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Title: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on August 17, 2019, 03:14:46 AM
I’ve been working on 15mm science fiction off and on for years. I’m back on again, and with the excellent 15mm threads running here, I thought I’d share my meager efforts.

I just finished up the first member of my crew I’ll use to play Five Parsecs from Home. 

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/40/6053-170819031002.jpeg)
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Gunner Dunbar on August 17, 2019, 08:14:09 AM
Nice mini
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 17, 2019, 08:32:04 AM
Very nice work.

Who made the base figure?
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on August 17, 2019, 01:27:42 PM
Very nice work.

Who made the base figure?

It’s from GZG’s “Free Trader Crew” not-Firefly set.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Skullhamma on August 17, 2019, 05:53:08 PM
Very nice! I hope to see more of them soon!
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 17, 2019, 10:14:36 PM
It’s from GZG’s “Free Trader Crew” not-Firefly set.
Thanks, I will put it on my shopping list.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: blacksmith on August 18, 2019, 01:37:10 AM
I like how you painted his face, as well as the lights on coat, shirt and trousers. More please.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Jagannath on August 18, 2019, 10:40:41 AM
Very nice dude, looking forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: CookAndrewB on August 19, 2019, 04:30:40 PM
Great start, and I can't wait to see more! I picked up the Five Parsecs Salvage Crew for my games. I may also pick up the Gang War expansion just to see what else it offers. First game should be this weekend.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Brummie on August 22, 2019, 07:16:13 PM
Excellent highlighting!

Welcome to the 15mm sci fi madness!   ;D
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Skullhamma on August 23, 2019, 03:26:18 PM
Welcome to the 15mm sci fi madness!   ;D


Once you walk this path you no longer belong to the normal wargamers!  ;D
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on August 24, 2019, 12:13:12 AM

Once you walk this path you no longer belong to the normal wargamers!  ;D

We’re normal, it’s all those other people who are weird. :p
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on September 06, 2019, 03:39:25 AM
Some progress. Progress is good!

First, Reda Richy.
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/40/6053-060919024131.jpeg)


Next, Tine Wooders, retired Space Patrol pilot and now the primary pilot of the crew’s ship, Fortune’s Fool.
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/40/6053-060919024037.jpeg)

I don’t know why I have so much trouble with blue.  It shouldn’t be a big deal, but the highlighting always goes weird on me.  But I’m not so worried about that here, because I managed to freehand a design on the back of her jacket that I’m really happy with.
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/40/6053-060919024101.jpeg)


Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Ockman on September 06, 2019, 07:24:51 AM
This is a great start, looking good!
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: CookAndrewB on September 06, 2019, 05:22:58 PM
Looks great, and I can appreciate just how small that freehand logo is.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: War Monkey on September 06, 2019, 08:09:36 PM
Really nice work, I agree hand painted logos are hard to do and when you get it right it's  great. Very nice logo!
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on September 07, 2019, 12:55:16 AM
Really nice work, I agree hand painted logos are hard to do and when you get it right it's  great. Very nice logo!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on September 21, 2019, 03:04:10 AM
The crew of the Fortune’s Fool, assembled.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/40/6053-210919030242.jpeg)

Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Skullhamma on September 21, 2019, 08:39:02 AM
I love them! Great job on those, the colours are amazing! :)
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: DivisMal on September 21, 2019, 09:16:55 AM
Brilliant faces, sir! That’s an awesome paintjob.
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Post by: blacksmith on September 21, 2019, 09:28:54 AM
Great lights!
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on September 22, 2019, 12:55:19 AM
Thanks. They all have Reqper’s “Tanned Skin” triad. I tried using fair skin and golden skin on some of them, but those triads are so light and so close together that they just wash out. I ended up repainting them with the tanned skin colors.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on September 30, 2019, 03:20:08 AM
I payed a game!

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/41/6053-300919031145.jpeg)

After some fooling around to get a feel for the rules, I played the first battle of my Five Parsecs from Home campaign last night. In the end I beat the enemies, with one of mine injured.

I went through the next turn’s activities, and know I’ll be fighting some vigilantes. So next in the queue I’ll be painting some vigilantes. :)
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: CookAndrewB on September 30, 2019, 02:20:12 PM
Hey, congrats, Bill! That board looks very satisfying all put together. Are any of those buildings the "new" ones?
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on September 30, 2019, 03:34:05 PM
Hey, congrats, Bill! That board looks very satisfying all put together. Are any of those buildings the "new" ones?

No, these are my ancient Matakishi-style cork buildings. Along with some GZG buildings, Ebbles paper pieces, and Combat Wombat hovertrucks.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: CookAndrewB on September 30, 2019, 03:59:58 PM
No, these are my ancient Matakishi-style cork buildings. Along with some GZG buildings, Ebbles paper pieces, and Combat Wombat hovertrucks.

Those look great. The mix of styles works well together. Consistent paint makes all the difference!
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: War Monkey on October 01, 2019, 12:29:59 AM
Great board and figures too! Your crew is truely ready  to hit the Stars! Looking forward  to  your  reports.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on November 09, 2019, 05:26:58 AM
I've finally finished the vigilantes I need for my next Five Parsecs game. I’ve been working on terrain and other projects along with these minis, thus the slow progress.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/6053-091119051746.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/6053-091119051811.jpeg)

Again, these are all GZG. Some armed civilians, one from the assault team pack, and a couple of free traders.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Ockman on November 09, 2019, 09:12:06 AM
That's a really cool crew! Love your work, friend!
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on November 09, 2019, 01:14:25 PM
That's a really cool crew! Love your work, friend!

Thanks! It’s your work and all the others posting about their 15mm projects that helps me keep working on my project.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Oldben1 on November 09, 2019, 01:44:53 PM
I love the bright colours.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: CookAndrewB on November 12, 2019, 04:44:49 PM
Those look lovely, Bill. I'm particularly fond of the guy on the far left. That one stands out as a really sharp paint job. Love the green and blue work on the clothes.
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on November 15, 2019, 05:56:22 PM
I finally posted a battle report of the game I played last weekend.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/6053-151119174552.jpeg)

You can find it at https://www.velociengineer.net/?p=194
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Billchuck on November 16, 2019, 05:10:05 PM
And I finished up repainting most of my GZG buildings. If all goes well I can use them in a game tonight.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/6053-161119170834.jpeg)
Title: Re: Billchuck’s 15mm sci-fi
Post by: Ockman on November 16, 2019, 06:59:26 PM
Billchuck, those buildings look wonderful!  :-* :-* :-*