Tuesday, 13 August 2013

28mm Victorian Sci-Fi German Marine Light Steam Tanks, Twinkies and Assholes!

We have a pair 28mm (light) Steam Tanks for the German Marines from the previous post, these mainly resin little fellas are from Ironclad Miniatures, they are lovely pieces but quite small and would merit only a two man crew (possibly lying down).

I have included a 28mm Copplestone figure to show scale and they were quite cheap for a resin tank.....

Melanie is having a blog whoring competition giveaway over at her blog "No,Really, You Can Eat It!" where you could win Twinkies and other edible delights from the USA, I've never had a Twinkie or even a Ding Dong or a Bear Claw!!!!!.......I feel my life is not complete !

Also a picture that made me giggle and reminded me of Ray!











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    1. You're welcome pimp girlie!

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    2. Mel is being pimped all around the blogosphere :)

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    3. Then you are really gonna love what I posted today!!!

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  2. They look awesome!
    You're lucky - if you win the Twinkies, they have a shelf life of about fifty years, so you can spread the sugary joy for a long, long time...

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    1. I know right, those things last crazy long.

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    2. What....are they made from cockroaches?

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    3. Ewwwww. I hope not. Ever eat a chocolate covered fried roach? I haven't but I saw a special on it once.

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    4. And deep fried spiders. The entire show was about freaky bug foods. So gross, yet I kept watching.

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    5. I know, we can't help but watch!

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  3. Can you call a tank "cute"?
    As ever very nicely painted and a fitting addition to your growing VSF forces. I am pleased that they don't have very obvious markings and identifications numbers as this allows them to be more generic in nature and then any side can use them.

    Nice one mate.

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  4. Dude...if you do not win the twinkie, you gotta let me know. Your life is not complete without a twinikie coursing through your veins for the rest of your existence.

    Cool tanks too.

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    1. Addictive???? Not sure about that one. However, they will never dissolve and exit your body.

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  5. Good like winning a twinkie of ding dong, use the later with some spotted dick and you can do no wrong lol great job too. Assholes, there are quite a few

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  6. Great tanks!

    You haven't lived until you've had a Twinkie or a Ding Dong, and you'll only live half as long once you have.



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  7. Very cool, purpose-built tanks, Fran. They look very appropriate next to the troops. That is an interesting site Melanie has - I will have to peruse it more closely. Best, Dean

    P.S. Yes, there are some folks who particularly exemplify that poster.

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    1. Thanks Dean, she's a good girl....mostly!

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  8. Fantastic looking colors on these tanks!

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  9. Great work Francis Nice Tanks the characters is perfect .
    Cheers .

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  10. Even though they are small, they'll still be fun in a game. Nice brush work on them.
    Good asshole joke, I like it.

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  11. Nice tanks Fran, and the last bit was very funny :)

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  12. Very nice and lol at that joke!

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  13. Nice looking vehicles and that last bit is very funny

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  14. Very nice work - I would be that last person but heaven isn't on the places to visit list yet.

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    1. I believe we all feel that way but some like Ray are going somewhere hot!

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  15. Hostess had some fine products that made excellent bomb shelter food. I remember the Simpson's did an episode where Homer stored one in a safe because he heard the turned to liquor over time.

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  16. Great looking little tanks

    How about getting something like that in 15mm and using it as a 28mm Goliath?

    Ian

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  17. While in no way do I wish to rain on Ms. Melanie's parade, please accept my assurance that your life is entirely complete in the absence of Twinkies and Ding Dongs. Bear claws, if fresh, are likely worth exploring.

    FMB

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  18. Those are some very cool little tanks! Well done and the joke at the end was very funny! Sadly, I've met a few....

    Christopher

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    1. I've worked with many as well......

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  19. I think the expression weird and wonderful sprung to mind when I saw these; good choice of colour for the paint-job too, grey is so last season.

    As for pimping Melanie's Ding Dongs and her Twinkie, well I'd just watch out for her bear claws too.

    If Ray was on the bus would that make it a "Blunderbuss" ?

