2018-04-09 [Kickstarter]

I backed yet another Kickstarter - ARMIES & LEGIONS & HORDES by Dave Taylor.

I first saw this and thought ... mmhhh ... do I really need that (like in the sense my wife always asks me on anew purchase)? And I thought, probably not.

Then I saw a video from the Terrain Tutor on the topic and that was that.

Thank's Mel ;-)


I backed another Kickstarter - Nemesis, by Awaken Realms. I saw a demo video back in Novembre if I remember correctly and was instantly hooked. When the Kickstarter went live I immediately backed it - well, I thought that I was quite early.

I read the message of the opening of the Kickstarter after work. Then the project was already funded - 50,000 GBP within 4 minutes. My backer number was already in the 8,000. There was obviously some more nerds beside me interested in the game :-)

Yesterday, the campaign ended with 30,553 backers that spent a total of 3,080,833 of the initially requested 50,000! Awesome.

Now I can't wait to get the game...

Turf War Z

I joined this Kickstarter on 6th May, choosing the True Believer pledge for £215.00 - which is quite a lot. It gives you access though to:

  • Two complete Gang Starter Sets of your choice
  • the Printed version of the Rulebook
  • the PDF version of the Rulebook
  • the FREE Kickstarter miniature
  • Twenty plastic multi-part zombies
  • you will receive ONE copy of EVERY item unlocked during the campaign (this includes all miniatures, buildings and terrain items)!

The last point was very tempting, especially as some of the higher stretch goals really caught my interest - but I watched it very closely, if it would not have taken off as it did, I would have withdrawn my pledge - but as things are - this will be money well spent :-)


Mantic Kickstarter ... good value for money... what else can I say... tried to resist... really...

US Army Squad and Flatbed

The minis are done. The oil wash did not create the effect I was looking for in creating the distinction between different areas, if I am to paint ACU clad army soldiers again, I need to try something different.

US Army Squad and Flatbed

The models are done painting. I used this guide for colour choice.

The uniforms are not highlighted yet, and the different (uniform and tactical vest, tactical vest and pouches, etc.) areas are not distinct yet. This will be adressed after a gloss coat of varnish with a black oil wash.

US Army Squad and Flatbed

After some enamel washes and pigments, the truck is done. Afer sealing it with matte varnish, I repainted the windows with gloss varnish to give them some sheen.

US Army Squad and Flatbed

Thr truck is painted in base colours. The gloss varnish is now drying, then I will apply some washes and wathering effects.

US Army Squad and Flatbed

The GIs were basecoated black and sprayed from an above angle in the base grey, creating the first shadows.


I airbrushed the underside, the steps blow the foor and the flatbed in rust, then with some gunmetal. After sealing the areas with gloss varnish, I applied water and salt.

Over this I then airbrushed the three colour NATO camo scheme, with the respective colour set from AK Interaktive. When this was try, I rinsed the model under running water to remove the salt and exposing the rusted metal areas.

US Army Squad and Flatbed

In the last time I painted only fantasy/ancient miniatures, and wanted to do something different for a change. Luckily, the leadpile (or rather plastic pile in this case) offers enough, so I prepared the first miniatures of the Mars Attacks Kickstarter loot.

The emergency vehicle lighting and mounted machine gun on the truck I fitted with small magnets, to be able to use them interchangeably.

The plastic bases of the miniatures I cut away and mounted them on the washers all my modern models are based on. This gives them some weight and allows for easy magnetic storing.

The quality of the truck is superb, hardly any mold lines, the parts fitted very well - perfect.

The miniatures were substandard - very soft plastic, a lot of mold lines which were hard to remove due to the soft plastic. They are ok, but I had better ones. They also suffer from a small detail that bothers every time I see it: Show me one real life soldier, that goes to war only armed with an AT-4. Where is his rifle, or at least a side-arm?