Sunday, April 6, 2014

Workbench update!

Well it's been a bit since I have updated everyone here on what I have going on with Bongolesia on my workbench. To be honest, most of the stuff was put on the back burner while I took a break from 15's and did some 28mm Pulp figs. Now that I have them out of the way thought, I thought I would go ahead and get back into finishing up some of my 15mm stuff...

The workbench/table is kind of full right now...

I am happy to report that I have completed 13 more stands of NDF troops, which equals out to approx 37 figs. This will be the last of the NDF "Boys in Green".

I've also essentially finished the coastal patrol boat, "Moesha".

Both of these are waiting for warmer weather to be sealed and they are done.

The BNINF (Bongolesian Naval Infantry), is 3/4 of the way done. This will be about a dozen stands of Naval Troops used for coastal security operations.
I should have them done within the next week or so.

On top of that, I've started working on a new problem for Bongolesia.......

 (Arms and Equipment of "The Neighbor to the South; The Fandango Republic"
An AH1 for Air Support, Some M41's for Medium Armor, and an M42 Duster for AA protection)

Battlefront had a sale for the month of March you see....
They had 40% off on their Vietnam War stuff, so I made an order. I still have some M113's, some M48's, an M577, and a Recoilless Rifle Team on their way. Soon B'wonah is gonna have to get serious about his Southern Neighbor.

But we can't let Fandango have ALL the fun now can we?

(Better armed and armored than the standard troops trucks and just as noisy too!)

This will probably be the last of the regular equipment purchases for the NDF/Presidential Guard. After that I think I have all for the governmental forces.


My game plan is to get this stuff done quickly, and finish up The Presidential Palace once and for all. I swear it's becoming my albatross.

Then I need to get back to work on my MEU.....I'm still looking for 1/100th scale CH47's (at a decent price), and V22 Ospreys, and I will be making some quick and dirty mockups of LCAC's since the DRAGON model is almost 50 bucks per kit...no thank you....

More to come...hopefully...


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bongolesian Diplomat Offers Assistance

Diplomat offers to meet with Alcovian leaders and " Help get stuff settled"....


(Sudekia)  With the growing crisis in the Ukraine making headlines all over the world, The National Government today announced that they have been actively monitoring the situation with our good friend, The Nation of Alcovia.
"Alcovia's really a nice place to see once all the snow melts and it warms up again and their plumbing thaws out" A National Government spokesman said during a recent press conference. "It's just too bad and sad and bad juju when they decide to go at each other and cause all sorts of problems that can be resolved one way or the other. We've felt sorry for their ongoing crisis, and know that we can offer them all sorts of assistance and expertise on getting jiggy and getting it done!"

To this effect, his Excellency, President-For-Life P'hat Daddee B'wonah, approved sending one of Bongolesia's top diplomats to Alcovia to meet with the leaders of both sides to see "what's going down.", and to seek a proper resolution.

"Bongolesian Foreigh Affairs Experat and Tip-Top Diplomat, W'atsit T'uyoo and his staff are ready to make haste to Alcovia, to show our friends that we can help and when we help, EVERYBODY can get some...We come in peace and look forward to doing our bestest on the world stage of international feel goods..." The National Spokesman continued to say.

A diplomatic telegram has been sent to Alcovia two factions offering Bongolesian Diplomatic Arbitration of the issue. The National Government is awaiting an answer."


("Ready, Willing, and Able", to do what needs to be done...Ambassador W'atsit T'uyoo is ready to help with the Alcovian Crisis and to further mutual interests for everyone...)




HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT!!!!

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO HIS EXCELLENCY!!!!

President celebrates 29th birthday in Sudekia with celebrations around the nation!


(Sudekia)  All of Bongolesia is involved in the happiness of this day as His Excellency, President-For-Life P'hat Daddee B'wonah celebrates his 29th Birthday today at The Presidential Palace.

"It's a great day to be 29!" The President said amid the chorus of "Happy Birthday Mr. President" sung by the girls choir of Chumba' wumba High School and Pre-University.

"To listen to the love and affection that they sing for my birthday....It just touches my heart." The President said with tears of gratitude in his eyes as he looked at the young ladies performing for him. 

A formal birthday luncheon for today is planned for all national dignitaries and governmental heads, and a formal birthday dinner, reception, and ball will be held this evening at the Presidential Palace for visiting dignitaries and ambassadors.  Dress code is formal, and RSVP please....

We here in The Nation of Bongolesia wish our beloved President a very happy birthday!!!!

 
"Mmmmm....Mmmmmm.....Good!"
 
(His excellency enjoys a birthday breakfast treat on this special day of days in celebration of his 29th Birthday....)
 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY BONGOLESIA BLOG!!!!

Wow...7 years...and still going....

Once again my little child continues to grow and get another year older...

