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.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Rogue Stars Spaceport Action

A few pictures from my first game of Rogue stars in 15mm. It was a diverse group of mercenaries

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

New Sci-Fi Terrain


I was at Edinburgh's Wargame Show, "Claymore", last Saturday and thought I'd share my new 15mm Sci-Fi purchases.

Yes I was busy at the Warbases stand buying up some of their new 15mm Sci-Fi range. The Landing  Pad and Control Tower which look perfect for my Space Port, 3 different Hab pods (Single, Double and L-shaped) which can fit in anywhere and a WWII Bunker which will fit nicely into a more ruined Sci-Fi battle zone.

The final biggest piece is the fabby looking Silo which can double as a dice tower. A bit more of a hike in price from the other pieces, but still pretty modest a £16 it should be a big beast.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Rocky Terrain with Cardboard

A great tutorial for making easy rocky terrain with box cardboard. There is a photo on the post with Peter Pig Marines to give an example of how well it scales.