06/01/2016 at 16:10 #36300
I recently became interested in 6mm Sci fi miniatures gaming thanks in large part to Clash on the Fringe and the AARs that have also been posted on this website. Following the journey of the crew of the Cormorant has been thrilling.
The following images are of the first batch of my infantry. They are GZG NAC infantry, but will be playing the part of Quansec Operatives. Their first mission objective will be to investigate a Quansec Terraforming colony that has fallen out of contact. The colony will be made up of Quansec Prefab shelters, which are also pictured. These are still evolving though, and will look different by the time I get gaming. Things are being held up mostly because I am a school teacher, and also because I am trying to make some more terrain.
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Good stuff im interested to see what else you come up with, if you look at my blog I have a few posts relating to my own 6mm sci-fi stuff including some home made scenic (in an earlier post) http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/6mm-sci-fipost-apoc-project-iii-scenics.html
My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/06/01/2016 at 21:51 #36324
Just joined up on your blog, lots of cool stuf on there already.
I always love it when people do individually based skirmish in 6mm.
Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with.
You say you bought Clash on the Fringe and FiveCore 2nd edition + Five Parsecs from Home, how do they compare?
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=007/01/2016 at 15:28 #36351
I haven’t actually managed to get either set of rules to the table yet. I also haven’t even opened the PDF for Five Parsecs. I couldn’t tell you what I think of the difference.16/01/2016 at 11:30 #36684
Here are the different poses and a commander for the GZG NSL infantry. This squad will be facing off against the Quansec Operatives (although I might make these guys Quansec, and the others the other corporation). I need to come up with a name for the oppsing force now.02/02/2016 at 22:15 #37682
Here are a few updates to my arsenal. I have a handful of APCs now for my Quansec operatives to travel around in. I cannot wait to get these on the table.02/02/2016 at 23:48 #3769003/02/2016 at 07:16 #37698
I will try and figure my camera out at the weekend, and get the lighting right. I would love to have some group shots though, and maybe even get a game in.03/02/2016 at 18:48 #37720
I’m always glad to see another convert to the glory of 6mm 😀
You had some really cool junk-builds going on over at your blog, looking forward to seeing more!
I’d love to see more of the minis as well, especially if you can get some brighter shots 😉03/02/2016 at 20:24 #37726
I might invest in one of those portable photo booths with lamps. It seems like that would be the best option at the moment as my camera doesn’t seem to like my daylight bulbs.17/02/2016 at 15:03 #38343
Finally, at long last I have a group shot of one of my factions. There are a couple of extra miniatures who belong to the command element, and there are some who are waiting to be painted, but this is the majority of my force.
I feel the light has improved by using two lamps.
I have been working on my terrain also, but my camera ran out of battery power while taking these photos.18/02/2016 at 08:51 #38376
An impressive force so far!18/02/2016 at 11:07 #38388
I managed to sneak in a bit more creative time last night. Here are some terrain features to fight over.
I decided my board would be far too flat with only buildings and vegetation to use, so I bought some cork heat mats from Tiger and set about chopping them up. I also wanted them to be customisable so I did not glue them together.
Here we see a patrol travelling through a settlement. I am pleased with the buildings but still feel like they are lacking details. I just don’t know what to do to them.18/02/2016 at 11:28 #38389
MikeKeymaster18/02/2016 at 12:04 #38390
No doors. Should I just paint a black square for a door? Numbers? That sounds cool, but I would be scared to paint them on. Googling decals.18/02/2016 at 12:15 #38393
any old stickers will work or simply print some numbers on paper and pva them on no need for fancy decals, as for doors a roundish bit of flattened putty applied t the buildings and painted would be both eacy and effective. Loving the full faction picture , nice work!
My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/18/02/2016 at 13:20 #3840118/02/2016 at 13:29 #38403
A simple way to add scifi looking doors/airlocks?
use some of these
as seen here
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=031/03/2016 at 11:21 #40075
I have primed a couple of bits of vacuum packaging ready to be turned into some industrial/terraforming complexes.05/04/2016 at 15:48 #40282
Below are my quickshaded terraforming buildings. They look better. I will add some more details as I go.
I also have my modular space station as inspired by the Planet Ares 6 blog, which some of you write. It is now primed and just awaiting decoration.05/04/2016 at 15:52 #4028305/04/2016 at 21:52 #40296
Primer dried. Looking nice and grey. I decided I didn’t want to waste time painting so took some Sharpies to the sections. I feel they have a sort of cartoony look, which I like. I would like it to feel more like Firefly/Aliens/OT Star Wars so might do some more work making it seem more worn out. But as it stands, I am ready to have a game on here. Now to read the FiveCore rules and build some teams.06/04/2016 at 07:15 #40300
Very nice, the slightly cartoony feel looks real good!06/04/2016 at 09:09 #40303
I really like that tile with the room in the middle, I’ll have to put one on my to do list.
Don’t worry about them being cartoony, once you put some minis and scatter terrain on them the cartoon effect will be a lot less.
I look forward to seeing some in game pictures.
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=013/05/2016 at 20:05 #41966
These still require a little work, flocking and some shading on the mecha, but in general I am pleased with how they are coming along. Ready for Horizon Wars.13/05/2016 at 23:46 #4196915/05/2016 at 19:40 #42003
The mechs are from EM4
Sean15/05/2016 at 19:47 #4200415/05/2016 at 21:02 #42009
Yeah the top vehicles are the Brigade Models Eurofed vehicles. The blue ones are from GZG.19/05/2016 at 20:41 #42206
Terrain building blitz. Now I have some basic things to fight over.19/05/2016 at 21:01 #4220719/05/2016 at 21:10 #42208
Ah yes, the colony buildings of the Muller Corporation!
We joke, but I am writing Müller GmbH into my world. It will be one of the main protagonist organisations competing to control what is suspected to be a system with an alien discovery.20/05/2016 at 20:47 #42257
Very nice use of trash to make some nice terrain 🙂
I hope to see your forces in action soon!02/06/2016 at 12:17 #42802
Just finished up some armour, and my mechs for use in Horizon Wars. Glad they are finally finished.02/06/2016 at 12:38 #42803
Apologies in advance for this:
The early figs in the thread, in green with the red band, look like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…..09/06/2016 at 08:18 #43091
My order from GZG arrived. It contains a bunch of miniatures I will be using as light mechs. I have glued them to magnetic coins, textured the bases and now need to prime and paint them. That might be what I do on Friday night. I also have another order on the way with some awesome stuff. Pics to come.09/06/2016 at 08:56 #43092
Eagerly awaiting pictures 😉
GZG does some lovely stuff, you can’t go wrong with them!11/06/2016 at 23:47 #43232
Been working on a few mechs and more infantry for Horizon Wars.13/06/2016 at 09:17 #43262
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