Monday, December 21, 2009

Hot hot Cold War action

welp theres been alot of action in East Germany lately, we've been testing out the new unofficial Cold War module for Flames Of War, and its pretty fun, with lots and lots of armor, arty, and CAS. heres some shots of a game demo



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A BMP-2 Column advances slowly behind cover of a high wall

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Dug in Dragon ATGM on a hillside
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Soviet Mortars hammer a small German town
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M1s and T-80s knife fighting
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A10 about to eat a whole bunch of Soviet armor
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US forces dig in along the west side of town ready to defend agains the Soviet spearhead

And I remastered the first king tiger
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

15mm cold war

The last couple months I have been preparing for a new unofficial supplement for flames of war which will cover the Cold War era NATO and Warsaw Pact forces up until the late 80s. When I first heard of this I was instantly interested. Its something very close to home for me and my own personal experiences and the chance to model up a Soviet and US force to duke it out in the Fulda Gap (complete with full european scenery) is really something I cant resist.

I've always loved the T72 and T80 despite their hideous track record across the world, and the prospect of fielding a few platoons of these bad boys is pretty sweet, as such I've plowed through a large amount of US and Soviet hardware, heres a few teasers.


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And a quick peak at the US, I still haven't photographed the armor

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At the moment I am using a mix of QRF, Quality Casting and Skytrex minis with Peter Pig infantry. It was impossible to get good looking cold war soviet infantry in 15mm so I took the PP hardened militia figures and gave them a head swap with the FoW soviet sapper platoon heads who are posed well enough to allow easy clippings.
Skytrex is by far the best quality vehicle producer in this scale, its a shame their range is rather limited for the US, and their Soviet vehicles seem to run into the mid 70s era and then stop, with a distinct lack of T80 and BMP-2.
I'm hesitant to buy more QRF. While their M60 models were adequate, the photos on their site seem to show a pretty average lineup, and while they say they have redone alot of their line in recent times I am unsure what is new and what is old.
Quality Casting are using models created in the late 80s, while they certainly show their age, they do the job pretty well and with the right paint job applied look pretty damn good on the table top. I just hope Skytrex continues their impressive forays into the modern 15mm environment.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More FOW Krauts and Yanks

been trudging through these guys for a while now, I feel I'm getting down 15mm painting alot more (SS camo in 15mm is a surefire test of skill).


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And lets not forget the yanks

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Forgeworld Nurgle Comission Down

Well after around 4 months I've finished up this comission - same client as last time asking for similar stuff. lots of grunt work getting through the basic plaguebearers and then I rewarded myself with the big papas at the end. I gave some variation in the ranks but the client specifically asked I make the big daddys the bluegreen I've used previously

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Panther Panther smoldering mildly

Another kraut tank down, I nearly scrapped this before I decided to spruce it up a bit with netting and such

I've always had a love hate relationship with the Panther. While I can appreciate that it was technically superior to the Tiger in most respects, it has always struck me as a pretty dorky looking tank. Whereas the Tiger is a solid centre heavy beast the panther seems overly tall with a skinny assed gun.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

King Tiger

refining my previously used techniques I tried them out on a new king tiger - I am pretty happy with the results, what do you think?


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Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Golden Demon entry that never was

I had hoped last week to get these guys ready for the Aussie GD, but sadly time was not on my side and with Uni, work and everything else real life pitches at you I only managed to finish them after entry was closed.

Oh well I think they turned out pretty swish


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Along with this guy



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