Monday, 14 November 2011

Something up my sleeve... the Hasslefree Hustle

Something big going on over at Platoon Britannica at the moment. We have just launched the first in a themed set of competitions which we are calling the 'Best of British'. What we are hoping to do is spotlight a different independent British mini company over a series of competitions and events with the shameless yet selfless intent to encourage their support in this time of economic downturn.

Our official statement of intent can be found here!

The first event is called Hasslefree Hustle and as you can imagine, supports Hasslefree Miniatures. Full details can be found here. It is a painting competition with pretty simple rules - paint a model or group of models which fit on (up to) a 50mm x 50mm base and you can use models from other UK-based companies as long as Hasslefree pieces remain in the majority. Closing date: 15th January 2012

I have knocked up a quick concept of what I am hoping to enter into the 'staff' part of the comp - a group of Grymn pressing forward into no-man's-land... The intent will be to cram as much detail onto the small 40mm base as humanly possible... but it leaves me with some questions

1. Camo or coloured armour
2. Weapon glow or muted matte armaments
3. NMM or metallics


What are you going to do?


  1. Whatever you decide to do I'm sure it will awesome

  2. The first idea... something post apocalyptic?! dirty worn coloured armor without glow and oily metallics. Perhaps you can fit in some mutants they have "taken care of". Or is that too much of a scifi version of your zombie dio?

  3. Cheers gents :)

    I am totally torn between dirty and warn and bright colour.... I'll see what happens when I start painting ;)

    Maybe I should take a leaf out of Volomir's book and do both... eg