Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MicroArt Studio Resin Bases

Thought I'd put up some pictures of the MicroArt Studio bases that my friend acquired for me at Salute. They are very crisp and I'm looking forward to painting them.

I have three chariot sized models To fit on the 50mm x 100mm chariot base, a Gentleman's Coach, an Omnibus and a Black Moriah.

I have bought 2 packs of the 30mm Cobblestone, 1 pack of the Mosiac and 2 packs of the Arcane bases to add to the existing Cobblestone bases from Westwind.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Pulp Terrain Project

For the last ten years my brother has been heavily involved in his cars, he owns a couple of Mopars, recently however I have reignited his passion for Gaming with the Pulp Alley rules. He regularly ran Cthulhu RPG sessions and enjoys the work of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.

I got talking him to him about the genre as several of the local war games club members had been championing the cause. I discussed with him some ideas for creating a new pulp Wargaming table, a 4' x 4' playing area. A couple days later I received an email, followed by a. Trawl of text messages as he had gone and designed a new board, incorporating sewers. What follows is the journey he and I, his able assistant, are undertaking.

The base boards are made from 6mm MDF, with the sides being 18mm MDF.The height of the boards is 2". This is a British project so be advised measurements will come in both Imperial and Metric.

The plan is to countersink magnets to the top and sides of the boards. This way they should lock together reducing the gaps which appear on the gaming surface. The other cool thing is that the top boards will have magnets so that terrain tiles will be interchangeable, thus being able to create different locations.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Victorian Police W.I.P.

The Police models have been a real joy to paint. I Still have a little more to do as you can see, however the models are moving along nicely. I will give more information on the paint job once the they are finished.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Clearing the Cobwebs

It has been quite some time since I last posted anything on this blog site. I have been very busy with lots of other things. However, one of my fellow gamers has been badgering me to paint my Empire of the Dead miniatures for quite some time.

I dug them out of the lead pile and have begun to paint them. I must say I have been really impressed with the quality of the sculpts. The detail is great and the miniatures are enjoyable to paint.

In preparation for painting the rest of the models I have ordered in some of the bases from MicroArt Studios. The quality of their sculpted bases is excellent. I will have enough to complete the carriages and the rest of the Kickstarter miniatures I ordered back in the mists of time.

I also intend to use this site for some Pulp adventures we are playing at the club and I will also being hoping to build some small armies for the Sudan campaign of the 1880's and 1890's.

As soon as I have the bases from MicroArt Studios I'll post some pictures of the W.I.P. Until then, I'll have a glass of Sherry old boy!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Requiem Kickstarter Model Review - The Introduction

A brown box was waiting for me when I arrived home this evening! My order from Westwind has finally arrived and my first impressions are...I am not disappointed. The miniatures were well protected inside the box with plenty of bubble wrap. The vehicles  had their own little pieces of bubble wrap so as to avoid chipping whilst in transit.

The first models I will be reviewing will be Set 1 - The London Bobbies. I have been looking for a quite some time for a set of Victorian police miniatures and the Westwind models are excellent. Over the next week or so I will give an objective review of all the models I have purchased and after that I will let folk know how I get on with building and painting the miniatures.

Read all about it in the next blog post.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Westwind Kickstarter - The List

Well it should be any day now! For the time being I can only list the models which are coming down from Westwind.

I have ordered the following:

Queen Victoria
Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll
Jack the Ripper
Burke and Hare
The Baron
The Monster
AN Invisible Man
Professor Cavor

and finally....

Once the models are down I will review them a set at time starting with the Police. Until then...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Westwind Kickstarter Update

Just a quick update, I spoke to Wendy from Westwind the other day and I should be receiving my order early next week. I also added some of the cobbled resin bases to my order. Watch this space for my review.