Wednesday, 17 July 2013

AVP Project is go !!!

Well I have started my 15mm Aliens Vs Predator Project. It includes Colonial marines and when I can decide what figures to use Corporate mercenary's as well. Some other Alien races may participate not decided yet the galaxy is a big place and you never now!  (Khurasan have some seriously cool Tigers and I quite fancy some GZG Aliens/troopers as well Armies Army Neo Brits!

I've finally got a scheme for my Khurasan Exterminators that I'm happy with. The first batch are nearly finished. Painting 15mm has been a bit of a learning curve on the next batch some steps will be missed out which should make painting them a bit quicker.

Here is a couple of quick WIP photos took this morning. theres still little details do bit of metal here and there and suit lights etc. Basing is still a bit hmmmm at the moment. but I most likely decide once i've got the other 10 Exterminators the 20 drones, the queen and my 3 Predators painted. Oh and 2 sentry guns :)

Haven't though of rules but considering maybe tomorrow's war as there new supplement for it has peaked my interest in it.




Any suggestions or tips please pop them in the comments as 15mm is very new to me i've never ever dabbled in this scale before.

Lets hope this weather continues its super!!

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  1. Jesus 28 mm is small enough for me as it is. Would never paint anything smaller 28 mm. But good luck to you, looking forward to seeing the end results.

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    1. It is indeed a whole new ball park its a learning curve for sure.

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  2. Glad you've moved over to the one great scale, they may be a bit smaller, but they a lot bloody cheaper!!! Cool painting as well, love the green guns!!!!

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    1. Thanks Ray, theres a lot of choice in 15mm these days and being cheaper its easier todo those little projects that would be expensive to do in 28mm.

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  3. All far too small for my tired eyes although I really love the subject, very cool Simon.

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    1. They're not to bad actually. I certainly shall paint the next ten in a different fashion

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  4. Bring on the aliens. As a spurs fan, I thought that read AVB project for a minute there...

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    1. LOL. The Aliens will be quite a simple paint scheme will do those after the marines as they will be quick to do.

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  5. They are looking good so far. And I am confident they will be Fab when finished.

    As for bases that all depends on the game board.

    Rules wise there are several choices and it all depends on what you want the game to play like, skirmish or big battle, Interior of a base or out in the sticks etc. I look forward to seeing what you settle on.

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    1. Cheers Clint. jurys out on rules at the minute will need to do a fair bit of research first.

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  6. Really little 8 Great paint on this figures Simon
    Greetings .

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  7. I can't even imagine how small that is, Simon! Hope your eyes survive the task :)

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    1. Have bought some magnify/reading glasses for these :P

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  8. Nice job mate. Bad enough even trying to see pics of 15mm let alone paint them that well !

    Look forward to seeing the beasties as well.

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    1. Cheers Carl, few more bits left to do and they'll be done.

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  9. 15mm figures aren't so bad to paint. Just like 28's, only less detail required. Don't bother with eyes, only do 1 level of highlighting (maybe not even that), use dip or an overall wash to bring out details.
    The main rule of painting - neatness - still applies!

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    1. Yeah I use two shades of brown on the fatigues/body armour and once washed with a dark tone ink it blended them lol. Will just whop on a basecoat on the next ten, ink then drybrush then do all the little bits :D

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  10. they look great for tiny little guys

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    1. They're nicely sculpted figures. I'll take better pics when they are finished

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  11. Looking damn good Simon, I have a lot of this in 15mm, highly enjoyable!

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    1. Cheers Fran theres a lot of choice in 15mm If this one works out there most likely will be more :D

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  12. Great stuff Simon but rather you than me working at that scale!

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  13. So many different projects you've got going. I like it. These guys look good. I originally thought the 2p coins were what you were using for bases, but guess it isn't decided.

    I'm looking forwards to the completed project.

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    1. Hi Nathan, they will stay on 1p bases its more whether to sand, flock, etc and what colours at the minute.

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  14. You're not going to fall into the 15mm abyss I hope. I like the colors you.ve picked for your marines.

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    1. Thanks, only for certain projects.

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  15. One I must paint myself a 15mm figure to get the feeling.

    You did a great job on these minis Simon!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  16. Don't use Dip, it's messy, there's no control and you'll hate it.

    What you need to do with 15mm is really crank up that contrast by lining in either a black or a blue black. I use Vallejo Ink. You can get away with just two levels of highlight, but you've got to take mix that final one up to a near white.

    You can use washes if you like, but I hate them, even on 15mm as they just "muddy" up your base colour.

    I just did two 10mm Jackalopes and used lining, whites and 3 layers of highlights to get my detail out.

    Have fun with 15mm!!

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    1. Thanks for the tips Anne, Its more of an ink it came with the army painter basic paint set.

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  17. I loved painting my 15mm and while they're nothing special, here are my tips:
    -Forget everything about painting 28mm miniatures :P
    - One wash and one highlight are more than enough
    - Keep in mind you won't stare at them from a thumb size distance

    Keep it simple. I am seriously considering going back to 15mm considering the prices.

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    1. Thanks mate. you make a good point about the distance its the reason why i used a brighter colour on the weaponry to make them stand out a bit more.

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  18. Ah Luke, my boy, at last you have come over to the dark side, where your eyesight disappears in swift fashion......or at least, it does when you get to my age! Nice to see you've taken the plunge and , incidentally, made a damn good job of it!

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    1. Thanks buddy, once I get my head round painting them I'm sure I'll speed up.

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  19. Great work there Simon and can I suggest Stargrunts for the rules and the best thing is that they are free to download from GZG. Also as an added bonus you get some of my earlier illustrations in it too :D

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  20. Yes! another person trying out 15mm, good on you for having a go, and to me they look pretty sweet, great job, I also have a set of these and Aliens too match, I will have a go at these much later in the year, I hope.

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  21. Looking great! You make these 15mm look like larger scaled figs. Best, Dean

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  22. They do look great there and I think 15s are the way to go for scifi. Download the Stargrunt 2 from GZG website for rules as they are good and free

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  23. Great stuff so far. I've got my 28mm Aliens and Preds together, but I'm looking for troopers. The kurasan stuff is really good, but I don't want to go 15mm.

    Excellent paint work as usual.

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