Sunday, November 28, 2010

This mornings work.

Well today I got up knowing I needed some mortars for the Brits so I took the Brit drummer, and removed the drum. Then gluing him on some plastic card, with a bit of plastic tube placed as the mortar tub. A bent paper clip for the mortar legs and I think I have it. I am going to paint it up before taking any photos of it.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Eat this Lucky Joe!

Lucky Joe has put up his dukes, and this is war. He may not know this but I do. So for my attack at him here are some photos.

First photo is the Orcs with there all time enemy the Praetorian guard.
(I have to work on laser bolts)
Minis are:
British Colonial (Zulu war) from Old Glory 15s.
Orcs from 15mm UK.

Now let see Joe pull these units out of his hat. Here are Two of my Orc Dreadnoughts attacking the line.
(GW Epic gargants)

There you have it Joe, the fight is on.


Wind from my sails!

Here I sit, on my couch the Saturday after turkey day relaxing only to see this copy cat pull the wind right out of my sails. This guy Lucky Joe goes and posts on his blog a hole slew of 15mm Orks, and tanks. They are very well painted, and photographed. How dare he, follow my bolg only to knock me in the 'Ead and steallz me Teff.

Please have a look at this copy cats blog, if you are following mine. This guy Joe has done a great job with his boyz, and there rides. My only hope is he was able to get some ideas from my work.

Lucky Joe Great Job.


Monday, November 22, 2010

My Local Store.

For years I have shopped at DarkTower games in Denville NJ, a 20 minute drive. Last year they became defunct and were then called Mighty Titans Hobbies and Games. This was in Randolph NJ, a 15 minute drive. So this past Saturday I was getting gas 2 miles from my house, and looked across the street at  store (building) I have all ways loved, but it have been empty for a year or so. But for some odd reason there were a ton of cars in the parking lot. then I see this.

But there is a banner hanging for atop the door way.

Holy SHIT!!!!!
I am totally bummed as I pulled my back out and could not have been able to stand, and walk around.

Next weekend I will be there.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Painted Brit!

Here is my first British officer painted. I add a cape to this guy to set him apart, form the rest of the HQ units.
Also I have taken the photo next to and Orc nob.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Brits have Arrived.

Well I got the Colonial British from Old Glory 15s the other day and got right to work on them last night. I started out with doing some conversions. Some of the conversion were simple weapon swaps, but I did not have 15mm weapons so converted them from old bitz. I broke out my 28mm bitz box and got to work.

First was a rock launcher. This conversion was done using the lance from a rough rider. I clipped it off added some green stuff to the ends. It was easy to remove the old gun, and replace with the new one. You can see him on the left, on the right is the same trooper with out the conversion.

Next is the Grenade launcher. Also next to an un-converted unit. This conversion used more from the same lance. Also very easy, and I like them so far.

Now for the flamer. I am not sure what this trooper was, as what he is holding is not a gun. This was also simple, cut up a 28mm flamer, remove the tank, and glue to the back of the trooper. Add a green stuff hose, and I am done.

So this morning I based all most all of them on the buttons, clipped the guns down, and filled the bases. I hope to prime later today, and get a few painted. For my next conversions I have some drummers I am going to remove the drum and base them with a mortar. I have also made a leader, and will photo him later as well.

One more thing I watched Zulu last night to help with the mind set for this project.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

The British are coming the British are coming!

Well I have gone, and bought some colonial British Zulu units, to use as my P guard. I was going back and forth over who to buy them from, and I ended up with Old Glory 15s. I really wanted the Essex ones but at  $4.5 per 8 men they were to high in price. So the Old Glory are .36 per figure, and Essex would be .56 per figure. I will most likely fill out there ranks with minis from Essex but for now I picked up 100 of them for $36..  I will be needing heavy weapons, and will need to make them look like they belong in space or the future.

Some Ideas I have is using 28mm weapons like pistols as heavy weapons mounted on artillery basses. I want to pick up some 15mm colonial cannons and such to use them for the mounting of the HW. Picture a bolt pistole upside down as on a cannon mount.

Well I should be getting them in the mail today or tomorrow, and will post photos as soon as I can. I have never seen a photo of Old Glory 15s Zulu brits.

Here is what I hope to get them to,


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This post was moved from my Fantasy blog. I was using a new tool to blog but it picked the wrong blog to publish to.

Some years back I picked up 6 of the alien tanks for Old Crow miniatures, they have been in a box for years. This pass weekend I decided to put them together, and make basses for them. I have 3 Tanks, and 3 APC.

The Tanks.

Now the APCs.

Tank next to some Tau'ri.

I know they look the same, but they are not. The tanks have 4 guns (wing tips and cockpit), and the back of the tank tapers off. The APCs have the cockpit guns, and the back is taller, with a hatch for the troops to enter, and exit. But they do use the same wings, and cockpit section. Over all I love them, and they are easy to put together. All that is needed is some light sanding of the body, ware the cockpit connects. I did not need to pin any thing, and use the new gorilla glue (there super glue).


OOPS. I posted on the wrong blog.

I added photos of my old crow tanks on my fantasy blog.

I will try to move them here.