Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Big Trek TOS

I spent the weekend painting the back landing and stairwell of the house (gotta buy some bigger brushes!) rather than minis, so I have but two 54mm Rawcliffe figures today.

These are, of course, Kirk and Uhura, of STTOS fame. Up next: A whole lot of Geordi's plus a few Worf's.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

More big Trek!

This is the rest of the 54m STTNG bridge crew that I bought and updated.

I was very happy with how the doctor turned out. The original painted did nice job on the figure but some highlights and shading really helped pop it.

Worf's hair changes colour throughout STTNG and DS9; this Worf has black hair.

Georgi is a nice figure. Again, bases need ore attention.

Data's yellow flesh tone is pretty decent.

Up next: Hard to say. I have a bunch more of these underway (I got quite a deal) but we'll see which are finished first. Probably a few TOS figures.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Big Trek!

So, a few weeks, back, I painted up some old 54mm Rawcliffe pewter Star Trek figures.

Then I found some online for a steal. They were painted but the paint job was a bit flat and also a bit dinged up. So I bought them, fixed the damaged, added some highlights and shading, and voila.

I'm pretty happy with the results. I see the bases need more paint (weird how the photos always show stuff I can't "see" looking at them).

These are the first three of the seven bridge crew I have. The rest will done for Saturday.

Up next: More big Trek!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

25mm Star Wars and Horrified

This is the last of the big batches of WEG Star Wars figures. These are Imperial naval troopers. There were 21 models but omitted repeated poses in these pictures.

These guys include a big gun. I now have two of these. The original one I painted up the gunners as rebel troopers so now can use both guns for either side.

The figures themselves seem to come from two sets. One is maybe the original box and is pretty beefy. The others are maybe from a ROTJ Endor set of sculpts and look thinner with helmets or win keeping with AT-AT crews.

I was pretty happy with how this turned out in the end. We've also been playing a fair bit of Horrified at home, finally getting the painted figures on the table.

So far we've mastered the intro game and will be cranking up the difficult level shortly.

Up next: Probably some 54mm Star Trek figures. I have a bunch more 25mm Star Wars aliens but they all require some research into what their outfits and skin tones should be and that slows down the painting.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Rebel Scum!

More WEG 25mm Star Wars today. 

First up are some rebel troopers plus a gun-totting Leia. One of the trooper looks like a commander of some sort (or perhaps he's just more stylish).

I also painted up a bunch of jungle troops. It was hard to find a decent picture of the Endor uniforms. And then, of course, painting camo breaks up the figures lines and makes the paint job look muddy.

The middle fellow in the picture below is actually a Hoth Trooper. I had about six of these so decided to just paint them green (since I wasn't collecting winter troops as well as summer troopers!).

Apologies for the blurry pix of Leia below. Trying to get a decent picture of the camo but the camera was unhappy with my foolishness.

Up next: Imperial naval troops, I think!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Bootlegged wookies!

So, no gaming for awhile because of the pandemic. But that means more time for painting!

I'm continuing to chip away at the large groups of Star Wars figures I picked up. I finished off the wookies today. After painting them, I noticed a few Chewbacca's seem to be recasts (smaller and thinner). This isn't super surprising given the age of the figures--mostly just interesting to run across.

There were also these aliens, with whom I'm not familiar.

Then the imperial spy from Tatooine. I agonized a bit about his base but eventually decided that everyone is getting the same basing.

The lot I bought also included Luke's land speeder.

It came with an alternative pilot (with more tactical head gear) and hood-mounted cannon. Very Car Wars!

I also received a Storm Skimmer, which is some sort of post ROTJ non-canonical vehicle designed to give speeder bikes some heavier support. The online pictures I say suggested the rear guy is support to be a pilot but I just had a second gunner so flipped him around. If we ever play Canvas Eagles again, I'm set!

Some other Imperial randos: A sand trooper and two Imperial guards.

I also unearthed a 28mm Tarzan from my desk.

Up next: Rebel scum!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

More WEG 25mm Star Wars

This is the second batch of West End Games figures that were ready to base right out of the box.

First up were some Ewoks. I have about 10 of these guys now.

There were also some droids. Lots of duplicates here so I will have some to sell off eventually.

The Rancor is a huge model (and HEAVY). C3PO for size! And finally some Mon Calamari, including an Admiral Ackbar.

Up next: Maybe some games. Definitely some more Star Wars troopers.