Friday, August 31, 2012

Forces on the Table...

Flick's forces block a street and open fire:

My squad runs up an alley...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

ClearHorizon Special Forces - Alpha Squad and VTOL

One of my Alpha Squads and transport:

I'm also trying a new greenscreen technique... what do you think?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TMP 2013 15mm Sci-Fi Miniatures Unit/Vehicle Exchange!

I'm running a 15mm Miniatures Sci-fi miniatures exchange:

Head over to the thread to learn how to sign up!

Friday, August 24, 2012

ClearHorizon Armored Support - Rebel Minis Merka 5

Finished up two tanks I got... I really like them!

Thanks to Dwartists for the masking!

And my buddy's forces:  (i'm trying to get him to order one of the KM Silers!)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Gruntz Beta: First Unit Cards

Here are two unit cards I've put together with the Gruntz Barracks Beta program:

My combat car:

One unit:

Heavy Sniper team (not painted yet)

Friday, August 10, 2012

ClearHorizon Secuity Forces - Patrol... Overwatch by Littlebird and riders...

Painted up the crew for my "combat car" and two riders for my "Little bird":

As always, comments and suggestions are welcome!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Updated Pictures: Old Crow Gecko with Digi Camo and custom decals...

I'm very happy how this turned out...  The decals were printed on clear decal paper (except the skull and warning text, that's from other decal sheets) and applied onto light colors so that they didn't get muddled out.

As always, comments and critiques are always welcome!

Thanks again to everyone who offered advice on the decals!

The custom logo:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Test Tutorial - "Digital Camo"

Well, I came upon this link today:

And I figured I'd give it a try:

I used an old crow vehicle I had sitting around that had already been painted in a light blue/gray with a wash...

First I laid out two strips of masking tape, then I used my exacto to slice them in half long-ways and then into 1/4 inch sections.  After that I used my tweezers to place the cut rectangles on my vehicle in a fairly random pattern:

After most of the first layer is on:

Normally I'd use an airbrush, but it was late at night and my wife and baby were sleeping, so I just used a paintbrush.  I basically heavy dabbed the paint on as not to move the masking layers.  Here is the second coat:

Applying the second masking layer:

Painting the top, and darkest, color...

Removing the masking after letting it dry for a while.

And after a quick highlight and some simple details picked out:

I'm actually really happy how it turned out.  Not too "clean" but it actually works well.  When I get some more details painted and some decals i'm sure it will look great!  

Any comments of suggestions are always welcome!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Updated Decal Sheet

Thanks to all the suggestions on TMP:

I've made the following additions on changes:

I've added a close match to the Grey that I'm going to use, and print on white decal paper, that way they won't be too translucent.  And i've also added additional images:

Whatcha think?

My Custom Decal Sheet- Suggestions Wanted!

Hi All,

Well, I ordered some vehicles and such from GZG, so I figured my mercenary force for Hammer's Slammers The Crucible needed some decals.

My mercs will be the ClearHorizon Interstellar Security... and here is the sheet I have so far:

I'll be printing it on clear decal paper... I have a big empty space, any suggestions?

And of course, any comments/critiques of what I put together would be appreciated too!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Updated "Little Birds" - Decals and such

Picked up some aircraft decals and made some bases:

Also put my GZG order in, hopefully the seating NAC will fit well!