Wednesday, July 28, 2010
My latest war-gaming project includes painting and gaming with all of my Alien collection from Tree House Kids play-sets. About three years ago our local discount dollar stores had mini window box sets of Aliens and USCMC from the sci-fi icon Aliens. I bought up a ton of these minis always hoping to do the game as a 54mm project for sci -fi. I also acquired around this time 4 of the play-sets from THK or Tree House Kids toy company. The box above is one of the great sets and it comes with a three level diorama set up and a handful of useful Alien with egg casings and USCMC. A really cool set up and it occupied a spot on my computer desk for at least 2 years. Then it was packed away after collecting a number of other support items needed for a decent club event game.
A xenomorph in his environ on LV 426.
The full station assembled in all it's glory.
As projects come and go this one was itching to be drug out again and painted up and over the course of the next few blog entries I'd like to take you on a tour of what I have collected and how our games go.
Here I present my complete Strike Platoon in formation on deck of the Sulaco.
43 Officers and Men in formation. I include some of the crates from the diorama set and I have added three sentry guns kit-bashed from "bag-o-figs" generic action figure items. The printed backdrop was from a dio-joes site I will footnote later.
Another view of the strike platoon.