Sci-Fi


More 15mm rubble. Prodos Weyland Yutani Commandos and a welcome visitor ........

.....bearing gifts!Have a few more rubble markers to show, I do think now that the articulated lorry trailer should have been damaged more even if it was full ( I have another one I might do differently).....15mm figure for scale........My damn fine good friend (Vinnie) from Somerset arrived for a weeks holiday bearing birthday presents including books and scenery, here he is eating the last of the scones and annoying the dogs with his views on sharing....... He is a fellow wargamer and currently loves the Prodos 28mm range of aliens, marines and predators, I painted these commandos for him while he was here........

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Sci-fi Soldiers with Custom 3D Printed Heads

Pew Pew!Sure, you may be tempted by that new Star Wars Legion game, or your eye may wander to the freshly released Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team, but friends, custom sci-fi figures are where it's at!It's so simple! Follow my easy step by step instructions, and you too could have a unique set of space soldiers from a sci-fi property of your own design:Fall in love with a set of multi-part plastic figures, like Dreamforge's Eisenkern space Nazis.Wait for them to go out of production for a few years, and then pay through the nose to pick up a single box of figures.Get disgusted with the preponderance of REAL LIFE NAZIS who seem to be crawling out from under their rocks and decide you need to de-Nazi-fy your spacemen by replacing their Stahlhelm inspired helmets with alternate sculpts.Learn Zbrush and sculpt a digital head for your sci-fi troopers.3D print them, assemble everything and then paint them up!'troopers on industrial grating bases for guarding bases and breaching bulkheads of captured blockade runners.'tr

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Terminator Genisys - 1st outing.

Having made an impulse purchase in Warlord sale for Terminator Genisys in the thinking that the rules might work for my Russian Sci-fi project, I thought I would put them through there paces.I already had the buildings for a modern table with plenty of rubble and ruins should be easy to recreate the world according to skynet...  I watched the game play on Beasts of War and the rules seemed to flow quite nicely. I felt the original release price was excessive, but £10 which equates to not even a blister pack of cavalry these days you do get quite a lot for your money.Colour rulebook: 128 pages including modelling guide and points system.A Kyle Reese figure.10 Terminators.5 Crawling Terminators.16 Resistance Fighters.A gaming surface.a number of card barricades and tokens Dice to play the game.I pulled together a quick 500 points to give the rules a work through.Each player takes it in turns to roll the 'Fate' dice this either gives you one or two figures to move or your miss a go and pass the dice to your

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X-Wing 2nd Edition – Arrived It Has

It’s finally here. In what seemed like an eternity of waiting, X-Wing second edition the next instalment of Fantasy Flight Games’s flagship game has hit the shelves and tables around the globe. When X-Wing second edition was announced at FFG Worlds earlier in the year the Hype Train shot out of the station and I was sitting in First Class. X-Wing was the first tabletop game I went all in with. I loved Star Wars and I loved the simplicity of the game alongside the fact that you did not have to paint the models. This, in-particular, was also a huge draw for me. I got heavily involved in the game via tournaments, blogs, I joined a team and regularly took part in the Athena Games Stream Team. I’d never considered myself a top-tier player. I was closer to a mid-carder who had potential on the right day and the right list to nick a tournament win here or there. I’d attained the capability to beat anyone scalping store champs, regionals champs and national champs alike. However, I just did n

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15mm MDF Bunk Bed Bodging from Blotz..........

......especially as they're really 20mm!Always looking for 15mm scenery for my gaming projects and my interior gaming detail, I have a mix of 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, HO , 28mm and now 20mm scale from Blotz.They come in a pack of 4 for £2.00, easy enough to put together without any provided instruction (there are some on the website)...... Forgot to take a picture of my ones, these are from Blotz website......Then decided for some reason to make bedding, decided pillows would be more than enough, then decided on sheets/quilts........Then painting happened, hopefully some disarray was shown......Colonial Marine sleeping arrangements perhaps......Weyland Yutani engineers and scientists as well perhaps.........15mm Rebel Mini to help show scale, I cut one of the bunk beds in half to further develop sleeping options......15mm Khurasan as well........I think they turned out well enough for the scale and perfect for filling those underground complexes or dark alien hulks to scout..... Nice bit of kit from Blotz!

