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  • in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #108583
    Mike Harrop
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    I’ve bit the bullet and ordered a bunch of Crom’s Anvil buildings, I can’t wait to paint them.

    Michael, you were looking for generic Civilians to populate your town, Donnington Miniatures has a few Middle Eastern civilians sold as individuals in their Equiptment range along with a few interesting Middle Eastern musicians and Town Militia in their other ranges. They’re nearer to 18mmthan 15 but are nice castings.

     

     

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Favourite Companies #94574
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I’ve always found Andy at Heresy to be pleasant to deal with, also Drew at Nexus Miniatures, he’s had a hell of a year but always has time to chat to customers.

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: How many manufacturers have you bought from? #75884
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    These and probably more in the last 10 years, beyond that I’m not sure.

     

    Adler Miniatures
    Angel Barracks
    Antenocitis Workshop
    Baccus Miniatures
    Battlefield/Blitz
    Black Cat Bases
    Black Tree Design
    Britannia Miniatures
    Copplestone Casting
    CP Miniatures
    Crooked Dice Miniatures
    Elheim Miniatures
    Fenris Games
    Fighting 15s
    Four A Miniatures
    Frontline Wargaming
    Hasslefree Miniatures
    Heroics and Ros
    Heresy Miniatures
    Midlam Miniatures
    MiniFigs
    Oathsworn Miniatures
    Otherworld Miniatures
    Old Glory
    Offensive Miniatures
    Perry Miniatures
    Plastic Soldier Co
    Ral Partha
    Rebel Miniatures
    Scotia Grendel
    Sgts Mess
    Shellhole Scenics
    SHQ Miniatures
    Splintered Light Miniatures
    Studio Miniatures
    Wargames Foundry
    Warlord Games
    Westwind Productions
    Irregular Miniatures
    Northstar Military Figures
    Ainsty Castings
    Crossover Miniatures
    Vanguard Miniatures
    Nexus Miniatures
    Killer B Games
    Gripping Beast
    Mountain Miniatures
    Beast in the Broch

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Sculpting 6mm Monsters(more Grell) #46241
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Those look wonderful, great work.

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Eastern Front for BGK #46174
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I look forward to seeing your work, I’m a beginner too, I’ve tried almost every scale and period and its 6mm WW2 that I seem to excel, my 28mm and 15mm look so sloppy.

     

    A few new bits done today.

    Armoured Forward observer in Pz II, Officer in Pz II and Infantry Officer in Heavy Car.

    German supply column with fuel tanker, some still painted in early war Panzer Grau.

    3 SdKfz 222 and Raupenshlepper Ost PaK 40.

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Rules inquiry #45979
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Battlegroup would fit your requirements except for how it handles figures but with a bit of book keeping it should be doable. They aren’t covering every theatre of WW2 as yet, but they are working on it.

    They’re designed for 20mm but would handle 10mm without changes.

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Eastern Front for BGK #45955
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    look forward to seeing more  

    There will be plenty more soon, but so far just rebasing.

    Fuzzy phone pic of German Armour rebased, they look almost the same as they did, but took a lot less time to base up without all of the cutting. I’ve expanded the size of my command stands from 30mm X 30mm up to 40mm X 40mm

     

    I’ll be getting on with some early bits too, a T-26b company and a company each of BT-5 and BT-7 along with early war command in T-26 and on Horses.

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Eastern Front for BGK #45776
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Hello again. I’m back to painting and modelling the Eastern Front in 6mm again after a 6 month break. I’m starting with rebasing all of my previous efforts onto laser cut wooden bases, they work out cheaper than hand cut styrene and have no variation, I’ll update with pics soon. Popping all those tanks off of bases is a daunting task.

    Meanwhile I’ve put in a nice big order at Heroics and Ros and Scotia (GHQ are out of my price range now 🙁 ) to cover mid to late war Germans and Soviets so expect updates thick and fast through August and September

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Painting Glass #41873
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Mid grey highlighted to white  in all scales.

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Pervy Figures #41425
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I’ve never had a problem with Pervy miniatures, I’m not sure it shows a mysoganistic side to wargaming either as my Mrs has a lot more explicit and pervy male and female miniatures and figures than I do and she’s a radical feminist.

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Blatant Sexism At Shows? #39913
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Officially, no one dislikes men. Extra officially and in practice? Oh, my, yes. It’s a minority but they can be vocal.

