Saturday, November 27, 2010

15 & 28mm Sci Fi Terrain

Hi, folks. I've been messing around with some more terrain for our sci-fi gaming. I recently got a Zuzzy Wounded City Broken Blacktop mat and am using it as a base for the terrain. This mat is really nice, I think I'm going to have to get at least a 4x4 foot mat next. Anyway, here's the pics. 28mm first.

Here's where the 15mm starts. This is a build I made from the Hirst Arts Spaceship Wall mold and the Starship Deck Mold with a couple pieces from other molds. I designed this build to be either a 3 story building or 3 one story buildings or a 1 story and a 2 story building. I painted it with 3 shades of green for the walls. The roof is black with gunmetal. The interior is playable because the roooves are removable. The rooves feature hatches for access to adjacent floors and can accomodate a flying vehicle. I based the ground floor on a piece of vinyl floor tile.
Pic below shows the building divided into it's 3 separate parts.

Here's a shot of the ground floor with the roof removed. I'm also using some Ground Zero Games alien Mercs for scale. I'm using the GZG Alien Mercs as Orksis (Orks in Space).

Pic below shows the ground floor with the roof in place and a Star Wars Republic Gunship parked on the roof.

Next couple pics below show the second floor (1st floor for our cousins across the pond)

Last 2 pics below show the building with all 3 stories. One of my design features for this build was to have big flat areas on the rooves for landing flying vehicles or to put troops.

Next up is a few 15mm sci fi buildings I'm making from electrical boxes. I got the inspiration for these from a fellow TMPer. Thanks for looking,


Friday, November 26, 2010

15mm Orksis, Tanks, and Broken Blacktop mat

Hi, folks. I finally got around to painting my GZG Alien Mercs. I'm going to use them as Orks in Space for 15K (40K in 15mm) and other games. These are just beautiful minis that were a joy to paint. They deserved some nice vehicles and I decided to use some slightly converted WWII armor from Gaming Models 15mm Miniatures. These are very nice models at a great price, and I have gotten great service from Craig. Each of my orders have come quickly, and carefully packed in custom cut foam. With Craig's help I chose some early Russian and British tanks and did some minor conversions on some of the guns, with a basic paint job of red with yellow dags, a gunmetal drybrush and a black wash. Then I did some work on my new Wounded City Broken Blacktop mat from Zuzzy. I have another Zuzzy mat which I really like so when I saw the new Wounded City Broken Blacktop mat, I had to get one. I got the 2x2 foot one for some 15mm modern and near future gaming. It has some great detail and I was really pleased with it.
GZG Alien Mercs/Orksis

Pics below show the Gaming Models 15mm Russian T-35s I'm using for Orksis Heavy tanks. I replaced the main gun on both with a gun barrel from a Matchbox Battle Kings cannon. These tanks are huge for 15mm at 4 inches long and have 5 turrets.

Pic below shows the 3 tank types together for size comparison.

Pic below shows one of the Gaming Models British Churchill VII tanks I'm using for an Orksis medium tank. I replaced it's gun with a portion of an EM4 Space Ranger heavy weapon.

Another medium tank with a main gun made from part of the nib of a ballpoint pen.

2 pics below show the Gaming Models British A13 tanks I'm using as light tanks. I replaced their main gun with a portion of am EM4 Space Ranger heavy weapon.

Next 3 Pics below shows a repainted Matchbox Battle Kings APC.

Here's some shots of the Zuzzy Broken Blacktop Latex mat.

Here's a couple of 1/72 Bravo Team APCs. 1st is an M113 I repainted in urban camo. The 2nd is a Stryker which is unchaged from the box.

Well, that's it for now. I have several projects going at once. Some 28mm and 15mm Firefly-type minis, and some 15mm Sci-Fi buildings made from Hirst Arts Sci Fi bricks and also some 15mm Sci Fi buildings made from electrical boxes. As always, thanks for looking.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Some stuff for 15mm Combat Zone

Hi, everyone. I've been working on some 15mm scale minis and buildings for Combat Zone. I split my time between my home and an apartment. At home I game in 28mm and play Combat Zone primarily with the excellent EM4 minis. But my apartment is small so I play in 15mm there. Here's some of the 15mm Combat Zone stuff.

Pic below shows some Khurasan Minis Sepulvedan Resistance Fighters I'm using for Troopers

2 Pics below shows some Khurasan Minis Post-Apoc Road Outlaws I'm using for Gangers

Series of pics below show a couple of Old Crow Goannas to which I added extra weapons from an Old Crow missile turret and tank turret pack. The weapons are on magnet mounts so I can swap them out. The Goannas will be used for the Corporate Troops.

Pic above shows one of the 15mm Old Crow Goannas next to a converted 1/72 scale Bravo Team "Rhino". The Goanna has a 1/2 inch craft magnet glued to the top rear hull for a weapons mount.

Pic Above shows a Goanna with one of the tank turret guns mounted and one of the Sepulvedan Resistance fighter for scale. I think the Goanna works well for size with the Khurasan minis.
Pic below shows one of the Goannas with some of the left over missile mounts from the Old Crow missile turret. The cylindrical piece it is resting on is a rare earth magnet. It holds on well and can be rotated to aim in all directions. Pictured with another Sepulvedan Resistance Fighter.

The pic above shows a different Old Crow Tank Turret gun, this one is a multi-barreled mini-type gun.

Pic below shows a bunker made from Hirst Arts Sci Fi molds with the squad of Troopers. I've had that bunker built for a while but just got around to painting it.

Final pic is some Khurasan 15mm Garn. I may use them as Aliens in a Combat Zone scenario.

I really like these Khurasan minis. Beautiful detail, especially on the Road Outlaws. The Old Crow Goannas were very easy to paint and the Old Crow Turret packs I got, one tank and one missile turret, come with so many different weapons option pieces I have been able to equip 5 vehicles from just those two packs. Great value.
Thanks for looking.