Monthly Archives: April 2016
As the Convention Season draws ever nearer I continue to put brush to figures.
I might get better at photography at some point.
So far I’m painting human troops and getting them flocked
I bought a group of 15mm aerial skiffs from Mad Mecha Guy. These kits are laser cut MDF. These are open simple open topped craft that look a lot like vessels one might find in that ancient and distant galaxy on a desert world crewed by a big slug’s henchmen.
Building all five was a decent way to spend a weekend afternoon. This picture shows these models from the top, bottom and side.
The bottom is perfect for an aerolyth array. These craft are going to get a bit of an upgrade. The Hive certainly won’t have any trouble feasting on the crew of such an open vehicle. I will be adding side walls and a top. These are going to become air ambulances for the Hive Wars. Once they are finished you will see them with a Corsec Engineering Omnistand fitting, a coat of glossy white paint and big red crosses. I have two larger Mad Mecha Guy ships to complete as well. I look forward to putting them together.
The campaign season for my tiny warriors begins in May, so to make sure their morale is high and that they are ready for the battlefields I have been spending my evenings and weekends with brush in hand.
I’m gaming in 15mm and have figures from a number of manufacturers. The units of the United States Army include a regular infantry regiment (from Old Glory’s Boxer Rebellion line),
the 12th Cavalry (an African American regiment), the First Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders)
and artillery crewmen all from The Virtual Armchair General’s Rough Rider’s line. I also painted some Blue Moon Gurkhas.
Finally are Eureka’s WW1 Australian Light Horse (dismounted, of course).
All told this is somewhere above three hundred individual miniatures. In addition a friend is painting up a Battlefront Miniatures group of German storm troopers for use as Germano-Dutch troops. This will be the prime assault force for the attack on the Alien Hive.
I still have a lot of detail to paint on. For 15mm these figures are great sculpts. Once these are painted I will matte coat them, flock the bases and they will be ready for battle. That will just leave all the vehicles, a bunch bugs and lots of terrain to finish up!