Thursday, May 29, 2014

Little Wars Melbourne - this Sunday!

My buddy Nic over at Eureka asked me to put up a post about the upcoming Little Wars wargaming event this Sunday June the 1st in Melbourne.  Doors open at 0930 and there will be lots of traders catering to a whole range of needs from sci fi to ancient Persia and of course, including ultra moderns :).

 I highly recommend anyone who hasn't already to drop by and check out their sexy range of 15mms and 28mms. Apart from the usual trade show, there will be a large number of games running, including a massive Chain of Command settup for African Brushfire wars.

I won't be able to make it due to real life commitments, but it should be a fantastic coming together for those of us who are interested in the wargaming scene outside of the usual warhammer/warmahordes spectrum.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Stormin' Norman(dy): US airborne for European theatre ops

Revisiting the portent specter of last month's Shermans, I've now got some US infantry up and running to deter the adventurous panzerfauster. This is about a third of the total platoon. Having already had the opportunity to push them around the table top in Chain of Command I must say they are a decided step up from the typical Soviet grunt!

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Figures by Peter Pig. Slightly smaller than the PSC offerings, although the dynamism in the poses is appreciated!

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Well, here she is; the big momma, Khurasan's beauty.

This round I decided to go with a cleaner look to reflect most of the photos I have seen of these in the field. Minimal chipping, more subtle oil streaks etc. 

I'm so happy with the result I've decided to revisit the previous TUSK kit and redo it in the same approach

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Friday, May 2, 2014

The beasts

Jon over at Khurasan has been working like a madman to expand his ultramoderns range, putting out something I've been longing for for quite some time; the TUSK upgrade kits for the Abrams series of tanks. Once again I've been asked to put paint to resin on these beasts for the website, a task I savored.

First up we have a retooled release of the M1A2 SEP kit that Khurasan released last year. The new addition has more metal detailing, including the turret bustle and the commander's thermal sight.

Next up is the first generation TUSK mounted on the M1A2, sporting lots of protective shielding for the unbuttoned crew, side-mounted ERA and a coaxial M2

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This monster also has a larger, meaner brother who is currently sitting on my painting desk, waiting for my attention. More on him soon....