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Making Mountains

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It's always a bit of a compromise when you're making mountains for wargaming. On the one hand you want them to look like the real McCoy, but on the other they need to be suitable for placing figures. This means having somewhat unnaturally flat levels. Mountains enhance the scenery of your wargaming table. You can make your own mountains out of a wide variety of materials, but in this tutorial I will be using foam board which offers flexibility and low cost.  First Mountain 1. The first step is to cut your bases to the desired size either using MDF or hardboard in my case I used hardboard and cut it to 6 inch by 6 inch once you have cut your bases to the desired size you then want to proceed to rasp the edges to give it a smoother appearance. 2. The next step is to cut and shape your foam board.  3. Once you have cut your foam board to the desired shape you then need to glue it to your hardboard using PVA glue, you will need to leave this for 24 hours. 

Painting Colonial Marines

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Here is my guide for painting Colonial Marines using Vallejo acrylic colors. I have also done a painting guide for Aliens . Colonial Marines Colonial Marines  Vallejo Colours Vallejo 830 German Fieldgrey WWII  (helmet) Vallejo 830 German Fieldgrey WWII (jacket) Vallejo 950 Black (webbing) Vallejo 955 Flat Flesh (hands faces) Vallejo 875 Beige Brown (camouflage) Vallejo 837 Sand (camouflage) Vallejo 950 Black (gun ect) Vallejo 836 London Grey (trousers) Vallejo 830 German Fieldgrey WWII (trousers) Colonial Marines Vehicles Colonial Marines Vehicles  Vallejo Colours Vallejo 979 German Camo. Dark Green Vallejo 950 Black (webbing)

My Aliens Book Library

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My Aliens book library for wargaming consists of the following titles this is not an exhaustive library is just some of my favourites on the subject. The Complete Alien Omnibus: "Alien", "Aliens", "Alien 3" An omnibus edition of Alan Dean Foster's Alien science-fiction trilogy. As the spaceship Nostromo glided through the silent reaches of the galaxy, the ships scanners detected a garbled distress call form a remote and long dead planet. But all the technology on board could not protect the ship's crew from the living nightmare they found there. It was a terror that stalked Ripley, the only survivor of Nostromo, and came to haunt her again and again... Read the horrors of ALIEN and you won't believe that Ripley returned, with a team of death-dealing Marines, right back into the jaws of a threat too monstrous to contemplate. After the slaughter that was ALIENS, Ripley finds herself on a prison planet worse than anyone's im

Useful Aliens Links

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Here is a list of useful Aliens Links,  if you know of any other links which you think should be included then by all means use the comment form below. Aliens Rules by Leading Edge Games. My Aliens Book Library . Pendraken Miniatures  do some really nice Colonial Marines which are more than suitable. Left picture. SF1x Old style marines, in battle armour Right picture. SF2x Old style marines, without battle armour Left picture. SF14x Old style marines with heavy weapons Right picture. SF15x Colonists in space suits  Left picture. SF16x Colonists in space suits, with heavy weapons Right picture. SF20x Civilian men SF21x Civilian women Left picture. SFH7 Armoured Personnel Carrier  Right picture. SFH8 Walker  Left picture. SFH9 Dreadnought gun platform   Right picture. SFH10 Male civilians SFH11 Female civilians and children Pendraken Miniatures  do some really nice Aliens which are more than suitable. Le

Making Hadley's Hope (LV-426)

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The making of Hadley's Hope (LV-426) is still in the collection process however I think it will be a load of small cardboard boxes made into small rooms

Painting Aliens

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Here is my guide for painting Aliens using Vallejo acrylic colors. I have also done a painting guide for Colonial Marines . Aliens Aliens Vallejo Colours Vallejo 965 Prussian Blue Vallejo 899 Dark Prussian Blue Vallejo 950 Black