Category Archives: Sci Fi

15mm Sci-fi bonanza. Movie Stars.

As I said in an earlier post, I’ve been re-bitten by the sci-fi bug. And, despite having plenty of miniatures (and terrain) of a futuristic nature in 28mm (and 6mm) I decided to go down the 15mm path instead (part of my rationale justified this by the fact that I had ditched my 28mm fantasy for 15mm so why not sci-fi too). I also blame the likes of Khurasan Miniatures who seem to be at the forefront of a 15mm renaissance at the moment. For me, they do for sci-fi what Demonworld and Splintered Light does for fantasy in 15mm.

Anyway, in a bid to try and master miniature photography (failed) here is a series of posts of recent acquisitions and paint jobs. Curses on all the manufacturers represented here for producing such good stuff.

Mostly Khurasan here. The movie stars; a robotic cop, a red demonoid and an archaeologist dressed for the gym. The liquid robot is from 15mm.co.uk.

15mm Sci Fi from Khurasan Miniatures Movie inspired character miniatures

Cheap terrain option

I’ve not said much about making terrain before now becuase it’s only something I dabble in. I know guys and seen stuff that far surpasses anything I can (be bothered to) produce.

Anyway, digging around some old boxes (you know the ones, stuffed full of miniatures, models, games and terrain that you promised you’d find a use for some day) I came across this Construction set – Constructo Plastic! It’s so long ago but I think I picked it up at a flea market for 50 pence or something. Looks like it could pre-date Lego.

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No!!! It’s going to be 6mm that kills me…

Long story short – long time ago when I gamed a lot (in Edinburgh at the time) we had loads of fun playing GW Epic 40k. I have loads of the stuff and a good friend at the time ‘gave up the hobby’ (longer story) and gifted me HIS Epic armies. Add to that some stuff picked up 2nd hand I’ve several armies and then some.

They all gathered dust until I started thinking more ‘sci fi’ (see post below). I Googled 6mm Sci Fi Skirmish games and saw that I was not the only nutter around. People do do it!

Why skirmish when you have half a dozen armies? Inclination mainly, plus you can have a skirmish that is tank/machine heavy rather than troop orientated. With 15mm I see 20-30 troops aside with maybe 2-4 vehicles. At 6mm, the number of troops remains the same but the ratio to vehicles can be happily tripled+ for a very different type of game. Plus table size limits allow for a grander setting AND ranges seem more realistic.

Anyway, maybe more on that later. Plus the re-spark of Necromunda-type games, this time in 15mm BUT using original terrain (i.e. your world just got a lot grander and bigger…)

If anyone ever did start reading this blog I have a dozen or so gaming-dilemmas kicking around at the moment I’d like to share and get some ‘gamer’ feedback on. Any volunteers?

6mm Epic 40k Squats
6mm Epic 40k Squats – initial test paints to see how much longer (or shorter) it was to prepare and paint a squad at 6mm.
6mm Epic 40k Imperial Army
6mm Epic 40k Imperial Army – touch-up repaints of kindly gifted Imperial Armour
6mm Epic 40k Imperial Army
6mm Epic 40k Imperial Army

No!!! 15mm Sci Fi will be the end of me…

Damn.

I’ve gone and bitten off far more than I can chew – again!

Innocently raking through some old miniatures I came across a bunch of these guys and thought, “Oh, I’ll paint these and see how they will look with this new metallic paint I have”. Before the paint has dried nearly £300 is winging it’s way to Khurasan Miniatures for several kilos of sci fi/apocalypse/ horror 15mm stuff.

Whilst waiting for the order to arrive far too much time was spent catching up on the sci fi scene, rules and digging out old terrain and buying or building some new stuff.

15mm Alternative Armies take on Space Marines
15mm Alternative Armies take on Space Marines