Friday, March 30, 2012

Khurasan Miniatures, M3918 Polecat Armored Light Utility Vehicle

Khurasan Miniatures releases the M3918 Polecat Armored Light Utility Vehicle.  Sort of a shorter version of the vehicle used in Aliens. 

The kit comes with a resin hull, four pewter wheels (two for each side, mind the tread patterns when you assemble!), a small pewter turret for recon with a minigun attached, and a missile-rack option with eight heavy anti-material missiles.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Critical Mass Games. Mercenaries Tank

Critical Mass Games are coming out with the Bastion IFV and Havoc Tank for the mercenaries.  The vehicles will use the same chassis, but different armament. There will be both a tracked version and a hover version.  You can see more images by checking out the CMG Forum

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Khurasan Miniatures, Garn Tyrant Assault Unit

Here is a look at the upcoming Khurasan Miniature Garn Tyrant Assault Unit. Looks totally impressive and rather large.

Tales From Farpoint

Here are some fun looking figures from Tales From Farpoint SpaceCowSmith & RustyRobots.  The first Gunbot stands about 25mm tall. 

More ACP Games Goodness

Here are some prototypes of upcoming ACP Games units.  Really like the look of the new Val-Lyn race.  Spoke with Jimbo last night and there is certainly lots going on behind the scene.  I will certainly let you guys know when I get the green light, but 15mm gamers are going to be really happy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

ACP Games, Makat Walker

Here is a new walker for ACP Games Makat lineup.  Check out ACP Games blog for more info.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Manic Games is coming out with a miniature board game called Project Pandora: Grim Cargo.  It has sort of a Space Hulk or Legions of Steel flavor to it.

The board game pitts the Corporation against the mysterious Veer-myn, who have boarded a Corporation Starship in attempt to steal its precious cargo – a cargo which the Corporation will do everything in it’s power to keep hold of.

The kicker is that the Corporation will never win the game, at least from what I have read.  The Veer-myn will keep appearing until all the Corporation troops are dead.  The object is to see how long they can survive.

Written by the author of the sell-out Dwarf King’s Hold series, the game features an innovative dice-driven combat mechanic and a scenario based narrative, allowing you to recreate the mission.
It includes 10 highly detailed Corporation and 10 Veer-myn miniatures, stunning new artwork depicting the starship and action counters, and the Grim Cargo rulebook, featuring a host of fast paced and easy to learn rules that will lead to some incredibly tense games.

The set includes:

  • Project Pandora: Grim Cargo Ruleset
  • 10 x Corporation Marines
  • 10 x Veer-myn Night Crawlers
  • Starship Tilepack
  • Game Counters and Dice


I have been working on revamping the website.  I sort of let it go, since the blogger site was doing so well.  Anyway here is the soon to be released WordPress website.

Many of the posts from the current version of the website will probably not be transferred over, so if you want to snag any images, feel free.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ACP Games, Angel Of Death

Here is the first look at ACP Games Angel of Death.  The Angel of Death stands at roughly 72mm and comes with two primary and two secondary weapons.

Here is another Angle of the Angel. :-)

Effigy Miniatures, Pilot, Recon & Hacker

Effigy Miniatures has a great set of 28mm female sci-fi figures called the Pilot, Recon & Hacker.  The set retails for 19.95.  Sculpted by Tom Mason and painted by Jody Kropholler.

Four A Miniatures, Snow Troopers

Here are some excellent 28mm snow troopers from Four A Miniatures.  The set is made up of fourteen different miniatures.  Eight troopers, one Leader, Sniper, Flamer thrower, Comm's guy with scanner and two troopers armed with heavy weapons.  The set retails for £25.00.  Sculpted by Adam Gayford.

Micropanzer Wargame Studio, Stomper

Here is the new Stomper from Micropanzer Wargame Studio.  This sucker will be pretty big.  In the pictures below, you can see parts of the Stomper and the Strider.  Right now there is no official decision about what is going to be resin vs metal.

Here are the new Krystrial Soldier unit greens These are about 22mm tall.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

John Carter of Mars, Girl Friends

When your girlfriend says to you, "hey let's go see that Mars movie", you question life as you know it.  After your jaw drops and you pick it back up, you don't hesitate in saying yes. :-)  I was lucky enough to go see John Carter of Mars last night.  I have to say I wasn't sure what to expect.  After seeing it, I thought the movie was well executed and was fun to watch.  Now she wants to watch Lord Of Rings, what to do...what to do. :-)

She just informed me that the actor that played John Carter filmed Friday Night Lights here in Austin and fell in love with the city and decided to build a house here.  She now says she wants to meet him.  Little does she know, I am also from Virginia and will smash him like the Martian bug that he is.

If your looking to get some Mars type miniatures there are 3 companies that I know of who make rather nice Martian type figures.

Black Hat carry a line called Martian Empires.  The figures are 18mm, but the martian ones might actually work just fine with 15mm.

Tinman Miniatures carries a line of 32mm John Carter type figures.  The figures are extremely well sculpted and have a ton of character.

Bronze Age Miniatures carries a line of 32mm Wasteland figures.  The figures are a little larger than Tinmans, but would work nicely together.

Paroom Station Miniatures carries a line of 28mm Mars figures.  They tend to be much smaller than Tinman or Bronze Aged Miniatures.

Khurasan Miniatures, Exterminators

Khurasan Miniatures releases the Exterminators.  Heck if you check Khurasan's website lately there are a host of new 15mm figures up including 3 for the End Times range, heavy troopers for the Sepulvedan Resistance Fighters, 2 new Lhurggs troop types, Felids Pouncer Portable Missile System, and more passengers for their DPLS ship.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Immortals, Gods Vs Titans

This fight scene is pretty amazing. The special effects are outstanding.  It's from the movie Immortals.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ACP Games, Val-Lyn

Here are some more concepts for the upcoming ACP Games Val-Lyn Medium and Heavy Infantry.  These guys are shaping up nicely.  Digitally sculpted by Ron McLeroy who is extremely talented.

DeepWars, KickStarter

AntiMatter Games looks like they are moving along nicely on the KickStarter project for the  DeepWars miniature game. For those that don't know much about the DeepWars KickStarter project, you should check it out. The figures look great and just think about all the cool terrain you can get at your local fish store.

Basing Miniatures On Clear Bases

Not sure how many people out there base their miniatures on clear bases, but I thought it looked pretty slick.

The figures below were based on Acrylic glass that 2mm thick, the Infantry bases are original size 40 mm x 12 mm, The Landraider bases are 36 x 32 mm.  For vehicles the measurement was the bounding box of the vehicle + the addition of 2 mm to every dimension and round up to the nearest multiple of 4 mm.  You can check out Tactical Command for the entire thread on this cool concept.

Infantry bases and other bases with a "socket" have 1 mm deep grooves for the miniatures sockets and the vehicle bases have 0.1 mm grooves for the tracks. You could mount the vehicles directly on the surface, but with the grooves they are much easier to position and don't slide around, while the glue is still moist and any excess glue will be kept in the groove and will not spill on the surface.
All bases have a hole which will be hidden under a model. The holes take magnets, so the army can easily be stored. The magnets fit snugly into the holes, so it's enough to press them in - no glue required.  That's what they look like: The infantry base has the magnet already inserted.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

RAFM, Insolani Squad

Here are some really interesting 15mm bugs by RAFM called the Insolani.  5 different poses, sculpted by James Van Schaik.  The Insolani set comes with 10 figures and sells for $6.95.