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First Isorian game

Today was the first day out with the core of my Isorian army for Beyond the Gates of Antares. Local Concord enthusiast Jeremy was out to give my 750 points of Isorians a good test. Aside from the Tsan Ra Torus squad the army was quite similar to the Concord force opposing it. Two Phase Squads, a Command Squad, a Support team with X Launcher and a Drone with a PLS. Jermey had a similar force except that he replaced the Drone with a Plasma Cannon support team and the Tsan Ra with a third C3 team. We decided to play scenario 4, Hold the Line, and Jermey chose the option of being the defender. We moved some of the terrain around so that most of the area terrain was on my edge and Jeremy had more buildings to defend as objectives. He put his Plasma Cannon and X launcher teams in buildings and on Ambush and also put his Command Team hidden behind the X Launcher team. I have been playing Ghar Rebels since I first got into Antares and so 750 points of Isorians was fewer activations than I was used to as we

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15mm Sci-Fi showcase

I don't do a lot of sci-fi gaming, and when I do, I tend to play 6mm. However, over the last couple of years, an increasingly the last few months, I have been working away at three forces for sci-fi skirmish games using 15mm figures. I haven't decided on a rule set yet, but Grimdark Future: Fire Fight seems to work very well so far.The first faction is the Imperial Night Watch led by Capt. Pax Concordia. These are nominally a special forces unit for the European Empire (my main 6mm Horizon Wars faction), although there are other empires that I'm sure they'd fit in with... The bulk of the minis are from the Space Pals range (possibly OOP?) from Highlander Studios. The wee W.A.L.L.I.E. style droid is from Ground Zero Games. These engineering space dwarves from the Nidavellir system are led by Sgt Grimm. They. Are. Absolutely. Class. Wee. Sculpts. These are 15mm versions of the Onslaught 6mm Grudds, both available in the UK via Vanguard Miniatures. They stand about 11mm to the eye, so they are not

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15mm Modern/Sci-Fi Rubble Scenery Bodging........

Wow.....another post........These bad boys are for my city streets for the modern or sci-fi gaming, they are based on old DVD movies discs I was sent but were awful( I think one starred Vinnie Jones in a recent flick), the contents of the bases were found in the bits box ( a mixture of 15mm and HO scale) and the field I live in......I wanted them to be the one colour to show that the thick city dust has settled on everything but nature has started to make it's presence felt......Working on a couple of others to finish the set and today I reached a milestone...50, no not stone.....years old!Who would have thought it.........

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Moon Base Klaisus - STC -Ryza Pattern Ruins

I finished up a few more of bits of the STC-Ryza Pattern Ruins. These AREN'T the ones that came with Moon Base Kalisus. There were STC-Ryza Pattern Ruins that came with Moon Base Kalisus, but these aren't them. These are from a set I bought separately a couple months ago when Kill Team first came out. The ruins that come with the Moon Base aren't exactly the same either. They are similar... but not all totally the same....The new ruin bits. Basically identical to the previous section I completed (I posted pictures of them at the end of THIS POST). The only difference is I painted the outer side of the building reddish brown, where as the previous ones were blue.Same ruin, different angle. The board I've taken pictures of them on are the boards that came with Moon Base Klaisus.More of the same - but with some of the previously painted blue building ruins (and some T'au).A few of the building sections that came with Moon Base Klaisus are a bit longer than the ones I've just finished. I'm working on them ne

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

Just as lead mountain was starting to shrink along comes a few more extra purchases.Warlord had a sale recently offering up their Terminator rules for £10.00 who could resist, rules, figures and a playing surface... I am not sure how much game time they will get but could be fun to paint and the rules might suit my 15mm modern sci-fi stuff for a quick 1 hour outing.Meanwhile on the same day a fresh batch of reinforcements for the Haiti project, plenty of new infantry to flesh out the ranks, the plans for the campaign are well underway so these can double up as forces for the slave armies or French. I had a few spare african heads in the spares pot so made a couple of changes to give them less of a european feel. Let's see how these shape up in the weeks ahead.

