Wednesday, 11 January 2017

1/72nd Grecian Fantasy adventurers/war band WIP

Hi guys

I have been toying with this in my mind for a while, was tossing up whether to do it in 15mm or 28mm, and finally settled on 1/72nd plastics, I imagine this group is on a quest from their far off island Hellenistic civilisation to find a lost magical item and have vowed to not return until they find it, they have been wandering the world (D&D/Warhammer type world rather than classical Greek mythology type world) for a decade or more, their traditional clothing/body armour has worn down and been replaced by local stuff, but they proudly hang onto their shields and helms.
Figs used, Dasrk allience Cimmerian set 2, and Modern Amazons set 1 bodies, Caesar Miniatures Greek Warriors heads and shields.
I still need to clean the figs up a bit, add some more green stuff detail and tart the bases up, these will be used in a cold climate setting like frostgrave, thinking of also doing a Norse warband using the same Cimmerians converted with Viking heads/shields.

Review of 1/72nd Dark Alliance Cimmerians set II

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I am going to do a few reviews of these 1/72nd scale fantasy sets, mainly because when I was researching these to choose what I wanted, I couldn't find many good pics of the minis, so to help others who are interested here are some close ups.
The box says 33 figures in 11 poses, however there are 40 figs in 10 poses, I think they used the same box graphics as set I and forgot to change this info, I have left the flash on the figs so you can see how they come, but the plastic is firm, yet soft enough that trimming it off is easy, and converting is a dream (as you will see in my next post).
My opinion of these figs is they are great, sculpting and poses are nice and crisp, a good range of 9 melee poses and 1 mage/druid type with bear claw gloves and shoes (not sure what is in set 1, hopefully some bow and command) there is also a mounted set available, I will be using these for adventurers and warriors in 2 bands/factions, a Norse barbarian type, and a Grecian type (my next post) pics tell 1000 words so here you go.

15mm Colonial Marine power armour

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The last unit finished in my colonial marines commission project, these are GZG NAC power armour, I painted them in similar colours as the armour and walkers, all comments welcome.

Friday, 6 January 2017

1/72 Hafling army

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Firstly these will be converted, repainted and based, please read on.

So I succumbed to the long fought off temptation to start a 1/72 Fantasy project, I need another project like a hole in the head (I have 28mm Fantasy and a very large 15mm Fantasy collection already) but I just love converting, and the conversion possibilities in the 1/72 plastic ranges are just to good to pass up.
Having limited funds, I will keep this project limited to small skirmish sized forces, so to start with I have ordered 3 boxes of Dark Alliance figs, (modern Amazon infantry, Cimmurian infantry and half orc infantry) 1 Caesar minis adventurers box, and a Caesar Greek hoplites box (I will do a separate post as to why hoplites later)
While waiting for these to arrive I went searching for figs I already own that could be pressganged into this project, and found some perfect halflings, these are 15mm Essex medieval figures, they are already sculpted a little chubby, so will work well, I will add some green stuff details (pot bellies, maybe bare feet if I have the skill) then re paint them, thinking of a green/yellow scheme, not sure how I should base these, I'm thinking that I would like to do this project with individual bases, but that I may do the halflings 4 to a base, with some characters individually based, the plastic German is there for scale, all thoughts/comments welcome.