Monday, 5 March 2018

'Black Earth' Kickstarter successfully funded... over 300%! Something to look forward to later in the year. Meanwhile I have nearly finished three of the UEF (not EUF as I've repeatedly been naming them) troopers and started prepping several more. Found alternative arms that will fit nicely with just a bit of putty work too. There are several different sets of these so I've ordered one of each to try them out.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

WIP: Khurasan 15mm 'Warforce Reserve' troopers...

...I say WIP because I have ten more to paint. Number two and three are finished though.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Khurasan 15mm 'Earth War Force Reserve' officer...

...this is the first of a range of new 'Earthdoom' 15mm figures to come from Khurasan Miniatures - I have twelve more to paint. Khurasan usually like to have the minis painted and photographed before they are released for sale but it is possible they may very well be the subject of a Kickstarter campaign which will include vehicles and possibly different scaled figures. More news when I get it.

"They’re “Reserve” because the suits were retired when mankind adopted heavy power armour, but then alien invaders hugged the human cities closely, meaning the power armour suits were not able to employ their extremely destructive weaponry. Earth forces had no choice but to take the old powered carapace armour out of storage in the fight to regain the planet."

Sunday, 18 February 2018

'Black Earth: Heavy Metal' 15mm EUF Trooper...

...when I received my 28mm miniatures order from Nuclear Shrimp Games I found that Yannis, much to my 'delight' had included a couple of 15mm miniatures (I DON'T PAINT 15MM MINIS!!...but these are so nice...NO!!)  they are producing for the current Kickstarter campaign. I, true to my conviction, refused to paint any...

Friday, 16 February 2018

Black Earth EUF Lieutenant...

...I just love these troopers! If this is an example of the figures I will receive from the now, well-funded Kickstarter I'm going to be both very impressed and very, very pleased!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

WIP: Black Earth UEF Lieutenant... might remember me ordering a few miniatures from Black Earth after pledging on their Kickstarter - well they arrived safely this morning and I have to say I'm delighted and, I have to admit, a little surprised. The photos on the website don't really do the models justice. They are very cleanly cast in resin, requiring only the minimum of 'clean-up' and the detail is excellent. I ordered the aforementioned Lieutenant, the EUF Infantry Squad and the EUF 'Hulk' Battlesuit (more on the latter two at a later date) and on arrival immediately built (body, two arms and head) the Lieutenant and the Mech's cockpit (pilot is excellent and there is some detail in the cockpit that I will add to). There is something about the aesthetic of these figures that really appeals to me - I love the chunky look to the troopers armour and the design of the helmet (this is what 40K Cadians should look like!).