Tuesday, 29 December 2015

IDF platoon

I still need to finish painting their M113 APCs, but here is my IDF platoon for 15mm-scale CrossfireThis force represents a typical mechanised infantry platoon with three squads being led by an HQ section.  Each squad consists of a Squad Leader, with two rifle stands, one of which has an RPG shot each Initiative Phasing.  The HQ section consists of a Platoon Commander (2nd lieutenant [segen-mishne]), a 60mm mortar team, a sniper team, plus a rifle stand with RPG (which represents the sergeant [samal], medic, & remaining HQ soldiers).  Once the four M113s are painted-up, this platoon will be ready to face-off against my Syrian commandos in Crossfire games set during the 1982 Lebanon War.  These figures are all IDF from the Peter Pig AK47 range.  They are mounted on laser-cut ply bases from Fenris Games.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Street preacher

It's been tricky to find time for painting & miniature-making around the festive period, but I painted-up this street preacher for 15mm-scale zombie gaming a couple days ago.  The figure is from the Rebel Minis Modern Rioters pack (by-the-way, Rebel Minis have their 20% off everything Christmas Sale running until December 31st - use the code 'Rebel2015' when checking out).

Inspired by the graffiti inside the church at the beginning of 28 Days Later, I decided to paint this bloke up as a raving street preacher.  This is perhaps more of a character for pre-apocalypse or when everything kicks-off - I'm not sure he'd last long post-apocalypse if he doesn't stop ranting & start surviving.

A few months ago I bought some super-fine brushes, which made the free-hand writing on his placard easier.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Smoke markers

I've been busy with music festivals & festive preparations, so haven't done much miniatures-wise lately - but I did knock-up these simple cotton-wool smoke markers for 15mm-scale Crossfire:

With my Crossfire stands, I am using Ø25mm bases as the basic stand size, so these clouds of smoke are mounted on 25mm radius pill-shaped bases (the same as my fireteams), which are 2 stands wide for area affect purposes.  This size of smoke marker is for use with ~60mm mortars in the Crossfire rules.  Shown above is an IDF squad leader stand for scale.