Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Warzone Imperial Ordnance officer

Latest blog addition; Painted WZ Imperial Ordnance officer. I was lucky enough to get this miniature from a fellow TMP member who kindly sold it too me and sent it to me all the way from the US. I stripped the paint down so I could paint it to keep in theme with my already painted Trenchers. 

I have nearly bought all the miniatures I require for this project; having managed to pick up a rams air cavalry model from ebay last week. So just require one more rams air cav model and 4 Imperial trenchers regulars and all I need do is paint it all!

The picture was taken using my flash as the weather in the UK this last week has been some-what overcast so sadly the Green looks alot brighter than it is in the flesh.

Hope you enjoy the pic.


Thursday, 18 February 2010

Painted QRF Aliens and face huggers

My latest pics are of my recently painted QRF Aliens and face huggers. I decided to split the force in two even halfs and paint them different shades; the first I painted Midnight Blue then dry brushed them with Enchanted Blue the second I painted Dark angels Green then dry brushed Snot Green. They were then inked with GW black ink, based and varnished. It was a very quick way of painting them and looks quite effective in my opinion.

I split the force in two halfs so that I could play Alien vs Alien games as well as combining the force for AVP or Aliens vs colonial marines scenarios.

The inspiration for the Aliens vs Aliens games came from reading an old Dark horse comic; Aliens Genocide. Essentially a schism forms between two groups of Aliens when the Alien Queen mother is taken from her home planet and killed at the end of the Earth war story ark. This forms two distinct tribes of Aliens that have a civil war for control of the planet. Throw of party of marines landing on the planet to collect the Queens "Royal jelly" in to the mix and you have the basis of a very exciting scenario! 

I am going to order more Aliens from Khurasan and GZG at the end of the month and also some Aliens eggs from Pendraken so expect further pictures early next month of the completed project.

Hope you enjoy the pics.


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Painted 15mm QRF Predators


A few pics of my recently painted QRF Predators to share. Am working nights this week so had my days free to get painting and finally make head way on some projects I started last year!

I am now going to start on my Alien horde just as soon as I can figure out a paint scheme. Sadly Aliens seem to come in various colour shemes ranging from dark Blue in the original film (Alien) to a dark Green as seen in Alien 3. May try doing a mix of both colours. Will hopefully have pics of these to share in the next week or so.

Hope you enjoy the pics. Comments welcome.


Monday, 8 February 2010

WZ Imperial trencher unit


Here are some final pictures of my first fully completed metal trencher unit. I looked long and hard to find the sniper figure and was lucky enough to get hold of a few from prince august quite recently. Still have enough unpainted figures to field a second squad complete with Hero, HMG and sniper. I am still on the look out for some more metal trencher troops so I can make both squads upto 10 men each.

I was also lucky enough to win a bid on a second Imperial walker from ebay a week or two ago so now only need to paint my plastic regulars and locate some rams air cavalry and this army will be complete and just requiring painting.

Due to the hassle getting hold of WZ miniatures now and also due to the quality of the miniatures I have decided to use GW forge world death korps of Kreig figures as proxy Bauhaus to face off against my Imperials. I think the style of figures compliments each other and also leaves me open to use either ultimate WZ rules or 40k for home grown games.


Hope you enjoy the pics.

28mm Hasslefree "Alien hunters"


Here are some pictures of my recently finished 28mm Hasslefree "Alien hunters". I really enjoyed painting these figures and will be using them in small scale scenarios against some predators I bought from Copplestone casting and a particularily nice predator figure I picked up from Heresy miniatures.


I am still looking for suitable 28mm Aliens to use. I have been advised of the Wizkids Aliens which are now quite hard to find in the UK and also the old Leading edge games dedicated Aliens range. I actually own a box of each of the two leading edge Aliens boxed sets but want to leave these unpainted. If anyone can think of any other good quality manufacturers of Aliens (esk) miniatures I'd be keen to hear of them.

Thanks for looking


Final pics; 15mm QRF Colonial marines, get some....


In a previous post I had taken some WIP pictures of my painted QRF marines. These are the final pictures of the completed figures. Shows two squads plus the casualty figures.

I really rate the QRF miniatures and am now in the process of painting up thier predators for use against my marines and an Alien horde that I will be starting work on once the predators are complete.