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!


  1. I'm based in Edinburgh - let me if your ever up this way and in need of some 15mm opponents for Slippery Jim!

  2. Hi!

    I am in Edinburgh at the moment actually!

    Alas I am having to spend them two weeks clearing all my tat out of my parents attic so time for wargaming has been seriously curtailed at the moment!

    Thanks for the offer though! I haven't had chance to play a proper game with them for nearly three years now!

    All the best!

  3. I will pay a very good amount for the collection if you ever do decide to part with the Jim and his mates!

    I have been following and waiting eagerly for an update on the corp and Jim's adventures!

  4. Hi!

    Thanks for that!

    Sadly I had hoped to be able to get on with some more stainless steel rat stuff once I finished university, only to discover I had manage to pack all the miniatures off to my parents at the other end of the country!

    Still I now have access to all the painted and unpainted stuff and am hoping to take a small selection back to Portsmouth with me.

    This will include a squad of count cassitors minions, assorted frontier types and more!

    I am still on the lookout for some decent league marines but suspect that I am going to have to either sculpt some myself or heavily convert some existing ones!

    All the best!

  5. Will await pictures of your latest work with interest!