Saturday, February 26, 2011

GZG Alien Mercenaries

Here are a bunch of pics of my GZG Alien mercs, on my recently built rusted refinery. Sorry some of the pics are a bit blurry. I think the blue skin colour gives them a nice alien look. Could also be used as mutants I suppose.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Future Plans...

Just some thoughts on my hobby plans for the near future...

Make more ruined buildings. I want enough to cover a 4' x 4' board. I might buy some more of JR Minatures' great buildings too. Along with these I've still got lots of sprues of Platformer and Chemical Plant sets from Pegasus. I want to do some more industrial type terrain, so these will come in quite handy. Thinking of some ponds of toxic waste, wrecked cars, desert type bases of rocks and junk.

I plan on ordering some more stuff from GZG, once the new NAC power armour is out. Jon said that will be very soon, I assume once he is caught up on orders as apparently GZG is getting swamped with 15mm orders! And there is some more stuff I want from Khurasan.

Still have a bunch of stuff to paint. Khurasan post-apoc gangers, the Alien king and queen, two predators, Alien eggs. And with my vehicle order coming in the mail from Old Crow that will mean lots more stuff to paint! I think there are about 10 or so vehicles coming if memory serves.

This will also lead to beginning to properly write and test vehicle rules for my sci-fi ruleset. I've got some rough ideas, but nothing too concrete. The infantry rules seem to finally be about done so it's nice to be making progress with the rules.

At some point I want to re-visit my 10mm Sudan project as well. I need far more Mahdists. And another brigade of Imperial Troops wouldn't hurt. Still not too sure about rules. Black Powder is the main contender, though the new set A Good Dusting by David Bickley seem rather intriguing.

So what are you working on, dear reader?

Post-script: I forgot to mention in my last post where I got the inspiration for the red and grey paint scheme. So, credit where credit is due! I got it from this fine blog:

Monday, February 14, 2011

GZG NSL Platoon

Another batch of photos! This is my GZG NSL platoon, consisting of a mix of regular armoured infantry as well as two units of power armour. I thought I would do them in a rather striking red and grey colour scheme, and I'm pretty happy with the results. I'm thinking of using them as a Russian faction. Or maybe Japanese. Armour for them is currently on it's way in the mail from Old Old Crow...

The first two pics are from their first game (as well as the bugs' first time on the table) and I'm sorry to say our brave red lads were beaten! Only a single fireteam managed to escape the horrid beasts. The remaining pics were set-up just for photographing.

Friday, February 11, 2011

10mm Sudan Close-Ups

Here are some close up pictures of some of my Pendraken 10mm Sudan collection.

I must say, I was rather disheartened by the fact that seeing them this close really highlights all the imperfections in my painting!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Khurasan Aliens

Well it's been far too long since the last post. I've gotten lots of new stuff painted and work on my sci-fi rules is progressing nicely. Tonight after (and during) a test game I took a load of pictures.

First up is Khurasan's excellent 15mm Aliens. These are really lovely minis.

How I painted them was as follows:
1. Black undercoat
2. Light spray of Testors metallic blue spraypaint
3. Dip
4. Very light drybrush of silver/blue mix
5. Dullcote

I'm quite pleased with the results.

Still need to paint the King and Queen...