

So yeah there I was in Yodobashi camera of all places, now don't let the name fool you it's basically a full dept store catering to tourists and it has a huge hobby section on the 3rd floor, so there I am, Gundam, Macross, Gundam, Yamato, Gundam, pervy statues, Gundam and then what should I see but...



3 shelves of GW!

And who should I see winking at me from the shelves?

Saying "hey there sailor, is today your birthday?"

And as it happens it was my birthday so...



I got me Canoness Wasshername and some losers for her to purge!

Cost about $10 more than in the US but hey it was my birthday

 
   
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The Land of the Rising Sun

Pity I went away to Nagoya for the holidays I could have met you for a game or at least some geek time.
Was that Yodobashi Umeda? I'm not really interested in GW but could buy a couple paints from their range.

M.

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Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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Yodobashi Kyoto, about 30 feet From where I'm standing.


Gotta love the 21 st century.

I imagine Umeda would carry them as well though

Where in Japan are you?

 
   
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The Land of the Rising Sun

Right now making my way home. Usually Kobe.

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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Nice catching getting the Canoness! I had to order mine from GW when it came back into stock.

Looking forward to seeing it painted up.

EDC
   
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I have returned from the exotic orient with a new cargo of spices and silks!

I met up with Jehan-reznor for some BFG action (he has some incredible models!) and he recommended picking up some of the Bandai Yamato models. They have a pretty big line of ships all with that 70s aestetic and they go for like $3 each in Japan.

https://hlj.com/search/go?p=KK&srid=S1-4DFWP&lbc=hobbylink&ts=custom&pw=yamato&uid=305009031&isort=score&view=grid&w=Space%20Battleship%20Yamato%202199&rk=7

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abandai+mecha+collection&keywords=bandai+mecha+collection&ie=UTF8&qid=1483729857&spIA=B010MPWGE0

And I am so glad I did.

OMG have I really been paying $30 a ship for BFG and SF?

Look at this!





For starters the Gamirasu, a nice curved ship with prominent torpedo tubes, could be a cruiser for the Imperials, Space Marines, Tau or Chaos with minimal work.



The Domerasu III is even more generic, a box ship with a pointy prow, perfect for an Imperial fleet.



I kind of went nuts with this one. I think I'll carve one up to make a hulk.



But the Deusura II is the real gem, a sleek ship covered with antenas and winglets that look like spikes. I can see this as a chaos flag ship.



And finally a Macross Delta, looks all sorts of useful next to my Space Fleet ships.



The main obsatcle to building a fleet of these Bandai models is they're all around 4"-5" long so there's nothing to really use as escorts or other small ships. But investing in the Rinco dime store ships (or the EM4 ships) would solve that nicely...

Anyway more to paint, more to paint.

 
   
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I think a nurgle fleet would fit the best bc they aren't immediately similar to any fleet that I know of. For nurgle all you would need is some greenstuff gribbly bits
   
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 LeCacty wrote:
I think a nurgle fleet would fit the best bc they aren't immediately similar to any fleet that I know of. For nurgle all you would need is some greenstuff gribbly bits


That's a pretty good idea. Just add some tumors and growths...


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Some more treasures and silks.



This was a stupid buy, it's a Tomy Thunder Birds car from Japan - Fab 1. It had electric sounds and weapons and cost a silly amount of money something smaller than a rhino (not as bad as GW prices, but close).

Still it's a good size, had a good retro look to it and after adding some grubbings it should be a fine armored limo for Inquisition, Cults or IG.

All I know about Thunder Birds comes from the Team America film so to my eyes it's not instantly recognizable, British fans might think differently.



Made some progress on the Egg, such a cool model. Not entirely sure about the green and orange 'pumpkin' colors for this fleet but hopefully washes and dry brushing will bring it together better.

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So OK, I now have at least 1 of each of the Imperial Space Fleet ships and several each of the ones I like.

AND I have several of the Galatic Knights ships too. AND of course all the Rinco Dime Store ships and the Yamato ships and... and... and...

So I really have no explanation for this.



The Department of Redundancy Department supply drop.

Most are from an estate sale which depresses me. People PLAY WITH YOUR TOYS, you can't take them with you!

And neither can I

this time I find myself hesitating to open the package. It's been a while since I saw any Space Fleet in original packaging on ebay so once I open these... That could be it! The last unopened Space Fleet blisters in the world!




 
   
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So you may recall I posted this bit of 25 year old concept art



Well I finally took a crack at it this weekend.

I used the Drop Fleet Commander space station to make the island in the middle and got...



It's still a little... not there. Maybe a paint job will unify it better.

 
   
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Cool idea ! Although if you don't mind me saying, are you sure the ships are aligned ? Maybe the picture is giving me the wrong idea though.

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Vertically they are but they tend to droop a bit, there isn't much surface to attach to with the center island. Maybe some green stuff?

 
   
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Absolutely ! if necessary, that would let you rework the placement while they dry.

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Some more WIP before Mrs Kyoto, Kyoto Secunda and her clone sisters Kyoto Secunda Prime return from Japan.



Added some green stuff and I think I got both halves of the ship lined up. I think the Hera-Class Supercarrier (counts as an Emperor battleship) works for this one.



Also banged out a cruiser from Dropfleet parts, the Undertaking-Class Cruiser Archmagos Villheim

Did my first 28mm conversion in a while.



Imperial Navy officer Ovir Hazard, captain of the Artemis Class light carrier Trinity. IG body+Scion coat+Perry Napoleonic head (and an Adeptus Mech pistol for good measure).

Now obviously an important man like this is not just going to walk around on his own so he got some armsmen too.



Sniper scouts+scout shotguns and Scion heads. I did some arbites a while back wtih the same combination and liked them a lot. Gotta love anyone who wears a cape into battle.



The full squad.



And started base coating this bad boy. I've had this image in head for a while of the Emperor on a throne doing 'Uncle Sam Wants You' and I think I did a fair job of kit bashing it.

Now to see if my painting can do it any justice.

 
   
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Sweet, yeah greenstuffing the junctions did the trick, well done !

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Small break from space ships for another bit of my next big project.

I bit the bullet and got 3 of the Bronekorpus tanks from Russia (1 tank, 2 AA). They're a bit smaller and cruder than rhinos or Chimeras but at $8 a pop they're good little buys for making civilian armored cars or APCs. One will go to the Eagle transporter I posted a few months back, the other two will be terrain.





The kits come with some nice bits, I didn't use the tank or AA turrets so I have those for future projects and they have a ton of guns.

The seller I bought from clipped everything off the sprue before shipping which was a welcome service.

My main complaint is that they are hollow on the bottom, easy enough to fix with plasticard, but I still have to do it...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131798596968?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131798596916?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Fluff:

Spoiler:
The Bullock class armored car is a common sight throughout the Imperium, smaller and more lightly armed than a Rhino or Chimera it is also easier to build and maintain making it a useful vehicle for planetary defense forces, security forces, gangs and civilians crossing dangerous territory. In many cases the Admistratum encourages local forces to use it, knowing that the Bullock's lighter armor and weapons will make it easier to overcome rebellious forces if the need arises.


Rules

Spoiler:
Bullock APC - 25 points
Armor 10/10/10 Tank.
Transports 6 models
Rear access point
Armed with a turret mounted heavy stubber.

 
   
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Really nice conversion work! I love the navy officer. He's got loads of character.

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Naval officer is excellent

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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