Sunday, December 7, 2014

Chain of Command

Who says its hard to find people with which to do hobby stuff?  I got invited by a member of my church to play Chain of Command, a WW2 game from Too Fat Lardies. We played in 15mm with my friend refereeing four players, two to a side. I got the Nazi infantry. Here's some pics.

As you can see it was a great layout. My dice rolling was terrible and the other side had a ridiculous amount of good luck. The rules were pretty simple to grasp, although it helps I suspect if you have someone navigating the charts for you. 

There's been some discussion of doing a campaign using these rules.  I'm not that familiar with the time period, but 15mm plastics is right in my budget right now, and I haven't painted up an army (or much of anything) in ages.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Geth Prime (sort of)

This is my Geth Prime conversion for my friend's Mass Effect RPG campaign.  It's a Tau Crisis suit painted up to look like the Geth Prime from the video game.  It is, however, missing its head.  That's because he wants me to magnetize it and I can not for the life of me put my hands on the small magnets in my workroom.  They've vanished and I need to replace them or find them or something.

In the meantime, here is the Geth Prime in all its headless glory.  I apologize for the photo as well.  The battery in my digital camera died but now the big box store near me doesn't stock replacements, so I'll need to go find a Radio Shack or something.

Monday, October 6, 2014

My new project blog

One of the blogs on my blogroll for which I have a lot of respect is All Bones About It.  Basically Chris is trying to paint every miniature he got in the original Reaper Bones Kickstarter (265 miniatures).  I also got the Reaper Bones Kickstarter at the Vampire level, only without as many options, just a dragon and Cthulhu, meaning I only ("only") have 242 miniatures.

In the "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" category, after following Chris through the first 100+ miniatures of his own collection, I decided to start my own process of getting through all the Bones I have.  It didn't hurt that I also decided to cut way back on new purchases.  It also didn't hurt that I wanted to paint more.  And finally it didn't hurt that there's a new edition of D&D out, one that I might take for a spin.

Plus, it seems like I need to start a new blog every couple of years, so I started Dungeoncasting.  It's all about making the cast of characters for my Dungeon.  I'm at, well, twelve.  Which is like 5%.  But baby steps, right?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Reaper Bones Anirion, Wood Elf Wizard

It was only after I finished painting this figure and needed to look up the name that I found out this miniature was supposed to be male, not that it matters since guys can wear light colors and be blond too, although I still think it is a female, not Anirion, Wood Elf Wizard.  No matter.  I'm not great on light colors, so I wanted to push my own abilities on this one.  Fair marks, but clearly needing work.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

EM4 Space Rangers

Image courtesy of Sofie's Paint Blog

It's been a while since I got some things painted, and I will freely admit to be continuing to putter around without much direction.  After doing a ton of Shock Troopers, I thought I might consider an opposing force, and I have a ton of these Space Rangers (originally from ICE, now from EM4) kicking around.  I stuck to a simple, almost retro color scheme, so I thought I'd do a retro basing as well.  They don't look too bad for clunky Space Marine knockoffs.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The third round of Shock Troopers

This is the third and final round (for now) of the gas-mask/no helmet Shock Troopers.  I've added 18 of the fellows to my ranks of these tan sci-fi soldiers, which is a pretty good run for the last few weeks.

What next?  I have a bunch of zombie-like sci-fi figures to paint for a friend of mine.  I'm doing a color test on one now to see how it turns out.  I still have all the NQSYW guys to paint, and I have been thinking about doing some plaster casting again soon.  We'll see.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

More Shock Troopers

Believe it or not, I managed to get six more of these fellows finished.  My plan is to paint three units of six of these guys.  There's no real logic behind the six-person squad--just how I organized them.

I'm glad to get them finished, not just because they get off my painting table but because it is nice to be getting back into this aspect of the hobby again.


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