Monday, 27 January 2014

Laserburn project WIP05 - Some finished stuff

First up, a pair of spacesuited people. Blue for a change. I figured they could double as special judges.



Next up, a group of mercenaries/player characters
The first miniature is one of the traveller ship's crew, all others from the Laserburn range

And then some characters
And more characters

'Til next time...

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Laserburn project WIP04 - Judges!

So my judges side project was too much fun, and I've finished them. All of them.
These are old laserburn miniatures. The riot judges truncheons did not survive over the years, but they're not necessary

Riderless and mounted bikes, a red redemptionist, a giant robot (plastic freebie), two wall-e gzg droids, the judges
Whilst in a justice-led frenzy, I pretty much finished the two judge vehicles. I think there should be some red on there too. You'll see.
chevrons from venividivici, other decals from old anime kits

The only problem with how good this 4 looks is going to be replicating it with another number if I do another one :)
Still work continues on the table.


Monday, 20 January 2014

Laserburn project WIP03 - Mercenaries and judges

As I visit shows around the country, I usually call in on the GZG stand, if not to purchase, then to pick up a couple of freebies from their 'take one' box of random 15mm. I sifted to make some elite mercenary choices.



They're pretty much finished apart from the bases, which need to be drybrushed.

I've also made a start on my judges, which I shouldn't need just yet, but will no doubt need for Tarim Towers Heist.

The vehicles are starting to take shape too.
Finally, an overview of some of the stuff getting done.


Sunday, 19 January 2014

Dystopian wars: 1:1200 Covenant of Antarctica fleet additions WIP01

Just a quick shot of something that's been on my table for a while, and a welcome break from painting hundreds of 15mm SF.

New additions:
~ long-unfinished Prometheus, going for the final push on this. Still need to insert turret magnets and superdetailing. White on funnels
~ Annonax assault sub. There are so many propulsion units I'm going to have to work on them to make them stand out. Superdetailing.
~ Fresnels. The amplification will need some work. White on funnels. The turrets need magnetising. Superdetailing.
~ Thales'. Superdetailing.
~ Galens. White on funnels, superdetailing.
~ Plutarchs. Superdetailing.

After that, decals for all. Varnishing. More photos.

The Plato at the back and the Diogenes at the front are previously finished miniatures I keep handy to ensure consistency of style.

See you next time.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Citadel 25mm C14 Snotling and C23 Mutant Ogre - Kirby and Gremp

A little bit of a diorama that I recall getting a prize for at Sheffield Triples back in the day.

The base is inexpertly constructed from two 40mm slottabases.

Apparently this Ogre is the rare one of the range, as it constantly destroyed moulds. It's another Jes Goodwin sculpt.






Monday, 13 January 2014

Laserburn project - WIP02 Vehicles & rebasing

The work continues. Here are some shots from the workbench.

I've purchased limited vehicles - I will probably get some more if it takes off with my players. I already have this Laserburn wagon and this Laserburn van from the original releases I bought waaay back. This Industrial transporter was a purchase from Ainsty, but I don't think they are spinning these moulds in their current incarnation.

Construction of the Patrol Truck's undercarriage
L-R Warthog, Skimmer, Patrol Truck.
So, having seen their extensive range at various shows, my first port of call was Ground Zero Games (henceforth GZG). The basic vehicle in a SF skirmish has to be the grav utility skimmer - the equivalent of a Traveller Air/Raft. So, one for my imperials, and one for the Judges. I will probably have to pick up some more for other forces (Redemption, Mercs, Commercial etc). I figured that The Judges could probably do with some sort of Patrol/Crowd control truck too, so I got one of those.



Warthog blister
The other Imperial vehicle had to be one of the splendid Warthog APC models from Atenociti's Workshop - from their Governance of Technology range.

The Judges' vehicles will be a midnight blue, the Imperials are Khaki.

I've already made inroads into the painting of miniatures too. First up, from GZG come these characterful Crusties. Whilst they don't fit exactly into the Laserburn universe, it's always good to have a random squad of aliens. These are a new paintjob.
Crusties from GZG
I've been doing a lot of rebasing too - mostly of the already-painted traveller and laserburn figures. The bases are GOLDEN clear granular gel. It's a paste, so I apply and leave to dry. It dries as a clear lumpy layer. I paint with Vallejo smokey ink, then drybrush with lighter shades of brown and grey.

Laserburn civilians

Traveller Aslan
And finally for this session. my first fully complete imperial squad.
Imperials!

More soon! Enjoy.


Sunday, 12 January 2014

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Citadel 25mm C20 Marsh Troll

From a fine series of Trolls produced around 1987 comes the Marsh Troll. The fishy theme has continues through to today's River Trolls.






Citadel 54mm Titan 2000AD Judge Dredd miniatures - Judge Mortis

Find out more about these at http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Titan_2000_A.D._Judge_Dredd.

I did have most of these, but I haven't seen them for some time. Perhaps I'll find them in a box someday.






Friday, 10 January 2014

Citadel 25mm RuneQuest Box 7b: Demons - Sraim

Well you wouldn't want to meet one of these down a dark alley at night would you? Another hit from the RuneQuest Demons box. I can't remember Demons featuring heavily in RuneQuest to be honest - I know this was used more than once in Chaosium's other Demon-heavy RPG, Stormbringer.








Laserburn project - WIP01

I have a new project, and it's all about the 15mm. Laserburn is an old set of SF combat rules, written by Bryan Ansell (Founder of Asgard and Citadel miniatures) and considered to be the precursor of Warhammer 40k.


Half-painted Laserburn 15mms

I have a considerable amount of 15mm SF which is 'just sitting there' - some of it painted, some not, but most of it is from the original Laserburn range (now produced by 15mm.co.uk, though I'm a little hazy on their right to do so).

Rebasing old miniatures on penny coins
I've decided that all the miniatures will be based on penny coins (with the queen's head down of course, as it's still an offence to deface a coin of the realm). The mounted miniatures will go on 2p coins. This is of course the cheapest basing option ever.

However, due to the ground scale being quite small, I've had to scale all the maps and templates up 300%. This effectively means I could use them for 28mm, but it will just be vast buildings at 15mm :).

The starter scenario will be the one that started it all off for me - 'Assault on Bunker 17'. This map, when blown up, becomes A0 - poster sized, and filling the centre of a 6'x4' table nicely.


I have a desk full of miniatures, and I have completed quite a bit of work on them, so here's a preview;




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