Although I have NOT been as active with it this year as I have wanted to; we have seen the following happen:

1: I've created the first elements of The Bongolesian Navy, (to include Naval Marines).
2: I've painted up the first "enemy armor" from their neighbor to the South, The Fandango Republic.
3: I've painted up another unit of NDF troops.

My focus lately has been more on 28mm figs than my 15's. But once I finish this current project I am on, I will be back to getting more Bongolesian goodness going...

And, it wouldn't be the same without you, dear readers and supporters...

I am always humbled and honored and in awe when people discuss my blog, and talk about how much they like it. I never expected this, and for those that have used it as inspiration for their own nations, I am truly honored. May your flags forever fly high...

Thank you once again and long live the nation!!!!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

HAPPY NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!


HAPPY NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!

FESTIVITIES GOES OFF WITHOUT A HITCH, OR A COUP!!!!!

(Sudekia): The Glorious Nation of Bongolesia and it's people under the wise and ever all knowing and benevolent government of His Excellency President-For-Life P'hat Daddee B'wonah, celebrated The National Day of Independence today throughout the country with parades, prayers, celebrations, patriotic speeches and remembrances.


Our beloved National Flag, flapping high in the breeze, letting you know what it is...

From the local children's parade and landmine strut outside of Lonnieville to the ever growing and popular "Barb-wire Hoedown" in Port Tuziak, the people of Bongolesia celebrated their national day of supposed Freedom and assumed Independence.

OUR BELOVED NATIONAL LEADER

Speaking from The Presidential Palace, (The Pink Palace), His Excellency, President-For-Life P'hat Daddee B'wonah spoke of this glorious day.
"It just fills my heart with such gladness and joy to see our folks lovin' what they get and what they got comin' to them. It's been a long, rocky, pothole filled dirt road that we have forced others to travel upon to get where we are today, but I promise you that the ordeal was worth it. We know who we are, and we are here to show the world who we are what it is!"
His Excellency was going to be spending the day in conferences and reviewing contestants for the upcoming "Miss Banana Chip 2013" at the upcoming National Banana Chip Festival.


"That ain't working....that's the way you do it!"  
The nationally acclaimed Bongo Group, "The Bongoleers" pose before their concert in Clarksville.  Tickets were sold out fast for this show...


Meanwhile, lets not forget our gallant "Boys In Green" who even on this day, stand ready to defend our nation against those who would do us harm, or attempt to collect on debts, (real or imagined).... Here we see a tank and crew from 1st Bongolesian Armored (aka: "The Fighting Jujus"), parked near Bomb'a De Plane International Airport in Sudekia.


Just seeing if you are paying attention....




LET THE MUSIC PLAY:
Indeed what would a country be without it's music?
Our nation is filled with all sorts of talent, (real and otherwise). Among the many concerts and shows given this day to the masses (for a small price), are Bongolesian International Recording Superstars Buddy Bongo (above), and P'nut Lohg singing their critically reviewed hits "There's A Crocodile In The River", and "I Didn't Know She Was Married!!!", among other things. Buddy has been known sometimes to even break out some of his older hits such as "Landmine Blues", and "What's That Sound?"
Much music and fun and dancing was had by all!

 One of the many fans of P'nut Lohg, (Who has sold more records in SE Central Africa than Slim Whitman)....
 
Dancing The Night Away....Festive and Happy Citizens dance into the late hours to music and celebrations of the nations independence.

With congratulatory notes coming from a wide variety of countries, including China, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Cuba, The Democratic Republic of The Congo, Chechnya, and many others, Bongolesia is truly a nation among nations!!!!

Long Live The Nation!

LONG LIVE BONGOLESIA!!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

"Lick It, and Stick It!!!"...


NATIONAL POST OFFICE RELEASES FIRST STAMP IN NEW COMMEMORATIVE SERIES....
(Sudekia):  The National Post Office today proudly revealed the first stamp in the new commemorativer series titled "Honoring Those That Help Bongolesia".
The first stamp to be released in the series is of that International Debonair Man of The Hour, and Cinema Icon and Legend, Mr. Alan Alda...
A National Postal Spokesman explained the stamp to a frenzied media...
"Alan Alda has used his charm, amazing charisma, and intelligence and his knowledge of Bongolesia to assist us in various international affairs. By keeping the American Government on it's toes and not trying to burrow into our business, he has, with the assistance of numerous extra-frothy latte's topped with fresh whipped cream and double sprinkled with cinnamon, worked tirelessly for the welfare of our nation to get what is coming to us, and what we deserve. We feel that this is a great way to say "Thanks!" for a job well done!"
 
Other stamps will be released in the series and are sure to become a valued and treasured collectors item...
 

(Now you can lick him where it counts...)




Saturday, March 9, 2013

BREAKING NEWS!!!!

WE INTERRUPT YOUR LOCAL TV VIEWING OF "COLLEGE CHEERLEADER HOT OIL RUBDOWN",  TO BRING YOU THIS BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN AND SPECIAL REPORT!!!!


