Archive for August, 2012
DreamForge-Games model kit Something wicked this way comes!
I have received a lot of emails about the two resin Leviathans that I have built from Dream Forge Games, and now they will be available in plastic. Here is your chance to get a new and improved Leviathan at a much cheaper price and with additional weapon options. Troop figures are available too!
Review- Secret Weapon Miniatures Gothic Tank Traps & Power Generator
The selection at Secret Weapon Miniatures is constantly growing. They are known for and specialize in products for miniature enthusiasts. From washes and pigments to conversion parts and a impressive array of resin scenic bases.
Our primary interest here at Senji Studios is wargaming terrain and Secret Weapon Miniatures has started to produce a line of scenic elements which caught our eye.
Gothic Tank Traps
The Gothic Tank Traps are beautiful and aesthetically fit right into the Warhammer 40k universe. They come in packs of 10 and are cast in resin. Each tank trap measures 1″X1″.
The tanks traps look like they are made from concrete and have stylized arches on them. The base is a band of riveted metal. There are also lift rings attached to each face of the tank trap. These could also be used as decorative capitals on futuristic gothic columns.
These tank traps are perfect for our miniature games or for diorama use. Rules for them can be found in the Warhammer 40K 6th edition rule book.
Below are painted examples of the tank traps.
Gothic Power Generator
The generator is the latest terrain piece by Secret Weapon Miniatures. This is a 10 piece set and contains resin and acrylic pieces. This piece mmeasures 2.25″X2.25″X3.5″.
The architectural design of this piece fits right into the 41st milenium. The designer made sure all of the right details were incorporated into this piece. It has buttress style support coluumns, gothic windows housing machinery, and the sharp pointed capitals.
The generator is easy to assemble. First start by cutting off any casting plugs and flash from the pieces.
Then glue the support columns to the base. At the bottom of each column is a small triangle plug. This fits into triangle hole at the bottom of the base.
Now you should paint the generator before final assembly. Once painted, glue the acrylic rods and the top of the generator into place.
The generator will make a great objective or can represent something from the Battlefield terrain section of the Warhammer 40k 6th edition rule book.
Below are painted examples of the Gothc Power Generator.
Both of the kits are well designed and are very affordable. I recommend picking these up to add more flavor to your games. I hope Secret Weapon miniatures continues to produce more terrain, they are already off to a fantastic start.
Review- Ziterdes Windmill
The recently released Ziterdes Windmill is one of the most intricate sets they have made to date. It incorporates laser cut MDF pieces to their foam cast buidings. Something they really have not done before.
The complete Windmill house is comprised of 3 sets. To make it you will need the windmill house, the windmill, and the viewing platform.
To show the detail I dry brushed the house.
The Windmill House is one piece and cast in black foam with no air bubbles! Like most of Ziteres pieces I don’t have to do anythig to it, and I can go straight into painting it. Typical of Ziterdes scenery pieces it is loaded with tons of details. The farm house looks like it belongs in the country side. The stone work is very well done. The blocks vary in size, some are indented and others not. The faces of the stone are rough and look like they have been from a quarry. The wooden beams have wood grain carved into it, and the roof is covered in shingles.
The Windmill house measures 10″X4″X43/4″.
The windmill is compised of two parts- the windmill and the blades. The windmill is cast in black foam.
The windmill stands 7″ high and can be used as a stand alone piece or with the windmill house.
This piece was dry brushed to show detail.
The tower is in the shape of an octagon. The wooden siding is well detailed and has random boards nailed on to it hold it together. The coned roof is covered with shingles, and there is a decorative cover plate for the rotor.
To make the blades, you first need to separate them from each other. Then glue on one support beam to bulk up the look of the blade arm. Once dry glue on the blades to the rotor. The rotor has angled channels so it will be easy to properly align the blades. Attached the blades have a 11″ diameter!
The viewing platform is octagon shaped and measures 7″ in diameter.
To assemble the platform first cut off the tabs on the sides of the platform.
Next punch out any remaining wood in the guard rails. These should be very easy to take out.
Now glue the guard rails into the holes of the platform.
If you want you can glue the plaform to the house and glue the windmill to the platform. I left them as separate pieces for ease of storage.
Like I have said in many of my reviews I’m a big fan of Ziterdes and this piece lives up to the others.
It is easy to do, full of detail, and easy to paint and get on the table top.
I highly recommend checking out Ziteres pieces. If you don’t see Ziterdes products at your local gaming shop ask them to
bring them in through ACD Distribution.
Below are painted examples of the Windmill set.