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Offline Barry S

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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2018, 03:47:23 AM »
Thanks Gentlemen.

Eric - I look forward to seeing them. I have other sets of rules and I will make some sticks for that set as well as I like doing that kind of thing.

I am planning of adding a couple of groups of Neanderthals. I did consider using the Copplestone Castings Pict Warriors as Neanderthal opposition, however they are 'chunkier' and a little larger than my Khurasan cavemen and just don't look right in my eyes. Instead, I think I will use a couple of packs of Khurasan's 15mm Gasgan warriors with mixed hand weapons, adding some fur to the skirt and the odd pelt or skin cloak over the shoulders of the miniatures.

My Prehistoric project has really taken on a life of it's own.
I have had the Acheson Neanderthals along with their Pre-Historic Mammals sitting in storage. Originally I was going to paint these fellows up as the opposition to the cavemen, but like the Copplestone Pict warriors, they outsized the Khurasan miniatures so I have decided to paint these up in an early winter type setting. A winter themed project of any kind has been on my 'to do' list for quite some years and I think a winter setting of TUSK would be a reasonably, quick, tidy method of achieving this.

To add to that, I have been building a collection for an Australian theme for the setting. I have some large Kangaroos, Bullockornis (Demon Duck of Doom), and Megalania from MY Miniatures, hunters from QRF and a converted Diprotodon (giant looking Wombat), Thylacines (Tasmanian Tigers), Thylacoleo Carnifex (marsupial lion) and Genyornis (large waterfowl – Emu with stumpy legs).



The idea is to have the winter and Australian sets in their own boxes with the appropriate terrain and mat. I really like the idea of PAPPIS Box Challenge thread and due to the reasonable small number of miniatures and amount of terrain needed, this should work reasonably well.

Cheers,
Barry
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 03:48:59 AM by Barry S »
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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project - Winter Themed Project
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2018, 02:30:10 AM »
I have finished the miniatures for my 15mm Winter Tusk project and thought I'd share some photos.

The Mammoths (Acheson)-

Some Woolly Rhinos (Acheson) and a Cave Bear (Copplestone) -

Some Saber-tooth Cats (Acheson) -

Wolves (Patherfinder Resin Familiars) -

The Hunt -

A 'VERY Cranky Bear' -


Overall, I am reasonable happy with the result. The miniatures took under a week to complete. I have more terrain to finish off including some tree stands a frozen pond and eventually, a cliff face and a couple of rocky outcrops.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2018, 07:46:51 AM »
Very nice. :-* :-*
May i ask who is the manufacturer of the neanderthals please?

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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2018, 08:37:05 AM »
Excellent job !

May be too snowy for me for the terrain elements  :D ;)
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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2018, 09:11:42 AM »
Very nice. :-* :-*
May i ask who is the manufacturer of the neanderthals please?

Acheson Creations.

Excellent job !

May be too snowy for me for the terrain elements  :D ;)

Thanks.

My original intention was to have the terrain as an early winter setting with more ground showing, but I got a bit carried away with the snow...  :D

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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2018, 09:44:37 AM »
Nice little collection
Photos of my recent efforts are at www.littleleadmen.com and https://beaverlickfalls.blogspot.com

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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2018, 11:43:04 AM »
Barry S, thank you for the info. :)

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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2018, 12:58:44 PM »
Quote

My original intention was to have the terrain as an early winter setting with more ground showing, but I got a bit carried away with the snow...  :D

i know that !
It's so fun to get new dimension to basing figuirnes that you can go to far. sometime.... lol

Eric

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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2018, 06:40:20 PM »
Oh the Neanderthals are brilliant and were yet unknown to me. Together with the Khurasan sapiens sapiens group this gives  pretty exciting perspectives for wargaming!

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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #54 on: May 28, 2018, 01:43:11 AM »
Barry S, thank you for the info. :)
You're welcome. I meant to identify them when I posted the photos.

Oh the Neanderthals are brilliant and were yet unknown to me. Together with the Khurasan sapiens sapiens group this gives  pretty exciting perspectives for wargaming!

Acheson's Mammoths and other critters are really nice and the main reason for this particular project. I had bought them with the intention of using them as an opposition tribe against my Khurasan Cavemen, but they looked a little too large alongside them, well to me at least. I have long wanted to create something based around winter, so I thought this would be a good opportunity.


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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2018, 11:31:40 AM »
And about the coppelstone barbarians.
Are they mixable with ?
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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2018, 03:21:22 AM »
And about the coppelstone barbarians.
Are they mixable with ?

I don't know. I don't own any Copplestone Barbarians.

I did consider using the Copplestone Picts as Neanderthal opposition for this project, however they are 'chunkier' in style and a little larger than my Khurasan cavemen and looked out of place to my eyes. I used the Pict miniatures as Beastmen of Opar for my Tarzan Project and quite like the result.


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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2018, 03:34:54 AM »
Lovely work Barry, someone has to hold a Little Wars Adelaide, so that we can see and play the game with you.
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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2018, 09:10:25 AM »
for the fans of "old school" sculpting :

all the iced age :

http://mickyarrowminiatures.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=219

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Re: My 15mm Prehistoric Project
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2018, 10:29:11 AM »
Brilliant!
 :-* :-*

Who would have thought, just a few years ago, that there would be so many decent prehistoric offerings in 15mm?
 8)


 

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