Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gear Krieg

Recently Dream Pod 9 discontinued their weird war line called Gear Krieg.  It's a shame really, the vehicles had cool designs that oozed weird war, but IMO their pricing scheme, lack of variety and the fact that they were all metal just didn't appeal to many players who like doing plastic or resin conversions.  I never played the Gear Krieg rule system, but the artwork always looked pretty slick. 

I figured I should pick a few up before you can not find them.  The models fit in really well with Clockwork Goblin Miniatures, Battlefront - Flames of War and Forged In Battle.





Monday, November 25, 2013

15mm Weird WII Links

15mm Weird World War II
ClockworkGoblinMinis - lots of cool vehicles
Dream Pod 9 - Gear Kreig - they stopped producing them. 
Forged in Battle - has some rather cool prototype models
Heer46 - Great vehicles/tanks
Khurasan Miniatures - Just started a line
Rebel Minis - Zombies 
Trench2114 - Some nice weird war German type figures
West Wind Productions -  some of their mechs will work.

Eureka Miniatures - 15mm Sci-Fi

These guys have been out a while now, but I thought since I have been doing some 15mm Weird War or WWIII stuff now would be an appropriate time to display these again.

Even though they are Sci-Fi, I think they would still mix well with other Weird War 15mm figures. These were all sculpted by Mike Broadbent.

Sculpted by Mike Broadbent
300SCI01 - Sci-Fi German Stormtrooper with assault rifle (7)
300SCI02 - Sci-Fi German Stormtrooper with Section Automatic Weapon SAW (1)
300SCI03 - Sci-Fi German Stormtrooper Officer (1)
300SCI04 - Sci-Fi German Stormtrooper with 'flamer' (1)
300SCI05 - Sci-Fi German Stormtrooper team with Light Anti-Armor Weapon LAW (1)
300SCI06 - Sci-Fi German Stormtrooper with Auto Cannon (1)
300SCI07 - Sci-Fi German Stormtrooper Sniper (1)
300SCI08 - Sci-Fi German Stormtrooper Spotter (1)
300SCI09 - Sci-Fi German Stormtrooper comms (1)
They can be ordered from Eureka Miniatures U.S.A. or Fighting 15s or directly down under from Eureka.  

Here are a ton of size comparisons.

Be Sure to Check out Agis Neugebauer's website http://agisn.de because the paint jobs simply rock.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Clockwork Goblin Miniature Comparisons.

 US Grizzly Medium Walker, US Coyote Light Walker, US Power Armor Troop & FOW Trooper

 US Grizzly Medium Walker, German 'Thor' Heavy Mechpanzer Walker & German German Spinne Light Mechpanzer walkers

 US Grizzly Medium Walker, German Thor Heavy Mechpanzer Walker & German German Spinne Light Mechpanzer walkers


 German German Spinne Light Mechpanzer walkers, US Coyote Light Walker & German Thor Heavy Mechpanzer Walker

Clockwork Goblin Miniatures, German Light Mechpanzer Walker

Here is the Clockwork Goblin Miniatures German Light Mechpanzer Walker. I would probably call this the crab. It's a neat looking scout type walker with a main gun and a machine gun.





Clockwork Goblin Miniatures, US Grizzly

Here is the Clockwork Goblin Miniatures US heavy walker called the Grizzly. Of all the Clockwork Goblin Miniatures I assembled, I found this one the most difficult.

For the main gun, I had to drill out a hole. For the leg & arm attachments I used some green stuff along with glue. By green stuff I mean that modeling puddy or Kneadatite Epoxy Modeling Putty where you mix two colors (Usually yellow and blue, which when combined makes a green color.) The green stuff makes the parts stick to other parts and then allows the glue to dry.  I use this method a lot.  I suppose I could have also pinned the arms and legs, but the green stuff is much easier to use.







Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clockwork Goblin Miniatures, US Coyote Light Walker

Here is Clockwork Goblin Miniatures Us Coyote Light Walker. Great looking resin / metal figure.

The Coyote body is resin and comes with an assortment of metal parts including 1 top mounted weapon (Browning M2 HMG), 2 arms and a search light and 2 other items I am not sure what the heck they are.  As you can see from the pictures below the the figure stands about twice the height of a power armored trooper.




