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A bit of painting does you good!

31 May

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I’ve been trying to fit in some miniature painting over this last week, I admit that it’s been ages since I’ve had time to get some colours on any of my miniatures, so with a bit of inspiration from my lead haul I attained from triples a few weeks ago, I thought it was about time I at least kept my hand in it. (I’ll be posting a belated triples review later…)

As you can see, these weird beasties are thhe start of my 15mm version of my 40k tyranid swarm. So, I know there isn’t any 15mm tyranid stuff, let alone anything in 15mm for 40k, but since there are many great hobbyists creating fantastic 15mm versions of warhammer 40,000 stuff on the net, they too have been my muse to try it for myself.

While the above may not be 100% acurate renditions of the tyranids, I’ve tried to get stuff that is near enough for me. You’ll notice there are some cracking Pendraken worms, alien creatures and a queen that fit nicely with the theme, as well as Darkest star miniatures skyth war beasts that serve well as my primes and hive tyrants. Even a classic kryomek helion which I bagged from the bring and buy stalls makes a good carnifex type stand in. To unify the tyranid feel, I’ve got some GW tyranid rippers too, whilst not that intimidating in 28mm, they make great tyranid beasts in 15mm.

I decided on a “spiderman” colour scheme for them after seeing similar on the net, its bright and stands out, as well as tying the whole lot together. The pic is just a few of the swarm, and I did them to just see if the idea would work as a force, which I think does.

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Next up is the first bit of the opposition, my Orcs. Although I have only two actual foot figures done (3 if you count the tiny gobbo gunner here) my warbus is looking swell! I have still some work to go yet, but I’d say its 80% done and will serve my “Brass Crabz” warband well!

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I am a long way from finishing any of the two sides, but hopefully I’ll try and find the time in between jobs to carry on. I’m planning a genestealer cult army after these and maybe some other 40k themed forces too. Next I’ll be showing you the squiggoth that i’m painting (it’s a great scotia grendel kev adams warbeast I had knocking around) it too is coming on a treat with all the added bells and whistles.

Right, I suppose I’d better get back to sculpting and modelling, so many distractions….

 

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It’s competition month: Get involved in the Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!

17 Jan

It must be miniature painting competition month, as well as Dropship Horizon having a comp, The pendraken guys also have the yearly Pendraken painting competition too!

Whilst it’s not 15mm scifi, this time it’s 10mm figures from their range only, but with all the great stuff they have in any of their myriad of ranges, you’ll find something to capture your imagination. There are lots of prizes too to be had, so if you fancy taking part, you’ll need to get registered on the Pendraken forum and make yourself a member first. Don’t be shy, they aren’t a bad lot over there,and there’s always some interesting conversations going on, wargames related or not!

As for me, I don’t think I have enough time to enter this year, maybe next time!

Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!.

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10mm Zombies now available from Pendraken!

24 Sep

Finally it’s time to start zombie wargaming in a new scale, yes Pendraken have released the new scifi revamps, which includes the much anticipated zombies and survivors!

Now I just need to start thinking about making some appropriate scenery in 10mm and getting some of these bad boys! If you don’t wargame the apocolypse, then I forsee this could be an ideal low cost way to get into the genre, especially as they are cheap as chips!! Ok, so it’s not 15mm (Like I harp on about all the time) but it is still zombies, so all is forgiven!! As for a ruleset, most would work with a bit of jiggling around, but I’d recommend USE ME ZOMBIE DAWN ( as it’s the one I play) You can read my review here if you want to take a look!

SFZ1 walking zombies (10) £1.80

SFZ2 standing zombies (10) £1.80

SFZ3 crawling zombies £1.80

SFZ4 female zombies and child

SFZ5 zombie dogs (5) £1,00

SFZ6 survivors (30) £5.00

Also there is an army/bundle available if you want to start 10mm zombie gaming, for the great price of £13 for 60 assorted zombies and dogs, and 25 survivors, thats plenty if you plan on skirmish gaming with them, you might need a few more if you want to base them in multiples and go all guns for sheer numbers!

