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Rattrap119 Jun 2006 9:09 a.m. PST

Herb Gundt of HG Walls ( got in the mood for some Amazing War Stories games and started work on a piece for the Allies to take out. He sent along some pictures of it and I wanted to share them here. A scenic piece like this can work for a Weird War II game or a straight commando raid on a "Buzzbomb" launcher.

It's an excellent pulp style rocket base.




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Schogun19 Jun 2006 9:22 a.m. PST

Drat — I had to make my own from scratch!

PeteMurray19 Jun 2006 9:26 a.m. PST

This is really cool—it really does have all the details needed for a pulp wars setup. The only thing it's missing is a cigar-chomping American sergeant creeping up with a K-bar on the radio operator….

malamute19 Jun 2006 9:33 a.m. PST

Thats a very nice model. Also the Pulp figures are really nice paint jobs as well. I think I recognise an old Grenadier Cthulhu chauffeur figure as well!

DeanMoto19 Jun 2006 9:46 a.m. PST

Yes; very nice. Well done!

Wargamedownloads19 Jun 2006 9:47 a.m. PST

That is sweet. Was the V-1 scratch built?

Delta Mouse19 Jun 2006 9:48 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Hundvig Fezian19 Jun 2006 9:55 a.m. PST

Beautiful work there. Where'd he get the car from, pray tell?

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2006 9:58 a.m. PST

Great job! Though to launch a V1 over a fuel dump, with their track record…

HG Walls19 Jun 2006 10:02 a.m. PST

The V-1 was made from a really crude jet airplane that was supplied with a O scale model (Plasticville I think) hanger. BTW Rich, you really know how to generate attention.


Lone wanderer19 Jun 2006 10:18 a.m. PST

Very nice, but what scale?

Rattrap119 Jun 2006 10:19 a.m. PST

It's for 28mm, but it could just as easily work for slightly larger as well.


Doc Shaftage19 Jun 2006 10:19 a.m. PST

All these pictures lack is a Kim Jong Il Mini.

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jun 2006 10:32 a.m. PST

Herb, very, very nice!

Lon Weiss

Chris V19 Jun 2006 10:32 a.m. PST

Beautiful terrain like this just makes me wanna cry! I must make a resolution to make and paint more so that I can get good enough to do something as stunning.

Doctor Bedlam19 Jun 2006 10:56 a.m. PST

They make Kim Jong Il minis? Where?

Tarleton19 Jun 2006 11:11 a.m. PST

Very impressive and thought provoking…

Gives rise to ideas like;

Reich in space – development of a V2, add a few viewing ports to a V2. Could be modified in other ways too.

Along similar lines:- flying saucers ( circumstantial evidence points to a German invention ) plus Russian versions,
foo ( or is it feu? ) fighters,
type XXI " type " U-boats,
M class ( British ) subs,
the latter plus Italian, Japanese and American subs in a race to an uncharted island… what are they after?

Schogun19 Jun 2006 11:37 a.m. PST

BTW — Tamiya makes a 1/48th scale V-1. Works good for 28mm up to 40mm. No launch ramp though — you have to go to Gaso.line for that and pay a hefty price. Or build your own.

HG Walls19 Jun 2006 12:30 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone. The model was made completely from 'bits' that I had laying around in my inventory and part of the fun was 'not' buying any additional parts. Many of the parts are used out of scale and/or context. For example, the 'rocket' portion of the V-1 was made from a plastic pen casing.

The car is a Solido 1929 Fiat 525N that I purchased through eBay.

Thanks Lon for your comment and your fast and reliable service. My Brigade Games parcel complete with Amazing War Stories arrived in the post today.

General Montcalm19 Jun 2006 1:30 p.m. PST

Bravo! Excellent work.

Tango India Mike19 Jun 2006 2:23 p.m. PST

Great work.

stealth84119 Jun 2006 2:51 p.m. PST

Cool stuff

DeanMoto19 Jun 2006 3:10 p.m. PST

man…that's a fat pen!

TheRaven19 Jun 2006 6:28 p.m. PST

How about ramping up to do some of the parts…. ramp; bunker etc for production? I could not afford the whole set up at once but perhaps modules at a time….

MaksimSmelchak19 Jun 2006 8:14 p.m. PST

Hi HG,

*** Where did the computer control panel come from? ***


richarDISNEY19 Jun 2006 9:21 p.m. PST

the control pannel was from Armorcast. i dont think that they make it anymore… they streamlined their productions, and now limit what they make.

try e-bay.

For Sale19 Jun 2006 11:19 p.m. PST

For anyone that fancys building a V-2 base. Revell produced a 1/54th V-2 kit that includes the firing platform and transportion unit. It's OOP but still turns up on ebay.

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian20 Jun 2006 2:44 a.m. PST

Fantistic model, well done.


Moavoamoatu20 Jun 2006 6:22 a.m. PST

It's amazing. I love it.


Osiris Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2006 6:43 a.m. PST

Awesome! Great work, Herb!


Cke1st20 Jun 2006 7:37 a.m. PST

I see a lot of model RR parts there — the launch ramp made of N-scale deck-truss bridges, the corrugated roof over the control panel, the relay shed under the ramp. I call that clever recycling. Slick!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2006 7:38 a.m. PST

Very cool!

Hundvig Fezian20 Jun 2006 10:29 a.m. PST

You know, there's an in-print book called Hitler's Flying Saucers, B&N carries it in the New Age(???) section. Worth a look for those of you looking for more (at least pseudo-)historical inspiration.


Matsuru Sami Kaze21 Jun 2006 4:19 a.m. PST

Beautiful. You are on the right track.

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