[Archive] Jackswift's Things Not Chaos Dwarf - [Update Battlepods]


I’ve been on a bit of a hobby hiatus for the last few months, aside from a few games I have managed to squeeze in.  

I finally picked my brush up again in support of the currently active Wreck-Age Kickstarter by Hyacinth games based out of Chicago.  The Kickstarter linked below is for some post apoc vehicle models and a corresponding vehicle rules expansion.  It currently has 7 days remaining:  


One of my gaming buddies is good friends with the game designers and asked me to paint up a dirt bike model available as part of the Kickstarter.

The dirt bike and rider is a versatile two part metal model that is easily customizable for any faction in the game, or for use with other post apoc skirmish games.  I will undoubtedly be using this model with my Wreck-age Reclaimers, and in several other capacities.  I converted the model I was given with some additional Wreck-age bits and gave it a well weathered paint job.  You can see the final result below:


There are several more photos from different angles in the Chicago Skirmish Wargames (CSW) blog post here:

Chicago Skirmish Wargames - Newly Released Wreck-age Models

One of the game designers comments on the post with great detail on the upcoming rules for the biker which look to create some dynamic gameplay and lots of burning wreckage on the tabletop.

CSW has an upcoming Wreck-age campaign planned later this summer so expect to see those painted Reclaimer models from me in the next few months.

Cheers, JR

Fuggit Khan:

The weathering paint job is perfect, I’ve been to enough Motocross Events to see that after a days ride in the mud and grime, they totally look like this :hat off


Very cool post-apoc bike!

I really like the rust effect you have, it looks really natural. Whats your process?


Hardcore paintjob for a tough-looking rider. Great weathering and nice colour choices!


Morning… after what seems a lengthy more than half year hiatus from most things model and gaming related I am slowly starting to get back into it.

Whilst I was on a break I still managed to get a few peripherally hobby related items into the works.  I’ve been a fan of Robotech/Macross since I was a teenager, and there have recently been a slew of great resin Kits released on the market, some of which I have managed to pick up or find on Ebay.  All of these are 1/72 scale.  

Below are a few WIP shots.  

First up the Return2KitForm Legult (Regult) Standard Battlepod:


Resin Cleanup (least fun part of resin models).  I try to do as much as I can with a knife before any wet-sanding.  No sanding yet, just knife work here:  

Next the Legult Reece (Electronic Warfare and Sensor Suite) Battlepod:

Finally the WIP cleanup on the Officers Glaug Battlepod.  If I am not mistaken, this is a Mike Salzo redo of the John Moscato Resin Kit:

And lastly on the United Defense Force side a John Moscato Resin Tomahawk:  

Awesome Kit with lovely detail:  

My goal is to paint these with a modernized version of the original schemes, subtle color changes, slightly duller colors.  Think MechWarrior Online style.  Cheers, JR


you have been ripped off. That Tomahawk looks nothing like the picture on the box.

Thanks for showing. Mechwarriors was something I only got to look at in passing.