Friday, 16 March 2018

Blue Moon Nevis

I've finished my Blue Moon Nevis. I don't see too many of the Blue Moon Range on the web, so I thought I'd get some done (for good or bad!)

I thought I'd experiment a little bit with these guys with an ink wash instead of layers and trying to put some speckle on their backs and legs to break up the uniform blue skin. That's worked OK for a trial. I can't help but feel, now that I've finished them, that the ammo packs and shoulder pads have come out striking but plain. It looks quite nice standing above the table though, so maybe I just need to get them in a game and enjoy them!

Available in the 15mm Skirmish shop Here as I'm sure you can do better!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Monday, 13 November 2017

Testing Concrete Effect Spray on Amera Ruins.

I've had these pictures for a few weeks, but I'm only getting round to posting them now. At the time Targe at Kirriemuir Wargames Club was a couple of weeks away. this was to be my second show trading, and after SKELP @ Forfar I had decided to by some display shelves. But what exactly to put on them?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Critical Mass Astagar Fighters

Managed to get some paint brushes out over the last wee while and paint up some Critical Mass Astagar Fighters (now produced by Ral Partha Europe). The default snake\serpentine colour that springs to mind for me is green (of some shade), but mindful that I should be painting slightly brighter than my 28mm for 15mm and that I'm still learning, I hit the interweb with the broad Google of "snake" images. The colouration of the Milk snake really struck me, so I've based the paint job on that. Really enjoyed painting them.

[Shameless self plug - they are available here ]

Now to see what next lies in the already growing 15mm lead mountain....

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

What is Skirmish Gaming?

Germans advance across the fields as the British CO looks on armed
with nothing but a strongly brewed cup of tea!

There was an interesting discussion thread on [TMP] The Miniatures Page this month, started by Ed of Two Hour Wargames, entitled "What does skirmish mean to you?"

Friday, 8 September 2017

Critical Mass Arc Fleet Recon

It's taken me ages to get these guys finished. Probably because I ended up painting them in 3 batches (test figure, initial squad & second squad) so naturally other things got in the way mid batch!

So I have a Leader, 7 Troopers, 2 Snipers and 2 Grenade Launchers.
These are all the figure variants form the old Arc Recon Command pack. Ral Partha have just released the Arc Fleet figure range but packaged differently.

I happy with the way these guys have turned out. there is a lot of details with straps and small pouches all over the uniform. I've gone for a wash and highlight method, as I'm still finding my feet somewhat with details at this level. But with the consistent contrasting basing and all grouped together I can see them storming an emplacement soon.