Friday, November 19, 2010

More comparisons

I was really unhappy with the pictures I took of the building I have and decided to fix that.

Lets start with Blue Moon.
Here I have several Old Glory AWI Militia miniatures standing with a Freikorps Mounted Militia figure.

The figures look like they have the ability to enter the building. The roof and the second floor can be removed on the building. Their line is quickly becoming my favorite.

This is the farmstead pack from Hovels. Only the metal fencing is not pictured. The fences are very nice. I like the haystacks. The two barns/outbuildings/chicken coops are nice with a dilapidated look to them. The buildings are similar to JR in that the

It is the same set of miniatures as before. Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I still don't have the knack of it yet.

JR Miniatures
These were my first set of buildings that I purchased. These I actually got around to painting. As you can see, the miniatures dominate the building as if they are all NBA basketball players. I liked the cloth roof of the buildings.

The second picture has an example from their tents pack, their outhouse pack and a turf roof cabin.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hovels Miniatures Buildings received

I have received the buildings from Hovels. The fencing is very nice. The haystacks are good too. The buildings will match perfectly with Jr miniatures. I will take some pictures later.

Just a question, for 15mm miniatures, do you prefer the buildings to be a bit small for the miniatures or to match the size of the minis? Now that I have some of the Blue Moon buildings, I like the look of the larger buildings better.

What does everyone else think?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Terrain Comparison

I took some pictures side by side of my JR Miniatures terrain and my new Blue Moon terrain. It was a surprise to see just how different the two are size wise. The JR Miniatures door ways are around 10mm tall. A Old Glory ACW Confederate soldier would be over a head taller than the doorway. With the Blue Moon houses, the same miniature would not have to bend over to enter.

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Here is the Lean To Cabin from Blue Moon (left) and a JR Miniatures cabin side by side. The Blue Moon building is far more substantial.

You can see the gap I mentioned before between the removable roof and the base of the building with the Blue Moon building. The JR house looks like it houses munchkins in comparison.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blue Moon Manufacturing Terrain

Just got in my terrain from Blue Moon. WOW! The lines are sharp. Few to no bubbles in the resin. And all of them open up to allow miniature placement within them.

15LOM 140 Cabin #6 - Two Story w/ Large Porch
This have a removable roof and second floor. The cabin is a log cabin with a shingle roof. The shingles are rough cut and work well with the building. This will be useful for both the AWI and ACW.

15 LOM 138 Cabin #4 Lean To Style Cabin
The lean to cabin does not fit together as well. There is a gap in the chimney when the two are put together. Other than that, the stone chimney and log cabin look great. The roof is removable and is cut board and not shingle. This will be useful for both the AWI and ACW.

15 LOM 149 Stone Base Blockhouse
The bottom floor is stone and the upper floor is log. The upper floor and roof both can be removed. The upper floor has three sides with loopholes. This is an excellent building and will be great for the AWI.

Of the buildings, they will move to the head of my painting table.

15 LOM 119 Colonial Civilians
These are great looking miniatures. Some could find use on both an AWI or an ACW table. Some are decidedly leaning more toward the AWI. In fact, these are designed for the French and Indian War. Of the ones that stand out is a useful chap with a shotgun holding a duck he has just killed. Several women with farm implements and a bull pulling a plow. These will be part of future scenarios to be sure.

All in all, I am thrilled with the purchase.

Friday, November 12, 2010

ACW Terrain

I have recently acquired several new buildings. From JR Miniatures, I picked up a log cabin, a set of 4 outhouses, a L shaped farm house and four tents.

From Hovels, I purchased the Farmstead set that includes a farmhouse, a barn and some hay stacks.

From Blue Moon, I picked up a Stone Blockhouse (ok that is more for my AWI games), a lean to cabin and a two story house.

The JR Miniatures ones came in this week and they look great. I hope to get some painting in over the weekend and post some pictures.

On the painting front, I managed to paint up another group of miniatures for my Terrible Sharp Sword Confederate army. Also painted two standard bearers and a running drummer - all from Eureka miniatures.

One day this week, I will break out the camera and take some pictures of all of this.