Slaine Face Off: Wargames Foundry vs Hasslefree Miniatures

A little while ago I posted about the huge scale discrepancy between a few “Slaine” inspired barbarian 28mm miniatures I picked up. You can read about it here if you like.

I got around to painting a couple of them. I’ve stayed pretty true to Slaine’s colouring and tartan/plaid garb.

Side by side – Wargames Foundry’s rather large ‘official’ Slaine miniature (AD5 Slaine the King). He’s heavy. On the right the rather more diminutive but perfectly sculpted and cast Hasslefree Miniatures ‘Volk the Bastard’ (HFH084).

28mm Wargames Foundry Slaine Fantasy Barbarian 28mm Hasslefree Miniatures Slaine Fantasy Barbarian

Volk –

28mm Hasslefree Miniatures Slaine Fantasy Barbarian

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Mini Update: Sci Fi tech from the 15mm Ion Age

Another “in-betweener”. I’d been painting mostly fantasy lately so I slotted in this fellow from the Ion Age range from GBS also of 15mm.co.uk and other great miniature lines. Duxis Pilot, Male, with control unit and Angis Pistol.

A useful and generic enough miniature that could slot in to any sci fi environment. I didn’t paint up the Duxis Drone yet that he comes with as he’s stand-alone (IMHO). He’s related to these fellows who I’ve had for decades but are responsible for sparking off my more recent foray into 15mm Sci Fi over the last few years – so responsible for a lot of money and time and lead!

IAF031 PRYDIAN DUXIS DRONE AND PILOT ionage.com 15mm sci fi

IAF031 PRYDIAN DUXIS DRONE AND PILOT ionage.com 15mm sci fi

Drawn to the Dark: 15mm Two Dragons and SLM Dark Age

Not sure what it is that keeps drawing me back to painting and buying Dark Age miniatures – I’ve plenty – enough for several armies. But I keep coming back for more…

Amongst a recent Splintered Light Miniatures order were a pack of Late Anglo Saxon characters. Some were ‘Norman’ enough that I assembled them alongside some loose Normans to make a unit (which included some Two Dragons’ Normans). This led to me digging out some further Two Dragons Normans I’d painted years ago but never properly finished off. So now I did.

Roll on the Dark Ages.

15mm Splintered Light Dark Age Saxons

15mm Splintered Light Dark Age Saxons

15mm Two Dragons Dark Age Normans

Mini Update: Flexi-scale Fanticide mounted brownies

If I had planned ahead I’d have taken some scale comparison shots of these 2 next to 15mm and 28mm brethren. As it is you’ll need to take my word for it that the brownies themselves are scale-wise the same as Splintered Light Miniatures sprites and fawns (which is really quite small) so these scale perfectly well with 10mm upwards in my opinion.

I bought these as a pack from Northstar during a sale though they come from Oz in the first place – Eureka Miniatures – as 10mm woodland creatures.

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Mini Update: Meet “DUG” – A Classic 15mm Traveller miniature

Whilst I’m not the slowest painter on the planet, I do buy a lot of stuff and some projects take a good while to make it to the painting desk. A while back I posted about a great deal I got on some classic Traveller miniatures and I painted up some of the ‘military’ types over a year ago.

In the spirit of the Mini Update, this chap was an (almost random) mini I picked out to paint between painting some larger ‘groups’. He’s from the same purchase. Reminds me a lot of ABC Warriors or a bot that could be found in Mega City One – cartoony but in a good way.
Classic 15mm Traveller miniatures

Classic 15mm Traveller miniatures