This blog has been set up to cover my progress with sculpting, casting and releasing my own range of 15mm scale figures.
I have been an avid collector and painter of mainly 28mm scale figures for over 20 years now but over the last few years have discovered the joys of 15mm scale gaming. Originally it started with a project when I started university to collect some figures to represent the characters from the Stainless Steel Rat books by Harry Harrison.
Early Robot Sculpts!
Although this was only four years ago the options were somewhat limited as 28mm scale was still king and 15mm scale sci-fi manufacturers were few and far between but I was struck by how much detail one could have on such a small figure and still paint it up quickly and effectively rather than having to spend hours to get a decent finish. Step forward a few years and there are literally dozens of 15mm scale manufacturers out there but almost all of them produce what is classed as 'hard sci-fi' or 'military sci-fi'.
At the same time I worked on a project supporting the sadly under-rated Leviathan wargame which gave me the opportunity to try my hand at sculpting 15/18mm scale figures and I have never looked back!
I have always been interested in the more science fantasy type of setting like Rogue Trader, Flash Gordon, Buck Rodgers or Starwars where evil villains did battle with heroic types with swords. Sadly as already mentioned, theres not too many manufacturers who produce this sort of range so I have decided to produce my own!
This range will hopefully cover all sorts of bits and bobs ranging from sci-fi to fantasy and I will also be adding some background and concept art as and when I get the chance!
To get the ball rolling heres a few of the initial sculpts I've been working on over the last few weeks:
Gunbot and Adventurers
As you can see theres a fair assortment of stuff and in the coming weeks I will be adding more previews including some anthropomorphic gun bunnies and more Gunbots!
As I am going to be casting them in my own tiny workshop I am planning on using resin instead of lead. Essentially I dont want to burn the place down and I have experience working with resin and I believe I can get a better level of detail for a lower price than with the likes of lead or pewter.
In the meantime please feel free to suggest what you would like to see cast up!
All the best!