NEWSFLASH!!!!BREAKING NEWS!!!!!

FANDANGO/BONGOLESIAN BORDER CRISIS WORSENS!

REFUGEES FLEE SOUTHERN BORDER AREA AS MILITARY FORCES PREPARE TO GET JIGGY!

LAW ENFORCEMENT DEALS WITH HOOLIGANS!

UN PEACEKEEPER COMMANDER INTERVIEWED ON SITUATION!

PRESIDENT B'WONAH SAYS 'A BIG PAIN STICK IS COMING DOWN SOON!"




From The Euro News Network: "All the news with a European Flair, delivered by a Eurobabe...."

(SUDEKIA): Sources in Bongolesia report that the border crisis between Bongolesia and it's Southern neighbor  The Fandango Republic, seems to be worsening by the day. Reports from the nearby city of Lonnieville confirm that refugees are already fleeing the Southern area and moving towards the imagined safety of the interior as the military prepares to increase it's presence in the area.
"We've seen people moving this way all day coming from the South." said a Lonnieville citizen. "We tell them that they have to keep moving because there is no room at the inn.", confirming suspicions that all available lodging has been taken up already by those able to do so.
Scores of refugees have been seen moving forward through the town, carrying whatever possessions they can carry with them. Everywhere is the feeling that the storm clouds of war are soon to be unleashed upon the southern area of the land.
The Southern area of Bongolesia has been relatively spared from the ongoing chaotic and sporadic fighting between the national government of President B'wonah and the Bongolesian African Revolutionary Front (BARF), as they continue to try to overthrow the current regime and install one of their own., that is seen mostly in the Central and Northern parts of this country.

 (On the road again...)
 A long line of refugees moving away from the Southern Border and into the Bongolesian interior...

Meanwhile, taking advantage of the chaotic situation, certain unlawful elements in the nearby Southern towns and villages attempt their hand at causing civil unrest to cover for looting and other criminal activities. Local police are hard pressed to maintain control and do it in just about anyway possible, short of using live ammunition...

 (Sometimes...it's the ONLY thing they will understand...)
Bongolesian local police use hard action to discourage criminals and looters from causing problems during this crisis...

PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS THE COUNTRY THIS EVENING....
(Sudekia): Bongolesian National Spokesman Sp'in Dok'tur has announced that His Excellency, President-For-Life P'hat Daddee B'wonah, will address the nation on radio and television this evening, concerning the current crisis.
(Telling you like it is....)
National Spokesman Sp'in Dok'tur discussing the Presidents upcoming speech this evening on the current border crisis with The Fandango Republic)....


(Reports indicate that the President is "deeply concerned" about the situation with The Fandangonians and will address the nation this evening on events pertaining to it.)

"Make no mistake about it, my friends." Spokesman Dok'tur said to a bevy of reports this morning. "His Excellency knows how to deal with these hooligans (and they know who they are), along our border and will do his duty and utmost in making sure that they get what they are looking for. The nation and the people follow him blindly in good faith and will get on the humpty-humpty to ensure our nation comes out of this on top!"

UN COMMANDER DISCUSSES CURRENT SITUATION!
(Port Tuziak): During a routine inspection of many of the United Nations Peacekeeping troops on various duties here within the nation, the Commanding Officer of the Forces took a few moments out to discuss the situation with reporters.
"Mein Headquarters has not informed me of any orders for me to move mein troops und panz..errr...vehicles vorwards into any type of combat operations. I have been assigned here to oversee the duties of the Peacekeepers under mein command, and until I am told otherwise, that is what I will do."  said General Hans von KinderSchlager as he inspected troops at Port Tuziak.
Currently, there has been no word from the UN on what to do in case fighting does break out between the two countries. An emergency meeting on the situation is scheduled for next Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the UN building in New York. There, the assistants of the Security Council will meet with diplomats to both nations and try to figure out a workable peaceful solution. 
Gen. KinderSchlager was hopeful of the situation as he inspected the UN troops and clicked his heels together. "Ja. I do think that the UN will find a way to oversee this current issue and perhaps I will be needed to push mein truppen und panz...errr....resources vorwards to ensure that the peace is kept."
We here at ENN can only hope that the UN will be able to resolve this situation before fighting breaks out...


 (A Triumph of The Will...) 
UN Military Peacekeeper Commanding General Hans von KinderSchlager listens intently to a briefing on the situation along Bongolesia's Southern Border, before breaking for lunch...


We here at the Euro News Network ("All the news with a European Flair, delivered by a Eurobabe...."), will continue to monitor the situation and report as it unfolds. Stay tuned!!!!

And now since "College Cheerleader Hot Oil Rubdown" has ended, we now join "Grandma's Hot Tub Weekend" staring David Hasselhoff, already in progress...

They're waiting on "The Hoff"....


TO BE CONTINUED.....