Thursday, July 28, 2011

Steel Brigade vs Cobra Soldiers

So is having a diorama contest that ends on August 3rd. I think I can set up a pretty good dio, but nothing compared to some of the guys on Joedios. I figured I would give it a try. Since I have four each of the Steel Brigade and Cobra troopers, I thought of an idea...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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John Carter of Mars

It's about time. John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is finally making it to the big screen - any screen, actually. After being pushed around for nearly 79 years, John Carter will be in the theaters in 2012.

I had read a lot of Edgar Rice Burroughs when I was younger, primarily the Pellucidar series and the Caspak trilogy. I had never read any of the Barsoom series. I must make amends!

I inherited the series from my grandfather a couple years after he passed away. He was a serious science fiction fan and I was too young to appreciate that about him. I would have loved to discuss science fiction with him. Perhaps I inherited my love of science fiction from him. I'm okay with that!

So my goal will be to read all eleven of these books well before the movie premieres next year. It really shouldn't be that difficult. I just need to get a couple other books read that I have already started and dig in to these.

The other side...

Just the other side of the battlefield playset. Not much to see. Customizing potential, I guess.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sometimes Cobra wins...

So I get a comment on my previous post - "waiting for next post." Oh the pressure! I had set up a quick dio of some Cobra troops over-running some Joe troops. The good guys don't win all the time.
The Hiss tank nailed the Steel Marauder mech suit and Cobra ground troops are heading in to clean up any resistance.
Each side suffers casualties.
Steel Brigade troops get ready for a counter offensive.
There may be too many Cobra troops to deal with this time.

Alley Vipers backed up by Cobra Resolute Vipers are a tough combination.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Searching for types of guns?

This silly ridiculous blog o' mine gets a moderate amount of hits from around the world. Okay, maybe moderate is too strong of a word in describing my traffic. Whatever. I still get a decent amount of traffic. But lately I have been getting tons o' hits to this entry about Marauder "Gun Runners" and the 1/18th scale weapons made for action figures. Yes, toy guns, not real guns.

So how are people from around the world finding this entry? I did a few experiments and found out something interesting when you do an image search on Google for "types of guns."

This is what the first page looks like, at least from my search.

See that 5th entry? That's my picture from my post. Weird. I make a post reviewing 1/18th scale guns and I wind up being found by people from around the world searching for "types of guns."

It's a strange world.

Well, whatever gets me traffic, I guess.