Sunday, May 25, 2014

Star*Hide Miniatures

It's strange sometimes. On this blog on the 6th of January 2012 I wrote that I'd just started a retro sci-fi project and that it would finish in 2014... or 13 depending on how fast I was. 

Over time I've played a few games without really finding the right rules for it. Things started getting a bit 'Western Sci-fi' at a point... or well - this already started in 2010 when I bought Texan Scrunts for my Post Apocalypse. But! Anyways, now Killer B Games have made an actual range of Cowboy Sci-fi stuff and who am I to ignore that...

 I think the miniatures are really good and completely compatible with other Killer B stuff. And even Wargames Supply Dump stuff too of course. So apparently the plan I laid out 2 years ago seems to be coming along just fine.

 In all likelihood I will present a retro sci fi game featuring western elements at this year's Horisont.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Elite of the South are here!

The Dinosaur Apocalypse is fast approaching. My original goal of 30 infantry and 5 dinosaurs is soon realised. The idea was to keep strictly to old crap that I had lying around anyway. I wasn't even hard to find suitable things that way!!!

The riders are old Warzone figures. I was in two minds about whether to keep the heads or give them snout masks, but in the end laziness won out.

These 8 figures are the elite forces I'm going to use. In the supplement I will most like do an armylist for each nation (North, South, East and West) loosely based upon the miniatures collection of myself and my friends.

Not much to say painting wise. Quick and dirty - you know how you like it.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gleeglob - The Dominator of Mars

For years I've been building up a force of 'Spiders from Mars'. The concept of the force is more or less that all the models have to be cheap plastic crap that you get for either the newly arrived Halloween tradition or from toy stores.

The latest addition was the completely ridiculously mega big spider pictured. I call it Gleeglob. It was on sale in Toys'R'Us at half price (£6) and apparently made for the UK market or something. I haven't been able to find it on the web store.

To give an idea of scale the small spiders are based on the normal infantry flames of war bases while the slightly larger ones are based on 40mm Games Workshop bases.

I have some in-betweeners between Gleeglob and the 40's but I haven't really figured out how to base them yet, which is the only thing holding me back.