That said, here is my first squad of BUF fighters from the Royalist stronghold of Manchester, ready to take on the 'Red Peril' of the Liverpool Free State in the Siege of Liverpool. The BUF militia is made up of rabidly anti-Communist volunteers. What they lack in military training and discipline they make up for in enthusiasm, especially if it gives the Mancunian BUF chance to get one over on their long time rivals, the Scousers.These figures are from Musketeer Miniatures, and are available from Gripping Beasts. Musketeer are one of the few companies producing figures especially for the 1938 era.
Friday, 27 August 2010
This models was made by Warbases. I picked it up at Salute 2010. It is laser cut from thin MDF board, complete with the knots and planking effect. It assembles very easily, a bit like a very simple 3D jigsaw. I had to make the tiled roof, but that was easy enough, taking about 20 minutes and a side of a cornflake box- no big hassle there. I suppose I could have made a bit of an effort covering up the joints where the walls meet, but I decided not to bother. The best bit about this particular model is the cost- just £6. Buildings are a fairly new development for Warbases, who, as their name would suggest, usually make precut bases for wargaming, but I really like them. They do some nice Victorian terrace houses I think I might invest in for my VBCW board at some point in the future.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
This rather unique and wonderful mini is from Black Cat Bases, a curious model company who do an eclectic range of minis. This one is from their range of Call of Cthulu inspired models called "The Lost and the Strange", But I thought it made an excellent minion for some super-mage.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
These figures are a mostly by Artizan Designs, but there are also figures by Reaper (from their Chronsocope range) and Black Scorpion. Both Reaper and Black Scorpion are very generous with their proportions (probably closer to 32 mm scale than Artizans usual 28mm scale) but I think that they work well enough together. This has been helped by the fact that I kept the pallet tight, just using a few colour, to give the posse a consistent look, without trying to make them too uniformed. I have done this with each of my gangs, to avoid any confusing on the battlefield, and I think that in this case it has worked very well.
You can also see a few of the bits and pieces of scenery I have been working on in the pictures. The cactus are from Pegasus Games, and the fence is some 1/35 scale picket fence my old mate Leon picked up from somewhere. The barrels are by TSS. The barrels were not very well molded, but look good enough on the battle fields to be worth using.