Monday, February 25, 2019

Iron Hills Dwarves form Shield Wall

Finally got around to finishing another base of shield wall. Most of the Dwarves in the front rank are cut down Oathmark plastics with a few older brands sprinkled in the mix. Asgard mostly but there is an old Grenadier figure in there too.

I will add a few arrows into the shields of the new guys to add to the look of the Shield wall.

Iron Hills Dwarves in Shield Wall

To give the impression of a packed shield wall I have added another figure to the base bringing the total up to seven. This is just for the look of the thing and doesn't reflect on the quality of the Dwarf fighters.

Monday, February 18, 2019


I'm not quite sure what I will actually make these guys, at the moment I see them as Heavy VTOLS carrying two squads of infantry. The smaller craft are either going to be smaller one man squad VTOLS or some kind of fighter/ attack craft.
The Soriog craft are patterned like the dreaded Apocs from their home world, a touch they hope will strike fear into their enemies.
The Soriogs have a landing force at last, The outer colonies had better watch out.

Mechs and VTOLS 15mm

The two tone urban camo seems to have worked okey. I wanted these guys to have a urban vibe amd be quite muted.

Christmas comes early with each unwrapping, It's always an exciting period when you peel back the latex to see the new patterns beneath.

Trying out different masking fluids. VTOLS 15mm.

These two large Alien VTOLS have sat in my cupboard for months if not years, time to finish them off. I tried out the Humbrol masking fluid as I had worried that the Windsor and Newton was getting a little watery on my last use of it. Both fluids worked well and the there was no real difference in the end result.
Heavy Gears will be used as light mechs for the Federal Army. I have found that just doing two colours works best for 15mm with the results being more striking. I could have gone for more of a contrast in colours but decided to keep them quite similar greys in a kind of urban camouflage.

I have had these figures in a bag for almost twenty years and as a result I had lost one of the arms on the 'kodiak'. However, a quite route through my bits box turned up a good replacement that seems to work nicely.