Thursday, 10 April 2014

Darkest Star's New Kickstarter

After their initial releases of some really cool 15mm science fiction miniatures and vehicle models, Darkest Star has decided to run a Kickstarter campaign to help push out some of their other projects. This campaign starts with a good amount of the up front work finished for some of the core project goals and offers a couple of nice stretch and add-on goals.

Click on image to go to Kickstarter

As you can see, in the images below, the first vehicle, "Scorpion", in this campaign is ready to go. It has been rendered, printed, even has optional parts ready and laid out. The second vehicle, "Kh'erian/Kh'erisan",  in the core campaign has also been finished in the 3D rendering stage. The campaign also includes stretch goals for additional vehicles, infantry and even new factions. There are add-ons associated with the stretch goals as well as drawing from Darkest star's existing range of 15mm science fiction models.

Scorpion LACV, with gun options

Scorpion printed parts

Scorpion parts layout

Who in 15mm Science Fiction is Going to Salute?

With many of our readers and many of the major contributors to the 15mm science fiction hobby being in the UK, I thought it might be worth it to do a round of up of manufacturers who are planning to go to Salute 2014. While this list will, by no means, be comprehensive, it will include most of the folks I know off hand and those who I was able to track down online. On that note, feel free to include others I might over look in the comments and I'll add them to the post until the weekend of the convention.

A responsive Shopify theme

RAP001P Chuhuac Platoon (28)

[TB07] Alternative Armies will be on hand, presenting the Ion Age ranges as well as the new releases from's science fiction ranges and Loud Ninja Games

Brigade Models


[TB26] Brigade Models has been updating their 15mm line this past year and continues to do so into 2014. They have several new releases scheduled to be on hand with the rest of their line.

Critical Mass Games

[GK03] Critical Mass Games will be on hand with a number of new releases and their stock of amazing science fiction 15mm miniatures, vehicles and terrain.

[TK22] Ainsty Castings has rolled out their revised Hammers Slammers vehicles and will also have the rules and their awesome lines of figures and terrain on hand.

Black Hat Miniatures

SF15-1 Tolero Infantry


[TN18] Black Hat Miniatures is a producer of quite and extensive line of miniatures, with some choice 15mm science fiction miniatures, including the Armies Army range by the incredibly nice Keith Armstrong.


[TK12] Ground Zero Games will be on hand with their monstrous range. Everything from classic GZG, to the newer releases, including the range done in partnership with Ambush Alley Games for their Tomorrow's War game universe.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

New Month New Freebee

By Eli

It's another month and for April, the folks at Ion Age bring us another great Lady of the Ion Age - IMP08 Muster Girl. As with all the previous monthly free miniatures, this one comes free with any 15mm order and can also be purchased for those who would like to order just the figure or add additional copies to an order.

For full details, read - HERE.

It is also worth mentioning that EVERY person who makes a purchase from the Age trade stand at Salute 2014 will receive one of this miniature FREE. Supplies are limited to 200, so move quick and make sure to get yours!

Have fun, 


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mr. Harold's Magical Miniature Review - Loud Ninja Games Space Raptors

By Harold

Today I review Loud Ninja Games Chuhuac Space Raptors available from

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Warlords of The Ion Age

This week, the folks at The Ion Age release the monstrous heavy troops of the Shia Khan Empire - The Warlords. 

The IAF039 Khanate Warlords Set features huge, ogre-sized fighters who provide heavy support to other Khanate forces or who form or to take on heavy targets and vehicles. They come in a set of five figures with separate head and weapon options. This allows players to mix and match a bit to personalize their Warlords. 

For full details, check out this post - HERE

A final couple of notes. 

The Salute Offer for 15% savings and the option of on-site (at the convention booth) pickup is running now, providing a good opportunity to pick up some new stuff to use at the convention or otherwise. Full details on this are available - HERE

Also, don't forget March's special monthly free miniature - IMP07 Female Patrol Officer. The figure shown below comes free with any order and can also be ordered separately for those who would like just that miniatures or want multiples. See more details on this - HERE

Thursday, 27 March 2014