Last 15 posts from Jim's Wargames Workbench

Supreme Littleness Desert Fort Ruin

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Here’s one I didn’t make earlierI spotted this over the weekend and I’m sorely tempted to get one. It’s 28mm and would work very well for the Back of Beyond or any other colonial skirmish themed game, from the North West Frontier to the Arabian Desert….

15mm Sci-Fi Slowdown

Posted on July 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ve been busy and really tied up with family stuff over the last week or so, which means that progress on the 15mm Sci-Fi Summer project has stalled a bit of late. I have painted in the gun barrels on the tanks, APC’s and mechs, however…

15mm Sci-Fi Landing Pads

Posted on July 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

You can’t really have proper sci-fi campaign without some sort of ‘get to da chopper’ scenario objective or a dropship combat insertion of some sort. Not having a dropship, or even a chopper for that matter, I do now have two landing pads to …

Stout Hearts

Posted on July 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A great book at a great price on the Kindle. This is currently available for only a couple of quid and is a very thorough, systematic and well-structured account of the British and Canadian role from D-Day to the close of the Normandy campaign. It…

Massive Atomic Cyclops Medium Mech

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

I had a go at working out the stats for the 28mm Copplestone Castings power armour figures that I’m redeploying as 15mm mechs in the Massive Atomic corporate army, using the ever so handy Gruntz Barracks software. In the end, I have made them Medium ra…

15mm Sci-Fi Armour Hover Skirts

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

I started on the hover skirts, for want of a better word, this evening with a basecoat of Foundry Granite Shade and a second layer of Foundry Granite. I was aiming for a battle worn and washed out look rather than just painting them blac…

Starbase 962

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

I was just saying the other day that there’s a bit of a shortage of laser cut mdf sci-fi buildings in 15mm, when Warbases go and start a whole new range called Starbase 962. This is designed around a modular style of building and some associa…

Starbase 962

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

I was just saying the other day that there’s a bit of a shortage of laser cut mdf sci-fi buildings in 15mm, when Warbases go and start a whole new range called Starbase 962. This is designed around a modular style of building and some associa…

15mm Sci Fi Armour Block Painting

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

    I made some progress with the tanks, APC’s and light mechs yesterday, making up for the fact that I don’t have an airbrush for this sort of thing. I started with an overall wet brush of Foundry Phlegm Green Shade, one of my favo…

15mm Sci Fi Armour Block Painting

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

    I made some progress with the tanks, APC’s and light mechs yesterday, making up for the fact that I don’t have an airbrush for this sort of thing. I started with an overall wet brush of Foundry Phlegm Green Shade, one of my favo…

15mm Sci Fi Light Mech Scale Comparison

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

I have assembled and under coated the three 28mm Copplestone power armour figures that I’m using as light walkers or mechs for my 15mm sci-fi project, very much in a Heavy Gear style. I thought I’d take a couple of comparative photos alongside the 15mm…

15mm Sci Fi Light Mech Scale Comparison

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

I have assembled and under coated the three 28mm Copplestone power armour figures that I’m using as light walkers or mechs for my 15mm sci-fi project, very much in a Heavy Gear style. I thought I’d take a couple of comparative photos alongside the 15mm…

15mm Sci-Fi Infantry Basing

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

I textured the bases on the hard suit infantry yesterday, which took ages as I used a brush to apply the thick PVA and had to avoid getting it all over their feet. I was worried that the edges of the figure bases would show through the grit and sand mi…

15mm Sci-Fi Infantry Basing

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

I textured the bases on the hard suit infantry yesterday, which took ages as I used a brush to apply the thick PVA and had to avoid getting it all over their feet. I was worried that the edges of the figure bases would show through the grit and sand mi…

TMP R.I.P.

Posted on July 7th, 2017 under Posted by

I’ve finally given up on TMP, having just seen how a week of supporting member only posting seemed to restore a semblance of clarity to the site, only to be demolished by an avalanche of Tango related bumpf once the restrictions were lifted. I know Tan…