First Pictures

Here are the first pictures I have taken of my 15mm miniatures.
First of all, some Peter Pig US Marines-picture a little dark I'm afraid. I'll get the hang of it. These are painted in a generic 'desert' colour with no camouflage, as I intend to use them for several theatres of war, and I'm probably pretty poor at paining camo at this scale!
Next, a couple of vehicles, again from PP-a rusty Toyota technical, and a shot up Mercedes taxi, the former gloss varnished but not yet matt varnished, and the latter just painted yesterday and as yet unvarnished.

Some Insurgents-PP and Flashpoint minis-

Finally, a few shots of some GZG 15mm figures-some with converted heads(I haven't got too ambitious yet).   The utility 'truck' with the machine gun on the back will form part of a 'Hit and Run' squad, much like the SAS and LRDG from WW2.

I would welcome any constructive comments about the minis-I know the pictures are a little dark, I'll address that next time round, but I just wanted to get the blog up and running asap.

Next up, some Rebel Minis Fedayeen, and maybe a Brit WMIK!                                                                                                                     


About time to start!

23 July 2011

 Hi! This is hopefully going to be a record of my wargaming exploits in 15mm. I intend to include images of painted figures, vehicles etc., reports of games played, and occasional reviews of the things I purchase and the service received, in fact, anything I can think of connected with the hobby. I have been inspired to start this having only recently become aware of all the fantastic blogs connected to this subject that are out there. My painting skills are pretty poor compared to most of what I have seen on the internet, and I'm new to the scale, so bear with me as I try to improve.
I have recently acquired a copy of Force On Force rules which I intend to use as my regular rule set, and am awaiting the Future Wars companion. I am currently painting US marines from Peter Pig, and Iraqi regular army troops and Fedayeen from Peter Pig, Flashpoint Minis, and am currently awaiting delivery of some Fedayeen and Foreign Insurgents from Rebel minis in the US. Vehicles from PP and QRF and some WMIKs from Old Glory (and some of their British Infantry and Taliban) are also on the painting agenda.
So, tomorrow I will take some photos of minis painted so far, and post them for comment or ridicule, or more hopefully for constructive criticism. Then I shall have to start devising my fictitious middle eastern country and develop a history for it that will generate some interesting scenarios. There will be a lot of mistakes to come!
About time to start.