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Title: Florian's 15mm VSF (Update: Dinos and 15mm John Carter)
Post by: DivisMal on August 04, 2017, 07:16:25 AM
Hello fellow LAFers,

In this thread I'll present you some of my poorly painted VSF collection. 15mm is rather hard to collect in this scale and I'm often envious at all the shiny lines of 28-32mm VSF available, yet in 15mm it is not only cheaper, though you still spend a lot on postage, but is much better compatible with my time budget.

Gentlemen, here they come, I hope, you like it!
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 04, 2017, 07:19:50 AM
First of all some of my favorites: four-armed Martians, totally unrelated, of course, to a certain ERB novel. The minis are lovely, but especially he infantry requires a lot of preparation like drilling open the hands. I still have a whole army on the lead-pile.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 04, 2017, 07:22:12 AM
Steam-powered walker and tank. These are normally used by my Prussian baddies, but do also fit into nearly all European factions.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 04, 2017, 07:41:08 AM
Steampunk robot and a model that was originally produced for a 10mm (!) Fantasy Football (!!) Lizardmen team (!!!).

I think he/she/it makes a good stand as a Pellucidar baddy. What do you think?
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: Deano on August 04, 2017, 08:03:35 PM
Great stuff. Who makes the robot?
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 04, 2017, 11:28:03 PM
Great stuff. Who makes the robot?

Thank you! It's the HLpR Bot from Bombshell. They gave a lot of stuff for the 15mm games in their shop, "camouflaged" as familiars and pets :)
I got mine from a Berlin based tabletop store.

Here's the link from the Bombshell homepage

http://store.bombshellminis.com/robots-vehicles/
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: Barry S on August 05, 2017, 12:03:05 AM
Nice work!

Thanks for sharing. It's always great to see another 15mm VSF collection.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 05, 2017, 12:08:43 AM
Nice work!

Thanks for sharing. It's always great to see another 15mm VSF collection.

Thank you! I'll post some more once I find the time for taking pictures. Do you also collect 15mm VSF? Then it must be God's way of telling us that he hates this combination by putting you to the place the most far away from my home  lol lol
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 05, 2017, 09:10:43 AM
Some time ago, I was able to get my hands on a set of the magnificent Obelisk great apes. Now oop, sadly. I really like the apes, and they are probably perfect for playing Congo & Co. in 28mm, but where they really shin is 15mm.

They are absolutely beautifully sculpted and make fantastic giant apes ready to battle dinosaurs and steal damsels from their tents!

Third picture shows the ape in comparison to some pieces of my collection.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 05, 2017, 11:58:47 AM
Some rubber dinosaurs I picked up at a British shop selling books, pens and well...stuff on my holiday last year on Guernsey.

Added some army painter shade, painted details, added some colors (on the back of the T-Rex) and voila: 15mm VSF dinosaurs!
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 05, 2017, 12:00:41 PM
Here is a picture showing you how well my giant ape works with the dinosaurs. He's truly the king pf the jungle!

15mm American dinosaur hunter and 15mm Mahar added for scale.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 05, 2017, 12:06:08 PM
One of my favorites: my vision of John Carter in 15mm.

I used a Copplestone barbarian and gave him an 28mm plastic sword from the Mantic elves sprue - John's superior physique allows him to use Tharg weapons in the atmosphere of Mars!

The stone man is a 28mm Rackham familiar, which I use as a Martian native, a species not described by ERB. He's the last of his kind and acts as a monster, hero or NPC.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: Barry S on August 07, 2017, 01:23:58 AM
Nice work! I particularly like the dinosaurs.

Thank you! I'll post some more once I find the time for taking pictures. Do you also collect 15mm VSF? Then it must be God's way of telling us that he hates this combination by putting you to the place the most far away from my home  lol lol

Yes, I also have a VSF collection with the addition of a few Pulp characters in 15mm. Except for the occasional miniature or vehicle and a unit or three for In Her Majesty's Name, I haven't worked on it a great deal for quite some years.

I originally started my adventure after converting one miniature after returning home from the cinema in 1999 after watching 'The Mummy'. The miniature was an adventuring archaeologist by the name of Montana Browne.

