It is seldom that Dr. Zorkon brings a figure that is "straight out of the box", but in this case, you really didn't need to do anything to this one. This is the Gene Cernan - last man on the moon figure. It is a beautiful piece of work with some amazing detail, like that camera. I had to stand back so as to not get drool on this one.
Due to the holiday on Wednesday, the monthly SSCC meeting was held on Thursday, the 5th of July. It was a good group and we had a great meeting. Plenty of stuff to see and we'll start with the figures I brought (Point Man). This is a group of Korean War era U.S. Soldiers, seen from 2 slightly different angles. The figures were bashed on Dragon figures, using boots, coats and some hats from the Soldier Story figure that I picked up at War Toys. The gear was WWII Dragon issue and was painted olive with acrylic paint.
This beautiful Waffen SS figure was put together by King Tiger. Dean bashed this figure using product from several different manufacturers. He then set it into this really nice scenic base to create an awesome looking vignette.
Next, Mark wowed us with this Albert Einstein bash. He started with a headsculpt that he picked up online and created the rest with an outfit from a Barbie (Ken) figure and a Dragon body. The blackboard is a piece that he previously had created for a "Professor Jones" display.
J. Kidd was in Star Wars mode and displayed these really cool Imperial figures. The to shot shows his Side Show Governor Tarkin with a character from the movie Rogue One (I don't remember this character's name). That figure is actually a Disney product, but it is very nicely done.
John also had this awesome looking Side Show Darth Vader and Imperial Snow Troopers. The Vader figure had some nice light up features, like the light saber. Very cool indeed.
CINDY had this really nice looking line of Joe bashes that she was working on. All Joe bodies, but with a variety of uniforms and gear from Dragon and other manufacturers. She likes to do all of her figures on Joes for a uniform look in the figures themselves and she likes how the Dragon uniforms fit on the slightly smaller Joe bodies. I have to agree they look great.
I particularly liked this bashed motorcycle rider. Nice ride!
Gregory brought this 1/12th T-Rex that he found, a release based on the new Jurassic World movie. It is pretty cool, even if it is 1/12th scale and all of us agreed that it could be used in a 1/6th scene as a smaller dinosaur. Even smaller, he would still be rather intimidating. Pretty neat.
George had these totally cool mercenary type figures that represent characters from a video game. I am not familiar with the game, but I sure thought the figures were cool...especially because as "bad" as these guys look, they are the good guys. Can't imagine what the bad guys look like.
The level of detail on these figures was pretty amazing. I really love the tattoos and that belt buckle on the figure on the left (above/below) is just really nice. The masks are pretty cool too. I would not mess with these guys.
Club President, Hammer Six had a nice collection of Waffen SS Figures on display. First, were these two infantry officers. He found the uniforms online at a greatly reduced price and bashed the two figures.
These German SS Tankers , show from two slightly different angles are his Panzer IV crew. They are all wearing leather uniforms and represent a crew from the 12th SS Panzer Division in Normandy. Very nicely done.
Next we have this 3rd Infantry Division corporal riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Panzercommander put the figure and his ride together at the meeting to build this nice display. The figure is absolutely amazing as are all of Panzercommander's bashes and the motorcycle is incredible. The detail on this thing is just spectacular!
Lastly, Gray Ghost brought a work in progress to show. He is cutting out parts to create a scratchbuilt Daimler Dingo, like the one that Point Man showed at a previous SSCC Meeting. Phil is just about ready to start assembling his.
And that wraps up the July meeting. Some great stuff as always, looking forward to the next one.
MEETING NIGHT IN AMERICA!
- SSCC OHIO
Last night we had a great meeting with tons of eye candy to drool over and plenty of gear to buy and sell. A great time was had by one and all. One important piece of news came out of formal "BUSINESS MEETING", FIGURECON 11 - 2019 will not be on the first weekend of March do to a scheduling conflict. The 2019 Figurecon will be held MARCH 23rd and 24th at the Entertrainment Junction venue. Make plans now to attend. You won't want to miss it.
First up, we have this .30 cal. machine gun team put together by Panzercommander. The figures represent a team from Easy Co., 2/506th, 101st Airborne Division as they would have appeared in Normandy on D-Day, 1944. As usual, Panzercommander has put together an incredibly accurate set of figures to represent D-Day paratroopers. There is some beautiful detail here from the uniforms to the real metal .30 machine gun. Great job Fred, these guys look outstanding.
Panzercommander's final display - the figures with a selection of reference books used in their creation. Outstanding work!
Next, we have J. Kidd with a selection of WWII American figures - Regular Infantry, American Ranger and Paratroopers - all troops that fought on D-Day. John has done a really nice job of putting together an interesting and varied selection of well detailed figures. Nice job buddy!
Gray Ghost put together these British Armor figures in anticipation of starting his Daimler Dingo project. He used an H&C reference book for inspiration. The middle figure has a custom helmet that Gray Ghost reworked from a British Para Helmet. It is a really sharp and unique detail. Very nice work.
Gray Ghost also displayed this sd.kfz 222 German Armored Car that he recently acquired from fellow club member Cory Lord. Though this particular one is painted for desert service, it is representative of German armored vehicles that fought in the Normandy campaign. This particular model was created by Mardon Callenta and was completed by Cory. It's a really nice piece.
George K. Had these two American paratroopers on display that he had kitbashed using a variety of different manufacturer's products. I like the variation in uniform color. Very nice George!
