Monday, 28 September 2015

Terraforming ...

I am not the speediest painter so when i do paint i tend to focus on a few things at once to keep my motivation up. Terrain is a great thing to do this with as not only does it provide usable kit to game with but also provides a break from painting fine details.

A project i started recently alongside my 15mm models is some small scatter pieces using a bunch of plastic GW trees that came extra in a larger eBay auction.

 I started out with a sack of Citadel Jungle trees, not amazing in their standard form but worth a look for the wider projects they can be applied to.

I glued some small clumps to some old 28mm bases i had lying around & used clean cat litter to cover the slot where a model is usually fixed. 

I then used PVA glue to texture the remainder of the base with fine sand to match the bases of my other models.

I have six of these smaller pieces made up & in the process of basing, i have plenty more of the plastic trees so if these turn out well may attempt some larger clusters at a later date.

I always enjoy reusing things for other projects so my scrap part & old base trees should provide some useful small cover when finished at minimal expense.

Small Beginnings ...

Some of the first miniatures i came across when looking into 15mm Sci Fi were the excellent SHM Sci Fi range from, these miniatures are a fantastic assortment of rogues, aliens & monsters which really peaked my interest in the 15mm world in the first place.

The one character i had to purchase & paint first was SHM22 "The Controller" who appealed to my love of The Mekon from classic British Sci Fi comic "Dan Dare" which i enjoyed as a child.

I was really proud that my first completed 15mm miniature was featured HERE on's own blog in a piece showcasing the character that had pulled me in to the smaller side of the hobby alongside some other great painted examples.

I have since purchased a lot more of the SHM range & am really looking forward to getting them painted up & putting them through their paces in my own space adventures !

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Starting Out ...

Hello & welcome to my new Blog !

Starting up a blog is an idea i have been toying with for a while now, but gathering the courage & motivation to actually start is something that has always held me back ... until recently.

Having been a 28mm modeller, painter & collector since the mid 80's, over the past few years i had entered a hobby slump with none of the main systems grabbing my interest until i discovered the world of 15mm.

The world of 15mm cured my hobby slump & has reignited my passion for modelling & painting & even gaming (which i have not engaged in for a long time), hopefully in this blog inspired by others in the 15mm community i can share my ideas & projects with like minded folk who enjoy all that 15mm has to offer.

Any comments or advice on how to develop my fledgling blog or on content i post are greatly welcomed & i look forward to sharing more of my projects soon.

Thanks for looking.