Whilst I’ve been in the hobby for some time, it is only more recently that I’ve taken 15mm to heart as a scale. Whilst familiar with most of the suppliers in the market, for some reason Micropanzer had never really come on to my radar – until recently that is. His recent 50% blow-out advertised on TMP caught my attention and a sizeable order was sent and kindly received at an extremely generous discount (though the tax man still got his cut at this end!).
Most of them are still in lead-state at the moment but I had to bump these chaps, the Amakudari Scout Squad, to the top of the painting queue. My son was recently playing a lot of “Destiny” on the PS4 and these guys struck a chord with the type of styling seen in that game.
As I often do, rather than a military theme, I’ve seen these more as a desperate group of nomadic desert/savannah dwelling hunter types that would easily be at home in a proper sci fi or post-apocalypse setting. With the “Destiny” inspired detailing, one or two of these could be added to some mercenary crew as ravager or scout types. Basically, really flexible and cool miniatures!
The big question though is what is happening with Micropanzer at the moment? Like I said, I’m new to this particular market and do not know if Jason’s announced hiatus and the closing of the shop is either common, long-lasting or otherwise. Jason, or anyone that knows, that sees this – please let me know.