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Friday, 20 December 2013

From Cold Bush War

What really interests me around the cold war were the sponsored battles being fought in the background. We had Afghanistan , Indonesia and also rather a lot in Africa. The Bush wars were often sponsored by one side or another  and included a vast amount of equipment if on a very small scale. We even have weird and wonderful vehicles and the first anti mine/IED vehicles.

With that in mind and the fact I am looking at the smaller wars, Ive had my first Bush War sculpt readied mostly to generate and judge the interest? Is it worth doing in other words?

Comments welcome :)


Monday, 9 December 2013

Finnish Infantryman Squad LMG

Here is another concept drawing of a Finnish Infantryman

m62 camouflage suit
KvKK 62 LMG 
m62 style helmet (teräskypärä)  with camo  cover
1960 Webbing

Comments welcome :)



Monday, 2 December 2013

Concept Artwork - Finish Infantry

Morning/Afternoon all!

Ive been working on some ideas as Id promised around the cold war and Ive been thinking on the Northern Flank forces and what if's. Ive been going through doing quite a lot of research and thinking of what sculpts would work. So with that in mind, over the next few weeks I'm going to post up some concept work for ideas.

To start with I am looking at a Finish Infantry Trooper in ski suit. Comments welcome
Thanks to Todd the artist. Fine work I think, considering the scribbles and photos I have him!

Next up will be the Finish Infantry in standard infantry combat clothing.

Comments welcome

Let me know what forces youd like to see! For each force I will be creating summer and winter options. If the winter options look alike, Ill look at a generic force with different weapons options and probably head options.



Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A cold war project......and why

So why….
Basically as well as future war I am also very interested in the modern wars. I'm still a “what if” type of guy so I think the 'Cold war' era really fits well. The cold war has some great miniatures and vehicles from the likes of QRF, however I am thinking that I would like to focus on some different scenarios such as Northern NATO forces, Swedes, Finish, Winter Soviets etc.
I’m also rather fascinated by the ‘side shows’ mostly around Afghanistan and the Africa Bush wars…insurgency /counter insurgency type of battles. These also have a vast array of unusual vehicles and a real mixture of force types and weapons.
To begin with I started on some very generic sculpts based around the 80’s. They are a US Infantryman and a Soviet Infantryman. I am using these as reference and for scaling. They are akin in size to Rebel Minis modern Americans. They are also sculpted by Matin Baker.  I also will have a South African Border War ‘Bush war’ infantry trooper over the next few days.
Basically I’m trying to work out what to concentrate on! First something I’m interested and secondly something that people want!
I’m also looking for people to help provide feedback on weapons, vehicles uniforms, scenarios so if you’d like to volunteer and you have a google groups+ account I can add you to the groups and more information. I only ask that you provide feedback and keep all of the information amongst your selves until I release it.

This is just the begining! :)