Tag Archives: Ambush Alley

Fishing for Piranha

As everyone undoubtedly knows, the main mechanized infantry vehicle for Canada is the LAVIII. Of course, as far as I can determine, nobody actually makes a LAVIII in 15mm scale. It’s based on a MOWAG Piranha and there are a few vehicles based on that chassis, the easiest of which to find are the LAV […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paper modelling in the 21st century

I recently extolled the virtues of illustration board as a modelling material. It has the benefits of both paper and plastic and is cheap to boot. Because it’s actually paper, I thought about how to combine paper model design and traditional plastic design into a monstrous hybrid. The result is similar to products now being […]

Add life to your death

For most of the world, in any even slightly urban (or even rural area) wherever there are people, there are cars. And not just a few — lots of them. Adding a giant pile of cars to a 15mm game could be problematic, as most of them are non-combatants (ie, scenery), and painting a giant […]

In like a lion, out like a leopard

By pure chance, I was in a toy store and stumbled across some new diecast toys from Germany. What especially caught my eye was the Siku “Panzer”, an HO scale Leopard 2A6. Coincidentally, this is the same tank used by the Canadian Forces. Given that I could get instant gratification (not all that instant, because […]

Operation FLASH — DCH Infantry

Now that I’ve got a lot of the miscellany out of the way, I decided to paint the men of the eponymous Duchess Camilla’s Horse. I wanted figures that could be used for both modern and SF (so, modern, really) and I wanted them to be Canadian. Naturally, no one makes Canadians, so I picked […]

Technicals trundle towards table

Not so recently I completed some Peter Pig AK-47 Republic Toyota Hilux pickup trucks to use as technicals for both modern and near future SF games. Before you scoff at the idea of a Hilux surviving into the future, I suggest watching this series of videos on Youtube to see why having a Hilux pickup […]

The shantytown

Part of the deal of switching to 15mm scale is that you get to make all new terrain. I was greatly inspired by a post on Frothers Unite by a user called nevermore. His post outlines how to make this piece (although his is in 28mm scale). The board sizes are the same, though, so […]