Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Miscellaneous Scenics 4 - Fantasy stuff (6mm)

After recently making some rock outcrops I had some spare cork bark, I combined this with a piece of scenery from Leven to make this Dwarf-hold entrance:

And as I have been utilising aquarium plants recently I spotted this for a bargainous £1.65 which with a little ink wash and flock, will serve:

I also got round to painting my latest additions to my fortifications which I will use for both fantasy and WotR:

Every settlement needs a Tavern which mine were sadly lacking:

And finally a small Viking settlement and some generic primitive huts, the Viking buildings are meant to have turf roofs but I wasn't too sure how to do it so just left them earthy looking, I'm not too happy with the result so will re-do the roofs at some point:


Back on with a few more 15mm Sci-Fi minis at the moment, and then I'm determined to finish my Epic Imperial Guard army before the end of the year

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Prohibition Era - 15mm Project - (I)

I don't really know why I do this but I have started a new gaming project, firstly I blame my mate Craig who blags me every-time, and secondly, I have always had a more than passing interest in this period of history (I blame being forced indoors to watch old films due to the typical summer we had here as kids! cf.WW2 & Old West).

Having found a nice range of miniatures in 15mm, (I refuse to go any bigger these days), from Blue Moon (via Old Glory UK) and sourced some suitable and cheap laser-cut MDF buildings that will pass for American apartment type buildings and some industrial/warehouse types, and as I reckon I will only need to fill a 2ftx2ft area, the project looked like a goer.

Rules will almost definitely be Great Escape Games' - The Chicago Way, so the only thing lacking was vehicles. Sadly I spent almost an entire evening searching for 1920-30's 15mm, 1/100ish, HO vehicles, the only suitable one's I could find were made by an American model railway company, although they were not cheap and the UK/European stockists didn't stock that particular range! although I did find some WW1 era Ford trucks(Irregular miniatures) which will work.

No cars, no game I declared to Craig, thinking that for once I had out manouvered him, "I'll sculpt some!" says he, "Bugger!" says me!

So here we are, not got any rules as yet, but started on my miniatures and have a few buildings to get to work on. this is my first "gang":

and some cops:

and Craigs first attempt at a car!:

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Miscellaneous Scenics 3 - Sci Fi Stuff (6mm & 15mm)

More scenery in this post, this time with an eye on expanding my Sci-Fi scenery.

First up some cheapo aquarium plants bodged together to look like some sort of alien flora:

Next are some Pegasus models, plastic Cacti which I had spare from my old West(28mm) project:

This was a Micro-Machines escape pod, which has been hanging around my bits box for ages, so I quickly based it up - it can be an objective and works for both 6mm and 15mm:

Feel free to have a laugh at this next piece which has been christened Star Fish Mountain, as I'm sure see why:

And finally as my bits box was getting too full(again) a scrapyard made entirely from real scrap, even the building was made from the spare bits of "sprue" you get with laser cut MDF stuff:

Fantasy/Medieval scenery next time, as soon as I get around to finishing my new castle.