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  20. Love these Francis, great paint job on them and the joke is just priceless.

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  21. I like those tanks. I normally don't look for realism in fiction models, but if I did here...2 man crew sounds right. A driver and a commander/gunner. Could "kinda" sit in there, I suppose, but visors are far...maybe they're longer inside, like a telescope? :P

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    1. It would have to be, very cramped though!

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  22. Why does a pic of a tank remind you of me? is it because I'm so big and strong, you big girls blouse!!!!

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  23. Very nice and steam punk looking Fran. I like those rivets! I hope you win at Mels place and get some Twinkies and some Ding Dong's!

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    1. Let's hope and hope the hubby get's his milk gravy!

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    1. Thanks, I totally forgot to call them panzers.

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  25. Another great paint job from the General's workshop! BTW: I think a certain person you know, might be using some of your "Generalissimo" Blue to paint up his figures. But, maybe I'm wrong.

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  26. i love the ironclad steam vehicles, nice painting too.

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  27. lovely little buggers, the icing on the post was the heavens wish thing.
    LMOA.

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  28. Nice tanks Fran, though I see what you mean about size. The rear boiler would probably stop them lying flat, though a seated posture, whilst certainly cramped may be possible...

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  29. Love 'em! You've got them mudded & nicked up nicely. This Victorian project has no end of surprises!

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  30. The scale looks about right for MG armed tankettes in the scale you're using. The Italian L3 I think was about that size, and the British Light MkVI not a whole lot bigger. Speaking of which...

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  31. Luverly tanks, Fran!

    As far as the joke goes, yeah, I would be the last guy.

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  32. I like the tanks. I particularly like how one of 'em looks like it's flipping me off.

    Also, I kinda hope you win the Twinkie. Even though I want to win it for the sake of awesome posts, I feel you deserve it much more. Make sure you deep fry it though, and post the results.

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  33. Cute little tanks and great painting!

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  34. They are wee gems! Nice one Fran.

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  35. Maybe they are driven by those little tiny, Prussian hussar girlies somebody makes...

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  36. You poor thing, Fran! You've never had a Twinkie, Ding Dong or Bear Claw? Does that mean you've never had a Snowball either? Those are my favorite!

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    1. I think I've had a snowball but it was an Irish mallow thing?

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  37. Great looking tanks! I like smaller vehicles because they dominate the battle field less than the really big land ships.

    As for Twinkies, our American cousins have nothing on Vachon products. A Joe Louis and a Pepsi - there's true Quebecois culture.

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  38. You never having a Twinkie would explain a lot. Of course, it may very well be from all of the toxic paint fumes you have ingested during your intricate work, but since I am not a doctor, I am going with the Twinkies. Everyone should always go with the Twinkies when possible, and even sometimes when it is not!

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  39. Love that color on the tanks. Very weathered and old-timey looking.

    Also, I've never had a Twinkie either. I fear if I do my stomach will just collapse in on itself from all the junk inside of it. I'm pretty sure in some countries they use Twinkies to insulate houses.

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  40. Tanks look awesome Fran. They look so real. The color work is perfect.
    So, why would the last guy or Ray want you guys made ugly again? He doesnt find anyone revolting , he finds the true beauty in everyone. So, why would you call him names?

    Twinkies and Ding Dong - life not being complete - I remember last year people were giving twinkies as christmas gifts as if they were never going to have any, now they are back in shelves. Antique Twinkies are no more antique.

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    1. I can't help it, you'd understand if you ever met him.

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  41. Nice tanks.

    Twinkies, when fresh, are yummy every once in a while. Ding Dongs suck.

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    1. Good to know about Ding Dongs though!

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  42. I don't think I have anything to add after 90 comments :-(

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  43. Hi Fran,

    very nice tanks. As usual good work!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  44. Haha, I am definitely doing that if I arrive in heaven with a big group!

    Nice job on the tanks, I love how they look all beat up on the sides.

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  45. Great tanks there Fran and thanks for the truth, lol

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