This week I have been mostly.......

Well actually, I started last weekend by biting the bullet so to speak, and deciding to re-base a lot of my earlier sci-fi minis to gain a measure of uniformity. I had originally used mdf bases that were 15mm in diameter, but my more recent figures have been on 20mm bases. Somehow, this made me dissatisfied with the initial strategy, so I set about whipping off the bases of 78 minis-45 of which were painted- and starting again. It was a labour of, well, not love exactly, but definitely a labour! Having finished though, I was completely satisfied that it was worth the effort. For some reason I was much happier with the appearance of the miniatures. My wife suggested that it probably had something to do with proportion- I believe she was right.

Here they are then, at least, the 45 painted ones! A mixture of all sorts.

Since that little marathon, I have continued with modelling the hex terrain, and painting up a few more offerings.
This is a gathering of minis from several manufacturers, cobbled together as part of a light recon unit (can you have a heavy recon unit?). From L to R: Splintered Light, Critical Mass, Oddzial Osmy, and The Scene.

Since the last photo showed The Scene's figure bearing a striking resemblance to 'Dutch', here is one of Khurasan's Holiday alien minis. Sorry for the indistinct photos by the way- not really my forte.

Next up, some of Khurasan's Exterminators. I'm not really happy with the colour scheme, but it isn't awful, and as I, like most of you, have a significant pile of lead to besmirch with paint, I won't be starting again on these!

Armies Army miniatures on the advance. These have been stripped and started again due to my ongoing varnishing incompetence, although I think I may have worked out that I have simply been too heavy handed with the spray can!

Here is a picture that hopefully gives a better representation of the new colour sceme.

The mini in the foreground is from GZG- an armed colonist I think, taking a potshot at the Alien with a woefully inadequate hand gun. He's probably going to regret it......

This is a nice mini from Khurasan-Jaka Walsh I believe. Of course, I lifted most of the colour scheme from the website, but I like these colours!

   Here are a couple of views of my mixed bag recon unit, whilst being painted.

I'm just going to chuck on a few more pictures, some from the past, because my very clever son has just shown his very dull father how to put pictures on the blog in a much simpler fashion than I did before.

This is a commander figure from Oddzial Osmy, from one of their more recent packs (I love the kneeling sniper-see below). I have just received more figures from their Vistula Legion, and I really like them. Mind you, I like minis from most 15mm manufacturers!

   Here are a few selected minis from recon again-L to R: The Scene, Splintered Light, Oddzial Osmy, The Scene, Oddzial Osmy.  

 Bear with me, nearly done.

Khurasan's Rebels with Rockhopper- as noted before, you can see these minis are on the original 15mm bases, but if you screw your eyes up really tightly, you might be able to spot them in the first picture of this post on their lovely new 20mm bases (all bases from Warbases).

Well that's it for now. I'm currently finishing off my Exterminators and Sepulvedan Riflethings, both from Khurasan, various single minis from several manufacturers, and I've got a batch of figures from Rebel Minis based and undercoated, so I had better get on with it. Thanks for looking in, and any helpful criticism is welcomed!