Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Scale comparison photos for the Hasbro U-Wing

Here are the photos I promised last post.

U-Wing with 15mm figures -

U-Wing with 28mm figures -

I feel that the U-Wing scales better with the 28mm figures, although, with some kitbashing it could make an interesting large dropship in 15mm.

New starship acquisition for my 5150 Fringe Space Star

While in my local Walmart, I discovered that they had put the Hasbro Star Wars Rogue One U-Wing for action figures on clearance. At first I didn't buy it, in fact I went home. But the more I thought about it, I figured it might be useful for wargaming. After several hours at home, I just had to go back and see if any were left - I was in luck, sort of - they had only one, but the box was pretty mangled and I debated whether or not I wanted to buy a potentially broken U-Wing. Well, I said to myself if I don't get it, I might never find one. I bought it, and it was intact. Originally, I wanted this for use with 15mm minis, but it is HUGE next to them. I set a couple of 28mm figures next to it and they looked much better. So the U-Wing is going to be for my 5150 Fringe Space Star, the figure of which is 28mm. Now I just need to repaint the U-Wing.
I will have comparison photos to post later today.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Halo - Heathens (Music Video)

Warhammer 40,000? NO!! It's Stargrunt 2!!

Future Project: Getting started with Stargrunt II

Right now I'm in the process of learning how to play Patrol Angis, it is going to be my go-to space opera game. However, I also would like to play some different hard sci-fi wargames. One that I've wanted to try for a long time is GZG's Stargrunt II

I managed to get the printed book from Monday Knight Productions about a year or so ago, and it has been on my bookshelf since. I just separated out the 2 counter sheets the other day on a whim. Once I finish reading, and playing a couple of games of Patrol Angis, I will start reading Stargrunt II.

I've got an idea of the forces I want to play with Stargrunt II. First I like the Out Rim Coalition Marines that came out last year from GZG, and I recently purchased about a company's worth of the figures, so they will more than likely be my primary battleforce.

 There is another faction from the Tuffleyverse I've wanted to collect for a long time, and that is the Kra'Vak. I'm going to try and get a few packs of them soon.

It ought to be fun painting up both battleforces then pitting them against each other.

Bringing axes to a gun fight - The Ion Age's Patrol Angis Miniature Gam...

A nice little video showing how to play Patrol Angis.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mail Call: Patrol Angis

I've been wanting to try The Ion Age's Patrol Angis for a while now. I tried to get a printed copy from The Ion Age directly, but they were out of them, so I checked with their U.S. distributor, Noble Knight Games, and they still had some, so I ordered one. It arrived Friday. I've been reading it and it's pretty good. I will post more about it once I finished reading it.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Workbench: Commission piece

Here are some photos of a commission piece I did for Don M of Brazos Evil Empire. The vehicle is a 15mm Puma GIFV LODAV from Darkest Star Games. Don has commissioned me to paint a sci-fi UN battleforce, and this is the first piece completed -

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mail Call: GZG 15mm Out Rim Coalition Marines figure packs arrive

The 15mm Out Rim Coalition Marines I ordered from Ground Zero Games last week arrived today. I ordered one of each of the seven codes that are currently available, so about 40+ figures. I'm trying to decide on a color scheme to paint them. I'll have a WIP post up soon.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Workbench: The Ion Age Mullo AFV with twin Angis AP cannons

I finished the Mullo last night. It took me a little longer to complete than most vehicle minis I do, because I added a step - I applied some decals. To my surprise, the decals actually went on easily and look good. Here are the photos of the finished Mullo -

This was the first time I've applied water-slide decals to a 15mm mini. Normally I hate those type of decals, because I usually have a difficult time applying them due to not having the most steady hands, but these went on with no problems.

The colors used on the Mullo were a mix of Reaper MSP, Secret Weapon Acrylics, and The Army Painter -

Base coat: MSP Scorched Metal

Raised panels: MSP Drillbit Metal

Headlights: MSP Golden Glow

Main and secondary armaments: MSP Blackened Steel

Viewports: MSP Peacock Green followed with MSP Brilliant Green

Tires: Secret Weapon Acrylics Tire Black

Overall wash: The Army Painter Strong Tone

I really enjoyed painting the Mullo, and will be picking up more of them in the future. In fact, I'm going to start on a Marcher Baron army, now that I've settled on the colors I will use for it. I think the Retained Knight figures from The Ion Age would look pretty good in the metallic scheme I used on this Mullo.