Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Dark Side is strong in this one...


I was weak... I gave in to the Power of the Dark Side...I'm getting back into the X-Wing Miniatures Game...fear not, though, I am sticking with 15mm as well...too many cool minis have been released or are coming out soon, that I won't be tempted to drop 15mm...but, it was the announcement of the Imperial Raider class Corvette that drew me back to the Dark Side...



you see, it was a vain attempt to resist...the Dark Side is just too seductive...however, I will try and confine this "addiction" to another venue...SABERS OF THE EMPIRE...



that is where you can witness my continuing slide into the Dark Side...

MAILCALL: Pac Fed vehicles arrive

The mailman just delivered my Christmas order from Brigade Models -


Excuse the mess, my workbench is a bit cluttered and I had just started priming some of my New Israeli infantry.



I ordered 3 Wombat MICVs, 2 Ocelot Light Grav Tanks, and 2 Raeside Scouts. Later I plan on getting a platoon of Cougar MBTs.

Wombat MICV

Ocelot LGT

Raeside Scout

I just noticed one of the Raesides has a bubble hole on the starboard side of its body, I'm gonna need to fill and sand that, but otherwise, all the kits look good.

Not sure when I'm going to get around to building these, but they will help keep me preoccupied for a while.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NEW ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCE: Second Long Term Project for FIREBASE ARES 15

I've been deciding on some long term hobby goals to keep me focused with 15mm. I need more than one project to work on, because I suffer from a degree of HADD (Hobby Attention Deficit Disorder). The first one was the New Guinea War 2099 project, which is off to a small start. This morning I started the ball rolling on my second project, a New Israeli Defense Force army, by placing some orders with Rebel Minis and ClearHorizon Miniatures.









I also decided to change out the GZG New Israelis as Pac Fed infantry, for obvious reasons, with Rebel Minis EF Droptroopers




Next month, when Rebel Minis release the Titan Marine Vipers, I will be adding several of those to the NIDF army, plus I will be contacting Matt at 5682 Miniatures within the next month to commission some custom NIDF waterslide decals.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MAILCALL: GZG Christmas Order - New Israeli Infantry Starter

When I got home from work tonight my order from Ground Zero Games was waiting -



80 New Israeli figures for 30 GBP is a great deal!



Plus the Christmas Goody pack is very useful -



2 Twin Plasma Cannons on ground mounts with New Israeli gunners and a pack of Germy's 2mm scale Large Mecha Units!



Plus I got my New Year Discount Voucher and I think I have a good idea of what I will probably order when it becomes valid at the start of January - another infantry Starter Deal and some drones.

Thanks Jon! Christmas is off to a great start!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

New RavenStar Studio website and 30% off Sale



For all of you that like RavenStar's minis but don't know how to order them or just won't buy them because you find it difficult to order them, great news: Chris now has his own web-store


And to celebrate it's opening, Chris is having a 30-25-20% off  end-of-the-year sale, from now until 12/31/2014-

Here's how it works:
It's a 3-week sale-
1st Week (12/10 to 12/17) 30% off
2nd Week (12/18 to 12/24) 25% off
3rd Week (12/25 to 12/31) 20% off

You will also receive a free model, valued up to $12, with any order of $15 or more.

Need a BIG dropship?

...well then, Mad Mecha Guy has got you covered - TMP link





Note: It isn't listed on his site yet, but I will add that link as soon as he lists the Hercules

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MAILCALL: Gruntz & goodies

When I got home from work late last night, my order from ClearHorizon Miniatures had arrived earlier in the day, the soft cover edition of GRUNTZ 15MM, a deck of Activation cards, and some of those nifty Double-Dice -



I already have a copy of the PDF version, but this format is easier to deal with since I no longer have a tablet. While I wait for my Pac Fed AFVs and Infantry to get here, I'll be brushing up on the rules and designing some new stat cards with the Barracks app.