These aren't actually a combined force - I just happened to paint them at the same time. The landspeeders are for a high-tech desert tribe whereas the gritty rebels are a Terminator hunting force who will use more conventional vehicles.
The minis are pretty bright (like all my 15mm) but I'm lacking a good olive (GW paints only in my area) so I may need to wash the uniforms to a more dirty brown-green.
My daughter was delighted to see some female rebels and was very interested in this force. Drats - now I'll have two people pillaging my mini collections (My recent return to 15mm was due to their superior resilience when dropped by a 6-year-old boy - the washer base flies off, but the minis are so far unharmed)
The rebels are from Khurasan, from memory, and the skimmers are from GZG. In my home made game, the rebels will be a low-tech army resilient to hacking, but due to lacking their own mechs, weaker against demonic possession and magic.
Hmm - now where did I put my 15mm Terminators?
Why such large bases? They seems as wide as the figures are tall.ReplyDelete
5c is the smallest Australian coin, and corresponds to a common washer size = convenience.Delete
The curse of the Antipodes. Money is a cheaper basing material than anything you can buy once you add in postage.ReplyDelete
It's called Australia tax. Despite the fact we are closer to China than USA, everything costs more.Delete
Hilariously (or perhaps frustratingly) this even extends to downloadable, non-physical items like videogames etc.
Perhaps the data costs extra due to the 'inverter' that turns the data upside-down for Australians....
Oh, ok, convenience & low cost, that explains things. I was just wondering.ReplyDelete
It does make the figures look smaller than they already are though.
That's actually the normal base for 15mm, which are usually based on a US penny (also 19mm = same as a 5c piece)or equivalent UK coin. There may be commercial 15mm bases but they certainly aren't common.Delete
A 19mm wide base for a 18-20mm tall mini (they aren't actually 15mm tall) is similar proportion to a 25mm or 30mm base for a 28-32mm mini.
The height of the base I think has more to do with how it looks (see flat based 28mm historicals to see what I mean)
Probably the main time people see 15mm is Flames of War, which have multiple figure bases?
Yeah, the height definitely adds to the effect. But still, even if it's the standard, I feel the proportions are off. For 30mm figures too actually. These would also look better on smaller bases.ReplyDelete
Since I've got into 3D printing & started upscaling to around 50mm for a basic human, I've also started to put them on as small a base as possible. Very happy with the effect so far.