Saturday, 31 March 2012

Space Stallions - 1980 cartoon that never existed :(

Space Stallions is a short cartoon created for an animation class. Its made like trailer of sci-fi cartoon of 1980-1990 era. Sadly this is not real cartoon :( 
I really liked the retro style and music. 

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

How to fight with size difference in 15mm

If you are 15mm gamer and have miniatures from different manufacturers, you may know about size difference in this scale. The matter is some manufacturers made true 15mm figures, and other 16mm, 17mm and even 18mm figs. Peter Pig is one of my favorite manufacturer, but his true 15mm figures looks a bit small in comparison to Blue Moon and Irregular Miniatures figs.

Here is size comparison shot of "Blue Moon" Wild West range civilian, "Peter Pig" Sudan range British soldier and "Irregular Miniatures" Colonial range Sepoy. As you can see true 15mm Peter Pig guy is on the smaller side.

But I found a solution how to deal with this size difference!!!!

You just need to use greenstuff or other material to uplift your true 15mm miniature from its base. When basing your bigger 15mm miniatures, try to cut their base to minimum and place figure inside the washer hole to make miniature look smaller. If you don't use washers but coins, just try to make your uplifted smaller figure heads to be on same lever as bigger 15mm guys.

Here is photo of uplifted Peter Pig figure, true 15mm Wild West figure with sanded base (sorry I haven't finished painting this guy) and bigger Blue Moon figure (with cutted base) placed in the washers hole.

Hope this article will be useful for you :)

And if you wondering about Wild West guy at the middle of the last photo, I'll tell you that you can find this figure on or Battleline Miniatures sites here or here

Newly found miniature basing secret!

Long time ago I made small tutorial about basing 15mm miniatures where I used Citadel paint called Desert Yellow (Tallarn Sand in new Citadel paints range) to paint base sides.

Several mouths ago I found that if you use natural sand and Kommando Khaki (Karak Stone) paint for base sides and also you will have much better results!

Here is comparison photo of 4 miniatures based on 20mm washers. First figure is 80% painted Bornu from Irregular Miniatures with base sides painted with Desert Yellow, second figure is Peter Pig Egyptian Speaman with sand on its base and base sides painted with Desert Yellow, third figure is Irregular Miniatures Maasai Warrior with sanded base and base sides painted with Kommando Khaki, and fourth figure is Irregular Miniatures Settler from American Indian range with base sides painted with Kommando Khaki. As you can see figure bases on the left side look much better. Now I am going to repaint all my Desert Yellow base sides with Kommando Khaki

15mm Sepoy and updated painting technique!

I've just updated my painting technique and tested it on Irregular Miniatures 15mm figure from their Colonial range - FZ96 Sepoy Infantry marching ( )

I used Citadel paint called Desert Yellow (Tallarn Sand in new Citadel paints range) for his base uniform color, then washed him using Gryphonne Sepia (Seraphim Sepia), then highlighted with Kommando Khaki (Karak Stone) and then small highlight with Bleached Bone (Ushabti Bone) :)

P.S Here is new Citadel Paint conversion chart

Nyan Cat real life!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Volley fire!

I found video battle report of Mount and Musker mod for Mount and Blade Warband.
This is online battle with REAL people fighting classical Napoleonic company battles with 3 ranks firing volleys. Unique experience to see what it was like to be in the company as ordinary musketeers. Interesting even if you don't play this mod. In this battle report French were to slow and first volley was made by Brits.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Moon Force Marines

Testing colour scheme for moon regiment of Earth Force Marines.

Earth Force Marines

Just pained 1 squad of Rebel Minis Earth Force Marines for Gruntz 15mm Sci-fi with 1 commander and 1 specialist.

All four poses of Earth Force Marines.

Army commander and squad leader.

Army commander with 2 squad attachments. One soldier armed with Light Machine Gun and 1 with Missile Launcher.

Sniper Team.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


I've been watching Superman the Animated series episode called "World's Finest" and just could not resist to post this screenshot :)

Khurasan Sharkman!

Test colour scheme of Sharkmen infantry and oficer from Khurasan. Officer have golder armoe and yellowish tubes. Infantryman have silver armor and black tubes.

I bought these great figures from from Matthew Alleman.

By the way, you cant see it on my photo, but the water tank and weapon color is hormagaunt purple, not grey.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Peter Pig Egyptians

Want to share photos of all poses of Peter Pig Egyptian spearmen and officers. These were my first 15mm figures painted in new style with shadows and higlights.

You can buy these figures from here

Warriors with spears

Officers. These guys on left and right side should have base side painted in blue, like the middle one. I haven't painted their bases yet.