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  • in reply to: 40k Stuff #79078
    Paul
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    And buildings. The massive one is not yet complete (and yes, that is a 28mm figure standing next to it).

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    in reply to: What You Look Like #78262
    Paul
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    This is me (the taller, balding one)

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #77467
    Paul
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    My old-school Delaque gang for the new Necromunda.

     

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #77243
    Paul
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    Rhys I am away from home for work but will post pics when back at home. Ive only completed 4 so far, another 2 to go plus a ratskin scout.

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #77237
    Paul
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    Rhys I am away from home for work but will post pics when back at home. Ive only completed 4 for now.

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #77216
    Paul
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    I’ve been working on a Delaque gang for necromunda – GW metals that I have had kicking around for years. With the necromunda relaunch it is time for them to see some action.

    Other than that, some more GW stuff (including the goofy old tyranid warriors from the 90’s that I had to do extensive repair work on), assorted manufacturers zombies, and waiting for another two boxes of Perry Ansar to arrive.

    Of course, I have been a good boy this year and so expect some miniatures from Santa, so will have an even bigger lead/plastic pile by the end of the year.

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    in reply to: How many manufacturers have you bought from? #75822
    Paul
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    Oh I see I mentioned CP Models twice. I was thinking on the way home from work and came up with the following which I left out (note I am numbering from 28 because of duplicating CP Models):

    28 – HaT
    29 – Airfix
    30 – Khurasan
    31 – Highlander Miniatures

    I’m sure there are more, but I couldnt be bothered to go and check (its too bloody hot here right now to do anything).

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    in reply to: How many manufacturers have you bought from? #75780
    Paul
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    Hmm, an interesting question. Lets see.

    1 – Wargames Foundry
    2 – Games Workshop
    3 – The Assault Group
    4 – Eureka Miniatures
    5 – Gripping Beast
    6 – Matakishis Tea House
    7 – Wargames Supply Dump
    8 – EM4
    9 – CP Models
    10 – Black Hat Miniatures
    11 – 15mm.co.uk
    12 – Rebel Miniatures
    13 – Blue Moon Manufacturing
    14 – QRF
    15 – CP Models
    16 – Studio Miniatures
    17 – Zombiesmith
    18 – West Wind
    19 – Mantic
    20 – Perry Miniatures
    21 – Brittania Miniatures
    22 – Grekwood Miniatures
    23 – Wizards of the Coast (pre-painted)
    24 – Fantasy Flight Games (X-Wing)
    25 – West End Games (Star Wars, bought many, many years ago)
    26 – The Ion Age
    27 – Italeri
    28 – Zvezda

    That’s everything I can think of right now, although I am sure I am missing a few out.

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    in reply to: A Gathering of Gandalfs! #74538
    Paul
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    Haha. So cool ๐Ÿ˜

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #74516
    Paul
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    Thanks for the kind words guys.
    Yeah, Victoria, this thing is huge. Normally my wargames buildings are smaller than they would be in real life, but to me, zombie-slaying is an indoor sport, so the buildings need to be in scale with real life. Of course, the problem is storing the thing. During the week I keep it in the garage and so can only work on the furnishings. On weekends it comes out of the garage for me to work on the structure.

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #74497
    Paul
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    So work continues. I have been working on the following the past few days:

    – Stocking grocery shelves
    – Making and fitting the yard gates (they are hinged and have magnetic strips to hold them closed when needed).
    – Built the steps and guard rail for the emergency exit to the yard.
    – Built some interior door frames.
    – Built the loading dock and ramp in the yard (although I need to back-fill below the ramp so that the foam core won’t break. I will probably use glazers putty because it is nice and cheap).
    – Plastered some of the exterior walls with crack filler to give some texture.
    – Glued sand paper to the ground in the yard to simulate asphalt.
    – Worked a bit more on the fire hoses.

    The plan for tonight is to build the sprinkler valve chamber (basically the master valve where you would turn off water supply to the sprinkler and fire hose system).

