Saturday, 24 January 2015

Khurasan 15mm Jong Pac "Eight Dragons" MAG Droid...

I'll be painting a couple of the Jong-Pac troopers this week for scale comparison but the Drone is finished.


















































































looks good as a 25/28mm vehicle too!


WIP: ACP Games 'Vanir' Dropship...

...is built, apart form adding a little metalwork (nose turret and under-wing rocket pods), has been washed to remove any mould-release residue and is now ready for primer.

 






































with a few figures for scale...ACP's Mercs
















Clear Horizon's 'Hell Divers'...
















and the same troopers in the hold...



















with a little work the seated 'Hell Divers' from the Insertion Team can be made to fit the seats (sans restraining bar!)...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Final stage of the Dreamforge KS arrives...

...with images of the 'Keilorkopf' APC (edit: and my name!) I built and painted for Mark on the box! Reviews and builds to follow.













































Monday, 19 January 2015

I never wanted to paint and collect 15mm sci-fi miniatures...

...but some people can be very persuasive as, of course, can the beautifully designed and cast miniatures they produce. Late last year I was presented with the opportunity to paint a new 15mm Dropship that will very shortly be the subject of a Kickstarter project instigated by James 'Jimbo' Burrell of ACP Games who produced the excellent set of Mercs I painted a couple of years ago.










I have now received the castings for the ACP  'Vanir' Dropship and will begin a WIP very shortly. Jimbo has already completed the painting of one of the 'Vanir' and a bloody nice job he's made of it too...
























Here's the one  received today...it's huge!






















It measures about 18x13cm and comes as a kit of parts - 20 resin and 13 metal -  (the photo you see above attests to the great fit of the parts as it has just been slotted together without glue or blu-tak - hence the not quite aligned engine nacelles. It also lacks it's undercarriage, sensors and weaponry).
















The kit includes a separate lower hull with a very detailed interior complete with seating (seating which even has  restraining bars for their occupants!) and a ramp which can be displayed open or closed.





















More very soon...

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Brushes at the ready...

...for 2015! A few items started last year and dusted off this weekend.
15mm...











































































1/48...


























1/35...

































and 1/20...