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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

First tactical squad complete!

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2020/09/25/crossing-the-rubicon-nostalgius-pt-2-first-squad-done/


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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

OK, for some reason Wordpress has logged this as being posted back in June, but I assure you it's brand new! The rosters for our GrimDark Future 1000pt Fight Club, with occasional dalliances into 40k and our own Future Force Warrior system...

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/2020-grimdark-future-future-force-warrior-40k1000pt-jam/

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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

Right, we are (almost) all caught up with GrimDark Future Fight Club, who wants to see lots of stuff blow up?

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2020/10/11/gdf-fight-club-update/

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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

The adventure/ journey/ lunacy continues...

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2020/10/20/another-hole-in-the-head-pt-2-more-20mm-fantasy-orcs/




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Focus isn't our strong suit in our little gaming group, so Dan & I figured why not start a Dakka plog to show what we're up to? There will be various themes here, but all will be the united by the love of little plastic soldiers and the hatred of spending money..

Step forward 1/72 40k:



https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/da-skooderia-pt-2/ - Da Skooderia Ferrorki, Evil Sunz Warband

Khornate Chaos Cultist

Guardsman of the Hazzard 1977th

Our own 1950s retro sci fi/ WW2 mishmash, Apocalypse Earth:

featuring the noble Atlantic Alliance defying the evil hordes of the Holy Soviet Empire.. at least sometimes..

Apocalypse Earth's steampunk/VSF/fantasy cousin, Hyperian Wars:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2016/09/

The skirmish/RPG Apocalypse Earth: Black Ops spinoff:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2016/04/

And not forgetting our guilty love of 2nd Ed Space Marine!

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/im-dreaming-of-a-green-xmas-epic-space-marine-battle-report/

Over the last 18 months or so our modelling skills have come on apace, largely thanks to many of the posters here on Dakka. Hopefully we can post the odd thing you guys will enjoy, and the karmic balance will be complete!



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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

More scrapping in the GrimDark Future, although the new UK lockdown means we may have to wind up this year's campaign early :-/

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2020/10/30/gdf-fight-club-update-2/

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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

Yes, it's another Ebay Oops story, but I think this one may have a happy ending ;-)

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/accidental-tyranids-hive-fleet-imprudens/


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Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

Lovely pictures ad kit bashing, this is great stuff mate!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

 Ragsta wrote:
Lovely pictures ad kit bashing, this is great stuff mate!


Can't take credit for the conversions, but thanks mate!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

So productivity has dropped off a bit of late as I've found myself in a bit of a COVID inspired slump, but I've still managed to make a bit of progress even with lockdown stopping us from meeting up:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2020/11/24/them-ol-covid-blues/


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Terrifying Doombull






Nuremberg

Nice ruin! Your blog is a big inspiration to me, helped get me back into sci fi wargaming, so I hope you keep on truckin!

   
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UK

Thanks man! Yeah, getting back into the swing of things now, going to be a few more of these ruins coming as we try and make a city table's worth :-)

That's wonderful to hear, please keep us posted with your stuff :-)

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UK

OK, we are back, second squad up and ready to go!



https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2020/12/10/crossing-the-rubicon-nostalgius-pt-3/

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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

More terrain this week, with the help of Midwinter Minis Youtube channel helping us master the mysteries of polystyrene...

This is their video:


This is what I did with it:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2020/12/18/terrain-talk-pt-17-great-big-ruins/



Enjoy!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

It's up, the inevitable Hobby Retrospective post of 2020! A year to forget, but also we did get some good stuff done...

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/01/06/that-was-the-year-that-was-the-great-hobby-retrospective-post-2020/

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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

When the going gets tough, the tough get retro, it was only a matter of time!

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/new-year-new-project-diy-space-gaming-board/

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Terrifying Doombull






Nuremberg

Looks lovely! Been thinking about doing something like that (minus the grid) on black felt or something.

   
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UK

Do it, I was originally going to use a bedsheet but for Space Fleet you need a grid and didn't trust my ability to do straight lines.. when we grow up and try Battle Fleet Gothic we'll probably do it for that.



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It's taken a while, but the Devastators are here:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/crossing-the-rubicon-nostalgius-pt-4-retro-blood-angels-devastators/

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Going all the way back to 1991 with the help of some disposable razors, cardboard, superglue and prayers to the Omnissiah...

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/02/09/diy-space-fleet-spaceships/


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Terrifying Doombull






Nuremberg

Awesome and very clever conversions! I'll have to have a look at that sort of thing myself when I get around to making some sci fi fleets.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

Thanks mate! Please do, let us know how you get on :-)



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You asked (well, some of you did) we delivered! The first of hopefully many SpaceFleet battle reports with DIY minis as the Imperium goes up against the Eldar...

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/02/18/the-lost-patrol-diy-spacefleet-battle-report/

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Swapping periods and scales, here's a big block of 30 1/72 Caesar Fantasy Orcs - part of a big batch I picked up for an absolute steal last summer... will be using these in the hopefully-not-too-distant future for Warhammer Fantasy, One Page Rules' Age Of Fantasy, Age Of Sigmar (maybe) and of course our own Hyperian Wars.

20mm/ 1/72 fantasy does seem to have a growing level of support and if you're looking to get into rank & flank fantasy gaming it's worth checking out - This whole army of around 150 figures came in at under £30 and the Caesar stuff is really good quality.

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/02/27/another-hole-in-the-head-pt-3-even-more-20mm-fantasy-orcs/

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Northern Ireland

A full army for £30 is nuts. Your bargain-fu is strong my friend.
Nice plan to strip the rules down and drop the scale. Are there nice beasts and dragons and the like at that scale?

   
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Houston, TX

I’m loving those old old school Blood Angels! Straight out of late 2nd Edition and 3rd Edition right there. The back banners, the poses, the bases, the helmets... takes me back to the good old days.
The orcs look good, too. And an unbelievable price.

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Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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UK

 theCrowe wrote:
A full army for £30 is nuts. Your bargain-fu is strong my friend.
Nice plan to strip the rules down and drop the scale. Are there nice beasts and dragons and the like at that scale?


Strong with the thrift are we ;-) These were all missing boxes, but even had they been full price it would have still come in under £40 - 20mm has much to recommend it! No beasts and dragons scaled to this that I've found so far, but there again who's to say what size a dragon should be?


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I’m loving those old old school Blood Angels! Straight out of late 2nd Edition and 3rd Edition right there. The back banners, the poses, the bases, the helmets... takes me back to the good old days.
The orcs look good, too. And an unbelievable price.


Thanks man, 2nd was my jam! when the going gets tough, the tough go retro


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My eBay rescue project completed! Until I buy some more...

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/03/11/more-accidental-tyranids-hive-fleet-imprudens-complete-for-now/




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Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

Good work as ever, mate, always satisfying rescuing minis like this.

   
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UK

Thanks man, there is always a joy to be had in that :-)

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Inspired by the Squire Of The North, I've been at the granny grating again..

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/03/23/the-tiniest-kings-of-war/


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Experimenting with the oversized "Heroic 20mm" Valiant miniatures as a basis for cheap Imperial Guard/ Colonial Marines/ generic human sci-fi troops. Accessorised with cardboard, greenstuff and granny grating, I think these make for a pretty decent and VERY affordable alternative... check it out:

https://wordpress.com/post/skinflintgames.wordpress.com/4729


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In which I concoct a battlefield using caulk, paint and a plastic backed drop cloth….

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/04/22/terrain-talk-pt-18-building-a-battlemat/


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Dan has converted me to the church of granny grating, and this is what I've made:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/05/06/may-the-4th-be-belatedly-with-you/

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