Sunday, 11 November 2012

On a roll (he says tentatively)

Well, straight off the back of finishing off the VSF for RPE, I've completed my first 5 Scourge minis from Rebel Minis (available here).

Basic squad to begin with, one each of the four infantry poses, plus a missile launcher from the Heavy Weapons pack.  At least 5 stages on the metals, and all the eyes are dotted in, and the missile launcher drilled out.

I've got the Leader figure pretty much done, as well as having started on a second unit, this time with chain gun/assault cannon, as well as the two sniper rifle/lascannon type weapons.  I'm also in the process of cleaning up 3 more squads, using the other chain gun and missile launcher poses, as well as the remaining heavy weapon, which, well, I'm not really sure what it is...

I also picked up a few movement/display trays from Martin at Warbases.  They are designed to fit figures based on pennies, but work really well with the 20mm bases, there is just a tiny gap, so it saves the paint rubbing when you slot them in.  Working on the first of them just now, so should have something to show soonish.

Think I may have to invest some time into getting a wee 2x2 or 2x3 15mm sci-fi table sorted out.  And some rules for them obviously...

And I might have finished assembling the box of PSC Panthers as well, although, they still need detailing.  One Panzer IV to go, and that is it all built.

Friday, 9 November 2012


Well, here is a picture of the1879 Victorian Sci-Fi figures I recently painted up for Ral Partha Europe.  18mm scale, wearing the latest in Miasma mask technology.

Brief was traditional Red coat colours with brass goggles and blue lenses.  Steady hand required for that but it wasn't as bad as I feared.  Bases are done as blasted wasteland, so muted colour with vegetation tending towards the brown/red spectrum.

The figures are based on 50x25mm bases, from Warbases naturally.

Details about the 1879 game are sketchy at the moment, but there are a couple more images on their Facebook page.