Thursday, December 17, 2009

I have just started in with 15mm and I am having fun painting the little, little fellows up. I have started with a large purchase from GZG with a
Contains 5 x Infantry Packs, 2 x Paladin wheeled MBTs, 2 x Bobcat light combat vehicles, 3 x Phalanx APCs, 1 x Bulldog command truck, plus packs of extras and assorted accessories
As well as a bunch of figure packs, I have also just ordered a bunch from Rafm and Stan Johansson (sp) miniatures.
this is what I have painted so far

While browsing some other blogs and web sites I came across this little gem on Chrome cat’s blog,
the Truck seemed to fit in very well with 15mm sci fi figures and could work as another explorer vehicle, APC or work truck, luckily While out Christmas shopping yesterday I found a pack of matchbox cars with the very same vehicle in it for $5.49 the pack came with 5 different vehicles with which 3 fit in pretty good.
The 1st is the exploration vehicle it actually comes in 2 pieces the main truck and the rear cab which slides back to reveal a control center. I removed the control center to use in something later; now with the cabin removed you can make this into any number of configurations, flat bed, antiaircraft troop truck or anything else your imagination can come up with. This one I am doing as is (I am going to buy more) and for a dollar you can’t really go wrong.

The 2nd truck is a sci fi hummer, it too has a rear compartment that lifts up, inside it looks to be some sort of tracked ATV but I have not remove the inside of this one. Great little vehicle for Sci fi or post apocalyptic settings.

The 3rd vehicle that I am using is a helicopter. On this one I have removed the plastic side pods,the rotors and the tail section. I am going to try to make this a VTOL craft I just need to make some fans and re add the tail section or another engine (not sure what I will use yet)

GZG Command truck for comparison.

A very Good buy for a few dollars, more to follow later.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Armed Free traders(GZG) Again great detail on such small figure right down to the torn knee on the trader firing the pistol.

Heavy EVAC explorers

Saturday, November 21, 2009

More GZG crew figures. This time my Blue crew for lack of a better name.

A few more of my Chinese starship crew both figures are from GZG.
Hope you like them.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Foray Into the world of 15mm Sci fi begins with GZG figures. I picked up a bunch of packs from GZG recently because I thought they looked really nicely sculpted for 15mm (?) (Plus I liked firefly and the space traders looked great)

The figures overall are really nice and the service from GZG was fantastic. I have done a bunch so far so more pictures will be up soon, these I did in the last few hours at work.

The first is a not Wall-E figure which I just thought was co cool and even though its suppose to be 15mm it would look fine next to a 28mm figure too.

The second group is my crew of the Chinese trader ship (Insert Chinese trader ship name here I have not come up with one yet) I am hoping that GZG will do some more figure with the neck yoke uniform. The girl/guy with box and guy with gun had the burgundy shoulder /neck parts painted on the others were sculpted on, it just made for a nice cohesive crew uniform look.

A few Space suits and Power suits (from Battlestation miniatures)

All in all I am very pleased with these and they are fun to paint, and I can highly recommend GZG 15mm for those interest.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Prince Trepur + Euzkadi tank

Just a couple of new pictures of my Quar for my Royalists army.
First off is Prince Trepur, A brilliant cavalry officer known for his flamboyancy as well as his reputation as a dullest, which has been frowned upon by his family a the Royal court. The Quar Syrnol figure was used for the conversion of Prince Trepur, I removed the right arm with a xacto and files and using green stuff I made a new arm and pistol for the classic dueling stance. The neck scarf was repositioned so it would line up with the head looking off to the right and the buttons were removed to make the jacket double breasted (the 17th cavalry, Crimea was used as a partial inspiration)

The second figure is my balloon observer who shall be riding high in the Observation balloon soon. Here he is positioned next to my new Black Army Euzkadi Tankette. The only modification I have made to him is the removal of the oil can from his right hand and a small pack was added to his back as a parachute.

The Euzkadi tankette arrived this morning, excellent fast service from Black Army. The Tankette is a small cute little thing which is really well cast. I have looked it over and a few bit of sanding is all that it needs. I found no miss casts, pin holes or air bubbles, really nice. The only other thing that needs to be fixed is the gun barrels, the attachment holes need to be re-drilled out but that’s a simple fix
I am using both Tanks for my Quar light cavalry (sorry to the Spanish civil war purist but I don’t have any SCW figures…yet) But they are really tiny next to the Tanks I built.

Friday, May 22, 2009

King Zombies Zombies

Kingzombie has just come out with a new of Zombies. 28mm (?) 1st responders and survivors for $39.99
You get 20 figures in the set. 19 humans and 1 dog. All of them are nicely sculpted (but big somewhat comical and chucky) and very gory.

