Category Archives: Ground Zero Games

15mm Star Trek Away Team: Happy 50th Anniversary!

Last September (2016) was the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.┬á I did paint these at that time in ‘tribute’ to the show and universe. I would add though, I’m not a Trekkie by any stretch of the imagination – I like it, but we never really gelled, unlike that other famous sci-fi franchise ­čśë

That aside, these “Space Explorers” were available from a small US business called AstroMiniatures which I believe have since stopped trading (boo!). No doubt some cease and desist order played a part in that. I’ve a few Klingon-types and Romulan-types still to paint and these are about half of the Federation-types I bought as I traded a handful with a fellow gamer sometime back.

I’m glad I did paint them up as they look better painted than in lead and I may never have bothered to put a brush on them had it not been for the anniversary.

At the same time I painted up the little u-haul six wheeler and trailer from GZG. Nice. Also pictures is a grav sled-thing from 15mm.co.uk that was kicking around and seemed to fit for photo purposes.

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A Full Complement: Firefly crew finally completed

UPDATE:┬áWell it was annoying me. My attempt at at a shadowy┬ágoatee was rubbish so┬áI’ve redone Jayne’s face and given him a shave.IMG_1676_28mm_painted_miniatures_warchest

Waaaay back in the mists of time I painted up one of the packs from GZG that (seemed to) depicted crew members from a rather popular sci fi TV series (and film) that I thoroughly enjoyed. The first pack contained 3 of the crew (the more ‘action’ orientated members) and they suited my desire to create some bounty hunter type crews at that time. There were 2 variants for each character so I painted one of each character ‘as per Firefly’ and took liberties with the other three.

The second pack are one pose each of the remaining crew. Probably more recognisable as their TV counterparts because of their more specific attire. Certainly en mass there is no mistaking who they resemble.

Here are the new additions. All 15mm.

15mm Firefly Crew from Ground Zero Games
My Verdict: Model okay. Could be a little more ‘action’ for this character. Painting not bad.

15mm Firefly Crew from Ground Zero Games

15mm Firefly Crew from Ground Zero Games
My Verdict: One of my favourite models from the set. Happy with the painting.

15mm Firefly Crew from Ground Zero Games

15mm Firefly Crew from Ground Zero Games
Verdict: Wash wasn’t quite that gormless looking and while the model is good it doesn’t look like the character. Quite happy with the paint.

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Oddzial Osmy 15mm Insurgents, Rebels or Post Apocalypse/Zombie Survivors

I recently posted about some blood sucking vampires from Poland. From the same stable come these rather brilliant 15mm Insurgents. Call them what you will, but for me they are some of those great multi-functional character models that will slot in to Post Apocalypse, Sci Fi or even modern conflicts in some cases.

Oddzial Osmy 15mm Insurgents Rebels Post Apocalypse SurvivorsWhat you see below are about half the models I bought that span several packs. Again, bought from Assault Publishing during a recent sale they ran. Check this page – I basically bought one of everything.

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GZG Corporate Japanese Reinforcements arrive. The beheading begins!

A little while back I painted up some Rebel Miniatures Corporate Infantry which I was quite pleased with. Continuing the theme are these fellows from Ground Zero Games.

As anyone vaguely paying attention to my likes and dislikes, I’m a big fan of ‘character’ models so these miniatures fit the bill very nicely indeed. Continue reading GZG Corporate Japanese Reinforcements arrive. The beheading begins!

Rebel Titan Marines go all Oriental

I think most people will agree that Rebel Miniatures Titan Marines make good “baddies” with their sinister face-masks and Germanesque style helmets. Even the elite troopers are called Stormtroopers.

Inspired by the packaging artwork on some terrain sitting near by at the time, I decided to make my chaps “Samurai” centric. The helmets lend themselves to the look and with the addition of some banners, helmet decorations and gloss for lacquer, hey presto.

Good for sci fi, post apocalypse or weird war 2?

UPDATE: I’ve since become aware of 15mm.co.uk’s Corporate Ashigaru range and Ground Zero Games Japanese Corporate Ashigaru. What to do? Complimentary forces, or rival clans…

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This is the image from the Hexagon terrain set. Now only if this guy was available in 15mm…

japanese street warrior

GZG 15mm not-Firefly ship’s crew

I came late to the party when it comes to a certain Joss Whedon sci-fi TV show. Needlesstosay, the combination of Han Solo-type desperadoes living life on the fringes of space with a distinctive Old West vibe with Bladrunnesque accents was always going to be a winner for me.

These fellas from Ground Zero Games are excellent models of some protagonists that could make an appearance in such a TV setting. GZG kindly offer 2 options for each potential character-type. The first image shows a more vanilla take on some of a ships crew. The second set a bit more licence is taken.

That Splintered Light Miniatures order I’ve been waiting for turned up today (yeah!) – amongst many other goodies is another sculptor’s interpretation of the same/similar theme. I see a head-to-head vote-off coming…

I suppose a couple of these guys could also feature. Or another ship’s crew, that faced a more ominous fate, could join the head-to-head?

Ground Zero Games Firefly characters 15mm miniatures

Ground Zero Games Firefly characters 15mm miniatures
Does anyone else think that the captain here looks like Charles Grodin (of Midnight Run fame)?

PS As with all of my photos of miniatures, I really do think they all look better in the flesh.