Sunday, July 2, 2017

Crazy...er...Caring Koalas?

Hey friends!  Time for yet another Infinity post.  This time I will introduce you to Crazy Koalas.  One of the weapons available in the Nomad's arsenal is a little robot called the Crazy Koala.  The Crazy Koala is a proximity weapon.  It follows along with it's controller and can be anywhere within the controller's Zone of Control (ZOC).  The ZOC in Infinity is 8" and does not require line-of-sight.  After all, this is the future and they have electronics and all kinds of detection gear at their disposal.  What a proximity weapon does is during the other player's turn it will sit in a idle state until an enemy enters their ZOC and it will charge them until it reaches base to base contact... and EXPLODE.  Now that's just good fun folks!

Now as I was pondering the paint job for my Crazy Koalas I just kept thinking about the Care Bears. If you're not familiar with these cartoon characters well they are oriented towards younger children.  In my sinister twisted mind I decided I'd paint my little suicide koalas as these friendly childhood characters.  Why not??  I'm playing it off as it provides a few seconds of confusion for the friend/foe recognition software of my enemies.  It could work...

Anyway, here they are!  The Crazy... I mean... Caring Koalas!




Since the models come in pairs, I didn't want them to be duplicates so for the one below I was going to sculpt him on a different base.  But the pose just screamed SURF BOARD or HOVER BOARD, you choose.  Either way that's what the green stuff turned into when I was done.  :)
 
And for this one I got the idea that it would be cool if he was running through a smoke grenade in the processing of just beginning to spread out it's smoke.

Hope you all are having a good weekend.

Rod

18 comments:

  1. WooooW! what a great Crazy Koala miniatures! Lovly colours!

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  2. Whoahaha, these are great.
    You even matched the bases with the minis.
    Thanks a lot for putting a big smile on my face after seeing these. The power of the Care koalas 😁.

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    1. Thanks for following and commenting! Glad to hear it brought a smile! :)

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    1. Thanks Phil! They love to give hugs! (Before going BOOM...)

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  4. Fantastic idea! Really nicely executed too.l

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  5. What a brilliantly funny take on these figures! I do not CARE much for the real Carebears, but these are great ;-)

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    1. Thanks Sander! Ha! Not a big fan of those Care Bears either, but thought it was funny for this. :)

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  6. Love the paint scheme mate, brilliant!!

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  7. Hi, Rocky: fine job, sir. Your little robots are performing sweet victory dance moves.

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    1. Thanks Jay! I can't claim many victories for them to celebrate here lately...

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  8. Your Care Bears are brilliant, the idea of confusing the enemy with the bright colours is too clever. I can see a Pan O Father Knight looking at one racing in going "What on Earth?"

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    1. Thanks Chris! That's the idea. First test run, one managed to dodge pistol fire and blow up a Naga. :)

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