Saturday, September 23, 2017

Micromunda / Clau Tactics Nano.

Ok folks,
so as promised, here's the first update on the construction of my new Necromunda style industrial board.

First though I'd like to give a shout out to Darryl Hunt of the exelent blog Daxio's Uneventfull Day. I totally stole copied his idea for Necromunda buildings and then used my trusty shrink ray on themπŸ˜‹.

Now, what did I build so far?
Lets take a look.

So , four buildings, four walkways and a platform, not to shabby.

I plan on doing two more buildings, one medium and one large, two more walkways without cover and three extra long walkways plus supports.

Here's a few pictures to give you an idea of the kind of setups I'm going to use them for, I threw in some random figures from my collection to give you a sense of the scale.

Another benefit of this construction method is that the smaller buildings fit inside the larger ones for easy storage.

Apart from the buildings and walkways I've also begun assembling some bits and bobs to build a few more industrial/machinery looking
More on those next time.

well ok then just a teaser picture

That's it for now, as usual critiques, comments or questions are more than welcome.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

All Is Quiet On The Ares Front... Or Not ?!?

It has been a bit quiet here due to me being a bit distracted by my 15mm (Gasp..) Conan project but...

.... things are about to change.

Now that it looks like the Age Of Tyrants kickstarter is finally about to ship my mind has been awhirl with crazy ideas for a 6mm, Necromunda style, board complete with stackable buildings/towers and multiple stories off gantries (magnetised of course πŸ˜‰ )

I have been rooting through my boxes of junk building materials and now have a tub full of soon to be industrial scenery.

The board will be a 37 x 37 cm metal place mat from Ikea which should give me the equivalent of a 148 x 148 cm, 28mm board.( not bad! )

With a bit of luck I should have the first structures built by the end of the week.

Till then I'll leave you with some pics of the last 6mm figs I painted,
more Micro Wastelanders for Mega City 6.

I hope you enjoy them,


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Powell's Rangers to the Rescue !!!

Howdy folks,

sorry it's been so long since my last post. 
What can I say, a busy time at work followed by me having trouble getting my hobby mojo back.
Rest assured though I'm back in full swing now (got tons of plans/projects) and regular postings should resume.

So what got me back in the saddle?
These guys from Onslaught Miniatures.

I present to you Powell's Rangers, shown here with their nano-flage set to parade colors.
They are an elite mercenary unit whose adventures will be the focus my next 6mm campaign.

As you can see all the figures were modified at least a little to make them fit my own universe some what better.
I started by removing the second rocket packs on the right shoulders of all the figures.
The pink rig got a weapons upgrade from the standard DEG gun to an autocannon as a squad support weapon.
The yellow rig got an electronic warfare suite added to her right shoulder.
And finaly the blue rig was fitted with a heavy missile pod and artillary cannon to provide long range fire support.

What will all this awesome firepower be use on you ask?

Well for starters...


Can you say Blue Gender

Also other enemy mecha both regular army and rival mercs for some roller scating VOTOMS action.
(Can never get enough of that😎)

And of course it wouldn't be scifi without some evil corporation with it's own private army now would it?

 I'll be using my usual mash-up of rules to allow for solo play, enoug grit to suit me and story developpement.

Considering my track record with doing AAR's ( ie. complete failure) I've decided I will aim low and settle for taking a few in game pictures and writing a short blurb on the overall action.
If I can manage to do a few of those I'll see about going more in depth.

Well that's it for now,


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Because I can !

Sometimes I get an idea to build something, not because I need it for a game but just because I can.

So I built this today, say hello to my little retro scifi tank 😎

Sadly, as is often the case, I got so caught up building the thing, that I completely forgot to take pictures during construction.
To atone for my sins I'll try to give you a list of the components used.

5mm foamcore for the main hull.
The drives are a 6mm bead, a piece of tubing from a kids balloon and a .177 air rifle pellet.
The turret is a 10mm bead which has been ground down almost but not completely halfway and the barrel is the gas vent valve from a mini bic lighter.

All in all this was an easy and fun little project, I hope this will inspire you to try some scratch building yourself.

Also for those wondering, the minis in the pictures are GZG NAC troopers which I added a green stuff helmet crest and a cape to.

Hope you enjoyed my idle afternoon's labour as much as me πŸ˜‰


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Space Hulk Nano for Sale.

No I'm not selling my scratch built 6mm Space Hulk set.

But I do want to give a shout out to Honeybee Works exellent space ship corridors set. 
For those of you who think 6mm Space Hulk is a good idea check out Link

25£ for a complete terrain and counter set with airlocks that open and close and a resource tracker thrown in to boot!
I've been following the developpement of this over on Tactical Command and now its finally been released for sale.
I'm actually thinking of buying a set myself


Thursday, March 2, 2017

How to Filch Some Feltz

as I showed you in my previous post over on The Wargames Website in the Sponsoring Members section we are having a build your own alien fauna competition.
Now while I am quite happy with how my own creature turned out, and I think he'll do well,I really liked Victoria Dickson's creatures the Feltz.
In fact I liked them so much I decided I had to have some for my own stables.
Without hesitation I called upon one of the more reputable interstellar smugglers amongst my contacts to fly to Dickson's world and get me my own little flock of the cute little blighters.

And here they are, still a little disoriented from space travel, but doing fine so far

For those of you wondering how I managed to pull this off I'll post some pictures with bare bones explanation but before you read on be sure to check out Victoria's original sculpts on her blog here as my sculpts are based on her creations and all credit for developing them goes to her.

