Monday, 3 September 2018

15mm Gladiators

This post is literally Years in the making. I started this project in 2010 and have finally got round to completing it to some degree this weekend. Like many projects, every time I thought I was closing in on completion, i'd find another manufacturer I hadn't heard of and I'd end up with more unpainted metal to the pile. Still a poor excuse really as they're 15mm!

It was actually a TMP member "HarryHotspurEsq" that reignit interest in this project back in 2013 and it still took another 5 years of procrastination to complete, but finally I'm more or less done. I'll have to rebase the original gladiators I painted to suit the magnetic hex bases I opted for in the end, but other than that and unless someone else has brought out new 15mm gladiator sculpts or I've some how missed a manufacturer, that's it.

I've lost track of exactly which manufacturers each model comes from, but from memory includes: Museum, Rebel minis, Mick yarrow, Outpost, Strategia Nova and War and Empire

I downloaded a set of rules by war games vault years ago so will have to dig out the link, print them out, buy a pre printed mat to use for games and away we go. Finally. Haha

Being the glutten for punishment I am, I had thought  of getting some 15mm beasts for the set, but we'll see...

Comments, feedback welcome.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Painted RAFM Crewmen

Bought this pack simply for the pilot figure which I think is the best 15mm offering on the market. Will be using him as a dropship pilot in my USMC army. I decided to use a couple of the other figures for characters in the army as well.

I did a head swop to one of the figures using GZG's heads; now I think two of the figures will be well suited to the role of general in "the beloved corps". The final figure I will use as the dropships crew chief.

Hope you like the pic.

comments welcomed.

Painted Battle Robots (Terminators) The Scene

Pictured are my recently painted Battle bots squad from The Scene. Came across them when I discovered the US Special forces set; they produce and thought they would make a good addition to my Terminator army and would go well alongside the Alternative Armies Automatons I have.

I have also included a comparison image of The Battle bots and Automatons together.

Hope you like the pics.

Comments welcomed.


Painted US Special Forces - The Scene

As soon as I saw these guys I had to have them. They really capture the look and feel of the characters in the Predator movie in every aspect and look great in 15mm. Looking forward to using them in some cool scenarios.

Hope you like them. Comments welcome.



Friday, 19 November 2010

Painted 15mm Conan figure

One pic to share of my painted 15mm Conan proxy for use with my 15mm gladiators (There are more pictures in a previous post if you're interested).

The figure is from Majister Militums fantasy range. He came up quite puny next to the 15mm Gladiators I had already, so I mounted him on an extra penny to compensate for the height difference.

Really like the figure and great addition to my Gladiator school. Just have a few final figures left to paint then I will be buying some 15mm animals to add to the collection.

As an after thought and question from a TMP member I thought I would include a pic of the rest of the Majister Militum fantasy pack.

Thanks for looking, comments welcomed.



1st painted Automaton squad

Wanted to share some photo's of my painted 15mm Automatons. Just the first test squad at the moment. Really easy to paint and quickly too, so I imagine more to come quite soon. I bought enough to have a similar size force to pit aganist my USMC marines.

I have always been a real fan of all the clasic 90's sci-fi movies (Predator, Aliens, Terminator etc) and have really enjoyed finding so many excellent 15mm ranges of near perfect (In my mind at least) proxies on the market to re-create armies based on my favorite film characters. With all the graphic novels and books available as part of the expanded universes for each franchise there is a near endless source of inspiration for cool scenarios.

Doing a Terminator themed army spawned from me recently getting hold of a copy of the- Aliens V's Predator V's The Terminator graphic novel. After reading the story (Excellent BTW, check out this link for a wiki break down if you're interested)

I had to get some of Alternate armies Automatons to recreate scenarios from the graphic. Also there is endless potential to expand on these for large army sized engagements.

Hope you enjoy, thanks for reading.



“Ummm bad asses” (Completed 15mm USMC marine corps: Figs from QRF)

“Ummm bad asses” (Completed 15mm USMC marine corps: Figs from QRF)
This post is a testament that projects can be completed! I have to admit to being one of those collectors that flits between projects and never actually ever completes one. On this occasion I have broken my own rule.

Find pictured my completed 15mm colonial marine themed (of Aliens fame) infantry forces. I have split them in to 4, 10 man squads including: Sergeant, x2 flamers and a smart gun in each. Each squad includes at least one head swap from GZG’s heads to add a bit of character and I have tried; where-ever possible to not have duplicate poses with-in a squad.

I have to say over-all I am really pleased with the results and with the benefit of hind-sight would only have added camouflaging to their kit. Especially having recently read a really easy “how-to” that I thought even I could have followed.

I am going to invest in a number of rules sets so I can use these figs for several game variants. After much help from TMP I have decided to go with 5150 and the upcoming “tomorrows war”.

Future of this project:

I have already bought x2 of Khurasan’s awesome APC models, one of which is painted and I have nearly completed the basing (pics to follow shortly) and x2 dropships from GZG. So each squad will have its own transport. I will be adding some of Khuraran’s new walkers to my forces and have a few drone gun proxies from GZG. Once painted I think it will be a force to be proud of but for now at least the infantry are competed.

Thanks for looking comments welcomed.