Archive for the ‘Project: 25mm Science Fiction’ Category

Bugs, Mr. Rico!

November 12, 2010
Bugs, Mr. Rico!

One hundred of ’em! As Nick Hawkins has noted, rubber cockroaches look surprisingly effective on the table, and are extremely cheap. I finally got around to ordering 100 of them off eBay, I really have no idea what I’ll do with them, maybe 5150 with Nick’s modifications. They just looked too cool not to have.

Fun with paper dolls!

February 25, 2010

Er, I mean, create your own custom Star Trek paper miniatures! (May require IE, blech!) I love this kind of stuff. Watch out for the new Vulcan commander Phase-fro!

Sci Fi Girl Squad!

February 24, 2010

They have a crush on every Sci Fi boy!

Here are some female Sci Fi figures that have been sitting around for quite some time waiting for me to base them. I’d like to thank them for their patience. I didn’t really have anything in mind to use them for, I just felt like painting them up. Many might see some action in a Supersystem game or two, or could even form an Inquisitor and retinue for 40k. The Copplestone/Grenadier warrior in the camo pants is painted up to match my Necromunda Orlocks, though, so should we ever get around to running another Necromunda game, my gang will have a bit more gender equity.

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Buying Your Way In

April 29, 2009


I’ve never been much of one to play with figures other people have painted. I’ve bought and used a handful of used units before, and I’ve sent a few units to Fernando Enterprises, and one thing is clear to me: I just don’t enjoy my miniatures as much unless I have painted them. Plus, you tend to have the additional cost of painting labor on top of the figures themselves, making the whole thing more expensive. Yet I finally broke down and bought an entire army.

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Making Ladders

April 23, 2009

A Year of Frugal Gaming has some quick ladder building tips. I’ve used HO scale model railroad tracks before. You just can’t have enough ladders, especially if you play Necromunda…

AE Bounty

March 9, 2009

Miniature Peddler has posted some pictures of upcoming figures from Darksun Designs, makers of AE-WWII. They could be interesting– I think it depends on the rest of the figures. They do look a tad cartoony, but that’s not necessarily bad. The same criticism could be leveled at the Spugs, and I really like them. So, something to keep an eye out for.

Know Your Own Strength

February 16, 2009


I just got an order in from em4. I ordered their Combat Zone rules, which I’ve had my eye on for a while. Since I was placing the order, I picked up a few of the old Grenadier Future Wars troopers, just to double check how they mixed with the newer Copplestone Castings troopers (just fine, which is what I suspected). Anyway, one I picked up was this cyborg. As I was forcing the figure into a slottabase, the whole figure broke at the waist! It was a thin part, certainly, but that’s the only figure that has happened to in thirteen or so years of putting figures in slottabases. I wonder if the metal composition contributed?

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Corporate Babe

February 15, 2009


Another of the Copplestone Casting Future Wars Corporate Babes.

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She’s Got Legs

February 9, 2009


…and a broom handled Mauser… One of Copplestone’s Future Wars Corporate Babes, looking not really that corporate, but very nice nonetheless.

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Just Another Bug Hunt

February 7, 2009

Mik posted pictures and a report of our recent 5150 bug hunt game. I go back and forth over Two Hour Wargames rules– there are some real golden nuggets inside the rules, but they are still annoyingly poorly edited. Still, we had a blast with this game. We didn’t lose a man, but we did decide that prudence was the better part of valour…