    And tomorrow, if the sun is shining, I want to plaster the walls of the yard so that I can start painting (the yard only, still a lot to do inside the store).
    I will still need to do a bit more work in the yard when the project is closer to completion: I am putting the refrigeration plant, backup generator and aircon plant on the roof, so will need to put a ladder in the yard for access. Oh, and I will also put razor wire/barb wire on the perimeter wall of the yard.

    Wow, there is still a lot to do on this ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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    in reply to: Rory's game #74385
    Paul
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    Man I love the look of miniature ships. Beautiful.

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    in reply to: Octobers Sponsors Competition #74197
    Paul
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    Wow Guy, that is really nice.

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    in reply to: Octobers Sponsors Competition #74124
    Paul
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    Eek. Ive been meaning to post my entry but keep forgetting. Must remember to snap some pics tonight.

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #74081
    Paul
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    Will do kyoteblue: still a long way to go though.

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73991
    Paul
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    Thanks kyoteblue.

    Yeah Victoria, I did consider that but opted to have the store fully stocked so that I can use this thing for modern hostage-rescue scenarios, small unit actions in built up areas, alien invasion stuff, siege type scenarios (like The Mist), etc.

    No work on this beast tonight. I spent a pleasant evening going through my zombie collection. They were all painted 10 years ago, and need a touch up.

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73905
    Paul
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    Thanks guys. A bit of an update. I stocked up the newspaper stand.

    And put in the front door (it slides into a cavity and so can open and close):

    I started work on the gates to the receiving yard ( which will be hinged).

    I started work on the butchery and deli counter.

    I made a few doors.

    And I also started working on for hose reels but forgot to take a pic.

    Thanks for looking.

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    in reply to: Happy Foundation Day! #73616
    Paul
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    And here I thought today was International Girl Child Day, International Come out the Closet day, and one other day I heard about on the radio today.

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73572
    Paul
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    Thanks for the kind words guys. I am posting progress here to try and keep myself motivated through the super-boring part of this build (stocking the shelves).

    Won’t be doing anything tonight because Wednesday night is club night (Force on Force tonight), but expect an update before the end of the week (hopefully with something more exciting than carrots and lettuce ๐Ÿ˜).

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73561
    Paul
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    Progress has slowed now that the weekend is over. I changed plans a little bit and decided to give 3 vaya to vegetables and 1 to fruit, and to completely finishing stocking this fridge before moving on. Once complete I think I will build all the firefighting equipment because I am very bored of stocking shelves.

     

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    in reply to: Characters #73502
    Paul
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    Nice. I especially like the civilians, and agree with you: coloured suits with white helmets look the business.

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73360
    Paul
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    So, tonight’s work. I took a break from the grocery shelves and stocked up the vegetable fridge. I’ll finish this off tomorrow night and then go back to groceries.

     

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73337
    Paul
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    Thanks guys. The detail is very tedious: I have spent the past three nights stocking up the grocery shelf above. It’s a bit rough up close, but from 3 feet away looks ok.

    James: you are 100% correct, but I am probably going to allow for piping with chrome riser boxes to allow survivors another way to climb up to the services above to escape from that “ravenous horse” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I actually fit out 1:1 scale grocery stores for a living (ordering equipment, managing installations, co-ordinating between installation guys and builders, etc), so this is actually the smallest grocery store I have ever built ๐Ÿ˜

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73328
    Paul
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    Haha. Zombie horses would be cool, but no, it should have been “ravenous hordes”.

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73316
    Paul
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    Yeah Mike, my wife doesn’t agree. This bloody thing is a meter long. Probably won’t be dragging it down to the club too often. This will be best for home games.

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73314
    Paul
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    Apologies for the multiple posts, but struggled to put more than one pic per post from my smartphone.

    Everything is scratchbuilt although I will get some shopping trolleys 3d printed.

    The fruits, vegetables and baked stuff were sculpted by my wife from polymer clay.

    The building will get a removable roof, and there will be cable trays, aircon ducts, etc. overhead (also removeable) for desperate shoppers to clamber onto to escape the ravenous horse.