Monday, November 18, 2013

Clockwork Goblin Miniatures, US Sherman Tesla Turrets

Here is the Clockwork Goblin Miniatures Tesla Turret that was designed for the US Sherman tank. The turret is built upon the M4A3 76mm turret and should be compatible with all manufacturers' hulls.  Below are some Battlefront Shermans and some of their turrets along with the Tesla turret.








Clockwork Goblin Miniatures - Heavy Mech Panzer Thor

Here are some close ups of the Clockwork Goblin Miniatures Heavy Mech Panzer named "Thor".  The vehicle retails for £15.50.  The resin and detail on this vehicle is top notch.  I plan on drilling a hole for the gun barrel and probably using magnets to attach the turret.  The legs fit nice and snug into the leg sockets (3rd image).  I would rate this vehicle a 9 or 10 based on what I have seen.  You will need to file off just a little bit of flash, but much.

Once this sucker is built, I will post up some comparison shots.





HeresyBrush - Painting Blog

I came across a really nice blog called HeresyBrush that has some fantastic painting tips.

Heer46 -

Denis at Heer46 has a cool little thing going with his 15mm tank and vehicle accessories.  Right now he has several designs out for various German prototype tanks that were on the design blocks, but maybe due to resources or other reasons were not massed produced.  These were the E-75 and E-100 series.  The E-100s are much larger than even the King Tigers.  With thick armor and massive guns.  These would have been terrifying behemoths for allied tanks to go up against.  

Since many of these designs are a little off from what Flames Of Wars folks have been used to seeing, they fit perfectly into a Weird War or alternate WWII setting.  Check out and buy the Heer46 line or visit the Heer46 Blog

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Clockwork Goblin Miniatures - Power Infantry

Currently all the infantry coming from Clockwork Goblin Miniatures are metal. The figures come on a long metal strip without metal bases like Flames Of War or Forged In Battle.  The figures came with lots of detail and just a little bit of flash that can easily be removed.  The figures look just right for power armor troopers, towering over normal infantry. 

Here are a bunch of pictures of the Clockwork Goblin Miniatures (Heavy Infantry) that give you an idea of scale.




Dystopian Wars Prussian Metzger Walker.  I think it fits in perfectly with the Clockwork troopers.  I imagine it is driven by a walker crew of 2.

US Heavy Infantry, British Paratrooper (Flames of War), US Infantryman (Forged In Battle) and Maybe a Peter Pig British figure.

German Heavy Infantry, British Paratrooper (Flames of War), US Infantryman (Forged In Battle) and Maybe a Peter Pig British figure.

Clockwork Goblin Miniatures - Conflikt

The guys over at Clockwork Goblin Miniatures sent out some really great samples of their miniature line and I just received them. I don't have pictures yet, but I plan on posting some later tonight or early this week. If you like Alternate WWII or Weird WWII you will love their figures. Currently they have vehicles and troopers for both German and the US. The British will soon see some automated infantry. They have also created Quake turrets for Russian T-34s and for the Brits, shield turrets.

These turrets are great because they allow you to convert Flames of War, Forge In Battle or a host of other manufactures of 15mm WW2 vehicles into Alternate WWII killing machines.

While you wait, check out their beta rule set for them called Conflikt. http://www.clockworkgoblinminis.co.uk/downloads.html

Also to wet your appetite check out our previous post on Clockwork Goblin Miniatures

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Khurasan Miniatures - The Rodent Civil War

OK these guys rock. Way to go Khurasan Miniatures!!! 28mm Fantasy figures. Below are the BOLSHIRATS, MENSHIMICE and the DAS ADLERKORPS

Anyone who is into Fantasy WWI, might also want to checkout Hasslefree’s WW1 Halflings and Blackhat’s WW1 Goblin & Halfling ranges. I think these guys would certainly be perfect for them. Hmmm Maybe I should contact each company for a few samples for comparisons.

Check them out at Khurasan Miniatures.




Friday, November 1, 2013

Dawn: Rise of the Occulites

Only 6 days left to join in the fun that is Kickstarter. Dawn: Rise of the Occulites looks like a really fun game. It just needs 75K to have all the goodies. Currently it is at 52K.