Tuesday, June 8, 2010

First foray into 15mm Sci Fi

I guess that I have decided that I didn't have enough addictions yet, so I had to expand.  I am a big fan of Stargate, so I had to buy some of the "not Stargate" miniatures produced by Ground Zero Games.  I ordered some Jaffa and the SG team. 

The figs are excellent castings with very little flash and a great deal of detail.

Here are my first painted figs.

 O'neal                                                              Daniel Jackson




New Toys!

VSF Add ons
I just bought some new 15mm VSF stuff from Black Hat Miniatures Martian Empires .  I bought 2 Steam Walkers, 1 Light Tank with Wheels, and some Martian Miniatures.

The walkers and tank were cast in resin with some metal parts.  The resin castings were all flawless!  Some of the best and most detailed resin vehicles that I have ever had!.  The metal parts were mostly good, but I was missing the gatling gun with the tank, and one of the legs on a walker had a slight miscast with the chain.  Still they were very well detailed with very little flash.

I have painted up one of the walkers, and am pretty satisfied with it.  The picture isn't great because I couldn't get the lighting right.  When I get the tank fixed, I will post another picture with a ruler and some figs for comparison.

The miniatures were nice, but not as detailed as some others that I have seen.  They are marketed as 18mm, but they are smaller than most of the 15mm figs that I have.  I will post some comparisons later.