Just a quick one today. Progress has been quite steady on the 15mm hydra army with a few units together and being painted. My major shortness in the army so far is a leader. Well I think I've solved that now. Dr Arnim Zola!!!
Ill take some photos of the model once I get some sculpting done on it but its based on one of the GZG light evac suits. Anyway that enough for now I'd best crack on with it all :-)
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
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.
This year so far has been mentally busy with all manner of day to day life type things getting on top of me. This is in part cos that's the nature of things but also because of my woeful ability to organise my thoughts and actions, which I'm sure many of you have noticed by now. This stops here!!!!!
I have so many projects simmering away including comics, miniatures and world domination plots that I've decided to get my arse in gear and actually sort things out. As such over the next few weeks I will be running a series of blog posts about key things on my mind and desk.
For starters I will be displaying at Thought Bubble again this year so will be doing a lot of work on Cornelius as well as a few other very cool comic projects. I will also be working on the Cornelius game and trying to get the rules and some miniatures done for that. No small task I hear you say but I'm determined to get things cooking this year.
As for other miniatures. I have decided to stop being quite such a butterfly and set some targets and goals. Firstly I won't be attempting Golden Demon as I originally intended due to the arrogance of a certain company who shall remain nameless. I will channel this effort into finishing some of my other projects. Namely my 15mm Gruntz force, Dystopian Wars Prussians, and my Infinity Ariadnas. My only dalliances into GW territory will be for Dreadfleet and Epic.
So as you can see I have a lot of things to do but if i manage them correctly then I dont see any reason why they can't be done. Next post will be about the comics projects and Thought Bubble so watch this space.
I've been off work all this week with exacerbated asthma, and though this is a royal pain in the posterior, as it means pills, puffers and wheezing like an old man. It also means I've been able to finally sit down and start painting up some minis. In particular I started on my 15mm goodies. 15mm is a relatively new thing to me and as such is a breath of fresh air from the institutionalised wargaming I've been used to in the past. The freedom 15mm presents is incredible. Originally I was going to try and conjure up my own rules etc, however I have now realised there really isn't any point when some of the rule systems out there are so open that they can fit exactly with what I'm after. My main case in point for this is Gruntz. Written by Robin Fitton this game offers almost endless possibilities in unit design and more. This coupled with the numerous miniature manufacturers out there producing fantastically detailed models just makes things even better, and this is before I've even thought about converting and scratch building.
Now for those who don't know my 15mm dabbling was always intended to represent the Earth / Mars civil war which pre-dates the events in my graphic novel 'Potemkin 2205'. With this in mind below is a picture of my first painted 15mm Mars colonist. Now I just need to find some money to buy others. Hmmm..........
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