Check out the zombies on the Pendraken website http://www.pendraken.co.uk/Sci-Fi-c24/Zombies-sc294/

Another great figure released in the scifi revamp is this Grey alien, as usual I see the implications in 15mm gaming, and I think at 12mm high he’d make great minions for the whole plethora of greys already available from lots of 15mm  manufacturers. Unarmed civilians, technical personel and so on can all be achieved with this figure, I know I’ll be getting a pack of these too on my next order to join my small advance force of greys (plus death ray UFO) If you really have to use them in 10mm scale gaming (god forbid! :)) they’d be cool for that too, and much of the 15mm stuff like saucers and drones will work equally well too!

You’ll find all the new released Scifi stuff, as well as the old stuff (don’t forget the civilian figures from the old range, they will do fine for extra citizens in any zombie or UFO invasion!) over on the Pendraken website http://www.pendraken.co.uk/Sci-Fi-c24/

Cheque now please Leon!!

Ciao!

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10mm Zombies: Pendraken zombie survivors preview!

18 May

For those of you who are anticipating the release of Pendraken’s 10mm modern zombie miniatures, take a look at the greens over on the Pendraken forum!

Sculpted by the very talented industry veteran, Phil Lewis, these little survivors are going to be a great addition to the forthcoming range in this scale. I myself will be looking forward for the chance to do some Z gaming using them, and lets hope that the buying public will see good sense and buy shed loads of them, so the guy’s at Pendraken see fit to keep supporting the range with other Z specific and modern stuff to fill out our 10mm post apocolyptic cityscapes.

Go on over to the Pendraken forum and join in the conversation!!

Something for the zombies to chase..

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Tales from the Poundshop: “Not” Micromachines as 10mm Cop cars!

10 Apr

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A trip to the local poundland/99p stores turned up this great little pack of “not” micromachine type cars, and as I’m busy putting stuff away ready for when Pendraken’s 10mm zombie range comes out, these are going to be a great addition to modern city stuff for my board.

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As you can see from the pics, while not all of them are what I’d call nicely made or presented, a few are actually quite good, especially the three included cop cars and a couple of the others.

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As you can see from the close ups, they are pretty good models, although I will be painting the cop cars as UK versions, I’ll probably get a few more packs and keep a few more US styled ones too.  Below we have some of the other less attractive mini models, the black one is the reject of the batch, with its wheel base being too small for the chasis. It’ll probably turn out as a damaged or burned out piece, as could any of them since they all will be getting a paint job of some kind or another (What? did you think that I was going to leave them as is? not likely!!)

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These next three are not too bad, with my plans to replicate my 15mm zombie stuff in 10mm, these 4×4’s will get repaints to match my 15mm versions, ok they won’t be a perfect match, but as long as they’re close enough, that’ll do me.

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On to these of which you can see, one is the inferior crappy plastic (The army type 4×4) and the other two are the better made Micromachine rip offs. All are getting a repaint, the green one will get painted as a UK police 4×4, while the others will be toned down a little with more of a normal street car feel.

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Ok, so there will be some purists out there telling me that micromachines aren’t what I should be using and I should be getting the N scale cars used for railway models. Well, I will probably do that as well, and various model kits and miniatures in roughly the right size, one of which is Pendrakens WW2 US army truck pictured below. Ok, so its a little smaller, but to be honest, its not too bad. as you might know, 10mm gaming is not a popular scale for moderns, so stuff to create a 10mm zombie apocolypse is thin on the ground, so lots of things are going to have to be the best match.

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So what do 10mm figures scale like compared to the cars? See for yourself, against these 10mm scifi civvies they seem a pretty good match, now all I need is some 10mm coppers for them!!

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If your a modern 10mm gamer who needs some cop cars and some civilian vehicles, you can’t do badly with these. At the price of a pound a pack, if your in the UK get along to your local cheapshop! I reckon these will probably be available in $ stores in the US too, or maybe a trawl around ebay will throw up some bargains with old micromachine stuff.

All I need now is a few ambulances, fire engines, delivery vans, buses…..

Peace out…

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