Bye for now
The internet is a dangerous place for miniature addicts like us. It's dangerous because its inevitable that you'll find something that will inspire you to create (or buy) things you didn't know you wanted. In my case it started a while back with SpaceJacker over at Tiny Solitary Soldiers It's mostly his fault I got into 15mm in the first place. then recently I decided to have a proper look through the website of Agis Neugebauer which I've known about for years but for some reason never explored properly. That was the point at which I knew what I was doing. I've previously posted my exo suit guys which where the first part of the army but now I've got more stuff so I can really get going on what will be a full on Hydra themed army. Click on the Hydra logo to go to the new page dedicated to this.
I'll take some pictures of everything later on this weekend so you can see where I'm upto.
Bye for now
For quite a while now I've been hankering after a Tube tool so I can add to the conversion repertoire on pretty much everything I make. This post is a bit pic heavy so bear with me.
My roll maker is from Green Stuff World and cost £14 which included postage. Inside the pack you get 2 fine plates, 2 medium plates and 2 large plates, as well as 2 bracket bits to fit on the sides.
The 2 brackets slot onto the sides of the plates at either a 90° or 45° which give you totally different styles of tube. Basically you put a sausage of greenstuff on the bottom plate and roll the top one back wards and forwards until you get the finished item. How hard you roll it and which plates you use depends on what you get.
Below are a couple of bits I made with the tool just to test it. This is only scratching the surface of what can be made but I'll cover some more of that another time if people are interested.
All in all this product is simply brilliant, and although some may not want to spend this much money on a tool I would highly recommend it. If you like to sculpt or convert your minis then the amount of things this tool can be used for is really really useful.
Just found an unfinished post in my drafts from ages back about my new love of 15mm minis. After having a little read of it I thought I'd share and add to it. So here goes
(About a year ago I decided to go down the 15mm route. Partly this was because of my disillusionment with GW who I had been a staunch fan of for years but mostly because everything about 15mm is so cool. For starters you can get a lot of model for your money and the scale is still big enough for you to be able to paint sensibly. Secondly, there are so many different manufacturers out there offering such a wide range of models that you're really only limited by your imagination. But lastly there is a really strong community around it with lots of like minded people who love to share their passion and knowledge for it. This is something I personally feel has been lost from the more mainstream wargaming and was one of the things that got my doing it in the first place.)
It's interesting reading some of these old ones back and seeing how things change. For starters I've grown a set since then and realised that my boo hiss views views of GW were a bit childish really. They're a business and they do what they've gotta do. Plus they still make awesome miniatures and I've even started working on some GW stuff again just because its fun.
Anyway moving back to 15mm. I've been sorting through some of my lead pile and have come across allsorts.
Primarily these awesome models from Brigade models which I had originally intended for some sci-fi funkiness.
However I thought simple sci-fi might be a little dull and not really what I had a hankering for, and then it hit me. One of my favourite sites for inspiration has always been that of Agis Neugebauer and he has done a lot of work on the Gear Krieg game by DP9.
Gear Krieg is a weird world war 2 game in 15mm which has always appealled to me but it's never progressed further than that really. Anyway these Brigade minis seemed like the perfect fit to me 'Nazi armoured suits'!! Painted up properly they would be ace. Now here is the prototype all painted up ready. Im trying out some different bases as techniques which I've borrowed form the awesome SpaceJacker over at Tiny Solitary Soldiers
Anyway I'll call that a day for now and put some more stuff up soon.
Im Mike aka Elblondino. Im a Father, Husband, and Creative Geek.