Historical


WWII Waffen SS Miniatures

Historical - My second batch of historical miniatures are some Waffen SS soldiers for the German WWII army. With this batch my client started painting a few models and soon realized he didn’t have the patience or time to do the detailed camouflage work that he wanted on this set. Lucky for me he was using Scale 75 paints and gave me the set of paints he was using. I’ve never had a chance to use Scale 75 since most of my projects veer more towards the bright end of the spectrum so a bunch of greens and browns aren’t in my wheel-house. I do have to say these are really nice paints. The dropper bottle is useful and they thin down beautifully,

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Outlaws and Renegades - Painting Revolutionary Patriots

Historical - As a country founded by immigrants, rebels and outlaws it’s pretty amazing the place this country is at today, for good or ill our founding fathers made this all possible by standing up for what they believed. (of course now-a-days they’d just whine about it on Twitter and Facebook … ) So it was a pleasure to get my first batch of Revolutionary Patriots to paint. While I have no interest in playing out historical battles painting them for someone else is pretty fun. My understanding is these tend to be HUGE armies with ranked up models so my client was looking for something inexpensive and easy for my to replicate on 100’s of models. While the first batch is only 24 models, I’ve been told there with be many more. To make painting easier I used a tiny dab of super glue to stick them to some Mantic bases I had laying around. PROTIP: If you use super glue for temporary bonds you can put it in the freezer and the models will po

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Salute-Weekend, Matildas and Knights

This weekend is Salute in London. I would have loved to be there, last year (Salute 2018 and the Operation Sealion!) was incredible fun and it would be great to see the folks again,  but with all that Brexit stuff going on, I wasn't keen on booking a flight and then having a uncertain situation […]

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Hogan's Heroes - WWII Miniatures

Historical - I’ve never been into historical gaming, while I find it interesting reenacting actual battles with actual forces never really appealed to me. So this is my first “historical” post, since one of my regulars has decided to get a variety of World War II models painted. Sticking to an “accurate” representation of uniforms is new to me so it might take a bit to get used to, with most of my other projects its a simple matter of I want it blue and red, match the box or whatever you think looks best you’re the artist (my personal favorite). Hogan’s Heroes was a 1960’s sitcom about U.S. POWs in a German prison camp. The two bumbling leaders of the camp were Colonel Klink and Sergeant Schultz while the shows namesake was Colonel Hogan a U.S. Airman. It was fun show that also ran on Nick at Nigh

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Some Perry Sprues and Bits

On the Sweetwater board (a German speaking online community with focus on historical wargaming), on irregular intervals a centralized order at the Perrys is organized. Usually I'd suggest supporting your local dealer, but as the Perry blisters and individual sprues are more or less direct only (you can buy them at events like Crisis or […]

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Konflikt 47 Locust Medium Panzermech

Picking up the theme of Konflikt 47 once again. We cover today an interesting counter-part to the jump walkers of the Allied Forces, like the M2 Mudskipper, the Locust Panzermech by the Axis. Konflikt '47 is a joint project by Warlord Games and Clockwork Goblin and is set upon an updated Bolt Action's First Edition […]

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Of Blood Red Skies and Cruel Seas

Warlord Games is expanding and expanding their range over the last decade. Some into fiction settings, like Gates of Antares, Dr. Who or with the latest Warlords of Erehwon into fantasy. But the main strength of Warlord is with historical games and they stepped out of their vast 28mm range with two new rule sets […]

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Black Scorpion – Last Patrol Kickstarter

I've been looking for some proper modern combat miniatures in 28mm for ages. Where as other theatres of war like World War 2 have dozends of companies supporting the players with miniatures, even for the smallest factions, Modern Combat in 28mm is rather scarce. Yes, there are Empress Miniatures, but I prefer the Hicks sculpts […]

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Tactica 2019 – Part 2

The coverage of Part 1 continues with the prominent guests of Tactica. The twin brothers Michael and Alan Perry were at the show, sculpting, having a chat with the guests and even added one of the show miniatures. But they weren't alone, they had Aly Morrison (who sculpted the Great War Miniatures range) and Peter […]

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Crate Expectations from Mantic

Mantic Games have announced that the Terrain Crate 2 Kickstarter launches 8pm (GMT) on February 21st. We’re expecting great things from this campaign and there will be a special 24-hour early bird discount. We should hope [...] The post Crate Expectations from Mantic appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Dead Man’s Hand: Banditos – Part 3

My third finished gang member for the Banditos is the planned leader of the gang. The dynamic pose and the aggressiveness the miniature expressed clearly called for that. The outfit was obviously inspired by Mariachibands and so I let myself be inspired by originals as well. Unfortunately, when I was looking for pictures, I quickly […]

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