Monday, September 26, 2011

28mm USMC M60A1 MBT circa 1980, Phase I

So after a long period of years of steady searches on Ebay, I finally scored a Corgi diecast 1/50 scale M60A1 for under $20. Let the conversion work begin!

Here is the tank right out of the box with a Mongrel Mini standing in for scale. The details are nice enough for wargaming but the plunger barrel has got to go. The current barrel is made to fire a plastic rocket with springs. First step, I mercilessly tear off the black plunger piece so now it is just the smaller barrel.

Step 2: I go to my stash of Evergreen plastic modeling tubing and find a diameter that slides over the old barrel. I cut it to the correct size, put a little glue inside and slide it over the barrel.



Step 3: I take the next smaller size of tubing and cut a small piece to fit in the end for detailing. The Evergreen tubing is sold in gradual sizes so each fits snuggly inside the next size.



Step 4: I cut pieces wide enough in diameter to slide over the new barrel to make the muzzle break and details. Voila! New barrel has been made and is sturdy for use to boot. Next up will be the NATO paint scheme.

More to come,
Doc

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Star Wars Stuff

In An Episode Far, Far Away...

Here are some of the Transformer Star Wars toys that fit good with the Star Wars CMGs.

A Clone Tank ready to hover out and attack.


Some Gunship action, a little small but works for me.

Droid tanks ready to fry some Gungans. Nice to see rivets exist in the future.

More to come!

Friday, September 23, 2011

1980's Syrian Gazelle for SOCWAD

Finished my 1/50 scale diecast Gazelle from Verem for my 28mm 1980's Syrians. Been looking to add more to my force for Seek Out, Close With, And Destroy games and thought this would be a fun addition. I still need to stat it out, but hope to get it on the table soon.

More to come.
Doc

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Alle Gegen Alle: No More Room In Hell 1944



In the maelstrom of the Eastern Front, 1944 the Dead walk again! Play one of 4 desperate, German survivors trying to escape the Russian Juggernaut's Operation Bagration as you flee Westward seeking sanctuary, but all you find is the Vengeance of your own Dead! Iron Ivan Games proudly announces the first Survival Horror adventure for No More Room In Hell,
Alle Gegen Alle.

In Alle Gegen Alle you the Survivor must navigate through the Red Storm and the Undead!

Alle Gegen Alle is a full color 14 page scenario with new rules for Spotting, Angels of Vengeance, Holy Relics, Cursed Items and Hidden Horrors as well as a full background story and illustrations to the Scenario.

Can you Survive the Ost Front when Alle Gegen Alle?!

Now available for download from our online store for $5 USD.

http://store.ironivangames.com/allegegenalle.html

More to come...