Category Archives: Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Winter is coming all over your table

Winter around here is usually cold, damp and unpleasant. Who wouldn’t want to model that? A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through Wargames: Soldiers and Strategy  (specifically issue 69) at my local bookstore. My attention was caught by the article ‘A quest for the ultimate flexible gaming mat – the philosopher’s portable battlefield’. The […]

Prefab Post Pain in Posterior

In addition to miniatures, I have a fondness for prefabricated buildings, although these two interests rarely intersect. However, this is one of those rare times. A while ago I found a website (now gone) which showed proposals for disaster relief in Haiti. One of the designs was a shelter made of a shipping container. I […]

Fresh fabricants photographed

A while back I reviewed the (theoretically solo-compatible) miniatures game The Department. If you can’t be bothered to read the review, I can tell you that I found the game wanting in many respects.  Of course, I didn’t know that at the time I ordered it, and that was when I also ordered my Department […]

Crows dropping from the skies

In the future of war, mobility is all. Naturally, my well equipped forces couldn’t do without some sort of interface transport, so their vehicle of choice was the Old Crow VTOL, known officially as the Crow VTOL Lander.   Like all Old Crow models, it arrived quickly and securely packed. Of course, it was also […]

Moribund means still alive

I really haven’t dropped off the face of the earth; I’ve actually been fairly busy. However, I have been having some problem with the quality of the pictures from my camera. They look they’ve been strained through an old teabag that soaked in a cesspool, so I haven’t been posting anything. I will though. Here’s […]

A review of The Department from the department of reviews

You may have noticed that updates have been a little sparse lately. That’s because our place is undergoing renovation, so I have no place to a) paint b) play c) take pictures All of these things make life a little harder, but I’m going to soldier on, and start off with something I should have […]

Modern architecture comes to your table

I’m sorry that it’s taken so long to update my site. Having a flood can do that sort of thing. To make it up to you, I’ve finally finished a distributable PDF of my modern building. It’s now available for download, complete with lengthy instructions. Please let me know if you find any horrendous typos, […]

A hint of paper things to come

I’ve already had a post about paper buildings that don’t really look like paper (plus a downloadable template). I can understand that many people don’t like paper because they look flat and lifeless, and are anathema to the three-dimensionality of miniature figures. I’m trying to change that. With the exception of the miniatures, everything else […]

Merka makes mark in military

My Duchess Camilla’s Horse regiment already had armour for modern combats, but the infantry serve a dual-role as science fiction troops as well. There’s a large variety of science-fiction style tanks around, but I wanted something near-future like with tracks, so I selected Rebel Miniatures’ Merka tank, and got a troop of five. Tanks in […]

Rebel MATV Apache: a sort of review.

My DCH troops needed some softskin transport and recon, and seeing as I can’t find anyone that actually makes a 15mm scale G-Wagon I had to either scratchbuild one and cast it (not yet) or buy something else. I decided to go with Rebel Mini’s MATV Apache, which looks like an uparmoured HMMWV (at least […]