19 December 2007

Steampunk Dalek

You may recall this Steampunk Dalek by Promus-Kaa: Steampunk Dalek by ~Promus-Kaa on deviantART Well now its animated too! but I prefer the B&W render for truly authentic feel:

16 December 2007

Tribal Villages

. Either as an objective of a punitive expedition against errant tribesmen, or an Encounter in the Lost Valley, native villages are an essential part of any VSF or colonial game.
TOP: The ubiquitous native village! Now, complete with fire pit!

I just found this simple and effective method for scratch-building such villages at Terrain Thralls:

http://www.terrainthralls.com/Tutorials folder/VillagePeople/RusticVillage.html

15 December 2007

M48 review

Eleven Bravo has posted a review of Peter Pig's 15mm scale M48, which is handy since I just ordered two!

Overall I would say that this model represents excellent value for money. It is well cast, easy to assemble, straightforward to paint and, most importantly, it looks the part. I have three of these vehicles as the tank section of an Armored Cavalry platoon (for use with Barrie Lovell's Incoming! rules) but they could also be used as part of a USMC tank platoon.
.When pitted against enemy infantry on the wargames table they are lethal and you will certainly want some of these in your collection if you envisage scenarios involving NVA armour. When matched up with the M113 ACAV you can field an extremely powerful fighting unit - the Armored Cavalry Platoon.
.All in all, well worth investing in and, given that the prices of models are only likely to go up, get them now!

04 December 2007

How to build a 15mm Colonial Nile gunboat

Truly a multipurpose vehicle, useful on the Nile River, the canals of Mars, the shallow lakes of Venus or for Dinsoaur Safari Adventures! http://www.wfhgs.com/PDFFILES/gunboat.pdf

02 December 2007

Arctic Terrain

TOP: Arctic mammoth hunting, anyone?
Jim at the Lost Worlds forum posted a link to this great set of terrain photos, including some rather inspirational Arctic territory. Either Mammoth Hunting or exploring the frozen wastelands of the Martian poles, this is pretty cool:

TOP: The frozen wastelands of the Martian poles...

Link here: http://terrain.eternal-war.net/gallery/album_cat.php?cat_id=16