Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Hard Choice


A group of scientists under the employ of the Saito-Federov Corporation are currently on the surface of Oizys performing a geological survey.  They are heading South in a company grav hauler to a series of survey sites around a very large canyon.




At the edge of the canyon, the scientists get out of the vehicle to stretch their legs and have a look at the canyon.  They also need to decide which survey site they will visit next.




Dr. William Hurst:  "Well, site T-2-A is closest in distance due East, but the terrain is pretty rough so it will take us about two hours longer than it would to go to T-3-B which is straight West."

Dr. Debra Stanton: "That sounds more appealing to me.  Maybe the shuttle's maintenance will be done by then and it can lift us to the other sites."

Dr. Victor Johnson:  "The satellite team shows the movement of some hazardous bios that will be in our path if we go West.  I know its a faster trip, but may not be worth the risk right now. These are very large worms that are known to be aggressive."

[Satellite Image]

Dr. Pam Talley:  "Oh don't tell me..."
Dr. Victor Johnson:  "And the larvae have a very phallic appearance.  Locals have taken to calling them P-Worms.  They will attack just about anything that moves."

[Satellite Image]

Dr. Pam Talley:  "P-Worms.  Just our luck.  The whole thing would be captured on satellite too."

[Each team member envisions the attack]

. Debra Stanton:  "Ok, let's vote then.  East or West?  I vote East."

Dr. Pam Talley:  "East.  I don't won't to be remembered in a company dispatch as the team that was eaten by a very large..."

Dr. Debra Stanton:  "Willy?"

Dr. William Hurst:  "Definitely East.  I have no desire to tangle with a huge worm that looks like a..."

Dr. Debra Stanton:  "Johnson?"

Dr. Victor Johnson:  "I vote East."

Dr. Debra Stanton:  "Alright, that's four votes for East.  Let's mount up and get out of here."

And so the team headed East.


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This was my entry for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Bonus Round # 2.

The theme was "EAST".

28mm Worms from Excalibur Miniatures
15mm figures from Ground Zero Games
15mm Grav Hauler from Darkest Star Games


The cargo in the back of the Grav Hauler was made out of plasticard, random bits of wire and plastic, and some green stuff.

The worms were a gift from my wife who bought them for me for Christmas.  They didn't arrive until after Christmas because she had ordered them from Germany and shipping took a bit longer during the holiday season.  I know I spent most of December wondering what this present was going to be because she giggled every time she thought of them.  I opened the box when it arrived and looked inside and was like, "Worms?"  And she says, "No, penis worms!  For your Sci-Fi!"  And sure enough... they do have that look and that's when I got the idea for this theme round.

Thanks you all of you that stop by and check out my little blog.  I appreciate you all!
Cheers.

Rod


23 comments:

  1. Such an imaginative an great fun entry Rod, bravo Sir.

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    1. Well, it's how we do things now in America...

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  3. "Wow, those aliens are total d**ks!" - or something like that would be said during a gun fight.

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    1. Ha! You stole my line! I had planned to write that in and totally forgot.

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    2. Wow, that was a really D*CKISH move from my side
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  4. Great work, those worms are dicks!

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    1. One for-sure-thing about the General...he doesn't mince his words. Hail Franonia!

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  5. brilliant fun, reminds me of Tremors...

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    1. Yeah it does now that you mention it! Scenario idea. Hmmm...

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  6. Brilliant. Lovely figs..especially the worms! Off to have a look at Excalibur Miniatures right now!

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    1. Thanks Gordon! I have to admit I hadn't heard of them before my wife got me these figs.

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  7. What a wonderful post, love the worms!

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  8. Great imagination and modeling, Rocky!

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    1. Coming from the King of the Imaginative Stories, I take that as a high compliment. Thanks!

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