Gisby's Gaming Blog

October 6, 2016

Irregular Miniatures Celts

Filed under: Ancients, Celts, Irregular Miniatures, Moonraker Miniatures — gisby @ 17:39

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These are Irregular Miniatures Celts, the three Command figures plus some of the variants of IP29 and IP30. They provide a nice 15-figure General and bodyguard unit.

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These are the Command figures (IP40 a, b, c), unmodified except for replacing the standard shaft with wire.

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The spearmen come with open hands for the wire spears supplied.

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I have heard Irregular described as ‘Old School’ wargaming figures, and I suppose they are. But Irregular was providing codes with head, equipment, and pose variations long before it became fashionable.

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It’s actually nice to see figures that aren’t waving their arms about pointlessly: They fit on their bases and rank up nicely.

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August 5, 2016

Phagon Battle Clones

Filed under: Moonraker Miniatures, Science Fiction — gisby @ 02:46

Nothing much to add: It’s a bunch of Phagon Battle Clones from Moonraker Miniatures. I’m a big fan of the range (and the Phagons themselves.) They are a joy to paint, and paint up so very well.

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I’m using them as proxies for Chigg troops from ‘Space: Above and Beyond.’ They don’t really look a lot like the Chiggs except for being aliens in armour, but they look good, and that’s more important.

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The bodies are dark gunmetal, washed with black, and lightly highlighted with steel. The bronze weapons and copper trim make them quite dazzling in daylight, I wish the photos showed it better.

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Their eyes are painted gold, with a translucent layer of red over them: I was hoping for an amazing effect, or depth, but it just looks red.

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Like the Chiggs, they have troopers with heavy blades instead of bayonets. Very cool.

July 30, 2016

SPACE 1889 again

More of my Martian Mania: Martians for SPACE 1889. None of them were made to be Martians, yet somehow, they fit in well enough.

I’m starting new projects and finishing old ones. Loads of fun.

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The first figures are Elfsera Elves, available as prepainted figures from eM-4 Miniatures.

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I replaced all their weapons with swords, and gave most of them shields.

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This is an old Ral Partha Elf. He too got a new sword and shield.

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A Grenadier Elf from Doug at Moonraker Miniatures.

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These are old, probably Frontier. They were sort of beat up. so I gave them new weapons and shields.

 

 

 

May 30, 2016

Amazon Peltasts

Filed under: Ancients, Moonraker Miniatures — gisby @ 16:44

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When Moonraker Miniatures made the Ludus Gladiators available, I was pleased as punch. I had wanted to make a unit of peltasts from their female gladiator (GLAD07) but she was only available as part of a pre-painted set.

Now it was possible to do so.

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I replaced the swords with wire javelins.

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Because the figures have a wide metal belt and strap-on greaves, they look more Italian than Greek, so I tried to paint the tunics appropriately. But since they are fantasy figures (Amazons) so long as they are colourful they look OK.

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They are based as regular LMI for WRG 6th ed.

 

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