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. :)



Freitag, 5. Februar 2021

More 15mm Blitz Bowl madness

This time it's the Necromantic team and the terrain pieces for the second layout of the pitch. The Wraith comes from Splintered Light, the rest was 3D-printed on my Elegoo Mars 2 Pro. Can't believe the level of detail on the Werewolf! Again, this is 15mm. :)

Really, I don't get it.

I have checked prices for 3D-Printers recently. You can get the formidable Mars 2 Pro for 130 Euros. That's the price for three Warhamme...