Pair of vehicles to start a Jotunheim force

It’s Easter weekend and I’ve just been finishing off a couple of models before heading out for a nice lunch.

These are the first 15mm scale models I’ve painted for use with my 12mm scale Heavy Gear stuff and I’m very pleased with how they came out. I bought them from Brigade’s wonderful Neo Soviet line a while ago, not completely sure what I’d do with them but with a rough idea to add a Jotunheim force to Heavy Gear. Jotunheim is a lost colony planet we know very little about other than that it was purchased by a collection of private individuals rather than an organisation or nation, and that despite looking on the surface like a fairly primitive herding society, it had a high-tech military which crushed the first attempt by the Colonial Expeditionary Force to ‘retake’ it for Earth.

I decided that I’d take aesthetic inspiration from soviet bloc style armed forces, but that the political culture of Jotunheim would be socialism and they would become involved in the CEF’s war with Terra Nova to fight the fascist Earthers but also eventually overthrow the various awful Terra Novan governments.

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Badger APC for Heavy Gear Blitz

Quack!

I’ve been carrying on with my little bit of painting every evening and just finished off a Badger APC for my Western Frontier Protectorate forces in Heavy Gear Blitz.

The turret slot is magnetised but I’ve only painted one of the turret options so far.

Infantry at 1/144 (12mm) scale and Hunter trooper gear for scale.

 

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The Badger can hold two of the infantry squads you see next to it, or four two man teams
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I initially had the rear door fully functioning (this is supported by the components, with a little interior recessed detail) but I found it was tricky to preserve through the painting process so in the end I glued it shut

Next up,… an Iguana recon and electronic warfare gear I think.

Neo-Soviet vehicles from Brigade Models

Hello duckfans, sort of a half product review half ‘look at this stuff I got’ post here I guess : ]

I’ve maintained a list of 15mm Sci-Fi stores for a while now and there are some I am always quick to recommend to people, first amongst which is the excellent Brigade Models. I’ve had my eye on some of their Neo-Soviet range for quite a while and I recently made an order, figuring I’d use them at 12mm (1/144) scale alongside Heavy Gear miniatures, perhaps as one of the existing but not fleshed out factions, perhaps as an entirely new faction.

Here’s what I got, with many more pics after the jump. I should say in advance the quality is generally very good for the price, with a normal amount of cleanup required.

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The whole lot. The bags at the top are a bunch of accessories which we’ll use across many vehicles, not just these. Brigade does a pretty cool range of stowage and extra bits.

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