Tuesday, 9 September 2014

New System Scavenger products on sale now

Today marks the release of some new 28mm sci-fi products for the Kolony range - System Scavengers. As you would expect from us the figures come with separate heads and backpacks for a wide range of customisation within this and the other Kolony ranges.

There are 2 complete packs of figures plus the head/pack sprue is available separately. Figure packs are £10 + postage and heads/equipment packs are £5 + postage.

Also released this month is a generic sprue of pouches - ideal to use on a wide range of figs and periods.

As a bit of background to these new figs...

Within the Kolony range we've always wanted to expand the 'System' concept and introduce some 'less military' style figures and characters. In the background, a good friend of ours - Martin Howarth has been expanding on ideas we bounced around at the start of the Kolony concept and has steadily worked these up into a full length novel that fleshes out the Kolony-wars back-story and drops our figure range right into the heart of this brutal conflict for a savaged and poisoned world.

One aspect of this developing fiction so far not covered by our range are System Scavengers - highly motivated but ruthless seekers of tech, data and resources lost within 'The Burn'. These small bands of well equipped irregulars work independently of the Systems local military presence to fulfill their clandestine missions. Scavenger squads typically consist of a core of scientist or technicians and their heavily armed guards and scouts. These less than savoury characters are often recruited from the darker fringes of their specialist fields, where ethical boundaries are blurred or simply ignored.
Their methods are often regarded as extreme even by the System military and there are unconfirmed reports that link them to a number of atrocities committed during the reconquest of Kolony.

The first 2 packs represent the armed guards and workforce that make up a large part of a Scavenger column. Their kit is extensively personalized; their armour less advanced than regular System Troopers, consisting of heavily reinforced fabric overalls and smocks under armoured vests and ballistic plates. They utilise a wide range of infantry weapons and equipment but rely upon their armoured transports for heavier support.

The next releases will expand the Scavenger range in to different weapon options, technicians, workers, scientists and characters.





Friday, 5 September 2014

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Sneak peek

Hi again,
Here's a sneak peek of some new stuff that's at the casters at the moment. More info and better pics in a couple of weeks.
Until then...


Friday, 18 July 2014

Unreleased ECW figures - plus a great bit of paintwork


Here's a 28mm ECW regiment pics sent in by Charles Singleton showing the Kings Lifeguard. They were painted by Kev Howroyd of Brigantes Studio and flags by John Hutchinson of the Stonewall Wargames Demo group.
The reason I'm showing them is that most of the figs are ECW sculpts by me for my personal ECW army. I did these a while ago but never ended up releasing them as I ended up doing more sci-fi stuff. These are a mix of the master castings that had separate heads and they have been combined with our heads and other Bicorne figs. Maybe one day I'll come back to these and finish them. Even so its a great bit of work.
http://brigantesstudio.blogspot.co.uk/



Thursday, 10 July 2014

Near Future figs on scenery

A while ago I showed a SWAT type test fig I made from our Near Future sprues - well I've finished about 25 of them now so decided to take some shots on some scenery with some of our infected figs. The building in the background is made using the excellent Dust Tenement kits with added sections to make it bigger.
Enjoy the pics.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Sword Beach Bolt Action game

Hi again,
To celebrate D Day we thought we'd have a Sword Beach game.
It gave me a chance to get out my beach section which hasn't been used for years. I used most of my buildings, 2 scratch built bunkers, my teddy bear fur and a few concrete wall and hedge sections, barred wire etc to create the effect.
The Brits were lead by Martin Howarth and Gary Beardsworth who did a stirling job of working together (most of the time) to fight their way inland to secure the bunkers and blunt any reinforcements that turned up. Rules were Bolt Action, figs were mostly Artizan with a few Crusader and Warlord thrown in.
Great, fun game and some nice shots to boot.
























Monday, 9 June 2014

Swat/black ops test paint

Hi again,

Here's something I've wanted to do for a while - paint up some Near Future figs in a swat/black ops style for general gaining uses. I've made up 25 figs using a mixture of torsos with body armour etc and added the gas mask head with ballistic helmet.

This is the first test paint using a black undercoat with grey drybrushing then wash it back with black and blue - then flick on some highlights in grey/grey blue. I didn't want to spend ages on these so I've just added green for the lenses and some tiny red insignia to give the fig some 'life'.

When I've done the full 24, I'll blog them up here on some scenery.

More Pig Iron sculpting to do first though - System Scavengers.