FUBAR – Progress report

After a little delay in getting this lot finished I’ve finally got a few opponents for VonDon Corp. Not quite enough for a game as I need scenery still but progress. But first things first.VonDon Corp LogoI’ve wanted a logo to attach to images so that I can reduce it down and use is as a signature image for all related posts. So far I’ve come up with two options. Once is a little ‘darker’ and I’m not sure reflects the ‘good’ that the corporation does around the Colonies.

 The second uses the corporate colour scheme.

And I can’t decide whether to add the full name in there somewhere as well. Any comments appreciated.

On to the new troops. Attached to the VonDon Corp. military investigation team is a UCOT (United Colonies Observation Team). Attached to the mission at the insistence of EarthGov to ensure transparency and respect for the rights of the Sikkara Colonists. Kitted out with VDC equipment but in the neutral UC blue, they are accompanied by a VDC Advanced Combat Walker to provide additional protection.

The Colonist, whose developing military arm is known as the SLF (Sikkara Liberation Force), although not equipped with the latest military hardware are still a force to be respected and their knowledge of the planet and its environment could give them a distinct advantage if military action is required.

The buggies unique to the Colonists provide a fast moving recon force with enough punch to do damage to an unprepared foe before disappearing again into the vastness of the Sikkara landscape.

Currently operating in five man teams they are expected to increase this to compensate for the reduced firepower their hardware can deliver compared to the latest military kit they are likely so face.

Although lacking in public support, the SLF are suspected of dealing with other colonial corporations to both obtain support for their cause and because the potential profits resulting from full control of Sikkara make providing such support, even if initially covertly, a risk some corporations are willing to take. It is suspected that SovCorp have been supplying them with military hardware.

 

The buggies are Pax Arcadia from Dark Realm Miniatures supplied by the estimable Angel Barracks (whose fault this whole 6mm SF project is!). The SLF AFVs are Adler Dark Star range, as are all the infantry. The UCOT are the ‘marine’ types. The Colonists are the mid-tech troops. Finally, the SovCorp vehicles are from Reiver Castings at Under the Bed. They do the same vehicles in small, medium and large sizes (for up to 12mm figures) and these are from the large range as I wanted something suitable ‘chunky’! I’ve seen the pictures on the website a few times and to be honest the photos do not do them justice. The ‘light’ paintjob washes out the photos and in the flesh (lead?) they look crisp and detailed. I think Gateshead Gaming are taking over supply of them and will be expanding the range. The large models are not cheap but do the job.

I have more of the Dark Realm range for the SovCorp and more Adler stuff to do for the SLF. There are more GZG AFVs for the VDC but at the moment I don’t want to make it to armour heavy.

At Derby I shall be picking up the rest of the stuff I need for my Syrians. As I didn’t want to rebase the IDF I bought I wanted to match the basing. I tried all the different pots of sand I had and none matched. In the end, Tim, who did the IDF, sent me up a bag of the sand he used (£3 to send up a 60p bag of sand!). At first it didn’t look like it matched but after PVA’ing it on and then applying a watered down PVA mix that darkened it and it now looks fine. The M60s and the M113 are my paint jobs and basing. The HQ at back is Tims. I’ve added some olive bush material to give contrast.

There we go. Not a huge amount but progress. I’d like to get a few more things done for FUBAR before Derby as after that I will be hitting my Syrians. And that’s not to mention the pile of 28mm RSM miniatures I need to start!

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4 thoughts on “FUBAR – Progress report”

  1. Love the SciFi stuff but without any trouble whatsoever it looks as though it could be a major thing. You already have a number of different factions, plus the peacekeepers; now you are designing logo's -you'll be choosing curtains next. Where does it end? You'll be having bad dreams next. Wasting away because you are too busy designing scenario's to eat. The family will suffer and you will become a haunted, shadow of your former self, a slave to 6mm SciFi. (That is of course extreme worst case scenario, you'll probably just end up having a lot of fun.) I'll tell you, that Angel Barracks bloke has a lot to answer for.

    Now then, where's my Must Get at Derby List?

    Logo wise, they both seem a bit sinister to me. I prefer the green and cream version but the runny 'V' could either represent blood or the spray paint letter for the Resistance from the TV series of the same name. Maybe you could incorporate the 'V' as a different coloured, lower case letter in the junction of the D and C. (Could also be that I'm spouting utter bo**ocks. You decide.)

  2. Hmmmm hard choice 😉

    I kind of agree re the sinister logo. VDC, although powerful and a little 'dark' are publicly not bad guys. May play around more…

    My list for Derby is getting long as well. Most of it preordered. As my wife is dropping me off and picking me up I need to be quite careful on what she sees me leave with!

    And yes, that AB chap has a LOT to answer for!

  3. Si-Fi is not really my bag but they do look so fine. Nice to see your up against it for Derby as well though!! Just based another 30 Nap unit,s now need to flock them (tomorrow night), rebasing is a curse but I now have enough to try out the rules.

    Oh I like the green background best

    Ian

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