Friday, November 21, 2014

Help me pick the color

I'm getting ready to paint the Grifon-G and the Scutari but I'm having trouble deciding what color I want to paint them. I have narrowed it down to five choices:

All are Reaper Master Series Paint colors-







Your input is greatly appreciated. Once the minis are finished they will be up for sale.

Monday, November 17, 2014

MAILCALL: Khurasan Miniatures Nova Respublik Grifon-G and Zantin Scutari



Good things came in a small package today from Khurasan Miniatures, namely the Nova Respublik Grifon-G IFV and Zantin Scutari infantry I ordered last week -



As usual, the minis are very nicely detailed with minimal clean up required on the Scutari -





The Grifon-G is also nicely cast, but mine will require a little more work removing some excess resin from the front of the hull. This is an easy solution requiring nothing more than scoring the excess resin and carefully snapping it off -



Now I need to prep the infantry for basing, followed by priming. I will probably do that tonight. I will work on prepping the Grifon-G tomorrow; a nice warm soapy bath with a light scrub and a good rinse to remove any mold release agents, so that I can prime it later in the week. I haven't decided what color I'm going to paint these yet. I thought about possibly painting these up in MSP Blackened Steel or maybe MSP Clotted Red, or even MSP HD R.A.M. Black. Just don't know....any suggestions?


Sunday, November 16, 2014

DIECAST MOTORPOOL: Finished Turbo Racer

Here are some photos of the finished Hot Wheels Max Steel Turbo Racer -









Not too bad for a quick-n-easy conversion. I will start work on the second one soon.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

FUBAR - 15mm Expanded Version


I added a link, in the sidebar, to a version of FUBAR that Vulture and members of the Harrogate Wargames Club designed. I like this version of the rules, like Vulture said, it does play well.



Friday, November 14, 2014

DIECAST MOTORPOOL: WIP #1 Hot Wheels Max Steel Turbo Racer conversion

I bought a couple of Hot Wheels Max Steel Turbo Racers a few months ago in hopes of converting them into something useful for gaming. Well, they've just sat around collecting dust until the other day when I decided to break them out and start modifying them. I decided to put some weapons on them, so I scrounged around my VERY depleted bits box and couldn't find much of anything in the way of weapons. Then I looked over on my shelf and spied a box of Eisenkern Stormtrooper accessories. There are a whole bunch of extra weapon bits and wot-nots in that, so I pulled out the parts frames and started to snip off possible parts to use. I was in luck, there were enough bits to arm at least 3 Max Steel Turbo Racers, and I only need parts for 2. I trimmed and glued on the parts to one Turbo Racer so far. I then primed it. Here's what it looks like next to the unmodified Turbo Racer -





I'm probably going to paint this in a color scheme for a Mars-like world, as I hope to build a new Mars battleboard eventually. Also, I think I will use the Turbo Racers as Rebel vehicles (hmmm, I guess I need to order some Sahadeen from Rebel Minis). More photos soon...