Tuesday, December 28, 2021

54mm War of 1812 - U.S. Units

One of my New Years resolutions for 2021 was to finish up the last units of my 54mm War of 1812 forces. Here are the last two units. Both units are done up for the U.S. side. These 54mm metal figs are from the sadly now-closed All The Kings Men. First up is a unit of infantry.

Next up is an artillery unit with a small gun.

As this whole project is now pretty much finished, here's a couple group shots of all the figs. First up is the U.S. side followed by the British/Canadian/Indian side.

I still have some casualty figs I can do up, but the armies are essentially completed and I'm checking off another 2021 New Years resolution. 

I may still have one more post this year, we shall see.

Monday, December 6, 2021

SW Legion Rebel Troopers Upgrade Exp.

Finished this pack of plastic Rebel Troopers Upgrade Expansion. Quick and easy to paint up. These are figs from Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars Legion range.

That should knock off that 2021 New Years resolution. Right now I'm assembling some Ashigaru figs and with a little luck I might get a base of Teppo done before the end of the year. And I've got the Analogue Hobbies Paint Challenge starting on the 20th.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

French & Indian War Colonial Provincials

Finished this box of Colonial Provincial infantry. These 28mm metal figs are from Warlord Games.

They painted up nice and quickly. Good figs overall that highlighted one the things I really like about metal figs: they may cost more but they had ZERO assembly. Just clean up flash and ready for priming. This will complete my New Years goal for this year to get at least 100 French and Indian War figs done. In the Analogue Hobbies Paint Challenge which will be starting in roughly 3 weeks, I hope to get all my remaining F&IW figs done.

Next on my paint table is a pack of Rebel terrorists for Star Wars Legion. These figs are almost done so should be up in the next couple days hopefully. And that will be another resolution done also.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

German WW2 MG 34 Teams

This is a quick short post. Recently finished up a pair of German early-war MG 34 teams, 'cause Germans need more bloody machineguns! These metal figs are from Warlord Games and are the last of my German units that I intend to paint.

Next on my paint table is a unit of British provincial infantry for F&IW.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

World War 2 Assorted French

Finishing up the last of my World War 2 French. These figs are all 28mm metal from Warlord Games. First up is a 47mm anti-tank gun.

I noticed once I had flocked all the figures in this post that I had used the wrong flock. I've been using fine sand on my French stuff. Oh well!

Next up is a 105mm medium howitzer.

The figures for this one were kind of odd compared to all the other Warlord French. The figures just have a helmet and coat, nothing else. Every other figure in the range has assorted other gear. Kind of weird.

And lastly is the French casualty pack.

Next post will be the last of my Germans.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

French & Indian War French Canadian Militia

Been a while since I've posted. I haven't got a lot done in the way of painting, I've mainly been assembling and priming figures and terrain. I did get the figures shown below finally done. These figures are 28mm metal French and Indian War French Canadian Militia from North Star Military Figures' Muskets and Tomahawks range. 

Sitting on my paint table right now are some more buildings and my remaining unpainted World War 2 French figures. I can knock off WW2 French pretty quickly so hopefully I'll get these finished and posted up in a more timely fashion. I've got a number of figs that I need to get painted up by the end of the year to satisfy my 2021 New Years resolutions.

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.