Club President, Hammer Six had this great looking German Staff Car (don't ask me what it's called, I have no idea, but it was totally cool). The vehicle appears to be all metal with possibly some resin thrown in here and there to make it even heavier. This thing weighs a ton, but as I said, it is very, very cool. I particularly like the fact that not only do the doors work, the trunk opens as well. That is where the other side windows are being stored.
Okay... On to other subjects, first up is KING TIGER with a WWI diorama that he laughingly called "FRENCH TOAST". This dio features a German soldier with a flame thrower about to set ablaze a French trench position. The French soldier does seem a little put out by the German's gesture.
This is just a really cool diorama. I like the woodwork and weathering that King Tiger has done, creating the floor and side of the french. It looks really sharp. I could see a whole series of these small dioramas, featuring two to three soldiers in various activities. It's a great concept.
One of our newest club members, Cindy, likes to bash uniforms and gear on traditional G.I. Joe figures, which is kind of unique, but in a way nicely ties her various subjects together. Here are several that she displayed last night, while working on a figure during the meeting. On the left a couple British SAS guys, one North Africa themed and the other ETO. On the right a couple of Russian soldiers. These WWII figures are flanking a Jedi Knight in the center. I am not sure what the figure behind him is, but there is an American WWII pilot behind the Russians. Nice work Cindy, as always!
George K. also displayed this modern American Soldier. It features a nice selection of high quality uniform and gear pieces.
This is my Taowan MRAP and Hasbro Humvee (99% complete) making their one and only club appearance together. The MRAP weighs somewhere between 60 and 70 lbs and now that it is back in my basement, that is where it is staying. You can see more about the Humvee project on my blog on my website - www.pointmansprivy.weebly.com
The Mad Dr. Zorkon never disappoints and he had some great stuff at this month's meeting. First we get his British Guards Marching Band, which is just too cool. It is amazing that he was able to put together that many uniforms, much less find instruments for them to play. It is a really nice display.
Next is this tribute to the 60's TV show - I Dream of Jeannie. Featuring Barbie Jeannie and Major Nelson. The Jeannie figure came with a traditional Barbie body, so Mark switched out the body for a articulated one so that Jeannie could do her magic floating trick. Major Nelson is wearing a Hasbro Mercury Astronaut uniform. Its very clever.
The Good Doctor seems to defy gravity with his last display, but there is actually a rod holding up that Magic Carpet. It is a really cool idea and very unique. Excellent job buddy!
And that is it for this meeting update. It was a great meeting and there was plenty on display. I managed to leave some hard earned cash with more than one club member as well, but that's pretty much situation normal. - PM out!
This post was originally done on 4/29, but was done on a standard page rather than a Blog page. It is reprinted here as part of a new Meeting Night Blog - PM
We lead off with figures and Jeep by Panzercommander. He put these late war guys together for an outdoor shoot he did after a torrential rainstorm that we had here in Ohio. The black and white shot below is from that shoot. It really does look like these troops are on the banks of a raging river. Glad they weren't swept away because they are great figures, done with the usual attention to detail that
Panzercommander gives to all of his projects. They looked great in the meeting hall too. I like all the extra gear that he has placed on his Jeep and my favorite figure has to be that radioman sitting in the back of the vehicle. Very nice job Panzercommander.
Next we have a trio of tankers by Gray Ghost. You probably recognize these guys as 3 of the 5 crewmen from FURY. Gray Ghost has done a nice job of taking available sculpts and creating two of Brad Pitt's crew. Though I was wondering how the guy on the left would look with a large black scull on the front of his jacket (that's a Punisher reference for you that are not comic book geeks).
George K. had two great looking bashed figures that he displayed. The first was a rather familiar looking terrorist figure. The kind of fellow you would love to spray with an automatic weapon. Oh wait... already taken care of. Nicely done bad guy George.
The second figure was this bashed female Mercenary/PMC. George used a variety of items to create her. I really like the face compared to a lot of the female sculpts. She just looks like a real person and not a fashionista.
My (Point Man) new project, a Hasbro Humvee. After seeing BLACK JACK's at the FIGURECON, I knew I had to find one. I did (ouch $$). I have yet to do anything to it, but I have been collecting modern gear and lots of reference photos so that I can start customizing it.
This is my crew, a WIP to be sure. I've already made a number of changes since taking these picture and will probably change them some more. This was not a project that I ever intended to do, but now that I am started on it, I am pretty jazzed about where it is going.
These two Humvees belong to BLACK JACK. The tan one is the one that inspired me to start my project. He has already done a number of modifications to it and has more planned. I want to do a radio rack like he has done in mine as well. I just like the way it fills the space with all kinds of detail.
Next we have some comic/SciFi displays from club member GREGORY. These items are roughly 1/12th scale. The Star Wars Tie fighter is really cool. Not only is it pretty well detailed on the outside, there is also a very interesting interior for those 6" figures. Pretty slick; can you imagine how big this thing would be in 1:6th. Next GREGORY displayed a couple of 1/12th scale Batmobiles. The one on the left is from the TV cartoon series and the one on the right is from the 1960's live action TV show with Adam West and Burt Ward. Why, oh why did Hot Toys never release their 1/6th version?
And as usual, there were all kinds of goodies for swapping and buying. This is just the stuff that Panzercommander brought. It was a great meeting and everyone is looking forward to the next one, which is just days away on May 2nd. Hope you can join us. Meeting location information is available on this website.