Posts Tagged ‘miniatures’

Fallout Miniatures Game announced

Posted on April 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

fallout wasteland warfare miniature game minis

 Grab a fusion core for you power armour, stock up on ammo, get Dogmeat ready and head out into the wasteland, because here at Polyhedron Collider we’ve got uranium fever for the Fallout miniatures game from Modiphious. We’re big Fallout players and so we are really excited at the announcement of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare at the weekend, but now Modiphius have released some more details.
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Review The Steampunk League by Miniature Tale

Posted on April 24th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Review The Steampunk League Details Company: Miniature Tale Scale: 54mm Material: Resin Sculpted by: Stavros Zouliatis Availability: Available at Miniature Tale I’m not the biggest fan of Steampunk out there, I do like some miniatures in the genre. I remember seeing Miniature Tale’s Steampunk League Indiegogo campaign and I always regretted not backing it because […]

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Ouroboros Fey Kickstarter and WIPs From Me

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Ouroboros Fey Kickstarter I’ve posted about Ouroboros Miniatures before, they ran a Kickstarter campaign a while back with two 54mm Orc miniatures that I backed and got the Orc Shaman. Now they have started their second Kickstarter campaign, this time it focuses on a project they call Fey. They explain it a bit on the […]

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Review the Lady of Madness from Wamp

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Review Lady of Madness Details Company: Wamp Price: £14.99 Scale: 1/12 Sculpted by: Lee Jae Chi Material: Resin Availability: Available at the Wamp Store This is the second bust from Wamp, sculpted by Lee Jae Chi, and just like the first, it’s a horror bust. Unlike the previous one, I don’t see any influence from […]

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Review Faceless Wraith from Wamp

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Review Faceless Wraith Details Company: Wamp Price: £14.99 Sculpted by: Lee Jae Chi Scale: 1/12 Material: Resin Availability: Available at the Wamp Store I followed the progress of this bust and it’s sister sculpt at the Wamp forum and decided to get them if they became available. I’m a huge horror fan, especially surreal horror […]

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Drowned Earth

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

Originally posted on Flock & Awe Podcast:
Welcome to the latest episode of the podcast equivlanet of a Lada! This time we have a very special guest the guys from Drowned Earth talking about their KS and new game! ITs…

Tales of an Under Average Painter

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So recently I have had a very low interest in painting for one reason or another, I have always been more interested in painting and […]

Warhammer 40k Battle Report – Get to da choppa!

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whilst I enjoy the missions in the 40k Rule Book, there is nothing quite like putting your own together.  The objective of this one is […]

Salute 2017 Offers

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

Well Salute is rapidly approaching us this month so its time we put out a list of some of the offers to be had at […]

1/72 Zvezda Soviets for SCW

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With an eye towards having more variety for my Spanish Civil War Republican forces, I purchased these:

I had never owned a kit from Zvezda before, but at roughly $4 a box I thought that the risk was minimal.

Inside the box of Militia, one finds:…

Warhammer 40k – How to magnetise a Landraider Crusader / Redeemer

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I have very understanding relatives who are perfectly happy to buy a 40-something man a model kit of a tank for his birthday or Christmas. […]

Review Barbarian & the Lost Princess by Black Sun Miniatures

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Review Barbarian & the Lost Princess Details Company: Black Sun Miniatures Sculptor: Joaquin Palacios Scale: 75mm Material: Resin Availability: Available Number of parts: 8 I have two of Black Sun Miniatures’ busts in my collection but this is my first of their full miniatures. Both of the busts were high quality so my expectations were […]

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1 Day to go for Board Matz

Posted on April 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

1 Final push for our sponsors as they look to their vinyl gaming mats off the ground. Go check them out you wont be disappointed in the quality.  

Review Devastator Victor by Nuts! Planet

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Review Devastator Victor Details Company: Nuts! Planet Scale: 75mm Material: Resin Availability: Normal Devastator Victor is part of Nuts! Planet’s growing Trigger line which, besides some questionable miniatures in other scales, mostly consists of ‘near future’ and a slight ‘after the disaster/country collapse’ (in a lack of a better explanation) miniatures. One thing that sets […]

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Bolt Action – Thinking Objectively

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello, everyone!

Seamus, the Weekend General, here with an objective discussion on… well… objectives!

One thing that is often underrated in games of Bolt Action is objective markers. Of the 12 missions in the main rulebook, 5 missions call for objective markers of some sort, in quantity from 1 to 5 in a game. In my nearly four years of Bolt Action I’ve seen dice used as objective markers, I’ve seen colored beads used (some crafty ones with an Allied star or Balkenkreuz, too), I’ve seen flags, I’ve seen printed objective markers such as those made by Historique, poker chips, and many other variations. The ones that really stick in my mind, though, are ones that fit in with the table and especially those that are themed for the army. It’s a great way to add character to your objective games and get your army “into” the table. One of the big events in Chicagoland, Operation Sting, actually goes so far as to require each person have a themed objective marker for one particular mission. How well the marker matches the theme of your army is factored into your overall points for the tournament as well. One year I did the equipment containers from Foundry Miniatures for my Fallschirmjager. This year, I did up this little number for my Commandos… a British officer with a map and some tea. The table was hand made from plasticard and for a first attempt at 28mm furniture wasn’t bad, though I know I can do better.

