Marine Tactical Unit: Fire Team Charlie


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

This is the third set of White Dragon Miniatures depicting Marine Tactical Unit troopers. Fire Team Charlie is a heavy weapons unit equipped with missile launchers called MIPAWs. MAIN INDIVIDUAL PORTABLE ASSAULT WEAPON: Another weapon which can be utilised by the Fireteams is the MIPAW. This is a large shoulder fired weapon able to launch an […]

May 19, 2018

Challenger Hover APC


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

This is one of my first vehicle purchases from Khurasan Miniatures, a Challenger Hover APC. The model is cast from resin and was remarkably clean and required very little patching or trimming of flash. I really like the bulky, utilitarian design of this model and the details such as hull panels, smoke launchers, tow rings […]

March 30, 2018

Armadillo Support Mech


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

Another great model from White Dragon Miniatures, the Armadillo is an “automated pack-mule” robot that acts as a transport and fire support unit attached to a platoon of Marines. The model comes with a large armored shield that attaches to the right side of the mech but is not shown in the photos. The shield […]

March 28, 2018

Decals for Proteus Battle Mech


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

I finally had a chance to apply some water slide decals to the Proteus Battle Mech. Definitely not a level of detail I could have achieved by painting. I’m having some problems with glare on the water slide decal material from certain angles. The model is coated with Testors Dullcote Flat Spray Lacquer but I […]

March 28, 2018

Proteus Frontline Battle Mech with Cannon


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

This is one of the larger models from White Dragon’s line of Marine Tactical Unit 15mm miniatures. There are currently three weapon variants: cannon, chaingun and railgun. The version pictured below is the cannon variant. The model is cast from resin and is very accurate with minimal mold lines and flash. Assembly is a bit […]

March 17, 2018

White Dragon’s Marine Tactical Unit Miniatures


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

I recently discovered the Marine Tactical Unit (MTU) 15mm miniatures line by White Dragon Miniatures. Theses are fantastic sculpts with an incredible amount of detail and really nice designs. The MTU infantry are available as three fire teams, Alpha, Bravo and Charlie, each of which contains six troopers, all with different poses. The troopers are […]

March 11, 2018

15mm Sci-Fi Miniatures


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

As a kid, my first encounter with 15mm miniatures was at the local Swap Meet, where a local gaming store, Comic Castle, had a spot where they sold games and miniatures. My first purchase was a set of 15mm adventurers from the Traveller Sci-Fi RPG universe manufactured by Martian Metals. Due to the small scale […]

March 11, 2018

My First Experiment with a Glowforge Laser Cutter


Hobbies

I’ve been experimenting with my brother’s Glowforge laser cutter and this is my first design: a sci-fi themed dice tower cut from 1/8″ (3.17mm) MDF. For those not steeped in RPG or tabletop game culture, a dice tower is a device for preventing rolled dice from scattering all over the place. A dice tower usually […]

March 10, 2018

Thoughts on the Apple Watch


Technology

Once again, Apple surprises us with their entry into wearable technology. There’s been a ton of coverage on what little we know about the Apple Watch and you can’t go wrong reading this overview from Benjamin Clymer of Hodinkee. I’m surprised that they were able to cram so much technology into such a tiny package. I had […]

December 21, 2014