Monday, November 29, 2010

US NATIONAL GUARD


So the good guys are finally here ! put your hand on your chest and sing with me 'The Star-Spangled Banner' ... "Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light....." The US National Guard are on the scene fully decked out in 1980 / 90's kit and the old faithful Woodland Camo, most of the Guard are carrying M16 assualt rifles, except for two of the Guardsman off who one is sporting an M60 LMG affectionally known as 'The Pig', the other guardsman is carrying an M4 carbine with an M203 grenade launcher attachment, another Guardsman worthy of a mention is the Corpsman (Medic), if you look closely you will see him carrying a medic bag, which is the only distingushing sign, otherwise you would struggle to pick him out, because as far as looks go, he looks just like anyone of the other Guardsman.



These miniatures are Mongrol Minis (Now sold through Newline designs) and I must say are really well sculputed with loads of character depicting that 1980 / 90's US Army feel, the type you see in a lot of the Zed films, I ended up purchasing the whole line, they are great minis with little to no prep work required, If I had to pick a fault, it would be a couple of minor things, the guns could have been sculpted a little bit crisper, and there were one or two minis with awkward stances, outside of these two minor issues, this is a great range. 

8 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Lovely stuff, I am using Black Scorpion miniatures for my Texas National Guard

DeanM said...

Wow - you've really nailed the camo down! They look great. Dean

Vampifan said...

I've never heard of this company before. Nice figures and excellent paint jobs. I'm doing the same as the Angry Lurker and using Black Scorpion's minis for my US Army and/or National Guardsmen.

The Extraordinarii said...

Thanks so much fellas, I must say Black Scorpian was my second choice, In fact I nearly ordered them one night but I was recommended Mongrol Minis because of there dated look (80/90s kit out).
@Angry - I know,because of one of your posts I nearly purchased the black scorpian US, you did a good job on them.
@Dean - Thanks mate, got lots of practice, and if I made a mistake I would just go over it...lol, its not as hard as people think.
@Vampifan -yes they are a well kept secret, a good range, they do a few ranges all based in the 80's / 90's, Israelis, arabs, Brits, etc..

cmnash said...

They're looking fantastic! really good job there matey; I'm going to have to have a look at getting some of these myself

charly said...

The camo is very very good. Good work.

Whiteface said...

These beautifully painted miniatures would have been very useful for my latest ATZ game. US National Guard everywhere.

The Extraordinarii said...

@cmnash - Thanks, It would be money well spent, thats for sure.

@charly - Thanks mate.

@Whiteface - Hahah your so right, they would have looked good in amongst your terrain !