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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Painted and flocked!

As the Convention Season draws ever nearer I continue to put brush to figures.

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The Virtual Armchair General and Old Glory 15mm United States Artillery. Called “redlegs” because of the red stripe down their pant legs. Ready for the service of the piece against the alien Hive

I might get better at photography at some point.

Blue Moon 15mm Gurkhas. Excellent figures, with great animation. They are ready for the table, I think

So far I’m painting human troops and getting them flocked

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Eureka 15mm Australian Light horse. The picture doesn’t do them justice

Air Skiffs from Mad Mecha Guy

http://madmechaguy.kong365.com/en-gb

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.

http://madmechaguy.kong365.com/en-gb/collections/15mm-range/products/15mm-flying-skifflighter

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Building all five was a decent way to spend a weekend afternoon. This picture shows these models from the top, bottom and side.

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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.

 

 

Painting, painting painting

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.

Preparing troops for the 2016 summer campaign

Preparing troops for the 2016 summer campaign

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),

Preparing troops for the 2016 summer campaign

TVAG troops, both Buffalo Soldiers and Rough Riders. Officers, NCOs, standard bearers, other ranks and some Colt machine guns.

the 12th Cavalry (an African American regiment), the First Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders)

"Redleg" artillerymen. The United States Artillery of the period wore a red stripe on their pant legs and has carried that "redleg" nickname for over a hundred years

“Redleg” artillerymen. The United States Artillery of the period wore a red stripe on their pant legs and has carried that “redleg” nickname for over a hundred years

and artillery crewmen all from The Virtual Armchair General’s Rough Rider’s line. I also painted some Blue Moon Gurkhas.

Blue Moon Gurkhas with British officers. I hat to try and paint the chin straps, since they were sculpted on!

Blue Moon Gurkhas with British officers. I hat to try and paint the chin straps, since they were sculpted on!

Finally are Eureka’s WW1 Australian Light Horse (dismounted, of course).

Eureka Australian Light Horse. Amazing figures with great detail.

Eureka Australian Light Horse. Amazing figures with great detail.

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!