     

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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73311
    Paul
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    in reply to: 28mm Grocery Store #73310
    Paul
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    in reply to: What is your single largest gaming miniature? #73159
    Paul
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    Hmmm. Not as large as some here. Probably my 15mm VSF landship, but thats only about 12 inches long. Now, if we were talking terrain or buildings…

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    in reply to: I hate windows more than i hate wheels! #72780
    Paul
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    I hate painting vehicles. Cant stand it, actually. I’ll happily paint infantry, terrain, buildings, etc, but vehicles are an absolute chore.

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    in reply to: Selous Scouts Organization #72420
    Paul
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    From everything I’ve read, Selous Scouts operated in mission-specific team sizes.

    Check out hia Link. You will see that it mentions:

    8 men on a kidnap mission in Botswana
    3 men on another kidnap mission in Botswana
    20 men raiding a base in Mozambique
    15 men on a heliborne assault of an enemy base
    58 men attacking another base in Mozambique
    2 reconaissance teams, 1 of 2 men and 1 of 3 men.
    42 men on a paradrop assault in Zambia

    Etc.

    I have found that Rhodesian units tended to be limited by transport capacity (eg: a stick of RLI is 4 men because that is what can fit in a G-car), but would use LMGs to try and “fill the gap” (again, RLI would have an FN-MAG in each stick, or even 2 MAGs if they could get them). Add to that the fact that Scouts would normally be conducting pseudo ops, and it gets even more confusing (for example, if disguised as FRELIMO troops, I would imagine that they would mimic FRELIMO organisation to some degree. If disguised as ZANLA, they would be in a “gang” of anywhere from 3 men up, and using Soviet weapons).

    The Scouts were definitely an unconventional unit, so I think you can get away with any unit size you feel is appropriate.

    Of course, besides cross-border raids, I dont remember reading about large-scale deployments.

    I will try to remember to go through some of my Rhodesian bush war books tonight and see if I can find any formal structures.

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    in reply to: A military background #71872
    Paul
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    Interesting discussion. Personally I dont see a huge difference in the abilities of the vets I play with compared to non-military types like myself , but interesting to see other thoughts.

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    in reply to: Hi Everyone. #71870
    Paul
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    Welcome Arnald. Like you, I really enjoy the 19th century, more specifically the Victorian era because of the diversity of conflicts. Under Victoria’s reign, the British army started the period fighting in the same way as they did during the Napoleonic Wars, and ended it in largely the same form as it would fight in WW1.
    Anyway, I am sure you will enjoy it here: good people talking about wargaming. No politics, no spamming, and even handed moderation.

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    in reply to: RF&F or Pickett? #71694
    Paul
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    I can’t offer a recommendation but will watch this thread as I am considering the ACW as my 2018 project (it’s ACW or ‘Nam), but have no idea what rules to consider.

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #70469
    Paul
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    Scratchbuilding a 28mm Arab tembe

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    in reply to: Sikh Wars 28mm Plastic or 15mm Metal #70295
    Paul
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    Thanks OB will check out your blog.

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    in reply to: Sikh Wars 28mm Plastic or 15mm Metal #70285
    Paul
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    Wow OB, those are gorgeous. Thanks for the advice.
    What rules do you use?

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    in reply to: Trojan Horse ? #69871
    Paul
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    Maybe give it a bash yourself?

    LINK

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    in reply to: Buying armies. #69870
    Paul
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    I buy piece by piece. When embarking on a new project I will plan out the forces I need. There is the basic “playable” force which I will buy and paint first before moving onto the “nice-to-haves.” So, for example, I have just painted up 40 Beja tribesmen for Death in the Dark Continent. I need to buy another 40 or so to get a playable army. After that I will move onto the nice to haves: camels, a light horse chieftain, etc.
    I like doing things this way these days because I end up with less unpainted lead (generally I do not expand a project until the existing components of said project are painted).

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    in reply to: My first Colonial game, Sudan 1884 #69558
    Paul
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    Agree about the bases. The rounded corners make them look very natural.

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