Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Building Free Borchester (Part 1)

I returned from Hammerhead back in March with a bag of loot from Sally4th's British photorealistic terrain range: 

One of their forthcoming terrace houses with cut-through, a corner shop, and 4 terraced houses:

Which when unpacked look something like this.

And after 2 hours of turgid international friendly football, look something like this:

The skip is from a 1:50 toy on eBay, and the car is a Corgi Vanguards 1/43 Austin Allegro.  Figures by Mike Bravo Miniatures, painted by Battle Studios.

I'm impressed with these so far - very quick and simple to assemble, and an easy way to fill an urban table.  The roofs lift off (and internal floors are available) so it'll lead to a very interactive gaming table (that could also have multiple uses such as Dad's Army WW2, VBCW, and back to the Victorian era).  

They come with a rear courtyard with different outbuildings depending on the kit, and Sally4th do a set of roads and pavements that'll set it all off very nicely.  The buildings themselves can be painted, or Sally4th produce a set of photorealistic covers that can be printed off (or bought) and stuck on.  This looks a fiddly process, but having seen the finished product at Hammerhead, it should look very smart (and far better than my painting efforts!).  Highly recommended so far.

Next step is to print off and stick on the photorealistic covers that Sally4th produce for these kits.  Also on order is a telephone box from Grekwood Miniatures, a postbox and some street lighting from Fenris Games,  some scatter brick material from Juweela, and another car or two.

Friday, 18 March 2016

W79 BravoGoGo Update: First new sculpts

So proving the concept kind of works, the following two new sculpts are the first funded figures to come off the workbench:

These will be supplied either as shown, or with balaclavas (which will be identical save that we will sculpt on a balaclava, and maybe a different pistol for variety)

NB - depending on funds at the end of the campaign, we may do bareheaded variants for all of the paramilitaries, or at the very least offer heads for DIY conversions.

What's a BravoGoGo?  Why, didn't you know?  Winter of '79 BravoGoGo Campaign

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

BravoGoGo -Winter of '79

Bravo Go! Go! Winter of '79
As an experimental alternative to running a KS, I'm giving a discounted pre-order scheme a bit of a run out. Pre-order the next batch of our '79 Brits and Paramilitaries and not only do you help get the following batches of armed police and armed civilians closer to being produced (ie within a couple of months rather than waiting into the summer), but you get a healthy discount on the RRP AND you get a free Iron Lady as a thank you for essentially taking a big leap into the unknown*.

Main Goals:

  • Further Brits to bring them up to Section strength with platoon command
  • More Paramilitaries to bring additional poses and support options

'Stretch' Goals:

  • Armed Police & Detectives
  • Post-punk Armed Civilians
  • SAS/Close Observation Patrol with US weapons

The Brits and Paramilitaries are all in various stages of being sculpted, but I'm waiting on an ETA for those and the follow on stretch targets (hence this is still in a 'soft launch' phase).

This scheme will run from now until about the end of March. If by then any of the stretch targets aren't in a position to be completed, 'backers' will have the option to take a refund or wait it out.

More info, targets, concept photos (where applicable) and in time the WIP shots, available here:

Brits & 4 Paramilitaries on the workbench:

*Those who pre-ordered previously will get her too with their next order.