Category Archives: Victoria Miniatures

Dust Tactics Sturmpioniere

With my upgrades recently for my Dust Tactics Grenderiers and the motivation going, I managed to complete my Dust Tactics Sturmpioniere.

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I decided to go for the same colour theme with my Grenderiers as a standard uniform theme among the soldiers. Probably when I deal with the other special units or so, then I will have another set of colour scheme but following the same feel.

For the upgrades, Victoria Miniatures definitely have been very effective with the ammo pouches and the combat knives. And I am running out of bitz for the pouches and knives. Definitely will be ordering more from Victoria Miniatures.

Meantime, gonna start working on the Snipers and the Radio guys, at the same time, few commission project are coming up as well. Stay tuned… cheers!

Dust Tactic Battle Grenadiers upgrade

Yes… My Dust Tactics Battle Grenadiers finally got their upgrades. I managed to upgrade the combat knives and pouches with Victoria Miniature conversion bitz onto the 6 Dust Tactics Battle Grenadiers miniatures.

Like I mentioned in my earlier post, the knives need a little tweaking and filing for the strap at the handle area. The pouches are straight forward with a little issue of clipping like I mentioned in my earlier post.

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dust tactics battle grenadiers

Gluing the knives and pouches were pretty direct application of CA glue with no problem. Once dried, its painting time. I painted the knives with a simple citadel gun-metal and wash. The pouches were painted with old citadel camo green, washed with Agrax Earthshade shade and highlighted with mix of skull white and camo green.

Now, my Battle Grenadiers are all ready, ready for assault with reloads ammo, and close combat with blades and knives… Now let me upgrade the rest of my Dust Tactic troops… Cheers!

Victoria Miniatures Conversion Bitz

I was searching for bitz of combat knives, ammo pouches and pistol holsters, when I came across Victoria Miniature.

Victoria Miniatures had just these bitz I needed to upgrade my Dust Tactic German miniatures. I have always felt that Dust Tactics German Grenadiers soldiers were a bit naked, with just only a rifle and armour.

Victoria miniatures is by Victoria Lamb, who is a female hobbyist with a GW Slayer Sword! Check out the some of the bitz and miniatures she carries on her store!

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The ammo pouches came in nine pieces on a white metal sprue. There were a total of 1 large, 2 medium and 6 small pouches. The sculpts were ok with reasonable details. The only issue I had, was the pouches were sort of too close together. Clipping off the pouches from the sprue needed extra care. The small pouches posed a challenge as well. After clipping off, it took a bit of extra care to hold the pouch and file off the extra material from the cut off. I had my pouch drop a few times while trying to file, but phew, none was lost.

The combat Knives were of the same quality like the pouches. Only that the strap to the knives was a bit mess up which needed some filing and bending to adjust the strap. Other than that, the combat knives looked great!

The pistol holster was pretty straight forward in casting. The details and the sprue were ok. But I did not noticed that the pistol holster was sculpted empty with no pistol. I only found that out when I was about to use them. And to add, it was a left side pistol holster. Guess I totally missed this details when I was ordering. I wanted a right holster with pistol though. Guess I will settle for the knives and pouches.

Overall, the bitz were ok, they worked well with my Dust Tactic German which I have tested them on. Meantime, let me go finish my Grenadiers upgrades… Stay tuned! cheers!