Samstag, 24. April 2021

15mm DKoK or why I needed a 3D Printer

Mr. Mars made me another present. I have managed to scale down 28mm models to god's chosen scale without any problems. You lose some detail that 15mm people don't need anyway. I bought some .stl files and can build whatever I like now. Your Sergeant needs a Powerfist AND a plasma pistol? No problem! Need some more poses? Mirror bodies and arms. It's really like having a limitless bitz box and all kitbashing is done before printing. No more glueing or sculpting (unless you want to). 

So here they are: 15mm Death Korps of Krieg from the toxic Resin wastes. Avoid those fumes, wear a mask! ;)

Needless to say that there will be more... Chimeras, Sentinels, Ogryns, weapon teams... oh my.




 


 

Mittwoch, 24. März 2021

Da Boyz are back in town!

There is no grim dark future without greenskins wielding big shootas! I was happy enough to get enough of the excellent Space Dorks by Slap miniatures before they went out of business. I had them in a box for quite some time now, but once you start painting 15mm guys, all of a sudden five are done. I will 3D prints some Grotz and Squigs, maybe even a Killa Kan or a small tank. Keeping this on a skirmish level, I will go for Grim Dark Future Firefight or Planet 28 rules-wise.










Mittwoch, 10. März 2021

15mm Blitz Bowl - Human Team

It's Blitz Bowl again, the humies enter the pitch. A blitzer, thrower, catcher and three linemen from Zombiesmith. There was an ogre in the package as well, but right now I only need six players per team and no big guys at all. Let's score some touchdowns! 

 








Donnerstag, 4. März 2021

Battletech Alpha Strike: First lance done

You allready know the Wolverine, now he's got three mates to fight with. I added a Javelin, Orion and Vindicator to make them form a lance together. I will probably do two opposing batallions of Inner Sphere mechs and some Clan mechs afterwards. This won't be the start of something big, just some figures for that itch of playing with giant stompy robots. :)

I also added the Alpha Strike unit cards for them which I designed for my own purposes. 













Mittwoch, 24. Februar 2021

15mm Sci-Fi Dungeon, Super Mutants and BoS Power Armor

One of my most urgent projects is more or less done. I built a sci-fi dungeon from styrofoam and finally added metal floor tiles and doors made with my 3D-printer. I always dreamed of having something like this without having to use cardboard tiles or doors. 15 rooms are done and there is enough furniture to make it cozy. The tiles are magnetic and can be put on a black chalkboard of 90x60 cm that will hold them in place during games. For the first photos I added Khurasan Super Mutants and some 3D printed BoS paladins in power armor. I am very satisfied with the current result, but I will add a lot more crates, pipes, grid floors and vents. 

 










Montag, 15. Februar 2021

Back to the very beginning: Battletech

In 1985 I was in a toy store with my parents. And there it was - a huge diorama filled with giant robots in different landscapes. In the woods, in the mountains, even under water! The robots were painted Revell-Models of Robotech designs. I was hooked and kept the advertising brochure - until today. 

In 1991 I found out that lots of the Robotech models were also used in a game called Battletech. I could really buy, paint and play with these things. So I took the bus to the neighbor town and bought my first pewter model ever - the mighty Warhammer with it's two PPCs. It was one of the "unseen" mechs that disappeared later due to licensing issues of FASA. I still own that model too.

In 2020 I found out that the superb redesigns used in the Mechwarrior Online game are all available for 3D-printing. So I placed an order and three hours later Mr. Mars gave me these two beauties, also well known from that diorama 35 years ago - a Griffin and a Wolverine. 

In 2021 I am knee-deep in mech-production and painting. I will use them for Solo-Alpha Strike and await my first game soon. True love never dies.

You can see the brochure that started it all below the mechs. Without this toy store visit I would maybe never been drawn into the tabletop hobby. I guess it was fate. ;)

 

 






Mittwoch, 10. Februar 2021

Goodbye Firestorm Armada: Sorylians

My last fleet will be for sale on Ebay soon. I had fun painting it, but I never played a game with these ships. The other stuff is almost sold and I tend to get at least the price I payed for the stuff back in the day. Hopefully I will find the time to paint some more of my GZG and Brigade Models fleets soon. I like all kinds of space ships, but I don't have room for big guys like this. :)

 







 

15mm DKoK or why I needed a 3D Printer

Mr. Mars made me another present. I have managed to scale down 28mm models to god's chosen scale without any problems. You lose some det...