Dust Tactics: Captain America

Despite it's flaws and rather weak reception, I actually really rather enjoyed 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.

Good ole' wholesome American boy takes on the Nazis before a deisel-punk backdrop... with weapons and technology straight out of Dust Tactics... what's not to like? As a plus, Alan Silvestri's soundtrack to Captain America: The First Avenger isn't half bad, so the score went straight onto my Weird World War 2 gaming playlist too.


I'd seen other gamers using Captain America in various games so after a quick seach on Ebay I secured a suitable Clix model for just a few pounds.

This wasn't a complete re-paint. I simply re-coloured where necessary and adjusted the lines to match a little more closely to the movie version of the costume.

The model was carefully cut off at the feet and re-based on a 30mm DS Profile Fenris Incursion resin base. I'm a big fan of these bases and I'd ideally like to re-base the rest of the the models in the 3D play-set to match.

I used Captain Rogers as a proxy for Bazooka Joe, a Heros already available in the game, so there's nothing 'broken' about using him in game and I think he's a rather fun proxy that for me fits perfectly into the Dust Tactics universe.

10 comments:

  1. That's a very nice figure and I see no reason not to want to use him in a WWW2 game. By the way, I also enjoyed the original Captain America movie, as well as its sequel.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I've not seen The Winter Soldier yet, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it when I do.

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    1. Cheers Jay, hard to go wrong with the Cap!

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  3. Cap does fit in with WWW2 really well, as does Hellboy.
    Good job Adam.

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    1. Cheers. Absoluetly Bob, I think a Hellboy is probably a must for me to add to the collection. Thank you for the reminder!

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  4. Awesome touch up job one of the nicest versions as well.

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    1. Thank Simon. It was subtle enough to be quite simple, but enough to give it more of the retro feel of the movie. Definitely one of the better models, the walther fits the period well too.

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  5. Great looking model, he really looks the part.

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    1. Thank you, it does the trick for me and fits the theme wonderfully!

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