Week 1 progress – Strolling Down Ambush Alley

This is the first of what I hope will be weekly reports on what work I’ve done on this project over the past 7 days. Being the first week, a lot of my time has been spent planning what needs to be done and taking stock of what I have that will be of use. There has been some tangible progress though, the 70ish Flytrap Factory Taliban I have that will be other insurgents have …

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A Stroll Down Ambush Alley 1 – Setting my goals

This is part of a series of posts documenting this project from start to finish. You can find links to all the posts on the main project page – A Stroll Down Ambush Alley Before I start this I need to know what I want to achieve. This will stop me wandering off and doing something else. Once something is written down it’s easier to commit to. Project Goals I will play all the scenarios in …

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A new project – retro Ambush Alley

Its been a while since I updated this blog, as usual real life gets in the way. Over the past year or two I’ve been more than guilty of shiny shiny syndrome, jumping from one thing to the next and finishing nothing. So, because of that I’d decided to not buy any new miniatures until the lead pile had been reduced. But even then I can’t focus on one thing at a time. What I …

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I’m not dead yet

I’m not dead yet

Apologies to all who follow the blog, as per usual real life has taken over most of my spare time and I have neglected the little lead people. But I’m now back on the wagon, furiously varnishing just about everything I’ve painted over the past few years. I’m just lucky none of them were damaged, not a mistake I’ll be making again. I’ve also called a halt to buying any new miniatures until I can …

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Power generator and some soft transport

Power generator and some soft transport

I’ve been more productive in the past few weeks than I have been for a long time. I’ve set up a painting workflow that seems to be helping me get things done. More on that in another post maybe. First off are 2 Matchbox vehicles that will act as generic soft transport. Not 100% happy with the green I’ve used, I think it’s a bit dark.   10 years ago I ordered some 6mm sci-fi …

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Taking stock, a quick painting update and future plans

Taking stock, a quick painting update and future plans

It’s been a while since my last update, gaming has had to take a back seat again as real life got in the way. Last year I managed to get some minis. painted and even managed a quick game of Tomorrows War though I’ve managed to loose the pictures and notes from that. If I find them I’ll post them up. Quite a few gamers post their goals and plans for the upcoming year in …

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Painted 15mm GZG NAC section

Painted 15mm GZG NAC section

For the first time in a few months I’ve managed to get some painting done, this time it’s an 8 man section of NAC marines. The camo is based on the current MTP pattern used by the British forces but has a bit of a DPM feel to it too. Not the best photos, natural light is in short supply near Glasgow at this time of the year. 🙂 This is the start of a …

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WIP – A generic desert/arid compound

WIP – A generic desert/arid compound

After a fit of inspiration caused by this thread on theminiaturespage.com, I’ve managed to cobble together a generic 15mm compound based on those seen round about the Middle East. I had already started building 2 Middle Eastern type houses from 5mm foamboard so I decided to base them on a piece of polystyrene (that once supported a pizza) and add more foamboard to build a wall around it. Unfortunately when I was adding a 3rd …

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15mm Poundland Treasure

15mm Poundland Treasure

While I was bored the other day I took a wander into my local Poundland and came across these Although they were mainly full of crappy plastic soldiers that aren’t any use for 15mm there were a few items in each that made them worth a gamble for £1 a go. In the military set there was a missile launcherthat could be useful as an objective, a power boat that could be used with a …

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Painting update

Painting update

Just a minor update, not had too much time to devote to painting recently. I managed to get some Poundland loot in the form of 4 Matchbox M-ATVs which work out at round about the right size for 15mm. The only thing I’ve really done to them is add a Peter Pig 50 cal HMG to the turret. I’ve decided to paint them green to mane them very generic, they will be used for modern …

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