     

    In my experience, the men dislikers are also the feminists who are Trans Exclutionary and Sex Worker Exclutionary too.

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Scotia Grendel questions #39683
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Their 6mm WW2 stuff is good except for the infantry, weak ankles, incomplete casts on the strips, some figures only had feet, some only the lower legs, some only cast to the waist, others with missing arms. I got about 25 figures out of each pack of 50.

    hope this helps

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: What types of games do you play? #38676
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Miniature Wargames – Battlegroup, KOW, 9th Age, Dragon Rampant, Frostgrave.

     

    Board games – Descent, D&D Adventure System, Dubgeon Command, Zombiecide

     

    RPGs – D&D, Werewolf, Warhammer Roleplay.

     

    Computer Games – I’ve not played a computer game in 6 years, despite only being in my 20s. I wasn’t raised playing them so I never got into computer of console gaming

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Red Dwarf #37982
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I’ve thought about gaming Red Dwarf, but games scenarios seem a little limited, remember there are no other humans and absolutely NO aliens at all in the Red Dwarf universe, as for minis I’m not sure, in 28mm Nexus Miniatures should have a Kryten mini out soonish.

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm fantasy orcs new range #37882
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    hey mike would love to see your work

     

    I’ll post some here and on Facebook in the next week or two, once I’m completely happy with them.

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm fantasy orcs new range #37792
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    The Orcs are looking great, I’ve just started sculpting 6mm Fantasy myself, starting with Dark Dwarves because big hats.

    You are doing a excellent job at sculpting, working at 6mm is a hell of a lot harder than it looks.

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Should fantasy orcs be green? #36740
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    A lot of my Orcs and goblins are yellow, brown, orange, pale skinned, dark skinned, grey and black, whatever I feel like at the time – I think I’ve got 3 green goblins in my entire collection of miniatures. When I paint my Hobgoblins for alongside my chaos dwarfs they may be getting done goblin green….maybe.

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm U.S. Armour #36439
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Thanks everyone

    I’ve picked up a bunch of landing craft from Scotia Grendel for Overlord beach assault games, firstly I have practiced my ship colour on a LCI (late) that I couldn’t resist ordering at the same time event though it’s more suited to the Pacific and Far East

    Still awaiting decals and crew but I quite like it, Scotia Micro-models are much nicer in person than they appear on their website, nice and inexpensive too


    C & C welcomed as usual

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Eastern Front for BGK #36438
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I have just seen this. It is making me want to scrap my 20mm forces that I will never have space to play the BG series with and invest in some 6mm WW2.

     

    Thats exactly what I did, I only use my 20mm for Normandy Firefight now

     

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm U.S. Armour #36096
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Cheers AB, the extra stowage is all your fault, seeing all of the H+R stowage that you added to your sci fi tanks

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Skirmish Basing #36091
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I base 2 minis or a HMG team etc. to a 20mm round base and 3 minis or a AT gun etc. to a 25mm round base, a typical Russian platoon for BGK is 35 minis or 9 25mm bases and 4 20mm bases plus appropriate support weapons.

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: My first 20mm in 18 months #35017
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Waffle detail?

    T-34s and their variants had tracks that looked like waffle texture, I.e. Small square holes, the armourfast kit didn’t.

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: What's on your bench? #34971
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Miniatures

    6mm WW2 Germans, Soviets and now Americans and weird WW2
    28mm Cult TV, GI Joe Cobra Tanks, weird WW2

    Terrain

    6mm Railways, linear obstacles, burnt out AFVs
    28mm Villains secret lair/Nazi superscience bunker

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: How much would you pay two? #34765
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I think £4.00 – £7.00 is about the maximum I’d pay these days, back in my GW buying days i’d have spent up to £20 on a single guy on a metal horse like Archeon or Balthazar Gelt, not anymore though, I’ve become quite reluctant to part with cash as I became older.

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Germans for BGK #34756
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    love the commander popping out the hatch, is that a conversion?

    It’s a officer from GHQ German Infantry pack cut in half at the waist and a new arm sculpted holding his binoculars, I still need to add the hatch covers which I forgot to do before I painted them.

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Favourite Model #34755
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    My favourite is Dorothy “ACE” McShane from Crooked Dice, quite a recent addition to my collection but I love the pose.

