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Skinflint Games12 May 2020 3:54 p.m. PST

Taking the Skinflint Way t near certifiable levels, I am now attempting to create an Epic Imperial Guard army for absolutely no money at all.. and do you know, I think I might be succeeding..

(NB – Legion 4, you might want to look away…)

15mm and 28mm Fanatik12 May 2020 4:05 p.m. PST

Good 4 U, Granny Grater. At 6mm they should pass the eye test if you don't look to closely (though quite a few stick figures resemble crosses in cemeteries) but they won't pass muster for the larger scales of my preference. I like this comment someone wrote re the LOTR Isengard army BTW:

As an avid 6mm enthousiast I resent the notion that the scale has so little detail that figures can be replaced by little sticks.

As someone who loves scratch building stuff I have to say: "That is friggin' awesome!"

Covert Walrus12 May 2020 5:22 p.m. PST

Rather ingeniuos, though I do think most 6mm troops are cheap enough.

Skinflint Games13 May 2020 6:22 a.m. PST

Cheers Fanatik! @Covert – yes they are, the Onslaught and Vanguard stuff is very reasonable for the quality you get.. but I am seriously skint, the furlough scheme is a hell of a lot better than nothing but it hasn't left me much of a hobby budget :-/

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa13 May 2020 8:25 a.m. PST

Have you seen this?

TMP link

The magazine this article was in was the first I ever owned (and I still have it)!

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2020 8:41 a.m. PST


newarch13 May 2020 9:35 a.m. PST

God I admire you OP! They look pretty convincing at typical viewing distances.

Ironically the last I've ordered was some more Onslaught and Vanguard stuff, whilst I'm working on painting my Spess Marines.

Stoppage13 May 2020 1:58 p.m. PST

I remember those hair-roller armies. Tried making them didn't care for them and took the train to Seven Kings and bought some proper 6mm from Navwar.

Slow Oats13 May 2020 4:22 p.m. PST

A very impressionist take on wargaming. Just awesome.

Skinflint Games20 May 2020 2:58 p.m. PST

@ROU that's amazing, so that's where it came from? Love it, thanks for sharing.

Yeah, Legion… I thought you might say that ;-)

Cheers @newarch- I'd be all over that stuff if I had the cash mate, enjoy :-)

@Stoppage – yeah, I can see that, maybe a little too DIY even for us!

@Slow Oats thanks mate! Got more coming :-)

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2020 3:54 p.m. PST

evil grin

UshCha24 Oct 2020 1:56 a.m. PST

You have made me stop what I was doing with this lot. I used to play Napolionics with 1/4" Screws. This is so much better! Thanks, real wargaing, more playing than paintaing. Shame its a bit to small for 1/144.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2020 7:52 a.m. PST

Heresy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😲🤯👎👎

Skinflint Games06 Feb 2022 4:29 p.m. PST

At the risk of necro-ing this thread (Adn drawing yet more ire from Legion 4 ;-) ), may I present the next instalment:

Epic Sentinels!!

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2022 4:06 p.m. PST

I feel the consumption of the box may be necessary prior to attempting such lunacy.

Perhaps a pea nut or bean could be used…for the cockpit?

If your using the plastic mesh for the figures, one could only guess what your using for fencing/blockades on the terrain side.

I'm now looking at a lufa and thinking Tyranids. What have you done!

PS I did make an epic Tyranid engine from a sea shell with a milliputt tube-thing sticking up many years ago, so I can't blame you entirely.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2022 3:26 p.m. PST

"The Horror … the horror … " …😱

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2022 5:33 p.m. PST

BTW … this is what 6mm SF Infantry are supposed look like ! 😁 Just for the record … 😄😆😎🤩


Skinflint Games28 Jul 2022 12:45 p.m. PST

With obligatory trigger warning to Legion 4, allow me to present my newly legal Guard army – WITH FLAGS!

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2022 5:37 p.m. PST


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