Recently, I was turned on to some generic objective markers being made by a local business called Mercenary Miniatures. I knew these guys from their commission paint work in the past, and have even been lucky enough to roll dice with them at various points. They had brought early prototypes of the objective markers to a game and I was pretty impressed, so pressed them for a set to check out myself. They showed up in the mail a few days later and with kid-at-Christmas interest I set in.

Right off the bat, I noticed that the resin they used was different than what I’m used to with tanks. It’s a bright white resin, and very smooth in the flat areas. At first I was somewhat concerned that it would be brittle but even dropping one and trying to break another they held up well. There are a few air bubbles here and there, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed with just a little Green Stuff after I had given them the standard bath in warm, soapy water.

A quick prime with some Krylon black, and I was ready to paint. I have to say, they painted up pretty quickly and easily! I waffled on whether to do the tarps in Splittermuster, or perhaps Plane Tree, but in the end I opted for a more generic green color, as may be found in most armies. This, for me, makes the objective markers a little more universal so that they don’t look out of place with any of my armies (a real boon, given the glacial pace at which I complete projects). If you’re only using them for one army, doing an army-specific pattern such as a nation’s unique camouflage would go that extra little bit to really set them off.

I’m on the fence about whether or not to add some tufts of grass to the base, but I figured all the feet trampling around the supply cache would get rid of any grass so I’m not sure. Maybe some static grass? We’ll see how I feel as I get them on the table a few times.

All in all, though, I am pretty happy with the results. These objectives run for only $10 US each, or the set for $25 US. That’s not bad at all, and for me it’s worth the price of admission for something a little more scenic in my Bolt Action games requiring objectives. I suppose that means this was a subjective discussion, then.

Edit: I’ve since heard from the guys at Mercenary Miniatures. They had sent me prototypes, and for production runs will be using a more standard resin as you can see in this pic. I’ll definitely be picking up some of these as well, both to compare and because it’ll be nice to have a few more for games that might need them.

Seamus, often going by the nom de guerre “Weekend General,” is a long-time wargamer and sometime contributor to various podcasts and online forums, based in Chicago. Occasionally dabbling in other miniatures games, it is Bolt Action that really captures his interest.

Dwarven Trade Company Warrior #8 // Wojownik Krasnoludzkiej Kompanii Handlowej #8

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Dwarf Warrior from the polish company Scibor Monstrous Miniatures. You can find previous models from the same manufacturer that were painted by me in these entries:

Scibor Dwarven Standard Bearer 
Scibor Dwarven Ranger#1
Scibor Dwarven Ranger#2 
Scibor Dwarven Warrior #1
Scibor Dwarven Warrior #2 


Krasnoludzki Wojownik  od Sciborminiatures.com. Pozostałe modele pomalowane przeze mnie z tej samej linii możecie znaleźć pod linkami powyżej.

Figurementors Masters Interview with Alfonso “Banshee” Giraldes Pt 1

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Figurementors Masters Interview with Alfonso “Banshee” Giraldes Pt 1 I usually don’t post about other site’s posts but in this case, I’m making an exception. The reason? It has some important insights to the world of miniature painters that I think everyone should read. As the title says, it’s an interview with Alfonso “Banshee” Giraldes, […]

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TTGUK Paints: Test of Honour Week One

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Welcome to issue one of TTGUK Paints: Test of Honour!  Last time around we painted a bit of a favourite around here ArcWorlde and had great […]

Review Last Mercenary by Nuts! Planet

Posted on April 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Review Last Mercenary Details Company: Nuts! Planet Sculpted by: Alfonso Giraldes Scale: 75mm Material: Resin Availability: Normal I remember seeing this miniature back when it was released and I absolutely fell in love with it. My plan was to buy it right then but stuff got in the way. A couple of years later, I […]

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What I’m working on March 2017

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I don’t think gamers (the miniatures kind) are ever happy enough in a stasis state. There’s always a next big thing, which is a blessing and a curse. I have my share of projects completed that I do go back … Continue reading

Planning Frank Von Stein by Terrible Kids Stuff

Posted on March 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Planning Frank Von Stein I’ve been a big fan of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein since I first had the pleasure of reading it back in the mid-nineties and even if this version isn’t very true to the original story, I’m still happy to have it and I’m looking forward to finishing him. Impatience By now I […]

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Test of Honour – Force Construction (Part 2)

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So I hope people found the first part of this article helpful and in most cases it’s going to have given people more questions than […]

Planning Jigoku Dayu’s Dreams -WIP 1

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Planning Jigoku Dayu’s Dreams This was my pick for the best miniature released last year and I’m glad that I saved her until I felt confident enough to pick up the brushes and start to paint her. I posted a review of her back when I bought her, you can find it here. Details Name: […]

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AdeptiCon 2017

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

AdeptiCon 2017, Biggest and Bestest Yet! Bill and I met up with his brother Brian in Schaumberg Illinois to partake in this years AdeptiCon goodness. […]

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Road to Warpath

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Warpath is a tabletop war game due to be released by Mantic games at the end of April, based in the Warpath universe it comes […]