Saturday, June 25, 2022

54mm AWI riders

After months of avoiding them, I finished the last three mounted AWI figures I had. These are plastic figures from (I think) Armies in Plastic. I lopped off the tricorns and put some smaller helmets nicked from a HaT SYW Prussian infantry set.

These aren't meant to be any particular unit. The green coats are generic enough to be used on either side. Just trying to finish off some extra figures that were laying about.

Not my best paint job ever. I always forget how much surface area there is on a 54mm figure!

Up next: Maybe some board gaming figures for a friend.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

3-D printed Cylons

Awhile back, I painted up some Cylons from Crooked Dice. I noticed that Tangent Miniatures was also offering some 3-D prints so I bought both sets. 

These were pretty nice figures with lots of poses. I left out the two pilot poses and I also seem to left one fellow on the painting table when I snapped these figures.

With the exception of Centurian Powerpoint (top left, what is that guy supposed to be doing?), the poses are pretty good and there is a mix of rifles, pistols and swords.

They fit in well enough with the Crooked Dice Cylons (left below).

The Tangent plastics (left below) are a bit beefier but also have finer details than the Crooked Dice metals but, on the table, they are hard to tell apart.

They all fit in with the Tangent Miniatures Colonials pretty well.

Up next: Who knows: 54mm AWI cavalry? 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

More British regulars for the Crimea

This is the rest of the Foundry British regulars in field garb for the Crimea.

There were some extra guys standing at attention plus two command sets.

Not my best painting ever but passable.

Up next: Cylons.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Random sci-fi clean-up

My goal this summer is to get the top of my painting table cleaned up and perhaps all of the figures off of it. This week is a random selection of sci-fi figures.

 Crooked Dice released this dagget and Twiggy combination. Always a sucker for BSG, I bought it. 

The dagget fits in nicely with the Colonials I have from Tangent Miniatures.

I discovered this lone Star Wars droid. It is plastic and likely a micro machine? Pretty close to the metal West End Games 25mm one I have.

Since my Crooked Dice order had some room left in it before the shipping went up, I opted to add in this Xena figure. Meh. Arms were separate with the join in the middle of the bicep (which sucked). I worry her arms won't survive first contact with my gaming buddies ("Easy here, Lenny"). Tangent Miniatures looks to be offering its own Xena plus friends.

Up next: More Crimea.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

28mm Crimean British regulars

I finished off the first half of a huge group of 28mm Foundry British for the Crimea. These appear to be regulars with some kind of field cap and coat.

These sculpts are from 1993ish and no longer appear in the Foundry catalogue as far as I can tell.

Up next: Random sci-fi clean-up.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Last few baddies from Imperial Assault

 Last of the Imperial Assault 28mm. first up are some baddies. Greedo flanked by two generic hired gun.

I was leery of the palette for these but they turned out okay.

Greedo I figured would be very hard (I hate painting green skin--I can never get the colour right) but the sculpt made it easy.

Maul posed two challenges: bent light sabre (I tried everything to get it to straighten out) and dark palette with red tattoos.

Basically I'm happy. The base is totally kick ass in person but looks like garbage in this photo for some reason. I wonder if the camera is struggling to reconciling the dark skin and lighter rocks.

Up next: Crimea British, I think.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Outer Rim Imperial Assault

Yes, still on with the Star Wars but it is coming to an end soon. Back to Crimea.

First up are droid friends on Tatooine. Then some bounty hunters (and hunted) in lusher climes.

I was super stressed out by Bossk. Turned out to be dead easy.

 Up next: A few Star Wars baddies.