So, having painted up x3 squads of the NAC Rifles- pack A from GZG for my Fenland Air Assault Regiment (FAAR), I am finally starting to achieve results that I am reasonably happy with at least. I know some people out there wont like it but I have toned down the bright blue/sky blue fatigues under the armour to a light grey colour which I think does work much better. So now I just have to master hand painting the vehicles and the Free Coalition Rebel colour schemes for both the infantry and the vehicles but I have almost decided on this. They will be in camo as they are low tech, semi-professional rebels that share their border with the New Fenland Republic.
I am now going to be working on the VTOL dropships for these FAAR troopers as they are effectively an elite air cavalry regiment in the world of the Dis-United Kingdom. By the way, these figures are on temporary painting bases as I need to purchase some circular and hex bases for my little sci-fi troopers.
Also, I will be painting up some FCT troopers in the next few days and when I get paid next I will be purchasing the USE ME sci-fi rules from http://www.15mm.co.uk/ which seem to be a rule system that is right up my street in that it lets you get on and enjoy a game. As well as these rules I will also be purchasing a set of the Gruntz rules when they become available as a hardback although they are available as a PDF from Wargames Vault for a very meagre $9! And the USE ME rules are about £3.50! With rules sets like these available at these prices you cant possibly complain!
Lots of ideas still kicking around in my head about how to develop the background, scenarios as well as ideas for the other superstates in the world of the futuristic, low to mid-tech world of the almost anarchic and wartorn Dis-United Kingdom.
Anywho, its taken me a while to used to painting 15's again as I have been painting 6mm for a while now. This project has made me get to grips with things like wet pal,lets, blending again, dry brushing, using minimal amounts of paint to try and preserve small detail and mastering once again dry brushing. Although my first vehicle (see earlier posts) was a slight disaster when compared with what I hoped to achieve. But nevermind, like the infantry, the vehicles will fall in line.
Now for the eye candy:
I look forward to hearing from anyone who feels sorry enough for me to read ths blog!
Toodaloo for now