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...

...you 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!).





























WIP: Antenociti 28mm 'Roc' Dropship...

...sixth passenger (although he might end up as a vehicle crewman).




Thursday, 8 February 2018

WIP: Antenociti 28mm 'Roc' Dropship...

...I might use one of Antenocitis 'Komodo' suits (sadly out of production but I do have three) instead of the McVey T.H.I Utility Carapace. Problem is it doesn't look like it could fit in the cargo hold of the 'Roc' without folding or sitting in some way that is not immediately obvious. The one below was painted a several years ago so I'm just giving it a minor repaint and tidy-up.






'Dropship Dave'...

...an online friend christened me that a few months ago because I build and paint so many dropships. I admit it - I do have a penchant for dropships (must stem from the first viewing of 'Aliens') and have painted quite a few both in 15mm and 28mm. My friend has a few in his collection. I have seven in various stages of building and painting and keep going back and forth between them. The 'Roc' has priority at the moment but next in the queue is the second 'Superhawk' I have. At the moment it has just been basecoated, highlighted, edged, shaded and decalled (not immediately visible as I have gone for a very subdued scheme as might befit a special forces transport). It will remain in the monochrome scheme but I will add ID band of a different colour to make it more visually interesting.



Wednesday, 7 February 2018

WIP: Antenociti 'Roc' Dropship...

...gets two more passengers. I've just noticed I've missed the markings off the rifles and armour, like the last two, still needs insignia and rank markings. I wasn't happy with the ones I added to the first one so will wait until they are all painted and decide what to do then.