Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Stainless Steel Collection!

I am currently up at my folks and have rummaged out my Stainless Steel Rat collection! I had been thinking of selling it off as I am having a major clear out of miniatures but as soon as I looked at the little fellows I remembered the fun I've had collecting, painting and gaming with them.

I've therefore decided to resurrect the project to a limited degree. The problem is the miniatures are here in Edinburgh and I live in Portsmouth at the moment. If I was driving back I could simply shove them in the boot and be off but as I am flying with only hand luggage, I may struggle to transport my collection.

I know one remedy would be to simply post them down but I have very (read almost no) space in my current abode as there are four of us sharing.

Therefore I am going to grab some bits and bobs from my unpainted pile and bring that with me. I hope to be able to paint them up while I am busily working away at getting my own range of sci-fi figures sculpted. I've had great fun working on my own fantasy miniatures in 15mm scale and am relishing having a go at sci-fi.

It's not going to be hard military sci-fi though as I feel there's enough companies out there doing a sterling job of covering that area. I am aiming to produce pulp and science fantasy with daring heroes swashing their buckle, damsels in distress, femme fatales, evil aliens, retro robots and more!

I have mentioned it before as I believe that there's space for miniatures inspired by Flash Gordon, Slippery Jim diGriz, Starwars and all sorts of stuff that doesn't require tons of realistic tanks and future versions of the current military!

Worry not! The rest of my 15mm sci fi collection will be reunited with me at some point once my girlfriend and myself have settled down somewhere more permanent!

All the best!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

McSwineys Anyone?


Well at long last I have got a new addition to the Stainless Steel Rat project in the form of a McSwineys delivery van!

McSwineys Delivery Van

Purveyor of the galaxies finest Porcuswine burgers, McSwineys is a constant in the Stainless Steel Rat books, in fact Jim at one point spent several weeks avoiding the long arm of the law by hiding in one of McSwineys automated burger restaurants so I felt it was fitting that the game should have a homage to them too!

The van originated as a Hotwheels paper van but with a shiny new paint scheme and hand painted golden M, it fits the bill as a delivery vehicle in 15mm scale. Not only that, it will no doubt find use a getaway car in the not too distant future! Once I get chance I will make a small burger bar to go along with it!

All the best!

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Return of the Stainless Steel Rat!


I have sorted through my 15mm sci-fi Stainless Steel Rat collection!

Stainless Steel Collection!

I hope to be able to get some more stuff sorted out in the next couple of months for Slippery Jim so keep your eyes peeled!

All the best!