So to start with I pulled out my trusty bead collection and used a 6mm and a 3mm bead, four hole punch plastic card rivets, a tooth pick and some super glue to knock together some quick and dirty armatures.

Then it was a simple matter of adding some 50/50 green stuff/milliput

And a little paint

And we can now welcome the Feltz to God's Own Scale.

Well that's it.
I hope you like them, and I hope you don't mind Victoria, they were just too cute I had to have some for myself( I'm a total sucker when it comes to cute animals, I have a dog and three cats to prove it πŸ˜‰ )


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Chilopoda Dolichopterus

Over at The Wargames Website they are running a "make your own alien fauna" competition for all the sponsoring members.
 Thinking to myself, I can do that me! I decided to have a go. 

Here's my entry for the competition, sculpted in a 50/50 mix off greenstuff/milliput over a wire and beads armature.

I present you with the Chilopoda Dolichopterus

A species of mega fauna native to the basalt cliffs in the jungles of the planet of Kessel D-93.

It's many legs end in feet that look like a cross between that of a camel and the suckers of an octopus allowing it to easily scale even the sheerest cliff faces where it grazes on the algea which grow there. The downward facing mouth of the creature is optimised for scraping off not only the algea but also the topmost layer of rock which is crushed and digested in its seven stomachs.

Although they are strictly herbivorous these creatures can be dangerous as they are very territorial and care must be taken when aproaching them. While it's mouth is too over specialised be used to attack its many legs are equipped with razor sharp bone tips at the joints which can easily rip the flesh of an attacking preadator or trespasser.

The carapace of these magnificent animals is highly prised by the local tribes of Avians who also call the cliffs their homes and who use it to craft both armor and jewelry. There are rumors of  tribes that have succesfully domesticated them and even use them as warmounts but these have not yet been substantiated.

Like so many of the mega fauna on Kessel D-93 the Chilopoda Dolichopterus continues to grow for it's entire life. What makes this species unique is that, unlike all the other specimens observed so far, it not only grows bigger but also longer, growing an extra segment and a pair of leggs about every two Kesselian years( about four and a half earth years). As the young are born with four legs one can thus easily determine a specimens age by simply counting the extra pairs of legs.

And now some pictures supplied to us by that indomitable explorer and big game hunter sir Timothy.

We would like to remind our gentle readers that sir Timothy is a trained professional and we pray, that should you ever be so lucky as to take your own safari to Kessel D-93, you do not attempt to copy this feat of daring do.

As usual, should you have any more questions about these wonderous creatures, feel free to write us in the comments.

Yours truly,


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Some Wheels and Another Gang.

Only managed to get a little painting done over the weekend.

Decided to have a go at some of the cars, one of each model I've bought so far.

The first two are going to go with the Rainbow Mohawk Road Warriors gang.

Hmm.... in hindsight I'm going to have to put some mohawks on those two riders.

The third one belongs to the Walton gang.

From left to right, the twins Bubba, Ma Walton, Pa Walton, Billy-Bob the oldest son and the daughter Bobby-Jo.

I'm thinking of getting them an up armored tow-truck and basing them out of a junk yard/chop shop (Angel Barracks zippy couriers, supply dump, junkerheaps...)

Sorting through the rest of the figures I found two more candidates for the mohawk gang and five others which will become more or less normal wasteland travellers (truckers, bounty hunters, prospecters...) the rest will probably form a biker gang but we'll see that when I get to them.

The vehicle rules are 95% sure to be THW's Machinas with a few tweaks for open road/city traffic methinks.

For the investigations I'm still on the fence between THW Urban Renewal/NHC PI. and The Department Of Fabricant Management from Four Color Figures.

If any of you have any experience with any of these games your insights would be appreciated.

Till next time,


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Judges and Gangers! Oh My!

About a year ago I made some Judge Dredd minis out of the exelent GZG Nac troopers.

Here's a pic.

Why? Well...      .... euh..   ...just because I could actually πŸ˜›

I got the idea in my head, I had them lying around, so I decided to try making them, I did and then more or less forgot about them.

Untill I ran into Microworlds awesome Wasteland Warriors line and decided it was time to turn them into a full blown project.

I ordered a bunch of microworld figures, both gangers and vehicles and while I waited for them to arrive I finished the rest of my Judges and their rides.

From left to right Judge Dredd, Judge Barbara Hershey, Judge Cassandra Anderson and Judge Giant.

The bad guys arrived from HLS models in record time and I wasted no time basing and priming them. 

Here they are ready for paint.

I was a little bit worried because I'd read some comments that the Wasteland figures were a little on the large side for 6mm but, although some of them are indead quite large, all in all they turned out to be quite compatible imo. and I even have a picture to prove it to you

I've already painted a few of the more punk style warriors. 
They are great sculpts with lots of detail, altough I must admit they can be a bit intimidating to start on.

As I was painting them I suddenly remembered I had an Angel Barracks mini that was perfect for this project and here he is to. 

Hold it right there perp! 

That's all I've got painted for now.

I think I will use these for a test game of the TwoHourWargame Chain Reaction rules as I am thinking of getting the Urban Renewal, New hope City P.I. and Machinas rules to cobble something together that will let me capture the Judge Dredd Case Files feeling.

I will do my utmost best to give you an AAR of that but with my (non existent) AAR track record I ain't promising anything.πŸ˜…

Stay safe citizens and remember OBEY THE LAW!