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A care package, eye moisture and I'm coming back........again!

Ray has been nagging me about my blogging output this year and I was bitching about him not sending my goddaughters Christmas present from last year, so slackbladder says that he would be at the other Partizan and did I want anything, I initially ( after initial paralysis) said a couple of MDF bases and some basing material if he was feeling flush ( if you knew the old Ray this was funny).Then a couple of days ago this arrived, a little battered and bruised.........The top box contained the unpainted 28mm Trelawney's  Dumbarton's Regiment of Foot 1685 and after noticing the little hole I'm hoping the whole amount he sent too!Speechless........The air was quite dusty that day and some random air blown grit caused some moisture to accumulate in my ocular region, now a lot of you fellow bloggers and people who have met Ray have said what a bollox he is but finally he is a good sweet caring bollox!Cheers Ray!Now back to blogging (feeling a lot better) I continue with my 15mm modern and sci-fi work when

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Death World Forest Kill Zone - Shardwrack Spines

This isn't the very LAST of the Death World Forest terrain... but I'm almost done... I have two little bits left to do (I think they're called "Grapple Weed"..?).Shardwrack Spines from Games Workshop.I went with red for them partly to make them stand out from the Barbed Venomgoarse, but also to give them an alien, otherworldly look - and I figured how better to make things otherworldly than to paint them the opposite colour you'd expect them to be on the colour spectrum given that most terrestrial plants are green!Also in a Cthulhu Now adventure I ran ages ago, there were these plants that fed off carrion that had red stems that seemed utterly creepy...I thought of putting the Valhallans in here for a laugh... but then decided against it..Looking forward to actually PLAYING A GAME on this... hopefully this afternoon... or perhaps tomorrow...Definitely feeling like I have enough to play a game. Really, if I had much more I'd be hard to move the figures around in there without catching a sleeve on some terrain

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Paint Table Saturday 254 - Still Apes (Gibbons)

Hi All,Minor progress on the gibbons. All base colors done and a second coat on the uniforms. As usual I leave the groundwork for last. I still need to touch up the flesh color here and there before I move on to highlights. I also chose yellow for the spot color on the beret and the RPG rounds. I may also call it out on the badges of the ones wearing caps.I've been hoping to blog more and get the long (very long) overdue Oldhammer in the New World Zine out, but I just haven't seemed to get the time to finish things lately.Anyway, we shall see what the next week brings.Happy painting everyone.

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Death World Forest Kill Zone - MORE Barbed Venomgorse

A bit more of the Death World Forest Kill Zone for you today - MORE Barbed Venomgorse! Though the foliage is different on these, they still count as the same in the game. I have three more of these to finish up - with yet another sort of foliage! They are nearly complete, I'll probably have them up tomorrow. Then it's on to the "Shardwrack Spines"! After those, there are just two other little bits and all of the Death World Forest Kill Zone will be complete! Can I get it all done before Rogue Trader is released on Saturday!? That would be pretty fantastic if I could!MORE Barbed Venomgorse from Games Workshop.Maybe it's just the lighting, but I didn't find these quite as lost in the background this morning when I was out taking pictures.Maybe there's a bit of glare coming off the board which is muting the busy print bit...?Some bog-standard Cadian troops in the Death World Forest.Inexperienced as they are in such environs, they're totally going to die in there... and it won't even be the enemy t

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Paint Table Saturday 253 - Space Apes

Hi All,Although the progress has been minimal, there has been some.I may have some finger grease on the lens. I think I also need to try auto focus, my eyes don't work well enough for manual focus.I got the uniforms and flesh base color done on almost all of them. I missed an ear or two (not all of them have ears showing) and their fingers and toes can be tricky to find when they're primed black.No added work on the Umber Hulks.You may also see some Uscarl squats on the bench. I needed to make room in my washtub for the Umber Hulks, so they are not necessarily next.Our plan is to write up 500 point forces for the sequel to the Wizard Battle, but we'll see what points value makes sense once we run the numbers. Of course we could just throw stuff down on the table, but I want my son to get the full experience of Oldhammer. Back then I made way more lists than I ever played games. I think it also gets you looking through the books more to find the special rules and points values for things.Happy painting.

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