Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Clearhorizon Omega Squad

Mr. Harold sent me these a while ago, and I finally got around to painting them. The delay was mainly that the neck length bothered me, so it took a while to get around to converting them. All I did was slice off the heads, file down a tiny bit of neck and re-pin them back on. The difference is very small, and I imagine some people wouldn't even notice it, but I really like the new look.

These figures would make great cyberpunk operatives, and I nearly went that way with them, but went with a military mercenary theme, not wanting to do them too dark.
There is a lot of extremely tiny detail on these minis, a lot of which wasn't obvious until an undercoat and ink wash. I had to use a 00 brush to do many of the highlights, and I normally only ever use a 0.

Excellent figures, from one of the industry's best chaps. Grab some!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


Mysterious freebies!
Welcome back! I recently ordered Osprey's Black Ops rules from Amazon and ordered some insurgent forces from Armies Army miniatures to use with them (1 squad and a command pack). Black Ops didn't grab me once the book arrived (though they seem a fine set of rules) But the minis are lovely. The ever-generous Keith also threw in some loose freebies. This moved me to actually do some painting, my first for 2016!

I'm thinking these will sit nicely with my older AA minis (now available from Brigade in the UK) and form a decent near-future looking force. The mysterious red-armoured chaps will make good elites and the Rusk minis will work fine as special forces.

You may have noticed that15mm Frostgrave didn't happen... I wound up deciding it wasn't very solo friendly and quickly lost interest. No regrets though, as I grabbed a copy of Dragon Rampant fantasy rules with some Christmas gift voucher action and am quite excited to try them out.

Here's to a great 2016, with more painting than last year :)