Friday, October 3, 2014

Halt! Papers! Cool Roadblock/Sentry Box Stuff From 4Ground

I bought two 28mm 4Ground sets for my Weird War Two project to give some terrain pieces for the evil secret Nazi base that my heroic commandoes will eventually be ready to assault.   They work pretty well with my secret evil Bob Murch Pulp Figures Nazis.
There are two sets.   One is a set of five wire barricades and another checkpoint set.  That gives you a satisfying amount of stuff.I decided to go for a pre-war or early war feel, so instead of drab browns or camo I wanted an in your face, you better stop now or else feel and choose to paint all everything except for the signs read and white.



That’s my terrible attempt at Gothic German script.  



The sentry box and barrier.  The barrier comes in two parts, the barrier on a hinge and a resty thing.   It was a little finicky to put together.



 You can pass!




 The sentry box was fun to assemble and paint.   “Ach, so!”  Here, Feldwebel Stronk catches Geferiter Finkel snacking while on guard duty.



The checkpoint set comes with two useful signs.






 Now that I have a checkpoint, I need a 28mm(ish) vehicle to go through it, particularly one that looks appropriately German, per perhaps  carrying resistance types disguised as Germans.   Also, this set comes with four useful Luftwaffe/pilot types who will go nicely with my cross German aviatrix.



 I’m going to award myself a total of nine separate terrain pieces for my yearly total, since there are five barricades, a sentry box, two signs, and the gate.  That seems right, especially as everything got based.
These figures bring my 2014 totals to:
28mm Mounted: 13, 28mm Foot: 42, 28mm Artillery: 1, 28mm Terrain Pieces: 9
20mm Foot: 33, 20mm Artillery: 2, 20mm Vehicles: 2, 20mm Terrain Pieces: 2
15mm Vehicles: 5, 15mm Foot: 26, 15mm Terrain Pieces: 3
6mm Foot:  120, 6mm vehicles: 4, 6mm Terrain Pieces: 2
Kilometres Run: 925

20 comments:

  1. Nifty paint job on the figures. Murch figures certainly are full of character, aren't they? Looking forward to seeing your staff car completed and on your gaming table.

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    1. Many thanks Jonathan. I do like the Murch figures for exactly that reason, loads of character.

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  2. Nice work. I can sell you a resin Kubelwagen and an Opel Blitz truck too! :)

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  3. Very nice indeed. It would also go well with an Imagi-Nations gig. You can imagine a volatile and perhaps rather porous border between the dark dictatorship of the Democratic Republic of Underhand and the People's (Yeah, right) Republic of Overbear, and such prominent markings to indicate the current state of claim and counterclaim...

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    1. Great idea. Or perhaps Sylvania and Borduria from the Tintin books.

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  4. Very nice work. I was eyeing that stuff also. Especially the centry box caught my attention.

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    1. Thanks sir. They are some very useful kits indeed.

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  5. Nice you just need Indy and loads of German bikes and trucks

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    1. True. Either Indy or Steve McQueen from the Great Escape.

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  6. Love the barriers and sentry box, very cool!!!

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  7. Very good work Mike!
    Looking forward to seeing the staff car completed
    Just a warning: the Tamiya 1/48 models are usually much larger than the typical 28mm vehicles and don't mix well with the standar resin or lead models from the Warlord's,etc. Just for you to know

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    1. Thank you Benito. I was afraid someone would tell me something like that. I don't have any 28mm vehicles and was hazy about the relationship between 1/48 scale, 1/52 scale, and 28mm. One thing I have noticed is that my local hobby store is stocking a LOT of 1/48 scale kits, so maybe if I stay in that scale?

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  8. Very very nice work! Really like the sentry box!

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  9. Very nice! I'm sure they'll come in useful in lots of different scenarios.

    I also like the sausage-munching guard!

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  10. They look great- adds a nice but of colour to the normally drab WW2 battlefield.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  11. Super cool. These will add loads of lovely character to your game table. Well done sir.

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  12. Oh I say, they've worked a treat, bravo Sir.

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  13. Many thanks Rodger, Edwin, Pete, Dai and Michael. If five such distinguished men as yourselves like them, I'm happy. :)

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