Monday, September 6, 2021

Stargrave Terrain & Terraforming Mars: AE

Finished some more buildings and barricades this weekend. These pieces are all built from Mantic's sci-fi terrain sets. First up are 5 buildings and a ramp/bridge that I can place anywhere.





Next up is a bunch of barricades made with the same sets.
I've still got another 4 buildings being painted and another 2 that I'm actually waiting parts on as I ran out of connecting pieces.

Also this weekend, I got Terraforming Mars: Area Expedition to the table.
There was three of us playing it and it does seem to be a faster game as compared to full Terraforming Mars. I'm not sure if I like one better than the other. Something I've noticed with Ares Expedition is there's no way to really screw up other players, there's no event attack cards. That being said, the box is set up ready-to-go for card expansions.

The components are really nice as expected. The game does streamline things with regard to resources and you don't have to deal with where to place certain things on Mars. One of my players within 10 seconds noted the similarity to Race for the Galaxy. I noticed that right away from reading the rules. Overall, if you're played full Terraforming Mars, then this game will be a breeze. This game will definitely be finding it's way to my table many times.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Stargrave Terrain

Finished some terrain bits today. First up is a trio of wood piles. These are not for Stargrave but will find use in a French & Indian War game. These are pieces that Terry printed out for me. 
They painted up nice and quick.

Next up is some container/crate bases. These are from Mantic's sci-fi terrain piece sets.
Also from the aforementioned sets are these 'engines'.
And finally is the first completed building from said terrain sets.

This paint scheme was a test run to see if it works, and I think it works pretty good. So I've got another 5 buildings almost done painting, 4 more ready for priming/have they're first coat of paint and another 2 under construction.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Terrain & Monsters

It's been a slow month and I finally got some stuff done. I've got some terrain pieces done and a few creatures for use in Stargrave. First up is the creatures. The figs are all 28mm plastic figs from Wizkids' D&D Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures. First up is the Froghemoth.

This fig is big. I'm planning on using it as a Dedfurd in Stargrave. Maybe. The monster in the rules is Large, but it may be too big. We'll see.

Next up is a pair of Leucrotta. I'll use these as Warp Hounds. Paint job is rather meh.

On to terrain. First up is a Games Workshop Shrine of the Aquila.

My rust turned out very bright and I got out of control with it. There's a lot of crap on this building as expected from a GW piece, so it was a bit of a slog to paint.

Last up is a pair of rubbish piles that Terry had printed up for me.

And again I have the same issues as with the GW terrain piece above. I know there's a lot of rust how-to's online but I did not want to go through some 10 stage rust process for a terrain piece. I'll have to come up with something.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

British Regs & Maglev Terrain

Finished a few more French & Indian War figs and some terrain for Stargrave. The figs are 28mm metal figs from North Star Military Figures. These are British Regulars in Campaign Dress.


Next is some terrain. I got these from Chris years and years ago. No idea what they actually are. Some kind of framing thing maybe? Regardless, they've now been made into a pair of maglev tracks.

Each one is 44" long. End to end that should definitely cover most of the table. I have some more of these things but their heights vary. These are the tallest of the lot. Next post will be more terrain with hopefully a few figs.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Terrain Pieces

Been a slow month, what with real life, heat, and other stuff. So what I've completed, I've piled into this one post and it's all terrain. First up is group of computer screens/consoles that Terry had 3D printed off for me.


Next up is a pair of guns that Terry had picked up at a garage sale. These will find use in Star Wars Legion. They're a little bigger than the correct scale but perfectly serviceable.


And finally are the pieces that should definitely find use in Stargrave. These are old GW 40K terrain pieces.


I'm starting to mass a decent collection of these. If only I could find more.

On my paint table right now are some more terrain pieces and I've got a pile of the Mantic terrain kits that I need to assemble and paint. I might be able to stick in a figure or two into the queue and it will probably be creatures for use in Stargrave.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

More Sci-fi figs

Finished another batch of sci-fi figs recently. These 28mm figs will most certainly be seeing use in Stargrave. All these figs are resin (with some metal bits) and are from Bombshell Miniatures. All the figures in the next fours pics are from the Galactic Defense Force (GDF) faction from their Counterblast game. First up from left to right is a Shrinaar Sentry, an Alanti Commander and a Human Sentry. 

Next is an Alanti security officer, an Illyrian Sentry and an Illyrian Ranger.

And finally is a cat in a space suit, which is just asking to be used as a loot token. What better loot piece could there be than having a ship's cat? And the fig on the right is a little robot that will probably see use as a Repairbot.

I'm going to be throwing myself into terrain construction for the next little while so there might not be very many figs coming out in the next month or two.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Russian Vehicles & Dinosaurs

Finished a few more items up yesterday. First up is a pair of early war Russians vehicles. Both of these are resin with metal bits and are from Warlord Games. First is the FAI light armoured car.

Next is a BT-7 light tank.

Next up is a pair of dinosaurs. These plastic figs are from WizKids Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures line. First up is the T-Rex followed by the Triceratops.



My copy of Stargrave has arrived, so I'll be finishing up the figs I do have on my table right now and then I'm going to be working on a pile of terrain for Stargrave.