Tag Archives: Modelling

Pulp people painstakingly painted

I did eventually promise an update, and here is a somewhat pathetic one. I haven’t been updating because I was on vacation.  I have just returned, so in the great tradition, here is a vacation snapshot. Like my snapshots, the following photographs were also taken with my cell phone, which I will use to explain […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blocks for adults

It’s been quite a while since I posted anything because the two weeks of summer arrived and I’ve been doing things (gasp) outside. Now that it’s nearly over, I thought I’d celebrate with more modular building goodness. I had a design goal for making something simple and stackable that could be used for SF (or […]

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 […]

Matchbox mayhem

In my unending quest for cheap, easily paintable tat, I discovered, via theminiaturespage.com, that matchbox makes a fine 15mm scale APC. It’s called the Matchbox “Armoured Response Vehicle”, and naturally it was completely unavailable in any toy store in the area. Luckily, I picked up 5 of them on Ebay. I debated not painting the […]

Excessive salt may lead to rusted vehicles

Even though the insurgents like to drive around in technicals, a Toyota pickup often isn’t good for mass transport. To facilitate their more efficient dispersal I managed to find a dirt-cheap transport option from a 100 yen store. This is made even more impressive because it’s not even in Japan. The diecast truck I found […]

Do you like filing? I have a deal for you!

Who would have imagined that it would take an entire day to clean the flash off of four 15mm models? I recently purchased some GZG Phalanx APCs, and decided that they would be the next in line for painting for my 15mm SF army (infantry pictures are forthcoming). In addition to those, I prepped a […]