Hello and welcome to yet another 15mm sci-fi gaming blog. You will have to forgive me if I am not as eloquent as some other posters, but this medium is new to me. I have decided to start a blog as an outlet for my thoughts mainly because I cannot seem to find a decent 15mm sci-fi forum.
I have been gaming for about 15 years, but until now I have tended more towards mainstream games that provide a complete hobby package (rules, miniatures and setting) such as 40k and Warmachine. 15mm is a new scale for me and it certainly seems much more difficult to get started. So far I have not found any manufacturer that could offer an extensive model range as well as a strong ruleset and setting, and it seems the gamers are expected to mix and match whatever they like from various sources. Collecting a good-looking and coherent force actually seems to be a bigger part of the 15mm hobby than actually playing games!
So what kind of content can a beginner like me even offer to the community? Well, I think miniature reviews are always welcome, and since I'm just starting out, I should be buying plenty of models. Maybe I can shed some light on some of the model ranges that suffer from poor (or even non-existent) photos on the manufacturers' websites, such as GZG. It can certainly be frustrating to choose a faction when the only photos on the website are smaller than actual size. Come on, why is taking photos so hard? The average cellphone can take better pictures than that! In fact, I think one of my first posts could be a rant about how most of the 15mm industry still seems to be stuck in the 80s...
I might also have an occasional tip about alternative sources of miniatures, like some of those interesting Tehnolog plastics from Russia, modelling advice and possibly some scratch-building articles. I will also share my opinions regarding the state of the hobby (read: I will rant about the things that piss me off) and eventually I might even explain why the blog is called 1%FUTURE.
Well, that's enough for now. I hope to post some actual content later today. Ta ta!