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SouthernPhantom27 Apr 2018 5:22 p.m. PST

I didn't convert anything, rather, I was the one who was converted. I'd never had the opportunity to use 15mm miniatures, and decided to take the plunge – 10mm is a bit too small, delicate, and difficult to find for my liking. I reinvested some of my Shapeways earnings into miniatures. These guys are meant to represent a "pink team", with a fireteam of aero riflemen, sniper team, anti-materiel rifle team, JTAC, and a local guide or lawman, for the Redoubt universe.

Ducted-fan VTOLs (called "fanjets" in-universe), two Bell ARVX-1B Arapaho combat scouts and one Bell ORVX-3B Pueblo light utility scout

Close-up of figures. I'm very pleased with how they turned out; washes and drybrushing makes simple paint jobs look great at this scale!

Group shot. All figures are from Rebel Minis; the troops are from their Special Forces pack, the sniper and anti-materiel rifle teams are from the modern US sniper pack, and the lawman in the middle is from the Modern US Marshals pack.

I had debated painting camouflage patterns, but wasn't sure how well it would show up in 15mm. I grabbed one of my Multicam uniform blouses, took a look at it from across the apartment, and decided that heavy olive drab wash over khaki, with a beige drybrush over top, would do the trick. Fortunately, it did.

Twoball Cane27 Apr 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

Glad you made the plunge. 15mm is a great great great scale.

Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

Looking good! The camo is surprisingly effective too.

SouthernPhantom28 Apr 2018 4:29 p.m. PST

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, too! Bases for the fanjets have been cut, sanded, textured, and painted – just waiting on them to dry so I can do the final drybrushing.

Now to find some static grass…

SouthernPhantom28 Apr 2018 5:46 p.m. PST

All three fanjets have been based; I just need to find some static grass and figure out how to use it.

Tinyisme02 May 2018 9:11 p.m. PST

Love the miniatures!

Have a couple of quick questions! Where did you get the turbo fans? what rule set(s) do you use? And/or do you have a place of blog with any AARs?

SouthernPhantom04 May 2018 11:47 a.m. PST

The models are of my own design, with Shapeways used as a printing service. They are available for purchase here:


I'm working on writing my own rules geared towards the particular setting I'd like to game. I do not have an active blog at this time.

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