Wednesday, 17 May 2017
They are pretty much the same size. In fact most of the Heroclix and Dr Who Weekly Dr Who minis do not look out of place against Warlord's.
So what scale are the Warlord minis?
Depicted are Cyberman, Tenth Doctor and Dalek Warlord figures alongside a 1:48 Airfix kit of Modern British Infantryfrom their Operation Herrick range.
Well, well, well......the Warlord Minis are 1:48!
There is a lot of 1:48 stuff out there.
British Army Models painted by Shaun Murphy.
Disclaimer: I wrote the as yet unpublished 'full-fat' Into The Time Vortex Doctor Who Wargame Rules for Warlord Games.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Meanwhile, for those of us who live 'south of the River' Rochester Games, Models and Railways are themselves holding a Sea Lion Book Signing, with me signing the books.
Tori has done a deal with Warlord Games so they will be offering a free Churchill model with each book sold.
I will be there from around 11.30 on Saturday morning. So do come to get your book signed or just to have a chat.
See you there, people.....
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
They are suitable for three year olds so great for wargamers.
If you look carefully at the top truck, you can just see a genestealer cultist standing on the bonnet.
I see these as either just scenary or treated up with a bit o'plasticard as improvised armoured fighting vehicles.
I decided to use orange as the base colour partly because I haven't any orange troops and partly because these are supposed to be civilian miners and orange, to me, suggests heavy industrial plant. I used purple as the contrasting tie-together colour. The bases are Tamiya Pavement dark-grey textured paint. I also liberally applied dark brown wash to dirt everything up.
I've no idea of the cost /quality comparison with cast minis at present but I do know technology always gets cheaper from its initial launch.
Suspect this is a straw in the wind.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
I have a couple of squads to paint up and wanted to try something different..... I have a great Vj purple, so, I think I'll make Hawk Lords.
Sunday, 7 May 2017
I picked up a copy of Warlord Games's Exterminate Doctor Who game-in-a-box at Salute. I haven't had a chance to play the game so I can't comment on that aspect, except to say that superficially it looks like an uncomplicated card-driven 'family game' or club game. It reminded me a bit of Warlord's 'Test of Honour' Samurai game which I have played and is excellent.
The box is superb value for money as you get 12 40mm Cyberman and 12 equivalently sized Daleks. If you decide that you hate the game and throw it away, the models alone are easily worth £35.
I painted these by undercoating with Humbrol aluminium spray, washing in GW black 'Nuln Oil', and then drybrushing lightly with VJ airbrush chrome.
This shows the size of the plastic versus the metal 'collectable' models. These two are both almost exactly 40mm from the bottom of the base to the top of the head.
Disclaimer: I wrote the as yet unpublished Doctor Who "Into The Time Vortex" wargame rules for Warlord Games.