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.
Have just got back from the cinema and I have to say Pacific Rim is pretty damned awesome. Giant robotic killing machines for the win I say.
However the burning question on nobody's mind except mine is..... Jaeger or Metzger? who's the hardest? Sadly I think the Metzger would get totally pummelled but hey ho.
To recap film...ace...go watch!!!
Well you'll all be pleased to know that I've been making steady progress on the Cornelius game. After the Procreate putty arrived I could start sculpting prototypes, and first up is the first basic Hex tile. This has been sculpted like a Victorian street and was more of a test of the new putty (which I have to say I'm impressed with).
Secondly I have started assembling some of the British Infantry from Black Pyramid Games which once assembled look ace. Ive not started painting any of them yet but that is all to come. The one thing these new miniatures have brought to light is the flimsiness of the original Zombot prototypes, which you can see in the photo bottom left.
Zombots are supposed to be terrifying constructs slightly taller than a normal man and built to kill! Therefore a 5'10" dustbin with spindly legs aint really gonna cut it!! Plus for casting purposes the skinny original would be far too weak to be viable. The right hand photo shows the start of the new improved Zombot. Its maybe not massively noticable yet, but the body is wider and the shoulder joints are thicker. Once everything else has been sculpted he should be significantly tougher and more evil. :-)
Finally I promised you all the official unveiling of the title last weekend which kinda never happened. (sorry) I was trying to get the new logo all finished so I could do it properly, but time has not permitted this. As such I shall tell you the new title and sort the logo out later on lol.
Drum roll please.......................................................
The Official title for the Cornelius game is.....
The Intrepid Endeavours of Cornelius Blow
Im Mike aka Elblondino. Im a Father, Husband, and Creative Geek.