Unfortunately, photos of my collection are currently stored in my Photobucket album. If you can be bothered putting up with the pop-ups, my stuff can be viewed here - http://s92.photobucket.com/user/LeadBear/library/15mm%20VSF?sort=2&page=1 (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/LeadBear/library/15mm%20VSF?sort=2&page=1)

Most of my collection consist of ACW-VSF inspired units to use with my ACW forces with G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF
Post by: DivisMal on August 07, 2017, 07:21:29 PM
Nice work! I particularly like the dinosaurs.

Yes, I also have a VSF collection with the addition of a few Pulp characters in 15mm. Except for the occasional miniature or vehicle and a unit or three for In Her Majesty's Name, I haven't worked on it a great deal for quite some years.

I originally started my adventure after converting one miniature after returning home from the cinema in 1999 after watching 'The Mummy'. The miniature was an adventuring archaeologist by the name of Montana Browne.

Unfortunately, photos of my collection are currently stored in my Photobucket album. If you can be bothered putting up with the pop-ups, my stuff can be viewed here - http://s92.photobucket.com/user/LeadBear/library/15mm%20VSF?sort=2&page=1 (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/LeadBear/library/15mm%20VSF?sort=2&page=1)

Most of my collection consist of ACW-VSF inspired units to use with my ACW forces with G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T.


Well that's pretry awesome! I'm just back from work and after dinner, I'll check your collection.

Meanwhile I'll show post some new photos I took!
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF (Update: Dinos and 15mm John Carter)
Post by: DivisMal on August 07, 2017, 07:22:27 PM
The Lord of the Apes and Jane.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF (Update: Dinos and 15mm John Carter)
Post by: DivisMal on August 07, 2017, 07:23:18 PM
A giant snake to eat Victorian adventurers and some apes for Tarzan.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF (Update: Dinos and 15mm John Carter)
Post by: DivisMal on August 07, 2017, 09:32:43 PM
Martian predators. When I first saw them I was reminded of the great DOS game World of Ultima: Martian Dreams. One of the best games from the good old era when games still were fun. :) (even better though was the other ultima worlds episode: The Savage Empire).

They are dangerous beasts and can easily overwhelm a man.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF (Update: Dinos and 15mm John Carter)
Post by: DivisMal on August 07, 2017, 09:34:03 PM
Two more pictures showing the sizes of all my little uglies.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF (Update: Dinos and 15mm John Carter)
Post by: The_Beast on August 08, 2017, 01:35:53 AM
You show one can get a lot of mileage out of painting 15mm, and you obviously can use comparatively 'larger spaces'.

My own interest was naval and aerial, but I've some Martian Empires from Black Hat that I hope will see table in not TOO distant future.

Thanks!

Doug
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF (Update: Dinos and 15mm John Carter)
Post by: DivisMal on August 08, 2017, 10:12:06 AM
You show one can get a lot of mileage out of painting 15mm, and you obviously can use comparatively 'larger spaces'.

My own interest was naval and aerial, but I've some Martian Empires from Black Hat that I hope will see table in not TOO distant future.

Thanks!

Doug

Thank you for the kind words.

Actually, I like 15mm for a number of reasons, and have my own collections for VSF, Pulp, Fantasy and SF.

For VSF my idea was that 15mm was ideal to incorporate small-scale aerial action with ground troops. There are some awesome 15mm Flying ships (very much John Carter inspired) available in the US and I'm saving money to get one of those ...someday.

What VSF still is lacking is the right amount of heroic individuals. After all VSF novels are character-driven to the extreme, and I always get envious when I see the myriads of Sherlock Holmes, Tarzans, Draculas etc. available. The land of plenty, so to say, while in 15mm it's a lot more prehistoric times, namely hunting and gathering...
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF (Update: Dinos and 15mm John Carter)
Post by: Commander Roj on March 12, 2019, 06:34:53 PM
I have just seen an email from Modiphius regarding expansions to their John Carter range. If it had been in 28mm, I might have bought in as I could have used with Tin Man too. What I would really like is a comparable range in 20mm or 15mm. I wish. I would like to scratch build some flyers in that scale.
Title: Re: Florian's 15mm VSF (Update: Dinos and 15mm John Carter)
Post by: Cacique Caribe on March 12, 2019, 10:44:44 PM
Dis Mal

Those figures look incredible!  I am so jealous.

Dan