1st up are the survivors. You get 5 in the set.
2 females; 1 paramilitary and one Milla Jovovich type and 3 males; one with a shot gun, one with a big handgun and a machete and 1 Swat type realoading his weapon. All of them have a nice look to them with some personality if as I mentioned a bit comical. All the figures in the set come with bases already molded on(some will like that and others wont) I would rather not have the bases but they are done well so I will do them as is.
I am still not sure on the base for the Swat guy but I am pretty sure that he is standing on a mound of ammo clips and casings (talk about holding your ground)
The male with the machete is also a nice figure but the Machete is very thin and more realistic than those over sized thing some figures have (you know the tree trunk spears) That being said within a few seconds of painting it snapped right off, like I said very thin. I had trouble with the paint on these and you really need to give them a good scrubbing so the paint sticks. I now have to strip the paint and redo them.

The Zombies in the set are all either SWAT, National Guard, Cops or Paramedics.
The paramedics have 1 male, 1 female. The male has his back torn open and is in the process of eating a hapless victim; the female is in a jump suit with her jaw torn off (like I said Gory) she is carrying a very nicely sculpted and realistic medical bag over her shoulder and you can tell that there was some research done on these sculpts.

Next are 2 Cops: again 1 male 1 female. The female has the ugliest face I have seen but because of that she painted up really nice and scary looking. The male cop is one of my favorites out of the set he is on his knees having lunch(what's for dinner, the other white meat)

There are 4 Swat Zombies Three seen here in various stages of zomibfication the one on the ground is missing the lower half of his torso and is dragging his guts along the way.

The Dog came as a Zombie dog but I don’t like my animals to be zombies(just people) so I filled in the bite marks so now he is just a pissed off K-9.

The rest of the set has 2 fire fighter 1 dragging the Jaws of life behind him (how ironic) another cop being shot through the eye and blowing the back of his head off, another SWAT team member who arms I broke off during some paint stripping and 2 male/1female national guard troopers.
It was unfortunate that I had must not have cleaned the figures enough during preparation for my paint just seemed to bubble up, crack and peel off as you can see in the photos. I would recommend taking extra time with these and give them an extra good scrubbing before priming.
So far I am enjoying painting this unique and interesting Zombie/Survivor set and I would recommend these for anyone into the Zombie figure craze.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shiver me timbers

I love Black Scorpion figures, I have done a bunch off their western figures and have just started their pirate range, fantastic sculpts as always (again much better than my photos show). Shiver me timbers!


Hasselfrees Bohkin (Space Goblins) are very nice figures and they give my Grymns something to face off against. Only 2 of them are as is the rest have been reworked into some more dramatic poses I really liked how the leader has his pistol drawn and hand out. in a”hand over your weapon” pose and how the running guys turned out. its amazing what you can get with just a few bends and cuts.

Zombie hunters

Next a few survivors and zombie fighters. 1st is a Griffin miniature fire fighter, Coppelstone agent, and a West Wind golfer. I had reworked the golf bag to make it a bit more realistic, it’s really awful the way it came. The photo also gives you a bit of a comparison look; I think they look pretty good together. Next would be the guy with the a Bat also from West Wind and two kids from a clix game (?) they came as one piece so I had to saw them apart then fill in with some putty and sand down and then a repaint. I t was not hard to do and there are some nice clix base figure out there and they are cheap. Next are the Cops the two males are West Wind and the female is from Griffin. The West winds are not bad figures but not great either I just wish they put more effort into getting the police equipment right. Check out the review on He does some nice reviews. I had liked the female cop from Griffin at first I though her gun was malformed but then I realized she is in the process of pulling back the slide on the weapon I thought that was a nice touch. Lastly is my Baseball guy again but next to him is a Thugz Figure of a girl with her baby, I love this figure! It is beautifully sculpted and well proportioned. I think the baby came out nice even though it’s a bit cabbage patchy, but it still looks like a baby. Oppps sorry the pictures are out of order :)


I got a lot of painting done this week. 1st the Zombies, all of them are from Studio Miniature except for the Zombie Cop which is from Crocodile Games. My pictures really don’t do justice to the figures but they are really nice with lots of details. I used some green stuff the various items on the ground (newspapers, magazines, coffee cups, cell phone, and purse. Film reel and clap board) just to add a bit to the bases. The Wendy’s sign was made from a broken up Wendy’s spoon (I got with my chili) it worked really well, and I have saved a few to use if I build a Wendy’s building.