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Secret Weapon Ceramic Bricks review

When Secret Weapon Miniature released their new ceramic bricks a while back, I was all excited. I have always been into layering miniatures brick wall. Now that there are proper brick to lay with, its all so exciting. In some of my earlier works, I constructed brick wall using blue foam cut up into tiny brick with size porportion to the miniature. Some of my works like Kingdom Death Game Hunter and Black Scorpion US marines were all with brick wall constructed using this method.

secret weapon ceramic bricks

When I first received the bricks, they looked good already in the packaging. Each piece was well sized and equal. Each brick wass hard enough and not easily crumpled into bits, and also easy to break apart to create rubble pile.

The texture on the Secret Weapons Creamic bricks or each brick was rather smooth though, which I thought it will belong to the modern times type of bricks. Usually those old medival times or fantasy type of brick wall were more of the rough textured kind.

secret weapon ceramic bricks with dust tactic grenadier

With a tweezer they were easily picked up. Using PVA glue as if they were cement in brick construction, constructing a simple brick wall was definiately a breeze. I built a simple 3 layer brick wall for my Dust Tactics Grenadiers. Painting it was a breeze as well, going through the standard of base coating, coating and dry brushing, I did not encounter any issue at all.

Overall, the Secret Weapon Ceramic Bricks was definitely a fun building accessory to play with, especially if you are into base terrain and diorama. Cheers!

Cool Secret Weapon May Preview

Been taking thing slow after my commissioned projects. Sorting out leftover work and been painting little bitz here and there also.

Saw this video preview for Secret Weapon new May release, I am excited. Was thinking of getting some weathering powder, but after I saw the May release, think I will wait for the May release to save the shipping. There are awesome new bases in the release. The ones with the skull are cool, and the corpses field base are more awesome! Of recent I have been sort of interested in 120mm bases as well. Thinking its a good base for a small diorama for some of my projects.

The things that got me all excited are the tree stump, the fallen leaves and the bricks. All these are good for building diorama. The tree stump and leave will definitely be good for building a small garden sort of theme. And those bricks, what can I say. I have always love building bricks. My Kingdom Death Game Hunter, my modern US marines and my Hasslefree miniatures, all I had enjoyed building the walls with blue foam. Now there are tiny brick, I will have a good time building walls for diorama, haha. Cant wait to get my hands on those… Cheers!

Secret Weapon Spent Shell Casing Review

I was building a diorama the other time, when I wanted to have some spent shell casing litter on the base. I thought of cutting small shell size from those 0.75mm plastic rods, when I tumbled upon Secret Weapons’ spent shell casing. I immediately ordered some to check it out.

Secret Weapon Spent Shell Casing

I got the Spent Shell Casing Standard and the Spent Shell Casing Infantry. The standard Shell casing can be used to represent shells fired from the bolter or bolt pistol. The Infantry casing can be used to represent shells maybe fired from the heavy bolters or the auto cannon or so. First impression for the shells when I got them, the standard shells are really small, but the infantry shells are still reasonably sized. The shells are detailed with a hollow in the center and a ring groove around it, like real shells.

The standard shells are a bit tiny to manage. Clipping off from the sprue needs to be very careful or otherwise they will be really spent shells lying somewhere lost. Once clipped, cleaning or filling off the flashes can be tricky. I use a tweezer and try to rub the shells against the file to file off the flashes. This is much easier than holding the shell and moving the file to file the shell. The infantry shell is much easier to manage as the size is slightly bigger than the standard one. Overall, I am pretty happy with the shells, especially with the hollow in the center and the details. And… now… Fire!… Shells littered everywhere… haha!