Thursday, 11 November 2010

Simply 6 and Baccus work begins

Well the Baccus figures and Simply 6 buildings arrived a few days ago. My first impression was that "oh no they are so small!" Anyway despite their size I havwe begun to paint them and actually they are not so difficult, indeed the buildings paint up super quick and look very effective.
I will post some pics tomorrow weather permitting-here in Cumbria its been as dull as Iceland...At the speed and price these things paint up I would be tempted into other periods in this scale....just wait for Baccus to release some WW1 figures or Russian civil war...

Friday, 5 November 2010

Simply 6 and Baccus

Thought I'd update the 6mm situation instead of ranting about overly detailed 28mm. I've just ordered a group of buildings from simply 6, a new company to me but the chap introduced himself on the 6mm yahoo group so I thought why not?
Baccus have not yet sent my order but thats not a problem as he has already explained that he is busy...must be a lot of folk ordering 6mm. Maybe 6mm will be wargamings new rock n roll what with time being in short supply (short...), as well as money.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Campaign for Copplestone Plastics

Hi Chaps,

well this is it, a declaration of a bill of wants. The wargaming world needs a plastic version of Copplestone castings in plastic. Well animated, simple figures moulded in plastic that portray an artistic vision of the subject rather than every buckle, shoe lace and badge. I want to paint wargames figures and not a pretentious 28mm work of art.

So...who will join me?

I wonder if we can gain enough momentum via the internet to persuade Mr Copplestone or the team at Renegade to produce their miniatures unchanged in hard plastic? Whats the point in having an affordable alternative to white metal if it takes twice the time to paint. Perry twins, Warlord games and Gripping Beast have got it all artistically the risk of sounding like an old hippie "they've forgotten their roots man"...

More detail does not equate to more happiness. I have been horrified at the thought of painting 28mm for the first time in my lifetime simply because they would be such hard work. A clever sculptor would halve the work for both himself and his customer by conveying his subject with the impression of detail and not a profusion of it.

Its a cruel joke. For the first time in 20 years I can afford 28mm but now I dont want it because it has transformed itself into the new 15mm....too much detail thats just not worth the effort because no one ever sees it.

I am sorry if this upsets the brave plastic 28mm manufacturers, I applaud your venture into hard plastic but your attention to detail has turned my lifelong dream into a nightmare of tiny buttons and pointless lace, thanks for nothing.