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Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Here be Robots - TurnBase Miniatures printed in 18mm

I simply love robots,
Fell in love with them ever since I watched the first manga shows. Mazinga, Patlabor, Appleseed & all the rest. I remember as a child being glued to that B&w Blaupunkt ,built like a wooden tank, TV.😀

Resin printing has opened so many new venues. The problem is where I am going to find space for all the new models 😕.

Now I am going to start posting resin printed mechs bit by bit.

Here are some. These are printed in 18mm scale BUT be warned, printing 28mm at this scale ends up with fragile models  ( remember you are downscaling joints, legs, arms etc. ) .

They are the GRNt Police models from Turnbase minis.
Kindly offered by them as free on their website. They have some great minis especially if you're into 28mm near future or scifi. AND they also have anime like robots.( another in the long list of wants ..sigh...)

Thanks for your comments.
 Z







Lazy Forger's 6mm minis printed in 18mm

Hello again all,
These are Lazy Forger's upcoming 6mm minis printed in 18mm. 

Quite pleased with the results ( except for some minor misprints, sometimes resin printing is crazy & I tend to over support !!! ) The detail is nice , especially the scopes, gun barrels & breathing pipes.

I learnt something new. There is no need to undercoat water washable resin ( I use Elegoo ) , just a blue black wash ( in this case ) & a dry brush of Citadel grey ( I like how this leaves a really nice matt finish ). Then apply colours . I did these using Contrast & my washes/mixes. 
















Thanks for your comments. Z

Saturday, 29 January 2022

18mm Scifi GZG CDF.

Another nicely sculpted set of minis from GZG.
When these came out , I said that they would be great for near future British troops, especially since the helmets are similar to modern British ones.

The Mechs are scratchbuilt ( had them for around 7 years waiting to be painted )

& the vehicles are heavily converted 

I decided to use natural terrain material instead of paste as in previous posts.
The terrain is all natural dried vine leaves & other dried organic material put through a metal sieve to make it as thin as possible, the metal sieve acts as a grater so only fine particles go through.

The bushes are hand made using synthetic grass, white glue & a credit card.
Just put drops of white glue on the credit card , sprinkle then press with another credit card, shake off excess, form them into nice rounded individual shapes with a thin flat tool whilst still wet, sprinkle more material. I use a piece of clear Perspex rubbed vigorously on a woollen jersey ( i.e. your sleeve ) to generate static electricity to gently pull up the individual strands. Once dry, you have individual bushes. Just shave them off & glue them with Pva. You will end up with a credit card size worth of bushes. The green material is synthetic , the straw coloured is dried natural material.





















Here are the special forces - 



Normal Mechs










Thanks for your comments. Z

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

18mm Gzg Crusty Aliens.

Who doesn't like District 9?
These are my crusty aliens (Prawns) from Gzg . 
Again another great set of minis from Jon.

The mechs are especially nice.

Thanks for your comments. 
Z






Monday, 24 January 2022

15/18mm Scifi Home Away Team - Team Goran

Hello again all,
Here is the next team.
All models are scratchbuilt. I have posted them in my previous posts.

Goran the levitating human/psyker mutant ( the base represents psychically moved air ), Georgey the Elefant cyborg & the 2 droids.
Droids are made out of plastic sprue & minis from milliput & Green Stuff.



Thanks for your comments.
Z