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Germans for BGK #34748
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I do use I-94 decals usually but I only have just white outline German numbers, so I’ve picked up black with white outline and red with white outline too for a bit of variation.

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: How much would you pay? #34724
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I’ll happily pay £1.00 – £2.00 for a 28mm foot figure, more for the individual rather than rank and file I.e. £4.00 for a Crooked Dice mini. Though I begrudge paying the £1.70 ish for a single 6mm tank from GHQ which uses about the same amount of lead.

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Eastern Front for BGK #34413
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I’ve managed to get a few more bits done on my Ruskies
    Firstly my NKVD officer writing orders at his field desk (Irregular and C in C)

    A platoon of NKVD border guards supported by a Maxim and Mortar (H & R WW1 and WW2 Russians)

    A KV-2 and lend-lease White Scout Car (C in C)

    2 Gaz-67 jeep for my NKVD blocking troops and 3 BA-10 armoured cars (GHQ and C in C)

    2 tows for Zis-2 guns (GHQ and C in C)

    Transports to motorise another rifle platoon and their Infantry gun (a mix of GHQ and C in C with troops transplanted from H & R trucks)

    A platoon of T-60s (C in C)

    And finally a few Don Cossacks (Irregular)

    As usual C & C welcomed

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Toy Soldiers and the Significant Other #34069
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    My mrs is fine with it as long as we don’t cut into each other’s budgets for hobbies and Doctor Who audios, and the local mental health teams encourage my gaming as it keeps me calm (seriously, I have borderline personality disorder and I need to keep distracted)

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Meh CBA #33662
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I’ve also abandoned a naps project in both 28mm and 15mm, I also chucked in my 28mm & 20mm WW2 bits to concentrate on 6mm which is coming along nicely for once. It seems like I give up on most things not 6mm nowadays, though my 28mm spy-fi and cult TV is steadily growing.

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Favorite Figure Manufacturers #33438
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    6mm GHQ, Baccus, Heroics and Ros
    18mm AB and Blue Moon
    20mm Elheim, CP Models, AB, S & S Models, Warmodelling
    28mm Crooked Dice, Heresy, Otherworld

    I’ve not had any truly bad minis for a while, though Skytrex 1/72 WW2 stuff was a bit crap and Irregular 6mm are a bit hit and miss

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Completed 6mm commission #33348
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Wonderful work, well done

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Heroics & Ros colonial pics? #33296
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I’ve only got the Royal Navy Landing Party, here’s an unpacked pic

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: So What's On the Table? #32867
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    For this weekend I’ve got to finish my river – four curves, two short straights, a tiny straight with a boathouse and a ford, while that’s drying I’ll be getting on with my 6mm NKVD boarder guards and whatever tanks, trucks and guns that I can finish. If I can find the time I’ll paint up Moulder and Scully in 28mm from Nexus Miniatures.

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Eastern European Bridge (6mm) #32864
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Thanks for the kind words everyone.
    @Norm Smith – the rivers are made with 5mm thick MDF that came in the packaging of our new oven, a typical section can be between 30cm – 80cm long and 17cm wide without warping,
    @Alexander Wasberg – the bridge is 2 kebab skewers to span the river with toothpicks glued on top.

    Ask and you shall receive, here’s a few pics I’ve taken of my current set up for a small skirmish game set in 1943 Russia, no river on these photos though.

    An aerial view

    Some other shots across the table.

    Mike

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    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Eastern Front for BGK #32760
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Thanks all, @editorMike – it can only be a good thing that it doesn’t look like a conversion 🙂

    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Eastern Front for BGK #32757
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    Yes, it was a flatbed which was removed and the whole back was added to make it into a bus.
    It’s further up this thread as a WIP
    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: 6mm Eastern Front for BGK #32755
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    My Gaz-55 Ambulance Bus conversion for a build on another forum is now complete so I can show it here now, I’ve added a couple of medics from Heroics and Ros’ WW1 and WW2 ranges


    Mike

    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    in reply to: Favorite Armies #32632
    Mike Harrop
    Participant

    I’m a big fan of the look and playing style of WW2 Soviets, I’ve got a force in 1:35 for Normandy Firefight, 28mm for Bolt Action and again for Secrets of the Third Reich, 20mm and 6mm for Battlegroup and BKC. When I played 40K I had Ice Warriors of Valhalla – which is pretty much the same thing too.

    Mike

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